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Not too long ago, we had the pleasure of chatting with Mark O’Brien about directing, being a part of Republic of Doyle and much more.

We follow up our conversation with a closer look at Season 6, the impact Republic of Doyle has had over its production run, and discuss how the show provided him with the many tools and opportunities to craft out future projects.

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Mark O’Brien has spent a good chunk of his career perfecting his craft, juggling various different roles including director, writer and actor. Starting off in the world of theatre, he soon found his way into screen work, starring in a variety of critically acclaimed performances. Notable productions include Grown Up Movie Star, opposite Tatiana Maslany, and of course his iconic character on Republic of DoyleDes Courtney. His directorial efforts can be seen in Republic of Doyle, as well as a number of shortfilms, recent of which is Sweetieface starring Katie Boland and himself. Beyond his work, O’Brien enjoys reading and playing hockey.

The sixth and final season of Republic of Doyle starts October 15th at 9pm / 9:30 NL on CBC. Visit the official website HERE