Recently on screen as John Millington Synge in Citizen Lane directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan, and on stage in Tim Crouch’s England with Gaitkrash Theatre Company for the Cork Midsummer Festival.

Headshot & Images

Prendergast gives a pitch perfect rendition of a reading from the novel at one stage, making for one of the film’s most memorable and impressive moments.

Colin J McCracken review of Shem The Penman Sings Again, Lastcinema.com

Productions often cast me as articulate and analytical types with an artistic side. The characters I play tend to be trustworthy and reliable, and there’s almost always a complex or philosophical angle to their personality.

I thrive in projects that tell a meaningful story which examine the human condition or have a strong sense of social justice. I enjoy the escapism of art as a refuge from reality, but I also believe that art needs to challenge, question and hold a mirror up to society to motivate improvement or, at the very least, stimulate discussion.

As an experienced actor with both theatre and screen credits, I take every opportunity to improve my craft. For the past two years I explored the teachings of Meisner, Adler and Strasberg under acting coach Tom Kibbe and attended workshops and masterclasses in Bow Street with Gerry Grennell and Cathy Brady.

I have appeared in Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders and Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship, and on television I am in episodes of Red Rock, Vikings and Penny Dreadful.

Selected Credits

Film Role Director Production Co
Citizen Lane J M Synge Thaddeus O'Sullivan Citizen Lane DAC
Shem The Penman Sings Again Shem / James Joyce Padraig Trehy Pooleen Productions Limited
Love & Friendship Approaching Gentleman Whit Stillman Blinder Films
The Young Offenders Bad News Man Peter Foott Vico Films
TV
Vikings V Bishop Cynebert David Wellington Octagon / Take 5 Productions
Red Rock Season 2 Neil Jones Ruth Meehan Element Pictures / Company Picture
Penny Dreadful English Gentleman Dearbhla Walsh Showtime
Theatre
England Protaganist Ger Fitzgibbon Gaitkrash Theatre Co.
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart The Devil / Various Julie Kelleher The Everyman Theatre
Mantle Barra Julie Kelleher Brokencrow

Contact

Frank Prendergast
+353 (0)87 229 0235
frank@frankprendergast.ie

Acting Profiles

Photo Credits: Header Image: Karol Kachmarsky. Headshot by Jedrzej Niezgoda. Still from Disappear by Justin MacCarthy. On set of Rest My Bones by Shaun O’ Connor.

“Don’t be an actor. Be a human being who works off what exists under imaginary circumstances.”
Sanford Meisner