Who is AJ Donnelly?
Hello, as you might have guessed, my name is AJ Donnelly and I’m a British actor and voice artist.
Though the name ‘AJ Donnelly’ is only a stage name I’ve been using since 2013, I have been acting since I was 7 years old when I played Father Bear in my school’s production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I was bullied every day of school, from day one until my late teens. During those years, the only time I felt comfortable and unafraid was when I was acting.
Acting is AJ Donnelly’s superpower!
Every time I was on stage, all my doubts, insecurities, and fears disappeared. I could be anyone, do anything and no one could judge me or hurt me. For a young child who was often lonely and afraid, it was the ultimate form of escape. It was like being a superhero. Except I didn’t need a mask, just a script and an audience!
From that first performance, I knew acting was my greatest love and passion. Today, I no longer need acting as a way to protect myself, but I take every role as a duty, an opportunity to connect with people and bring a little bit of escapism into their lives, whether through comedy, drama, or action. And it’s a duty I take very seriously but have great fun doing!
So now I have a fancy IMDb page, Equity UK membership, and all those other necessary acting profiles, which help me find new challenges and opportunities to reach more people. But you’re already here, so grab a coffee, take a look at my photos, and videos, see my filmography on my profile, read my full life story (!), or drop me a line to let me know what you think and let’s see where this crazy path takes us!
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