Robert Sheehan
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Robert Michael Sheehan


January 7, 1988



Robert Michael Sheehan (born January 7, 1988) is an Irish actor who is best known for playing King Louis XIV in the short-lived historical fantasy series Young Blades.

Originally from Portlaoise, he has been acting since childhood, making his debut appearance in Aisling Walsh's acclaimed feature film Song for a Raggy Boy. Since then he has appeared in a number of feature films including A Dublin Story, Ghostwood, An Damhan Alla Anbhan and most recently Summer of the Flying Saucer. On television, he appeared in 15 episodes of Foreign Exchange (Magma Film/9 Newtwork Australia) as Cormac MacNamara and in all 13 episodes of Young Blades (Insight/PAX TV) as Prince Louis. More recently Robert has appeared in The Clinic (Parallel Films/RTÉ), Bel's Boys (ITV) and in Season 2 of The Tudors (Showtime/BBC).

In March and April 2008, he appeared in the leading role of Addison Teller in the short-lived series Rock Rivals produced by Shed Productions for ITV.

In July 2008, he appeared in the role of Liam in Bitter Sweet, a two-part RTÉ comedy drama directed by Declan Eames.

In March 2009, he appeared in the role of BJ in the dark Channel 4 trilogy, Red Riding, the TV adaptation of David Peace's cult noir novels, three feature length films set in Yorkshire during the 1970s and 1980s - appearing in all three episodes alongside Sean Bean, David Morrissey, Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Maxine Peake and Paddy Considine.

He is currently starring in E4 drama Misfits as a young offender named Nathan, which follows the tales of five young offenders on community service who find that they have superpowers.


Year Title Role
2003 Song for a Raggy Boy O'Reilly
2006 Ghostwood Tim
2007 An Créatúr Conor Buckley
2008 Summer of the Flying Saucer Danny
2008 Lowland Fell Mark
2009 Cherrybomb Luke
2010 Season of the Witch Kay
2010 Killing Bono Ivan McCormick


Year Title Role
2003 An Cuainin O'Reilly
2003 A Dublin Story Clocker
2004 Foreign Exchange Cormac MacNamara
2005 Young Blades King Louis XIV
2006 The Clinic Shane Hunter
2006 Bel's Boys Max
2008 The Tudors Apprentice
2008 Rock Rivals Addison Teller
2008 BitterSweet Liam
2009 Red Riding BJ
2009 Misfits Nathan