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Colin O’Donoghue

Biography

Irish television and film actor known for his roles in the horror films Storage 24 (2012) as well as the Rite (2011). In 2011, he started playing Captain Hook on ABC’s A long time ago. He resided in Paris for per month as a teenager to understand French. He performed Duke Philip of Bavaria inside a time of year 3 bout of Showtime’s The Tudors. He wedded Helen O’Donoghue as well as the few welcomed a child in 2013. He also offers a brother called Allen who’s an writer. He appears reverse Ginnifer Goodwin on A long time ago.

Quick Facts


Full Name Colin O'Donoghue
Date Of Birth January 26, 1981
Place Of Birth Drogheda, Ireland
Height 1.8 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Gaiety School of Acting
Nationality Irish
Spouse Helen O'Donoghue
Children Evan James O'Donoghue
Parents Mary O'Donoghue, Con O'Donoghue
Siblings Allen O'Donoghue
Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Liplock
Nominations People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, Teen Choice Award for Choice Scene Stealer, Teen Choice Award for Choice Liplock
Movies The Dust Storm, Carrie Pilby, Storage 24, The Rite, Home for Christmas, Identity
TV Shows Once Upon a Time
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Has a brother, named Allen.
2His wife Helen is a schoolteacher.
3Parents are Con and Mary O'Donoghue.
4Attended The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.
5At the age of 16 went to Paris for a month to learn to speak French.
6Appears in Christina Perri's "The Words" music video.
7Vancouver, BC, Canada: Filming Once Upon A Time [November 2012]
8Father of his 1st child with wife Helen, a son Evan James O'Donoghue was born August 1, 2013.
9He is a guitarist for the band The Enemies, a five piece band from O'Donoghue's native Ireland.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What Still Remains2016post-productionPeter
Carrie Pilby2016Professor Harrison
The Dust Storm2016Brennan
Storage 242012Mark
The Rite2011Michael Kovak
Identity2011TV MovieJohn Bloom
The Euthanizer2009ShortBen
The Tudors2009TV SeriesDuke Philip of Bavaria
Wild Decembers2009TV MovieYoung Guard
The Clinic2006-2008TV SeriesConor Conor Elliott
24/72006ShortNick
Fair City2005TV SeriesEmmett Fitzgerald
Proof2005TV SeriesJamie
Love Is the Drug2004TV SeriesPeter
Call Girl2003ShortBrendan
Home for Christmas2002TV MovieNorman Quested
Rebel Heart2001TV Mini-SeriesRowe

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once Upon a Time: Storybrooke Has Frozen Over2014TV Movie thanks
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentary thanks
Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic2013TV Movie documentary thanks
Once Upon A... Anonymous2013TV Series short very special thanks
Derelict2012thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Once Upon a Time: Secrets of Storybrooke2015TV MovieHimself / Captain Hook
Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming2014TV Movie documentaryHimself Captain Hook Killian Jones
The View2014TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHimself
Irish Film and Television Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Award Winner

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Once Upon a Time2014TV SeriesCaptain Hook
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentaryCaptain Hook Killian Jones (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest New TalentHome for Christmas (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: LiplockOnce Upon a Time (2011)· Jennifer Morrison
2014People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryOnce Upon a Time (2011)· Jennifer Morrison


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#Quote
1Part 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.
2How do you try to play 'Captain Hook' better than, or as well as, Dustin Hoffman? You can't. It's perfection.
3I 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.
4I 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.
5When I was younger, I was hopefully going to do animation and special effects.
6People 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.
7Not 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.

#Trademark
1Bright blue eyes

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