Keith Duffy

Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy (born 1 October 1974) is an Irishsinger-songwriter, actor, drummer, dancer and televisionpresenter. He began his career as part of Boyzone.

Duffy was raised Roman Catholic.[1] A native of Dublin, Ireland, Duffy’s profile was raised as a result of his appearance on the first series of Celebrity Big Brother in 2001, finishing third out of six. He branched out from Boyzone to more serious acting, most notably on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street as the character Ciaran McCarthy. In March 2010, Duffy reportedly announced that he would not be renewing his contract with the ITV soap.

He went on to play the part of Ringo in the Irish soap opera Fair City, and starred in a television advertisement for condoms, and as presenter of The Box on Irish television channel TV3, as well as an Irish comedy Mrs Brown.

He also played the title role in The Wizard of Oz, staged at the Weymouth Pavilion in Weymouth, Dorset. Keith is reportedly working on solo material, with a rumoured collaboration with singer Rihanna. He finished the London marathon at a time of 3hrs 52 minutes on 26 April 2009.

Duffy is also well known in Ireland as a judge on the RTE singing show You’re A Star.

On 2 May 2009 Duffy and his wife won UK gameshow All Star Mr. and Mrs. The £10,000 prize money went to an autism charity.

He landed his first major feature-film role in 2010 when he was cast in Irish horror film Loftus Hall. He reportedly had to bow out of the production due a prior contract stipulation which committed him to a 2010 Coronation Street return, which would have interfered with the film’s schedule. [2] [3] Subsequently he returned to the soap in February 2010, reprising his role as Ciaran McCarthy.

He is now back with Boyzone after a break for some years and plays at many different venues such as The O2 in Dublin (formerly known as The Point).

Duffy also had an appearance on 2 and 3 April 2010 in ITV’s one off game show The Door. He won the show and his prize was £25,000 for a charity of his choice – Treehouse (a UK based charity for autism education).

In June 2010, Duffy has continued his good work with Autism, launching a mobile phone recycling campaign in Ireland.

Duffy appeared on All Star Family Fortunes on 11th September 2010 raising money for TreeHouse, an Autism charity.

Background information
Birth name Keith Peter Thomas Francis John Duffy
Born 1 October 1974 (1974-10-01) (age 36)
Dublin, Ireland
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Drummer, Television Presenter
Years active 1993–present

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