Damien Molony in 2014: our review of the year
As the year draws to a close, it is time to look back at all the incredible projects and performances we’ve loved and appreciated from our favourite actor and all the goodies we have been lucky enough to enjoy along the way.
In 2014, Damien made his debut on UK TV screens as DS Jack Weston in Suspects, arrived in America as DC Albert Flight in Ripper Street 2, appeared on the stage in The Body Of An American, gave voice to short stories with WordTheatre, (twice!) and was the actor reader of W.B. Yeats poems on a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please.
The year also brought exciting announcements of new projects for Damien, including not one but two feature films, Kill Your Friends and Tiger Raid, a brand new TV drama Clean Break (all of which he filmed and completed this year and are due for release next year!) and new Tom Stoppard play The Hard Problem, a National Theatre production due to run from 21 January – 16 April and broadcast to cinemas across the world on 16 April next year.
The end of the year brought one final treat in the form of Damien’s first audiobook Raven, a whole 5 CDs of his narration released in time for Christmas.
We’ve truly been treated to a veritable feast of Damien delights and magical Molonian moments over the past twelve months that have frankly left our faces grinning and our heads spinning – please enjoy our round up of them all below.
The Body of An American runs at the Gate Theatre and the Royal & Derngate
Suspects Series 1 airs on Channel 5
Ripper Street 2 airs on BBC America
and all of this….
8 January: First ever Suspects promo trailer released on Channel 5 and first The body Of An American rehearsal photos
11 January: More The Body Of An American rehearsal photos appear
13 January: Official The Body Of An American Trailer released
16 January: The Body Of An American opens at the Gate Theatre until 14 Feb
21 January: First Suspects S1 promo photos arrive
24 January: DM Forum shares exclusive TBOAA after show photos
27 January: Ripper Street 2 DVD released
29 January Suspects Series 1 extended trailer released and air date announced for 12 February
3 Feb: TBOAA video interviews and footage released by the Royal & Derngate
5 Feb: Suspects cast interviews and behind the scenes video released by Channel 5
9 Feb: Suspects 1.01 preview airs on Channel 5
10 Feb: DM Forum shares exclusive Suspects episode 1 clip
11 Feb: First in-depth Damien Suspects interview
12 Feb: Suspects 1.01 premieres on Channel 5
15 Feb: Damien talks ‘life on Ripper Street’ in new BBC Ripper Street video interview
16 Feb: Suspects 1.02 trailer, preview and synopsis released
18 Feb: DM Forum shares an exclusive Suspects 1.02 sneak peek clip
19 Feb: In depth Suspects audio interview with Damien and Clare-Hope Ashitey arrives online
19 Feb: Suspects 1.02 airs on Channel 5
26 Feb: Suspects 1.03 airs on Channel 5
23 Feb: Suspects 1.03 preview and synopsis released
24 Feb: Dm Forum shares exclusive look at Damien in Suspects 1.03 clip
26 Feb: New BBCA Ripper Street video interview with Damien arrives: The New Cop In Town
27 Feb: The Body Of An American opens at the Royal & Derngate until 8 March
1 March: Ripper Street 2.02 airs on BBC American and Damien makes his American TV debut
5 March: Suspects 1.04 airs on Channel 5
8 March Ripper Street 2.03airs on BBC America
11 March: DM Forum share Exclusive Suspects 1.05 clip with Damien and Fay ripley
12 March: Suspects 1.05 airs on Channel 5
14 March: Channel 5 announces Suspects Series 2 and 3
15 March Ripper Street 2.04 airs on BBCA, Damien’s big episode when DC Albert Flight goes under cover
22 March Ripper Street 2.05 airs on BBCA
29 March Ripper Street 2.06 airs on BBCA
Damien reads with WordTheatre at EFG Short Story Awards
Damien cast in and films Kill Your Friends movie
Damien live tweets for blood donation
Suspects Series 2 begins filming
and all of this….
3 April: Damien hushed and enthralled at EFG Short Story awards with WordTheatre
5 April: Ripper Street 2.07 airs on BBCA
10 April: Damien reveals he has been cast in and completed filming Kill Your Friends film
12 April: Ripper Street 2.08 airs on BBCA
17 April: Damien live tweets for blood donation
2 May: Damien and William Gaminara nominated for Off West End Theatre Awards
28 May: Ripper Street and Suspects nominated for TV Choice awards
9 June: Suspects 2 filming begins
12 June: Cast and production share Suspects S2 filming / behind the scenes photos
14 June: Luke Newberry joins Damien for Suspects S2 filming
20 June: Damien and Fay Ripley share more Suspects S2 behind the scenes photos
23 June: Top TV drama and soap stars join Suspects S2 filming
24 June: Series producer Kara Manley shares filming pic of Damien on the roof top in Suspects
28 June: Series producer Kara Manley shares exclusive Damien and Emmett Scanlan set photo with first glimpse of filming footage
Suspects Series 2 completes filming and airs on Channel 5
Damien is actor reader on BBC Radio 4 Poetry Please Yeats special
Damien films for new movie Tiger Raid
Damien performs with WordTheatre at Heart Strings: Bittersweet Love Stories
and all of this….
6 July: ‘Jack is wrapped’: Damien completes filming on Suspects S2
18 July: Channel 5 release Suspects S2 first official promo image
27 July: Suspects S2 first look debuts in Channel 5 new drama trailer
4 August: Show producer Sally Heaven announces Damien as actor reader on upcoming BBC Radio 4 Poetry Please Yeats special
6 August: Suspects 2 airdate announced
20 August: Suspects 2.01 airs on Channel 5
21 August: Suspects 2.02 airs on Channel 5
27 August: Suspects 2.03 airs on Channel 5
28 August: Suspects 2.04 airs on Channel 5
31 Aug: Poetry Please Yeats special airs on BBC Radio 4, Damien reads 5 poems
1 Sept: Suspects S1 DVD released and DM Forum runs a competition
7 Sept: announces wrapping filming on new military themed movie filmed in Jordan
30 September: Damien plucks heart strings with WordTheatre’s Bittersweet Love Stories
Damien’s first audio book Raven announced and released
Damien’s casting in NT Production The Hard problem announced
Damien films for new Irish TV Drama Clean Break
Suspects Series 3 announced for January 2015
and all of this….
3 Oct: Damien joins cast of Tom Stoppard’s new play ‘The Hard Problem’ at the National Theatre
14 Oct: Suspects nominated for Broadcast Award in Best original Programme category
15 Oct: Damien’s first audio book ‘Raven’ announced by Fantom films
23 Oct: The Hard Problem tickets go on sale and sell out in 2 days
7 Nov: Damien begins filming for New RTE TV project Clean Break
13 Nov: Suspects 3 announced for January 2015
6 Dec: Damien wraps on Clean Break
24 Dec: Raven audiobook is released on 5 CDs and download, DM Forum share exclusive 30 minute audio preview
2014 has been another year of incredible performances from Damien, a most gifted actor in many fields.
Here at the Damien Molony Forum it has been an honour to witness the ever-growing recognition of our favourite actor’s versatile talent and to bring all the latest news and exclusives to our fellow fans across the world.
We could not have done this without the kindness of some very lovely people who have shown huge generosity in allowing us to share these with you all, most notably Suspects Series producer Kara Manley and the Newman Street Production team, FremantleMedia, Channel 5, BBC Radio 4 and Fantom Films.
As always, our biggest gratitudes go to Damien for continuing to share his talent with the world and allowing us to celebrate it and to his fans, who continue to appreciate it.
Huge thanks to all who have continued to read and support the Forum in 2014, here is to another year and the promise of exciting new projects and new characters brought to life by Damien in 2015.
Do you have a favourite Molony moment of 2014? Maybe a favourite TV episode or perhaps you were lucky enough to see Damien at the theatre of give a reading this year? Come and share your thoughts with other fans at the forum and vote for your favourite Damien moment in our 2014 POLL here!