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Michael O’Hagan 1941 - 2017 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael during November 2017. Michael was the co-founder of the Miami Radio Players. Michael O’Hagan was born in Dublin, Ireland. He trained at the Birmingham Theatre School in England and has had a long and busy career spanning 40 years as a professional actor, director, script writer and teacher. He started in repertory theatre in Birmingham and Scotland and then moved to London where he has appeared at such theatres as the National, in Peter Gill’s "The Murderers", the Young Vic in Corialanus, the Whitehall in Chekhov’s Three Sisters, the Bush in numerous plays, and Billy Roche’s award-winning trilogy The Wexford Trilogy at the Tricycle in London and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. He also appeared at the Tricycle, London, in the highly acclaimed “John Bull’s Other Island”, and in “Bloody Sunday”, directed by Nick Kent, which won the Lawrence Olivier Award. He appeared at the Arcola Theatre, London, in the new translation of Lorca’s “When Five Years Pass” and at the Shakespeare Globe Playhouse, London in “Othello”. and “Romeo and Juliet” . In America he has appeared in Joey Tillinger’s production of "Paddywack" at the Long Wharf, New Haven and in the premiere of New England at the South Coast Rep., Costa Mesa, for which he received a Dramalogue Award, then in his own ‘Pick of The Week’ production of Pinter’s "The Dumb Waiter" together with Derrick O’Connor, at the Write Act Theatre, Los Angeles. He appeared in Brian Friel’s "Dancing At Lughnasa" at The Rubicon Theatre, Ventura, followed by another ‘Pick of the Week’ with Susan Clark at LA’s Matrix Theater in David Payne’s hit, "The Body" by Nick Clarke. He then appeared in Billy Roche’s “Poor Beast in the Rain” in the Salem K Theatre season at the Matrix, a series of three West Coast premieres, sponsored by Rajen and Nina Kilachand and produced and run by him, with his wife, actress Pamela Salem. He appeared in Billy Roche’s production "Lay Me Down Softly", at The Wexford Arts Centre, Dublin, and the Tricycle Theatre, London. Most recently he appeared in Salem K Theatre's production of "The Dumb Waiter" alongside Richard Haylor at The Gleason Room, Miami Beach, directed by Patrick Dromgoole. Filmgoers will know him from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s "End of Days", the Oscar winning film "Gods and Monsters", "Speed 2", "HBO’s Havana’s" Nocturne with Andy Garcia, "Dead Man on Campus", Clint Eastwood’s "Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil", "Restoration" and "The Lodger". His long list of television roles include The Visitor, Nightman, Johnny Harris in Eastenders, Coronation Street, Darling Buds of May, Startrek Enterprise and the mini series for Hallmark, Marco Polo. Michael lived mostly in Miami Beach, with his wife Pamela, with whom he produced a documentary film for Harlech Television on the Indian Kite flying festival Makar Sankranti called Fish in The Sky. He also co-wrote a radio serial "Shoreside" with Pamela, for their radio group Miami Radio Players, www.miami-radio-players.com Majority of above text taken from: www.michaelohagan.net Site by: Lauri Booth