Sean Caffrey was born in Belfast, 1940. One of Northern Ireland’s most successful character actors he first appeared on screen in Patrick Galvin’s Boy in the Smoke (1965). In his film debut that same year – I Was Happy Here – he appeared with Sarah Miles and Cyril Cusack.
He was also working steadily in English Repertory theatre and on television: No Hiding Place, Z Cars, Coronation Street, Paul Temple, Doctor Who, Sutherland’s Law, The Professionals and Minder to name but a few. Following a short season with Bristol’s Old Vic, he returned to Northern Ireland where he made his mark in Glen Patterson’s short Monday Night Little Ireland, North of England, Bill Morrison’s Drive On and a stage adaptation of Brian Moore’s The Feast of Lupercal.
He became Artistic Director of the newly-formed North Face Theatre Company, writing plays for the company. In 2000, he appeared in Gary Mitchell’s West End production of Force of Change and appeared in a Lyric Theatre production of John Bull’s Other Island (2004).
Sean Caffrey died in 2013.