Keith Duffy is one quarter of Boyzone, an Irish pop band who formed in 1993 and he is also an actor and TV presenter.
Twenty one singles, seven albums, twenty five million record sales, hundreds of gigs, millions of memories and twenty years later, Boyzone announced their retirement in 2018 after an incredible career.
When Boyzone took a break in 1999 Keith got involved with TV presenting, his first official job was on BBC1’s ‘Fully Booked’ alongside another presenting debut, Vernon Kay. Keith went on to present a number of television shows, including the VH1 Fashion Awards in New York and TV3’s The Box as well as multiple appearances on shows including You’re A Star and The X Factor.
Keith’s acting career began in earnest in 2003, when he joined the cast of Coronation Street as cheeky chef and barman Ciaran McCarthy. Keith left Corrie in 2005, and began as series regular, Paul in RTE’s prime-time drama, The Clinic, in the BBC comedy Be More Ethnic and as recurring character Ringo in RTE”s Fair City. Keith made his Irish theatre debut in Fiona Looney’s play ‘Dandelions’ opposite Pauline McLynn and Deirdre O’Kane in two sell-out runs at the Olympia Theatre and was part of the Druid Theatre Company’s nationwide tour of John B Keane’s ‘Big Maggie’. He reprised his role of Ciaran McCarthy in Coronation Street during 2010 before leaving again in 2011. He has also more recently been in C5’s Dublin based gritty crime drama, ‘Love/Hate’.
Keith Duffy made his Irish theatre debut in Fiona Looney’s play Dandelions opposite Pauline McLynn and Deirdre O’Kane in two sell-out runs at the Olympia Theatre and on tour. He recently appeared on stage in Druid Theatre Company’s nationwide tour of John B Keane’s Big Maggie directed by Garry Hynes which attracted rave reviews and record audiences across Ireland. In July 2014 he made his West-End debut in A Handful of Stars in Theatre503.
Keith is patron of the IAA (Irish Autism Action). Over the years of working with the IAA, Keith has raised over 4 million Euros, set up a diagnostic centre and they have 13 schools over Ireland educating 400 children with Autism.
Keith is articulate, witty, compassionate, serious, fun and above all entertaining.
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