Eamon Farren is a popular Australian actor, who is famous for his appearing in “Twin Peaks” and “The Outsider”. In 2019 he became even more popular for portraying the character of Cahir in “The Witcher” series by Netflix.
Early life and family
Eamon Farren was born in North Queensland, Australia, on 19 May 1985, He holds Australian nationality; his zodiac sign is Taurus. He was born into the family of Australian natives, having an older brother, whose name is unknown; Eamon shared the photo of his nephew on his Instagram account, letting his fans know what relatives he has.
He once mentioned he always wanted to do acting for living, and his family supported him, though some of his friends and other relatives didn’t understand his passion: ‘I can’t remember a time when I didn’t watch a movie and think, ‘That’s what I want to do’… Growing up, people said you have to have a plan B. I never felt that, I always thought, nah, this is what I’m going to do’.
Eamon was raised on the Gold Coast, Queensland, and matriculated from Benowa State High School in 2003, enrolling at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) the same year.
He graduated in 2007, but got his first roles long before that. In 2010 Eamon was the runner up for The Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship, willing to be trained in Los Angeles.
Eamon started modelling in his early years, appearing in print campaigns of local companies, and later in Bazaar Australia magazine, posing alongside his Sydney Theatre Company colleague, Anna Bamford in August 2015. Later, in 2018, Eamon was featured in Vogue Australia magazine, posing alongside Tilda Cobham-Hervey, the famous Australian actress and model. Eamon is also a model for Louis Vuitton male suits advertising campaigns.
— eamon farren (@eamonfarren) September 19, 2016
Eamon has worked in Sydney Theatre Company since 2013, in such productions as “Romeo and Juliet” (2013), “Switzerland” (2014), for which he was nominated as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Mainstream Production by Sydney Theatre Awards, and Fugitive (2014); the latter was presented at the Adelaide Festival. In 2015 Eamon landed a role in “The Present”, an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s “Platonov”, also known as “Fatherlessness”, sharing the stage with Cate Blanchett, who plays one of the main characters, Anna Petrovna.
Eamon got his first role on the big screen as Levi Miller in “The Outsider” TV film in 2002. Then he played Dim in two episodes of the TV series “The Sleepover Club” in 2003. Taking a break for a few years to finish off with his education, he got back to filming in 2008 as Caleb in “All Saints”, and Jimmy in “Lucky Country”. In 2009 Eamon landed the role of Roo in “Blessed” and Cpl. John Powell in “The Pacific” in 2010. He also appeared in the short movie entitled “A Parachute Falling in Siberia” as a sales assistant, and as Arrow in “Rescue Special Ops” the same year.
From 2011 to 2014 he could be seen in such films as “X: Night of Vengeance” (2011), “Red Dog” (2011), “Careless Love” (2012) and “Love Is Now” (2014). In 2014 he also appeared in “The Killing Field” TV film, landing the role of Damian. His work in “Carlotta” movie brought him AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama in 2015.
In 2015 Eamon starred in the surrealist drama “Girls Asleep”, and then appeared in such movies as “Mohawk” (2017), “Winchester” (2018) and “Harmony” (2018), also landing supporting roles in such series as “Twin Peaks” (2017), portraying Richard Horne, and “The ABC Murders”, playing Cust in three episodes of the show.
Cahir in “The Witcher” series
In 2019 Eamon appeared in six episodes of the new Netflix series, “The Witcher”, in which he landed the role of Cahir. The full name of his character (according to the books of the famous polish fantasy author, Andrzej Sapkowski) is Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach, one of the intelligence officers of the Nilfgaardian army. In the first season of the show Cahir, according to the plot, follows princess Ciri to catch her and get to his emperor, Emgyr. However, being Ciri’s worst nightmare, Cahir changes his mind and joins the Witcher in his quest to finding Ciri in order to save her. Eamon shared he really enjoyed filming in the Netflix series, and was looking forward to filming the second season, coming up in 2021.
Personal life. Is Eamon Farren gay?
As nothing in particular is known about Eamon’s private life, there are a lot of speculations regarding his sexuality. His role in the movie “Carlotta” (2014) became the reason for the rumors Eamon is gay, as his performance of Ava, a transgender woman, in the film was so strong and convincing, that a lot of his fans decided it to be his coming out. However, Eamon hasn’t said anything about his sexuality, but nor any information or photos of his past or present girlfriends.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Among Eamon’s favorite actors there are Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Gary Oldman.
As Eamon has always been close to the fashion industry, he admitted that he had style icons, who were James Dean and Humphrey Bogart. When Eamon was in Italy, he managed to take a photo of himself standing near the milestone with the name of the location Vicovaro; the interesting fact about this Italian location is that Andrzej Sapkowski, the author of the book about the Witcher, borrowed this name for the land where Eamon’s character, Cahir, was born according to the plot of the story. The photo taken by Eamon caused hot discussion on his Instagram account.
Eamon is an activist for raising the money for dealing with Australian bushfires of 2020, along with such celebrities Celeste Barber, Chris Hemsworth and Alecia Beth Moore, known as Pink.
Appearance, clothing style
Eamon has light brown hair and light grey eyes. He is 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall and weighs around 154lbs (70kgs). He always wears trendy suits, and sticks to designer clothes. Even when he chooses casual items, he always looks smart and chic.
Net worth and salary
As of 2020, Eamon’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. As he continues to film in the next season of “The Witcher” series, has several offers from other directors for future projects, and also keeps on playing on the stage of Sydney Theatre Company, his net worth is only going to grow.