A native of Dublin, Lorcan trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Whilst based in the UK, he also pursued work in Ireland, a decision that would keep him busy on both sides of the Irish Sea ever since.
In Dublin, he has worked at the Abbey Theatre in over 15 productions including the original production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, The Tempest, The Burial at Thebes, The Cherry Orchard, The House, Pygmalion, The Dead, King Lear, Two Pints! and On Raftery’s Hill. At the Gate Theatre, he appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest, A Month in the Country, The Price, and Celebration. At the Gaiety Theatre he appeared in Philadelphia, Here I Come! and The Plough and the Stars. He has worked with Druid Theatre, Fishamble Theatre and in several plays with Landmark Productions, including Knives in Hens and Talk of the Town.
In the UK, his theatre work began at the Citizens Theatre Glasgow, in seasons which included plays by Brecht, Goldoni, Massinger, Shakespeare, Noel Coward, and O’Casey, and he continued with work at The Hampstead Theatre (The Daughter in Law), The Old Vic (Bussy D’Ambois), The Bristol Old Vic (The Cherry Orchard) as well as The Royal Shakespeare Company (The Herbal Bed), The National Theatre (Accidental Death of an Anarchist) and alongside Kenneth Branagh in the West End production of Ivanof adapted by Tom Stoppard.
Film work includes Love Rosie, The Playboys, Dancing at Lughnasa, Shackleton, Titanic Town and recently, The Dig, Aisha, Raise and Frank, and Lakelands.
His TV work includes Cracker, Ballykissangel, Hornblower, Rebus, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness, Spooks, The Street, Omagh, ROME, The Last Kingdom, Acceptable Risk, Fortitude, Les Miserables, and recently Bloodlands. He is delighted to be working with Decadent Theatre.