Ross O'Hennessy

Ross O'Hennessy
Born 1974
South Wales, U.K.
Nationality Welsh
Education Mountview Theatre School
Occupation Actor,

Ross O'Hennessy is a Welsh actor. He is best known for his roles in Hollyoaks Later,[1] Da Vinci's Demons,[2] The Musketeers.[3] and playing the blood thirsty Role of Sir Locke[4][5] in Kurt Sutter's new international television series The Bastard Executioner.[4][6]

In 2015, he replaced Edward Dogliani as Lord of Bones[3] in Season 5[7] of the HBO series Game of Thrones.[8] Since appearing in Game of thrones Ross O'Hennessy has been cast to play the viscious character of Carnage Cliff in the feature film adaption of the comic book Accident Man.[9]

Early life

O'Hennessy was born into a working class Welsh family but by the age 16 knew he wanted to spend his time acting. At the age of 18 he left wales and moved to London to chase his career.[10] He was extremely lucky to be accepted in to the National Youth Theatre where he was tutored by actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim and performed in Maggie May, The Tempest and Macbeth in London. From these plays Ross won a scholorship from Sir John Mills and The Stage newspaper which enabled him to attend a three-year acting course at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.[10]

Early career

O'Hennessy picked up a career in the theatre and gained his first appearance at Chichester Festival Theatre in a play called The Visit in which he acted opposite Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall which was directed by Terry Hands.[11] With such a big production came a lot of attention for Ross and so he was asked the join The Royal Shakespeare Company where he performed in As You Like It[12] directed by Steven Pimlott, Three Hours After Marriage[13] directed by Richard Cottrell and Troilus and Cressida directed by Ian Judge.[14][15]

Television and film appearances

O'Hennessy very quickly moved into the world of television and film with his first television appearance being as Cpl Dando on Soldier Soldier in 1995 to 1997.[16] He continued to work as a typical television jobbing actor until he got his big break in 2011 playing the role of Bruce Maverick in Hollyoaks Later. He was asked to play the role of Commander Quattrone in Da Vinci's Demons.[17][18] having played this powerful role in such a big budget production allowed O'Hennessy to move into performances like Rattle Shirt - The Lord of Bones[3][19] in Game of Thrones.[7]

Ross has completed work in 2015 on the BBC Musketeers[3][20] and has begun working on Kurt Sutter's new show all about the medieval times. O'Hennessy plays Sir Locke[3] in this new FX production called The Bastard Executioner.

Charity Work

Ross O'Hennessy is an active supporter of the arts and took part in a charity campaign to save his local theatre[21] where he first started acting at the age of 15. Ross hosted a 'Game of Thrones' event where he came to auction Game of Thrones memorabilia and photos. He hosted a charity signing plus a question and answer session. The theatre was successful in its campaign and the Blackwood Little theatre was saved.[22]

Personal Appearances

Ross at Wales Comic Con 2015

Ross O'Hennessy made his first fan based personal appearance at the Wrexham Comic Con event in November 2015.[23]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Our Father Sergeant Browning Short Film
2014 Narcopolis Officer Archer Feature Film
2014 Extinction Jeff Feature Film
2014 The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box Team Member Feature Film
2009 Colonial Gods Construction Manager Short Film
2009 I Know You Know The Desk Sgt. Feature Film
2008 Clapham Junction Merv TV Movie
2001 Conspiracy Adjutant SS Officer TV Movie


Year Title Role
2015 The Musketeers Barbier
2015 The Bastard Executioner Locke
2015 Game of Thrones RattleShirt - Lord of Bones
2013–2014 Da Vinci's Demons Commander Quattrone
2014 Holby City Barry Mackenzie
2012 Hollyoaks Later Bruce Maverick
2007 Belonging John the Foreman
2006 Torchwood Sgt. Johnson
2006 Caerdydd John Davies - Immigration Officer
2005 The Giblet Boys Mr Saunders
2005 Bad Girls Security Officer
2004 Rosemary and Thyme P.C. Donald Stuart
2003 Roger Roger Policeman
2003 Mile High Crazy Rugby Fan
2001 Lexx Cedric
1998 Killer Net Bouncer
1995-1997 Soldier Soldier Cpl Dando


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