Well-known for playing the role of Kris Fisher within the English soap opera Hollyoaks, McCarthy can be significant for his portrayal of Kevin McSwain in the acclaimed BBC 2 series The Fall. He received a scholarship or grant to wait the Laine Theater Arts college in Surrey, Britain. He acted in the strike Shakespeare’s Globe creation from the Merry Wives of Windsor. He was created in Belfast, North Ireland, and he later on lived and worked well in Britain. He made an appearance with Joely Richardson in the Netflix series Titanic: Bloodstream and Steel.