Daragh O'Malley is an Irish film, theatre and television actor who has appeared in a large number of TV series, films and films for television. O'Malley is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the ever-faithful Patrick Harper in the long-running [1993-2009] Sharpe TV series with Sean Bean. O'Malley has appeared in a wide range of productions from films like The Long Good Friday and Withnail and I, episodes of the television series Waking The Dead, Wire in the Blood, Silent Witness and Vera, and leading roles in US productions including The Magnificent Seven, Texas, Vendetta, Cleopatra and Shaughnessy the Iron Marshal. In 2011 O'Malley returned to the stage in the UK after a twelve-year absence playing Father Jack in a UK National Tour of Dancing at Lughnasa and John Rainey in a London revival of Mixed Marriage which received positive reviews. In Autumn 2014, O'Malley is due to appear as Big Daddy in a new production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.