Iarla McGowan

Iarla McGowan


Upon graduating from drama school, Iarla McGowan's first role was as Christy Mahon in 'The Playboy of the Western World'. He went on to feature in the first episode of 'Law and Order: UK'. Last year, Iarla made his debut at the National Theatre in the critically acclaimed 'Scenes from an Execution' by Howard Barker. Other recent theatre work includes 'Macbeth' (Riverside Studios), the title role in 'Richard III' (UK Tour) and Millen in 'Observe the Sons of Ulster'  (Abbey Theatre).


  • Height: 5' 9 (175cm)
  • Weight: 12st (76.2kg)
  • Playing Age: 31 - 35
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Hair Colour: Fair
  • Hair Length: Short


Common People, Ian Baxter (lead), (director: Stewart Alexander)


I Shouldn't Be Alive, Mike, Darlow Smith (director: Chris Spencer)
Law and Order:UK, Lampton, Kudos/ITV (director: Omar Madha)
Oceans, Peter, Impossible Productions (director: Dave Allen)


Observe the Sons of Ulster, Millen, Abbey Theatre/Headlong (director: Jeremy Herrin)

A Particle of Dread, Harrington, Field Day (director; Nancy Meckler)

Joking Apart, Alan, UK Tour (director; Abigail Anderson)

Scenes from an Execution, Gaoler, National Theatre (director: Tom Cairns)

Mojo Mickybo, Mojo, Old Red Lion (director: Emily Jenkins)
Richard III, Richard III (director: Ben Kidd)
Women on the Verge of HRT, Fergal, Derby Live (director: Tessa Walker)
Ajax, Ajax, Riverside Studios (director: Jack Shepherd)
A Skull in Connemara, Thomas Hanlon, Love and Madness (director: Catriona Craig)
Macbeth, Banquo, Love and Madness (director: Neil Sheppeck)
The Playboy of the Western World, Christy Mahon, No 1 UK Tour/Love and Madness (director: Neil Sheppeck)
Henry V, Constable of France / Williams, No 1 UK Tour/Love and Madness (director: Catriona Craig)
Dancing at Lughnasa, Michael, Workhouse Theatre (director: Paul Caister)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Theseus/Lysander, Workhouse Theatre (director: Vereena Lewis)
Three Sisters, Kulygin, Workhouse Theatre (director: Paul Caister)

Iarla McGowan
Iarla McGowan
Iarla McGowan
Iarla McGowan