Current Projects

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    Gerard plays Captain James Shearing in this feature film due in cinemas later this year.

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    Gerard plays Damon Peachey in the new BBC comedy to be broadcast later this year.

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    Gerard plays Kevin McSwain in Allan Cubitt's five part BBC series now on US Netflix.

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    Gerard plays Bronsted in Michael Hirst's brand new series starring Gabriel Byrne

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    Gerard plays Ashley Stokes in the twelve parts series which stars Sir Derek Jacobi, Neve Campbell, Chris Noth, Joely Richardson & Kevin Zegers.

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    The world premiere of Jonathan Harker And Dracula opens in Ireland later this year.

Biography

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Gerard McCarthy was awarded Sir Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Scholarship to train as an actor.

He currently plays Kevin McSwain in BBC 2's BAFTA nominated drama THE FALL starring Gillian Anderson.

On Netflix he can be seen alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, Neve Campbell & Joely Richardson as Ashley Stokes in TITANIC: BLOOD & STEEL, an epic 12 part series charting the extraordinary construction of RMS Titanic in the shipyards of Edwardian Belfast. The series was nominated for 5 IFTA Awards including Best Series.

Recently he played Brondsted in the first episode of Michael Hirst's brand new History Channel series VIKINGS starring Gabriel Byrne.

Gerard also played Rory Thompson in Samson Films' BELONGING TO LAURA, a modern day adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'Lady Windermere's Fan' directed by Karl Golden, which was nominated for Best Single Drama at the IFTA Awards.

On stage, McCarthy made his Shakespearean debut as Fenton in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at The Globe in London. The production received widespread critical acclaim and subsequently transferred to New York & Los Angeles with McCarthy reprising his role in both cities. 

Most recently on stage, for the Ambassador Theatre Group, he played opposite Robert Bathurst as Dr Bruce Flaherty in Joe Penhall's multi-award winning play BLUE/ORANGE. 

He recently filmed brand new BBC comedy PUPPY LOVE, written by and starring Jo Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine (co-creators of the BAFTA nominated GETTING ON), and will return to the stage at the end of 2014 in the world premiere of JONATHAN HARKER AND DRACULA.

Gerard’s debut feature film A NIGHTINGALE FALLING, premiered at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh. It is due in cinemas later this year.