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Born in Ireland, educated in England, Niall Padden attended the Leeds College of Art. He trained in stage management at the Leeds City Varieties and at the Leeds Playhouse. While stage-managing a revival of the production Say Goodnight to Grandma he met the writer and star of the play, Colin Welland who created a role for him in a B.B.C. television series The Wild West Show. Niall and Colin Welland immediately went on to co-star together in an acclaimed B.B.C. "Play For Today" film A Passage to England directed by John Mackenzie. Among the notable film directors Niall has worked with are; Mike Apted, Stephen Frears, Mike Newell and Alan Parker. The notable actors he has worked with on stage and screen include Laurence Olivier, Helen Mirren, Richard Attenborough, Michael Gambon, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellan, Robert Redford and Liv Ulman. During that time he continued to work in Stage Management: Summer Seasons in Skegness (Embassy Theatre), Margate (Queens Theatre), "Godspell" Touring Company, The Mermaid Theatre (London). He was Production Manager and Presenter for the Florida Dolphin Show based in Margate and supervised tours to Manchester, Liverpool, Athens and Thessalonica (Greece). He was the European Tour Manager and Studio Supervisor for NEMS/EMI recording artists "The Boys" As a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Niall worked extensively throughout Europe including Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Paris, Hamburg, Munich, Berlin and Vienna. While with the RSC in the United States, Niall performed at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, The Gershwin Theatre on Broadway and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Niall Padden was a single parent and lived in Westlake Village in California with his three children for more than 20 years. During that time he was a principal founding member of the nationally recognized Kingsmen Shakespeare Company in Thousand Oaks, California. Co-Founded the Shakespeare Educational Tour (S.E.T.) on behalf of Kingsmen Shakespeare Company in 2000 and co-developed a schools curriculum in collaboration with the City of Thousand Oaks Arts Commission and the Conejo Valley Unified School District to deliver to elementary schools in the region a program of workshops and performances supplemented by lesson units. Founded "The International Theatre Festival and Fringe"(501)c3 in 2002. In 2010 he founded the "Thousand Oaks International Festivals LLC" He has worked as a Marketing Copy Writer for On Hold Messaging and was a Voice Over Artist on regional and national advertising campaigns including Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes,Porsche and Lexus. He worked as a volunteer at the L.A. County Juvenile Detention Center (Kilpatrick) as well as a Basketball Coach for the Conejo Youth Basketball Association (CYBA)and as a Soccer Coach for the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO Region 9).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Niall Padden

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