Clean Break

Clean Break

RTÉ / Octagon Films / 152 Productions




Episode 1, 27 September 2015
Episode 2, 04 October 2015
Episode 3, 11 October 2015
Episode 4, 18 October 2015

Damien played Danny Dempsey in RTÉ TV series Clean Break.
Filmed in Dublin and Wexford, Ireland, written by Billy Roche (The Eclipse), directed by Gillies MacKinnon (Behind the Lines) and Damien O’Donnell (East is East), produced by Octagon Films and 152 Productions, the drama aired Autumn 2015 on RTÉ One.

Clean Break Episode One Damien Molony as Danny Dempsey RTÉ One  Sunday, 27th September 2015 9.30pm



Clean Break is a universal tale of community, love and greed. The drama is set around Frank, a car dealer running out of fiscal rope, who catapults himself into serious trouble with the botched tiger kidnapping the local bank manager’s family, the repercussions of which will rock his hometown and all the people around him.


Danny Dempsey – Damien Molony

Frank Mallon – Adam Fergus

Desmond Rane – Aidan McArdle

Annette Rane – Simone Kirby

Corrina Mallon – Kelly Thornton

Noel Blake – Ned Dennehy

Jenny Rane – Amybeth McNulty

Snowy White – Dermot Murphy

Tom Burke – Phelim Drew

Old Mrs Rane – Marie Mullen

Ben – Sean McGinley

Billy Roche

Gillies MacKinnon (episodes 1 and 4)
Damien O’Donnell (episodes 2 and 3)

Emma Burge

Executive Producers
Suzanne McAuley, John Chapman, James Flynn

Production Designer
Stephen Daly

Directors of Photography
Anna Valdes Hank (episodes 1 and 4)
Peter Robertson (episodes 2 and 3)

Grainne Gavigan (episodes 1 and 4)
Dermot Diskin (episodes 2 and 3)



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Clean Break news and articles

26 April 2016: CLEAN BREAK: Damien Molony’s Irish drama set for US Premiere!

5 January 2016: #DMFMakeAWish – Donate to WIN Exclusive Clean Break DVDs personalised by Damien Molony!

17 October 2015: CLEAN BREAK Episode 4 Preview: Desperate Danny gets tough in dramatic Series Finale trailer

10 October 2015: CLEAN BREAK: Episode 3 synopsis, sneak peeks, spoilers: Will the real Danny Dempsey please stand up?

05 October 2015: Clean Break Episode 2 Recap: Mystery, suspense and even more angst – what happened next in RTÉ’s new drama?

04 October 2015: CLEAN BREAK: Episode 2 sneak peek – what happened to Danny Dempsey?

03 October 2015: Damien Molony behind-the-scenes of CLEAN BREAK: Photo!

03 October 2015: Clean Break DVD released 23 October – available for Pre-Order now

01 October 2015: CLEAN BREAK review: Damien Molony gives a knockout performance in RTÉ’s new Irish drama

26 September 2015: ‘Clean Break’ Sneak Peek: Damien Molony and Amybeth McNulty Exclusive Premiere Photo

24 September 2015: CLEAN BREAK: New cast interviews, thrilling preview trailer and 5 ‘Danny facts’

09 September 2015: CLEAN BREAK: Air date announced and new trailer released

13 August 2015: CLEAN BREAK: First look Damien Molony image and new teaser trailer released

13 December 2014: Damien Molony completes filming on Clean Break – gives clues to Danny Dempsey

6 November 2014: ‘CLEAN BREAK’ for Damien Molony in new RTÉ TV drama