Gerry O’Brien began his career in the world famous Gate Theatre in Dublin in the early 70s. Since then he has worked successfully in theatre, film, television and radio. In a career spanning four decades Gerry has toured the length and breadth of Ireland appearing in productions of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Hugh Leonard and J.B.Keane and numerous contemporary writers, both Irish and international. most recently a Sam Shephard piece at The Abbey Theatre.
Throughout the 80s and 90s Gerry worked frequently for the national broadcaster, RTE, appearing in many television series and radio productions such as ‘Teems of Times’, about the early life of Brendan Behan, ‘Sean’ based on the autobiographies of Sean O’Casey and he also had the great good fortune to have been part of the cast of ‘Strumpet City’, filmed in 1979. Gerry has also worked abroad and has appeared in productions for the BBC and ITV and US television. One of Gerry’s great loves is working on Radio, a love shared by many actors and he has worked extensively for RTE and the BBC. In 2014 he worked on Roddy Doyle’s Barrystown trilogy (The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van) for BBC Radio.
During a long and varied career Gerry has had the pleasure of working with some of the greatest international and Irish actors. Donal McCann (Strumpet city) Ray MacNally (The Silver Tassie), Brenda Fricker (The Barrets of Wimpole Street), and internationally Johnny Depp (The Pirates of the Caribbean for The Disney organization), Cate Blanchett (Veronice Guerin), Angela Lansbury (The Amazing Mrs., Pollifax for US TV) and Peter O’Toole (‘Strumpet City’ and ‘Lassie’).
As mentioned earlier Gerry has a great love of working on radio, this being one of the purest forms for both the actor and the audience. for the actor, just the voice the words and the story to tell, and for the listener, just the imagination and all that that can bring to the telling of the tale. Gerry is now one of the most sought after Audio book narrators here in Ireland and in the UK and US. He is the voice of the Artemis Fowl novels written by Eoin Colfer and published by Penguin Audio. The Jack Taylor series about a Galway based detective, written by Ken Bruen are also voiced by Gerry, as well as nearly forty other titles. He won silver at the UK Spoken Word Awards in 2002 for his recording of ‘Ballykissangel; The New Arrival’ and ‘Cross’ one of the Jack Taylor titles was nominated for the ‘Audiofile’ award in 2009, the Oscar of the Audiobook industry.
Gerry is delighted to be able to present some of the greatest work by Irish authors through Tell Tale Audio, and hopes you will enjoy listening to the words of Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Bram Stoker and Sheridan Le Fanu as much as he has enjoyed recording them for you. Great tales told better.
Noel Storey has been in the recording business since 1975. During those years he has worked on various audio projects for clients ranging from RTE to BBC Scotland, theatre, art installations, sound for tv & radio, live recording and of course lots of audio books.
Theatre work includes The Gate Theatre’s acclaimed productions of Samuel Beckett’s Krapps Last Tape with both John Hurt & David Kelly.
Noel was the supervising engineer on the RTE/ Lannan Foundation production of Seamus Heaney reading his entire canon of work.
He also recorded the author Pat McCabe reading Breakfast on Pluto, as well as Dubliners read by different actors for Harper Collins.
Noel has a deep appreciation of the spoken word & remains passionate about his profession.