Peter Coonan

Academy Member

Working across Film, TV and Theatre, Peter Coonan is best known for his role as Fran on the Irish TV Drama Love/Hate, for which he won an IFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television in 2014.

Coonan has also appeared in the films Between the Canals, What Richard Did, Life's A Breeze and television projects including Crisis Eile, Quirke and Newsbag.

Recent projects have included the lead role in the feature film Get Up and Go and of Anglo Irish Bank former Chief Executive David Drumm in the feature film The Guarantee.


I was over the moon, it means a hell of a lot. It's a great moment"

Peter Coonan
(on receiving his IFTA Win)

Awards & Recognition

  • Irish Film & Television Awards – Won – Best Supporting Actor - Television (2014)
  • Irish Film & Television Awards – Nominated – Best Supporting Actor - Television (2013)

Key Credits

  • The Guatantee (2014) David Drumm / The Central Banker
  • Love/Hate (2011-2014) Fran
  • Get Up and Go (2014) Alex
  • Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder (2014) Pimp
  • Quirke (2014) Brendan Boyle
  • The Siege 1922 (2013) Séan Ó Muirthile / Dermot MacManus / Simon Donnelly
  • Doghouse (2013) Doug Stepton
  • An Crisis (2013) Sean Sheehan
  • What Richard Did (2012) Bouncer
  • King of the Travellers (2012) Mickey the Bags Moorehouse.


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