Key details:

Year of Graduation:
Matthew Forrest headshot
Photo by Barry McCall


Height 5’7”
Eyes Blue
Hair Black/White

Nationality Irish
Natural accent Irish

Productions at Guildhall

John Reed/Ensemble in Jane Eyre (dir. Victoria Moseley)
Matt in Bookshop (dir. Helen Iley, July 2024)
Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (dir. Chelsea Walker)
Jack in Maytag Virgin (dir. Breman Rajkumar)
Sean/Bouncer in Days of Significance (dir. Monique Touko)

Projects at Guildhall 

Dionysus in The Bacchae (dir. Patsy Rodenburg)
The Father in A Respectable Wedding (dir. Katie Bonna)
Tom in Succession (dir. Henry Blake)
Earnest in SEXY (written/dir. Matthew Forrest)
B in Crave (dir. Topher Campbell)
Trofimov in The Cherry Orchard (dir. Polina Kalinina)
Eliot in Mercury Fur (dir. Kirsty Housley)

Solo Work

Ferg in Clowns to the Left of Me (written/dir. by Matthew Forrest and Noah Weatherby) 

Professional Experience

Drake in If I Should Fall From Grace With God (written/dir. Patrick Fogarty), short film 2023

Other Experience

The Lir Academy (Foundation diploma)
National University of Ireland Galway (BA Arts with Performing Arts)
Z in Zugzwang (written/dir. Patrick Fogarty) Bank of Ireland Theatre, NUI Galway
The Everyman Youth Theatre


Gaelic football, hurling, golf, swimming, soccer
Gaeilge (Irish) language (conversational), German language (conversational)
Barista skills, cocktail skills etc.
Training in Motion Capture

Show Reels

Voice Reels

Voice Reel - Commercial

Voice Reel - Narrative

Voice Reel - Drama




 Guildhall Scholar