- 11 Jul 19
Dublin has a wealth of incredible young creatives taking the city by storm. The young creatives series showcases just a few of the people who continue to awe us with their talent and passion. Words by Roe McDermott and Aoife Bradshaw.
Twenty-four-year old Patrick Gibson is suddenly everywhere, from the big and small screens to stage productions. Featuring in Netflix’s absolutely mental series, The OA, a science-fiction, supernatural, mystery drama (yes, wrap your heads around that one). The appeal of the show was so strong that he dropped out of his philosophy degree in Trinity College to pursue the role of Steve Winchell in the streaming service’s original series. It’s seemed to work out in his favour with rumours of a third season on the horizon.
Unlike many Irish actors, Patrick’s home is not the theatre. However, he made his stage debut this year in Lynn Notage’s Pultizer Prize winning play Sweat at London’s Donmar Warehouse. The play follows the trials and tribulations of steelworkers in the declining town of Reading, Pennsylvania. It’s set for a transfer to the West End later this summer.
Completing the trifecta of TV, stage and film, the young actor also appears in the new biopic Tolkien as The Lord Of The Rings’ writer’s close friend, Robert Gilson, and a fellow member of the Tea Club and Barrovian Society. The film explores J.R.R Tolkien’s fractured friendships and relationships with the onset of World War One.
The actor was awarded the ‘Rising Star’ award at the 2017 IFTAs, which proved prophetic as Gibson’s career has continued to soar.