Irish joureyman actor Colin O'Donoghue, who is best known for the 2011 religious chiller "The Rite", began his screen career in 2001 with a small role in the "Rebel Heart", a period mini-series about the political unrest that plagued Ireland in the early 20th century. The following year, he had a supporting role in the TV movie "Home for Christmas", a dark family drama. Two years later, O'Donoghue was back on television, appearing in two episodes of the dramedy series "Love Is the Drug", which was quickly cancelled. In 2005, he guested on the popular political drama "Proof" and played a recurring character on the long-running soap opera "Fair City". O'Donoghue then had an eleven-episode run on "The Clinic", a medical drama, acting on the show intermittently from 2006 to 2008. He had a minor role in the television film "Wild Decembers" in 2009, and the same year, he also landed a guest spot on the historical drama "The Tudors", a Showtime series that provides a fictionalized account of the life of England's King Henry VIII. O'Donoghue then received a starring role in the Hollywood horror film "The Rite". Sharing the screen with venerated actor Anthony Hopkins, O'Donoghue portrayed a young man who becomes involved in a chilling exorcism while training to be a clergyman.