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Colin O'Donoghue Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 26 January 1981Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

O'Donoghue was born and raised in Drogheda, County Louth, in a Roman Catholic family. He initially attended Dundalk Grammar School, and then The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. At age 16, O'Donoghue went to Paris, France, for a month to learn the French language. Colin's early career was mainly split between theatre and television work in Ireland and the UK. In 2003, Colin won the Irish Film and Television Award for "Best New Talent" for his role as Norman in "Home For Christmas.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: christina

Spouse (1)

Helen O'Donoghue (2012 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Bright blue eyes

Trivia (9)

He is a guitarist for the band The Enemies, a five piece band from O'Donoghue's native Ireland.
Father of his 1st child with wife Helen, a son Evan James O'Donoghue was born August 1, 2013.
Vancouver, BC, Canada: Filming Once Upon A Time [November 2012]
Appears in Christina Perri's "The Words" music video.
At the age of 16 went to Paris for a month to learn to speak French.
Attended The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.
Parents are Con and Mary O'Donoghue.
His wife Helen is a schoolteacher.
Has a brother, named Allen.

Personal Quotes (7)

Not to belittle what we do as actors, but my wife Helen is a teacher, and she makes a real difference to kids. So it's unusual to see people thinking of us as something special.
People have grown up with Peter Pan, so they're familiar with Captain Hook and they have an opinion about what he should be like. I grew up watching the movie versions. But how do you try to play Captain Hook better than, or as well as, Dustin Hoffman? You can't. It's perfection.
When I was younger, I was hopefully going to do animation and special effects.
I was always kind of serious. It's nice to be able to play a complete bad boy who's the polar opposite to who I am.
I grew up watching movies and being amazed at the animatronics you'd see in stuff like 'The Dark Crystal,' and all those kinds of movies. So, I'm always enthralled with how they can make it all work, behind the scenes, with the visual effects.
How do you try to play 'Captain Hook' better than, or as well as, Dustin Hoffman? You can't. It's perfection.
Part of what I like about the best villains in TV and film is when you feel sorry for them, and that makes you feel even worse for feeling guilty about wanting them to succeed, in some way.

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