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Stanley Townsend
Born Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actor

Stanley Townsend is an award-winning Irish actor.


Personal life

Townsend was born in Dublin, Ireland.[1]



Townsend's work in theatre includes: Remember This,[2] Guys and Dolls and Phedre at the National Theatre, London; The Alice Trilogy,[3] Shining City[4] (for which he won the Irish Times Best Actor Award),[1] Under the Blue Sky[5] and The Weir at the Royal Court, London; The Wake,[6] Trinity for Two and Sacred Mysteries at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin; The Gingerbread Mix-up at St Andrews Lane, Dublin; Prayers of Sherkin[7] at the Old Vic, London; Someone to Watch Over Me at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; The Plough and the Stars[8] at the Young Vic, London; Democracy[9] at the Bush Theatre, London; Speed-the-Plow for Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Saint Oscar for Field Day Theatre Company, Derry; Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Country Wife, Nightshade and The White Devil for Rough Magic, Dublin; Who Shall Be Happy...? for Mad Cow Productions, Belfast, London and tour; and 'Art' in the West End. He can currently be seen appearing in Happy Now?, a new play by Lucinda Coxon at the National Theatre, London.[10]


Townsend's television credits include: Whistleblower, He Kills Cops, Prosperity, Saddam's Tribe[11], Rough Diamond,[12] Waking The Dead, Spooks,[13] The Virgin Queen, Hustle,[14] Omagh (film), The Brief, Murder Squad, Fallen, Wire in the Blood, The Commander, Menace,[15] Seventh Stream, Heartbeat, Station Jim, Table 12, Casualty, Best of Both Worlds, Active Defence, DDU (Making the Cut), Ballykissangel, Peak Practice, Jonathan Creek, A Touch of Frost, The Governor,[16] The Bill, Parnell, Nighthawks, Fortycoats & Co., Lost Belongings, Lapsed Catholic and Glenroe.


Film includes: Happy-Go-Lucky,[17] Nativity,[18] Flawless,[19] The Tiger's Tale, Isolation,[20] The Libertine,[21] Inside I'm Dancing,[22] Tulse Luper II, Suzie Gold,[23] Wondrous Oblivion,[24] American Girl, Monsieur N, Mystics,[25] The Van, My Friend Joe,[26] Moll Flanders,[27] Jake's Progress, Beyond Reason, Good Girls, In the Name of the Father,[28] Blue Ice, The Miracle[29] and Taffin.[30]


  1. ^ a b BBC - Press Office - Rough Diamond: Stanley Townsend plays Charlie Carrick
  2. ^ National Theatre : Productions : Remember This
  3. ^ The Stage / Reviews / The Alice Trilogy
  4. ^ Shining City, Royal Court, London | | Arts
  5. ^ The Royal Court Theatre / Under The Blue Sky
  6. ^ The Wake. (Abbey Theater, Dublin, Ireland) (theater reviews) | Variety | Find Articles at
  7. ^ Theatre: First night review - Prayers of Sherkin Old Vic, London | Independent, The (London) | Find Articles at
  8. ^ Young Vic > What's On > Archive > Production Details
  9. ^ thebushtheatre
  10. ^ National Theatre : Productions : Happy Now?
  11. ^ Sam Wollaston on last night's TV | Media | The Guardian
  12. ^ RTÉ Television - Rough Diamond
  13. ^ BBC - Spooks - Series 4, Episode 5 Credits
  14. ^ BBC - Drama - Hustle - Characters & Actors
  15. ^ Menace Credits
  16. ^ La Plante Productions - The Governor
  17. ^ Happy-Go-Lucky Movie Review From The Berlin Film Festival
  18. ^ The Nativity Story Movie Review (2006) from Channel 4 Film
  19. ^ Flawless - Cast - New York Times
  20. ^ Isolation Movie Review (2005) from Channel 4 Film
  21. ^ The Libertine - Cast - New York Times
  22. ^ 'Inside I'm Dancing' - Cinema, Movie, Film Reviews - Review by Garreth Murphy | Ireland
  23. ^ Suzie Gold - Cast - New York Times
  24. ^ Wondrous Oblivion - Cast - New York Times
  25. ^ RTÉ.ie Entertainment: Mystics
  26. ^ My Friend Joe - Cast - New York Times
  27. ^ Moll Flanders - Cast - New York Times
  28. ^ In the Name of the Father - Cast - New York Times
  29. ^ The Miracle - Cast - New York Times
  30. ^ Taffin - Cast - New York Times

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