Currently on screen as John Millington Synge in Citizen Lane directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan, and recently in Tim Crouch’s England with Gaitkrash Theatre Company for the Cork Midsummer Festival.
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.
Recently I appeared in Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders and Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship. On television I am in episodes of Red Rock, Vikings and Penny Dreadful.
|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|
|Citizen Lane||J M Synge||Thaddeus O'Sullivan||Citizen Lane DAC|
|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|
|England||Protaganist||Ger Fitzgibbon||Gaitkrash Theatre Co.|
|The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart||The Devil / Various||Julie Kelleher||The Everyman Theatre|
Whether training, rehearsing or performing, when I work as an actor I am alive.