Druid couple to feature in upcoming TV dramas

Cavan actor Aaron Monaghan and his wife Clare Monnelly currently touring new show Super Bogger.

Cavan actor Aaron Monaghan and his wife Clare Monnelly both feature in the exciting new RTÉ TV drama series called 'The Gone'.

Starting in October, The Gone follows the story of Irish detective Theo Richter (Richard Flood) and Kiwi detective Diana Huia (Acushla-Tara Kupe) as they search for a missing Irish couple in New Zealand. The Irish screening comes after a successful run on New Zealand’s TVNZ.

The series is directed by Peter Meteherangi Tikao Burger and Hannah Quinn, written by Anna McPartlin and Michael Bennett, and is part of RTÉ's new season strategy to increase its development of drama output.

Actor Aaron, a native of Cavan, is artistic director for the Livin’ Dred Theatre Company. His wife Clare meanwhile is also an actor and writer, and together they're preparing to tour a new one-man play called 'Super-Bogger'.

Aaron’s first in man show of his career, Super Bogger is about parenting in small rural town setting guised by a dad who finds a new super power.

Aaron will also feature in two other upcoming TV dramas set to screen later this year- Hidden Assets on RTÉ and Virgin Media's The Vanishing Triangle, a dramatisation of true stories across a six-part series created by Ivan Kavanagh.

In the past Aaron is known for his roles in the Oscar-nominated The Banshees Of Inisherrin and Assassins Creed. He has also acted in The Foreigner, Maze, ’71, Pan, Hidden Assets, Love/Hate, Clean Break, Vikings and The Tudors, as well as leading roles in films such as LSD:73 and Philip Doherty's Redemption Of A Rogue.

He is recipient of The Lucille Lortel Award, The Irish Times Theatre Award, The Manchester Evening News Award and most notably The OBIE for Outstanding Performance.

Clare meanwhile rose to fame in 2012 playing the role of Fidelma in hit Irish sitcom Moone Boy created, co-written by and co-starring Chris O'Dowd for Sky One.

She is also known for her TV role in RTÉ’s Nowhere Fast and recently made her first feature film lead role in director Aislinn Clarke’s horror film Fréwaka.

This year she has premiered two new plays- The Hare with Once Off Productions and  SuperBogger with Livin’ Dred.