• Carletta Downs (Chair)
  • Enrico Ciotti,
  • Anthony Robert Elia,
  • Tina Santi Flaherty,
  • Janice Gormley,
  • Andrea Haughian,
  • Kate Kennon,
  • Margaret Molloy,
  • Greg Moore,
  • Brett Perala,
  • Antonia Reilly-Parker,
  • Synnøve Rizo-Patron,
  • Ute Schmid Keyes
  • Sean Noonan


Brendan Coyle: Honorary Patron

Brendan Coyle received a Laurence Olivier Award in 1999 for his performance in Conor McPherson‘s The Weir and won a New York Critics Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut for the same play in its New York production.[1] In 2001, Coyle appeared in the film Conspiracy as Gestapo Chief Heinrich Müller. He played Kaz Sweeney in the British dramaTrue Dare Kiss, and Nicholas Higgins in North & South for the BBC.

From 2008 he played Robert Timmins in three BBC series based on the Lark Rise to Candleford novels, written by Flora Thompson. In 2010, he began playing John Bates, valet and former British Army batman to the Earl of Grantham in Julian Fellowes‘s period drama series, Downton Abbey. Fellowes wrote the part for Coyle, and it won him nominations for a BAFTA and IFTA,[4] as well as a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Awards as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2012.He also won three Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013-16. Coyle also played the character of Terry Starling in the short-lived Sky comedy series Starlings.

Niall Toibin: Honorary Patron
Niall Toibin one of Irelands most famous sons he has appeared in over 30 Irish Movies spanning forty years. Working alongside some of the world’s finest directors his work ranges form Ryan’s Daughter to Far and Away. Toibin comfortable with comedy and drama has captivated audiences from London to New York picking up the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor along the way. A regular on the BBC hit show Ballykissangel, he continues to perform his legendary one-man show on five continents. In 2001 he was awarded the Sunday Independent Irish Life Award and the same year he collected the Distinguished Service to Theatre Award.

In my ten years associated with Origin it is vital that Origin exists as actors come to NY and aspire to the heights.
Niall Toibín, Actor