Eoin C Macken is represented as an actor by Kat Gosling in Troika, London and Josh Pearl in ICM New York, and Justin Deanda and Logan Eisenberg in ICM Los Angeles.
After initially taking up acting whilst in college in UCD’s Drama Society because he was unable to play football with an injury, Eoin took film and acting seriously in his 3rd year of study for his Bsc in Psychology. After modeling in Dublin and America he went to New York to study Meisner technique with esteemed coach Nina Murrano under Bruce Weber’s guidance. In his final year of college he got his first major role as ‘Tosh’ in Paul Mercier’s film ‘Studs’ opposite Brendan Gleeson and long time collaborator Emmett J Scanlan. He also had leading roles in small indie films ‘Rise of the Bricks’ and ‘Triple Bill’, before moving to LA to study with the renowned former MGM acting coach Vincent Chase. After going back and forth training and doing small projects Eoin took almost 2 years out of acting for family reasons.
In 2007 Eoin played the role of Gavin Cluxton in RTE’s Fair City for almost 50 episodes culminating in a live Christmas day appearance singing Hallelujah (badly), on RTE. Eoin was in the worldwide Braun razor advertising campaign before moving to New York to complete his studies with Nina.
In 2009 Eoin had roles in BBC’s ‘Small Island’ playing Calhoon directed by John Alexander, in Neil Marshall’s ‘Centurion’ opposite Micheal Fassbdner, RTE’s RAW season two, Storyland series ‘Pubworld’, Lee Cronin’s ‘Through the Night’ with Nora Jayne Noone and the short ‘Aces’ by Robbie Walsh. In July of that year Eoin played the lead in the late Andrew Hull’s first feature ‘Siren’ for Lionsgate and appeared in the ‘Tudors’.
In 2010 Eoin was cast as Gwaine in the BBC series ‘Merlin’, and stayed attached for the entire next two seasons moving into 2012 and the 5th season of the show. In 2011 he shot the upcoming pilot ‘Paddys in the Boot’ directed by American Kevin Shulman and opposite Kevin J Ryan from the BBC America ‘Copper’ series. In 2012 he worked with Mike Figgis opposite Sebastian Koch and Melia Kreiling in Suspension of Disbelief and for Gary Shore’s new Cu Chulainn project as the title character.
Eoin appeared on the Late Late Show in 2011 with Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath of the show ‘Merlin’, as well TV3 and the Juice.
Eoin began directing in 2007 with the short ‘Dreaming for You’, shot in LA and officially selected for the 07 Los Angeles and San Francisco film festivals. His debut feature film, made for a few thousand euro screened in the Galway Film Fleadh 2008 before going to the AFM and getting a dvd release across USA and worldwide VOD distribution on May 2009. in 2008 Eoin directed the documentary ‘The Fashion of Modelling’ which was acquired and screened on RTE 2 television on May 24th 2009. His second feature, made for $400 over 10 days with the fashion photographer Gerry Balfe Smyth was in the Galway Festival 2009 and the short film ‘Mekali’, was selected for the 2010 Cork and Galway Film Festivals.
Eoin’s third indie feature ‘The Inside’, starring Emmett J Scanlan, Teresa Srbova and Brian Fortune was picked up by Left Film sales in 2011 and will be released late 2012.
Eoin was cinematographer on the widely acclaimed feature film ‘Charlie Casanova’, directed by Terry McMahon and in competition in the 2011 SxSw film festival and winner of best debut film in the 2011 Galway Film Festival. Charlie, starring Emmett J Scanlan went on general release across Ireland and the UK on May 11th 2012 with Optimum and Studio Canal. Eoin was also cinematographer on acclaimed Irish director Mark O Connor’s new feature film ‘Stalker’, starring Peter Coonan and John Connors, set for completion of post production in 2012.
Award winning horror short film written and directed by Lee Cronin, produced by John Kenville and with Eoin Macken and Nora Jayne Noone.