Chris Newman (actor)
|Born||16 December 1987|
Chris began attending the Billie Barry Stage School at age five. Although the school focused mainly on dance, it introduced him to being on stage. When he was thirteen, he auditioned six times for Aisling Walsh's acclaimed feature film, Song for a Raggy Boy, before eventually being cast in the role of Patrick Delaney.
After a summer of filming with Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen and Marc Warren, Chris landed a role in the TV series, The Clinic, alongside a young Saoirse Ronan, who played his sister. For the next few years, he juggled school work with leading roles in Love is the Drug, Stardust, and Aisling's Diary. In 2009, he teamed up with Robert Sheehan for the second time in the crime-drama Love/Hate (TV series). He had worked previously with Sheehan on Song for a Raggy Boy. In 2010, he had a small part in the comedy gangster film, Perrier's Bounty, also starring Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, and Jim Broadbent before working with Joe Flanigan and John Rhys-Davies on the Sci-Fi TV movie, Ferocious Planet. In 2012 he played William Kelly, an assistant electrician in "Saving the Titanic" alongside Andrew Simpson, his co-star in "Song for a Raggy Boy". Chris Newman made his debut in the Abbey Theatre in February with two twenty-minute plays about love, life and relationships called 'Love in a Glass Jar' and 'Ribbons' In 2013 he appeared in Quirke.
He appeared in a documentary for Irish television Hollywood Trials in 2008 and starred in a video for Irish band No Roller's debut single "Ocean". His first taste of theatre was when he took the lead role in Chatroom.
- Hennessy, Caroline (16 October 2003). "Song for a Raggy Boy". RTÉ.ie. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
- "Love Is The Drug Begins On RTÉ Two". The Irish Film & Television Network. 15 November 2004. Retrieved 3 July 2011.