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Eoin Macken (born 21 February 1983) is an Irish actor and film maker.

Eoin has modelled for Abercrombie and Fitch,[1] Ralph Lauren,[2] and GQ.

He has appeared in films such as Studs,[3][4] 3Crosses and Centurion, and as Gavin Cluxton on RTE television show Fair City.

Eoin has directed two feature films; Christian Blake in 2008, which screened in the 2008 Galway Film Fleadh before being released on May 19 2009 in the USA with distributor Celebrity Distribution and Dreaming For You,[5] shot in New York, and selected for the 2009 Galway Film Fleadh.

Eoin directed the documentary The Fashion of Modelling which screened on RTE[6] on May 24 2009.


Eoin began his modelling and acting career in the University College Dublin Fashion Show in 2002 and 2003,[7] when he subsequently joined the model agency Morgan the Agency [8] and was selected as the face of the Abercrombie and Fitch 2003 campaign.

Eoin studied acting and began theatre in the UCD drama society, and with Graham Cantwell and Rachel Rath in the Attic Studio. In 2005 Eoin got his first major film role in 2006's Studs directed by Paul Mercier, also starring Brendan Gleeson and Emmett J. Scanlan[4]. Subsequently Eoin played leading roles in indie films Triple Bill and Rise of the Bricks, before moving to Los Angeles to train with acting coach Vincent Chase after completing his honors degree in Psychology. There he directed his first film, the 22 minute short film Dreaming For You, selected for the 2007 Los Angeles Short Film Festival[9].

In 2007 Eoin's father, esteemed Barrister at Law James Macken passed away, and Eoin took a break from acting for a while. In late 2007 Eoin played Gavin Cluxton in the RTE show Fair City, portraying the drug dealer for over four months and then appearing live on the show Fair City Sings, performing Hallelujah. Eoin dated singer Una Healy of the girl band The Saturdays until late 2008. He co-wrote and directed the song and video for her song "Don't Leave Me Alone" which was the title track for his debut feature film Christian Blake, for which Una wrote much of the sound track[10]. Eoin also wrote and edited the no budget indie film, which premiered at the Mid Ulster Film Festival 2008, before playing in the 2008 Galway Film Fleadh, and being released on May 19 2009 with Celebrity Distribution and the sales company Around The Scenes Inc.[11]

In 2008, Eoin was the face of the Braun campaign, and directed, wrote and edited his second feature film, Dreaming For You, which he also acted in. The film was selected for the 2009 Galway Film Fleadh having just completed post production late spring 2009[12].

Eoin has had roles in 2009 in BBC drama Small Island directed by John Alexander, playing an American soldier Calhoon, Neil Marshall's new film Centurion opposite Michael Fassbender and Liam Cunningham, RTE series RAW season Two, and RTE Storyland series, as well as Lee Cronin's film Through The Night opposite Nora Jane Noone.

Eoin directed an hour length documentary on the Irish fashion industry The Fashion of Modelling which screened on RTE 2 on May 24 2009[13].

Eoin is scheduled to begin filming on Andrew Hull's new feature Siren opposite Anna Skellern mid summer 2009.


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