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DAVID O ' HARA -PERSONAL PAGE
BORN : DAVID PATRICK O ' HARA
DATE OF BIRTH : JULY 9 TH,1965
PLACE OF BIRTH : GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
Mini Biography courtesy of IMDB website
David O'Hara was born in Glasgow, Scotland, to Patrick and Martha O'Hara. After leaving school he was accepted for a Youth Opportunities Programme, a community theatre, based at the Glasgow Arts Centre. It toured local schools under the direction of Robin Peoples.
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David moved to London at age 17 to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama but left after two terms because of a shortage of funds. He went back to Scotland and landed a role in Bill Forsyth's "Comfort and Joy," then returned to Central to finish his last term. He was understudy to Ralph Fiennes in "A Midsummer Night's Dream."
He performed in "Romeo and Juliet" as Tybalt, directed by Declan Donnallan for the New Shakespeare Company, at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent Park, which was followed by a European tour. Other theatre credits include "The Comedy of Errors" at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, Scotland, and "Aff the Other Man" at the Haymarket. He spent a year at the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford and the Barbican, in "Fashion," Jonathan Miller's production of "Taming of the Shrew," "Romeo and Juliet," "Cymbeline," and "Bite of the Night" directed by Danny Boyle.
His big break came as Stephen, the rampaging Irishman who joins forces with William Wallace (Mel Gibson), in "Braveheart" (1995). The following year saw him co-starring opposite Helen Mirren as a slightly independent policeman in Granada Television's "Prime Suspect V: Errors in Judgment," which aired on PBS' "Masterpiece Theatre" in 1997. That same year, O'Hara also appeared in Alan J Pakula's "The Devil's Own," was the romantic foil to Janeane Garofalo in "The Matchmaker," portrayed a biker in the Scottish film "The Slab Boys," and portrayed Bill Sykes in "The Wonderful World of Disney" adaptation of "Oliver Twist" (ABC).
Usually plays a supporting role in his films.
Deep, raspy voice.
His great-grandfather was Irish.
He grew up in Pollok, part of the south side of Glasgow's housing schemes.
Was raised in a large Catholic family.
Didn't renew his contract with The District at the end of Season 1 to be able to spend more time with his son who resides in Dublin, Ireland.
Has been in two films that won Best Picture: Braveheart(1995) and The Departed (2006).
He was a fan of the Harry Potter novels long before being cast in the films. He claims to have read the books several times.
Young David O'Hara in rehearsal and onstage
A Scottish painter named Jack Vettriano painted this canvas called "Bad boy, good girl"
does anyone else think the 'bad boy' resembles our David O'Hara?
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|emmalane||birthdays (page: 1 2)||28||Jul 4 2012, 11:44 PM EDT by scogie|
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Yipes, I am 6 months older than him. Oh well, he does not seem to mind older women, if there is any truth to the alleged dalliance with the unmentionable she-beast. Ick.
This makes him a Cancer in astrology. Cancer men love their food apparently so along with bellydancing, we would have to be a home-cooking-harem. Cancer is also a water sign, they are known for being moody. I'll see what else I can find out...
|sweetleanna||HUBBA-HUBBA||8||Mar 28 2011, 6:39 PM EDT by thorned_rose84|
|emmalane||So what's the deal here? (page: 1 2)||24||Mar 28 2011, 9:32 AM EDT by ravenhair|
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Okay, let's speak plainly: we are enamoured and infatuated with an actor. So what's the deal there? Why do we love him? All we have are movies in which he plays roles and photos and a speculative astrological chart: nothing really personal because he stays out of the spotlight [which we respect]. Hmph.
To repeat a comment I made on a Tudors thread: I think he combines the [apparent] qualities of being a tough, strong protective man with the finer qualties of being artistic, eloquent and just plain nice [I'm trying NOT to use the word 'sensitive': blah!].
The primal 'cavewoman' side of us wants a protector and strong mate and he has the roughness, the muscles, the dark looks and deep voice. He looks like he could built a fire, bring home dead meat to eat, fight off challengers and threats with a club and father our offspring. Phew! That's a long day...even for a cro magnon!
The feminine girly side of us wants someone who is kind and can be gentle and has decent table manners. We've seen the deep eyes and full lips, heard the murmuring side of his voice and seen him laugh and have fun and heard him recite poetry. All good, not to mention pretty sexy.
So am I close to getting it right? Is he perfect for us because he has [as far as we can tell and as far as our pheremones are telling us] all the right qualities? Caveman and lover? In a package that we appreciate [goodness knows some women dont' get it: their loss...]? Can you have both in one man? Or are we dreaming in technicolour [which is fun too]?
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