Welcome to the Official Website of AJ Donnelly

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. My first time 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! As Samuel L. Jackson said “If I could get up every day and go somewhere and act, I’d be the happiest person in the world.” I honestly couldn’t agree more!

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, videos, see my filmography on my profile, drop me a line to let me know what you think and let’s see where this crazy path takes us!

AJ Donnelly - Actor

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