Ciaran Owens

Actor
Following in the stead of his older brother Eamonn, Ciaran Owens found two major roles in 1999 releases that demonstrated his capabilities and versatility. The youngest of five brothers from County Cavan, the Irish lad ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1985

Filmography

Actor (3)

Spotless 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Agnes Browne 1999 (Movie)

Frankie Browne (Actor)

Angela's Ashes 1999 (Movie)

Middle Frank (Actor)

Biography

Following in the stead of his older brother Eamonn, Ciaran Owens found two major roles in 1999 releases that demonstrated his capabilities and versatility. The youngest of five brothers from County Cavan, the Irish lad made his screen debut in a bit role in Neil Jordan's acclaimed "The Butcher Boy" (1997), which starred Eamonn Owens. Additional work in television followed including roles in such popular Irish series as "Ballykissangel" and "Eureka Street." Director and star Anjelica Huston cast him as the second oldest son of her title character in "Agnes Browne" (1999). With his red hair, husky voice and innocent look, Owens perfectly embodied Frankie, the angelic looking boy with a devilish streak and a penchant for smoking and gambling. His character's association with the local loan shark serves as one of the major subplots in the film. Later that year, he earned further praise as another Frankie--narrator Frank McCourt from ages eight to 13--in the screen adaptation of McCourt's award-winning memoir "Angela's Ashes." In both films, Owens displayed a screen charisma and comportment that belied his years and bode well for his making the transition from child performer to adult actor.

Relationships

Eamonn Owens

Brother
born c. 1983 had title role in "The Butcher Boy" (1997) and made cameo appearance in "Angela's Ashes" (1999)

Milestones

1999

Cast as the second oldest son of Anjelica Huston in "Agnes Browne"

1999

Portrayed the narrator Frank McCourt from ages 8 to 13 in "Angela's Ashes"

1998

Portrayed Dermot Dooley in "Ballykissangel"

1997

Made film debut in bit part in Neil Jordan's "The Butcher Boy", starring older brother Eamonn

Raised in County Cavan, Ireland

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