Keith has presented a number of television shows, including the VH1 Fashion Awards in New York and TV3’s The Box as well as multiple appearances on shows like You’re A Star and The X Factor. In 2001, he took part in and finished in the final three of Comic Relief’s Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 4. He has also appeared on shows like The Justin Lee Collins Show, The Graham Norton Show, Ant and Dec’s Saturday Takeaway, Podge and Rodge, Tubridy Tonight, The Late Late Show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and he recently won All Star Mr and Mrs with his wife Lisa in aid of Irish Autism Action of which he is a patron. As an actor Keith is still perhaps best known for his role as Ciaran McCarthy in Coronation Street, but since he left the show in 2004 he has appeared as series regular Paul in three seasons of RTE’s prime-time drama, The Clinic, in the BBC comedy Be More Ethnic and as recurring character Ringo in RTE”s Fair City. Keith made his Irish theatre debut in Fiona Looney’s play Dandelions opposite Pauline McLynn and Deirdre O’Kane in two sell-out runs at the Olympia Theatre and on tour. Keith most recently re-appeared as the much loved character Ciaran in Coronation Street on ITV. He will soon appear in Druid Theatre Company’s nationwide tour of John B Keane’s Big Maggie.
ACTOR TV – Coronation Street
Ciaran McCarthy is a fictional character from the UK television ITV soap opera, Coronation Street portrayed by Keith Duffy. He made his first on-screen appearance on 7 August 2002, before departing in 2005. He returned in 2010 until Duffy temporary departed in January 2011 to go on Boyzone Tour, and returned on 3 November 2011. Duffy will depart the part on 25 November 2011 due to family commitments although he has said Ciaran will return one day. In his duration on the show the character has been at the centre of several romances including relationships with Sunita Alahan, Tracy Barlow and Michelle Connor. Ciaran has been characterised as a ladies man who is a charmer. The character has been known for his “sex symbol” status and has received nominations in the “Sexiest Male” category at various soap award ceremonies.
ACTOR Theatre – Druid
Aisling O’Sullivan, John Olohan and Keith Duffy lead a cast of eleven of Ireland’s finest actors in this much loved play by John B Keane. Rave reviews said “the audience was on board from the start, gasping and sighing and even whooping.” (The Irish Times), and described Aisling O’Sullivan’s portrayal of Maggie Polpin as a “stunningly powerful lead performance” (The Irish Independent).
A riveting story of money, land and secret sex. On the day of her husband’s funeral, Maggie Polpin (Aisling O’Sullivan), widowed mother of four, is now ready to take power into her own hands… but at what cost?
|TV Series – Death in Paradise||TV Series – Fair City||TV Series – The Clinic|
The plot centres on the character of straight-laced English policeman Richard Poole, a detective from London’s Metropolitan Police. He is sent to the fictional Caribbean island of Saint-Marie to solve the case of the death of a fellow British policeman. Find out more
|Played: Ringo Leyden
Fair City is an award-winningIrish television soap opera on RTÉ One. Produced by Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), it was first broadcast on Monday 18 September 1989. Plots centre on the domestic and professional lives of the residents of Carrigstown, a fictional suburb on the north side of Dublin. Find out more
|Played: Paul Dunne
The Clinic is a multi award-winning Irish primetime television medical drama series produced by Parallel Film Productions for RTÉ. It debuted on RTÉ One in 2003 to positive reviews and proved to be one of the network’s most popular shows. The drama ran for seven seasons between September 2003 to November 2007. Find out more