Monday 20 November 2017

He's got the Voice... and Conor's a screen star too

FOUR judges gave him the thumbs up on The Voice but Conor Ryan already has other auditions lined up. The singer is also an aspiring actor, the Herald can reveal.

As well as mesmerising Irish audiences with his voice, the up and coming star has already earned himself an IFTA nomination and admits he hopes to land a role in a mainstream film.

The Limerick native became the first contestant to attract the attention of all four judges with his own version of the famous Etta James hit At Last. Within seconds the talented singer had Sharon Corr, Bressie, Kian Egan and Brian Kennedy all bidding to get him on their team.

But Conor, who teaches drama in Limerick's Centre Stage school, even shares the same acting agent as The Guard star Brendan Gleeson and former Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne.

At 15, Conor was nominated for an IFTA for Best Supporting Actor in 2007, for his role alongside Pat Shortt in the Irish-made flick Garage.

For now though Conor is fully focused on his music career. He gigs with a jazz band in Limerick and Cork and has started his own band.


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