Ned Dennehy
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Who Exactly Is Ned Dennehy?

Ned Dennehy was born on December 8, 1965, in Ireland; his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he is of Irish nationality. He is most remembered for his role as Tommy in the drama film “Tyrannosaur,” which was written and directed by Paddy Considine and stars Peter Mullan, Archie Lal, and Jag Sanghera. The plot revolves around Joseph, who decides to alter his life after meeting Christian shopkeeper Hannah – the film won 24 prizes, including a BAFTA, and was nominated for another 25.

Is He Related To Brian Dennehy In Any Way?

Ned Dennehy
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Brian Dennehy, the famous American actor best known for his roles in the films “Presumed Innocent” in 1990, “Romeo + Juliet” in 1996, and “Death of a Salesman” in 2000, is not related to Ned.

Education And Childhood

Ned was raised as an only child in Ireland by his father, a fisherman, and mother, a seamstress.

He grew interested in acting while attending a local high school, where he was a member of the theatre club and appeared in many school plays; however, he just considered acting a pastime and wanted to focus on his schooling; he also enjoyed playing soccer and watching live matches.

Following his matriculation in 1983, he enrolled at a college, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987, and Ned worked in a variety of occupations for the next nine years before commencing his acting career.

Movie Characters

Ned has appeared in over 100 films and television shows, and we will highlight some of his most memorable performances in this post.

In 1996, Ned made his film debut as the lead character Petrol Pump Attendant in the short drama “Quickfix,” written and produced by Eamon Little and starring Andrew Bennet and Declan Greene.

However, he only became known 14 years later, when he played Scared Man in the critically acclaimed fantasy film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, and following Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s final stand against Lord Voldemort – the film won 15 awards and was nominated for 55 others, including two Academy Awards. Ned went on to play The Hitchhiker in Adam Collins’ short comedy horror “The Box,” which follows Niall as he picks up a hitchhiker and his weird cardboard box. In 2018, Ned starred as Brother Swan in the action fantasy horror film “Mandy,” which starred Nicolas Cage and won 13 Oscars while being nominated for 40 more.

In 2018, Ned portrayed George Moore in the documentary drama “Citizen Lane,” which follows Lane as he attempts to reclaim 39 paintings by prominent artists for Ireland. In 2019, he appeared in Dathai Keane’s drama “Finky,” about a teenage musician who becomes paralyzed in a car accident and then joins a circus. Ned played Griffin in the comedy “Supervised” the same year.

In 2019, he appeared in the Irish criminal thriller “Calm with Horses,” the New Zealand action comedy “Guns Akimbo,” which starred Daniel Radcliffe, and the 2020 Canadian fantasy film “Undergods,” which was written and directed by Chino Moya.

TV Series Characters

Ned made his TV series debut in 1997, as a Prosecutor in the episode “Oliver Twist” of the adventure comedy-drama series “The Wonderful World of Disney,” but he didn’t gain recognition until 2013 when he began portraying Charlie Strong, the lead character in the British period crime drama “Peaky Blinders,” which also starred Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, and Helen McCrory, and is about a gang based in England in the 1900s –

He went on to play the lead character, Letters Molloy, in the British drama “Banished,” which is about numerous British citizens who are banished to live in Australia as a result of crimes they committed in the UK; the film was nominated for seven awards.

Ned appeared in four episodes of the drama “Clean Break” as Noel Blake in 2015, 13 episodes of the drama “Dickensian” as Ebeneezer Scrooge in 2016, and eight episodes of the series “A Klondike” (also known as “Dominion Creek”) as Captain Pat ‘Irish Pat’ Galvin in 2017. Ned played Paddy Fitzgerald, a minor role in the science fiction thriller “Glitch,” starring Patrick Brammall and Emma Booth. The story is about six people who come back to life after being dead for many years but have no memory.

Ned starred as Father Etienne in the French historical fiction series “Versailles” in 2017, guest starred in a single episode of the American horror science fiction series “Nightflyers” in 2018, and was then cast as the lead character, Duke of Hell Hastur, in the fantasy comedy series “Good Omens,” which starred David Tennant and Michael Sheen, and is a story about an Antichrist, a demon, and an angel.

In 2019, he appeared in the mystery crime thriller “Dublin Murders,” as well as the Irish coming-of-age comedy “The Young Offenders,” and in the historical drama “Outlander” in 2020.


Ned was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama for his portrayal in “Dickensian” in 2016, and he won the same award the following year for his performance in “A Klondike.”

Relationship Status

Ned has kept details of his love life hidden from the media, and many people have speculated whether or not he is married. There are rumors on the internet that he was in a relationship with Leila Gurruwiwi, an Australian media commentator and TV show producer who appeared alongside him in the series “Glitch” between 2015 and 2017 – according to the rumors, the two had too much chemistry in the series (Leila’s character Kalinda is Ned’s character’s love interest), so some believe they also dated in real life.

Ned has not commented on the speculations about his love life and his relationship with Leila, and as of September 2020, he is unmarried, has not married, and has no children.

Other Interests And Hobbies

Ned’s major hobby is traveling, and his work as an actor has allowed him to travel all over the world, with his dream trip destination being New York City – he is also interested in real estate, and it is said that he has many houses in New York.

He enjoys fast automobiles and has a small collection of classics.

Ned is an animal lover who has had various pet dogs, but his favorite ‘animals’ are dolphins.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, and his favorite is Milan Kundera’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Being.”

Ned enjoys watching movies in his spare time, often late at night, and his favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Keanu Reeves, and Julia Roberts, and some of his favorite films are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the trilogy “The Matrix,” and “The Runaway Bride.”

Body Structure And Net Worth

Ned Dennehy
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Ned is 54 years old. He has short brown hair, and blue eyes is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs roughly 180lbs (82kgs).

His net worth is predicted to be more than $5 million as of September 2020.