Robert Sheehan is an Irish actor. He is best known for television roles such as Nathan Young in Misfits, Darren in Love/Hate, and Klaus Hargreeves in The Umbrella Academy, as well as film roles such as Tom Natsworthy in Mortal Engines and Simon Lewis in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Robert Sheehan has received multiple Irish Film and Television Award and BAFTA Award nominations. In 2020, he was listed as number 41 on The Irish Times list of Ireland’s greatest film actors
Robert Sheehan became interested in acting in primary school, when he played Oliver in Oliver with a Twist. At the age of fourteen, he auditioned for Song for a Raggy Boy, and won the role, spending three months in Cork to film. He later joined the Laois Open Door theatre group, and played the crippled boy in a production of The Cripple of Inishmaan. At the age of 16, Sheehan appeared in the Australian television show Foreign Exchange. He followed it with roles in The Clinic and The Tudors, and portrayed Louis XIV of France in Young Blades. In 2008, he appeared Rock Rivals and Bitter Sweet, a two-part television comedy drama. During this time, he also appeared in films including Ghostwood.
The Song of Sway Lake premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017, and was released theatrically the following year. It was filmed prior to 2014, and reflecting on the role in 2019, Sheehan described himself as “immensely proud”. During 2017, he also appeared in Geostorm and featured in the second season of Fortitude, for which he was nominated for an Irish Film and Television Award. In 2018, he appeared inGenius: Picasso as Carlos Casagemas and in The Young Offenders Christmas special as a caricatured version of himself. He also appeared in several films; he starred alongside David Tennant in Bad Samaritan, appeared in the neo-noir film Mute, and starred in Mortal Engines in the leading role of Tom Natsworthy.