Introducing our Academy and Agency Team
Managing Director & Agent
Noella Brennan McCann
Creative Director & Agency Consultant
Founder & Consultant
Talent Agent - London Office
Laura is a founding member of Brennan Performing Arts & Brennan Agency – Youth Section.
She works with casting directors here in Ireland, The UK and America, creating opportunities for young talent from the ages of 3-18 years. Her knowledge of the industry and her working relationships with world renown casting directors, directors, producers and production companies has ensured that Brennan Acting Agency – Youth Agency is one of Ireland’s leading Agencies. Laura works very closely with parents from the initial invite and through each stage of the casting process.
Laura received a first class honours degree in teaching performing arts from Trinity Guildhall London.
Laura performed professionally, as an actress and dancer in many of Ireland's leading venues and performed for many VIP's including Mary McAleese, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Noella is one of Ireland’s leading drama tutors, specialising in working with young talent. Her extensive experience both as an actress and tutor is invaluable to our young actors and actresses at Brennan Acting Agency – Youth Section. Noella works closely with our talent and parents in preparation for in person castings and self-tape submissions.
As creative director at Brennan Performing Arts, she is passionate about her work and it exhilarates Noella to see her students grow in confidence, be brave, be silly, challenge themselves, overcome personal limitations, make new friends and become passionate about drama. Many of her students are following in her footsteps by working professionally in theatre/TV/Film. Noella has recently worked alongside Jane Seymour and Amy Huberman in the upcoming TV Series ‘Harry Wild’. She is also working as a voice over artists for a worldwide animation and is thoroughly enjoying playing a variety of characters. Prior to this she finished filming Season 6 of ‘Vikings’, she also worked on TV series ‘Into the Badlands’, is a semi-regular on ‘Fair City’ and film credits include ‘End of Sentence’ and ‘The Fox’.
She has also appeared on stage as Barbara in the hit comedy ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ and as ‘Maria’ in the critically acclaimed show ‘Gotta Make That Train’. Prior to that she took on the role of June Carter, one of her musical idols, in ‘The Man In Black’. Previous to this she worked with RTE, BBC, The National Theatre (Brian Friels – ‘The Aristocrats’), the Royal Albert Hall and the Olympia Theatre (‘Rent’, The Musical) as well as acting in numerous theatres in London and around Great Britain. She was also fortunate enough to tour the east coast of America as a Principal singer/performer, a tour which culminated in a performance at Madison Square Gardens. Noella trained at the Drama Studio London, after having graduated with a degree in 'Communications - Film and Broadcasting' awarded by Trinity College.
Noella advocates that being able to nurture young children through drama/song is a wonderful thing and equally you can learn so much from them! There’s never a dull moment but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Fiona is a founding member of Brennan Performing Arts & Brennan Acting Agency – Youth Section. She has been actively involved in the Film & TV industry from a young age and has combined her love for the arts & her business background to make BAPA Youth Agency one of Ireland's leading talent Agencies for up and coming talent.
Fiona is extremely passionate about young children developing their skills in a positive & encouraging environment. Nothing makes her more proud than to see the confidence grow in all the young performers who have trained at BAPA over the past decade & more. Fiona's bubbly personality, drive & determination along with many year's experience working in the industry has been instrumental to the success of Brennan's Agency - Youth Section. Working now on a consultation basis for Brennan Acting Agency, Fiona's knowledge and passion for the industry is as strong as ever.
Andrea is based in London and co-runs Brennan Acting Agency - Youth Section with Laura.
Andrea was awarded the Allied Signal Bursary for Academic Excellence before graduating from WIT with an honours degree in Business Studies & French, with CIPD accreditation. As a fan of music, theatre, tv, books, performance, dance and all things dramatic she undertook an intensive acting course at the University of Arts London in which she was tutored by Ronnie McCann.
Under his mentorship she combined her business acumen, coding knowledge, social networking skills, love of entertainment and above all her abundance of positive attitude into a career she loves.
Ronnie McCann trained at the Royal Academy of Music and Drama and at Lee Strasberg in New York. As a professional Actor he has appeared in numerous UK television dramas including Eastenders, Doctors, Taggart, The Bill and was a regular on Casualty for several years. He has appeared in several feature films including The Acid House and Shadow Dancer which was widely acclaimed. On stage he was in the original Trainspotting at the Citizens Theatre where he also became Assistant Director. He was Artistic Director of the Tivoli Theatre, Dublin where he directed new comedy plays. Ronnie also plays Ritchie Lennon in Fair City.
Ronnie taught Acting for Camera at Mountview for two years and directed their Showcases in London's West End. He has been a teacher at many top institutions including the Actors Centre in Covent Garden London, the London School of Dramatic Art, University of the Arts London and the Drama Centre. He also taught Improvisation at the Gaiety School. In addition to teaching various programs such as Acting, Improvisation and Acting for Camera, he has also devised courses, most notably 'Directing for Theatre' which he successfully ran for seven years at London's esteemed City Lit. Ronnie has been actively involved with devising content for BAPA classes and introduced Actors Lab classes to our teen students who wish to pursue acting as a career. In addition to keeping busy with directing and teaching, Ronnie is also at the helm of Brennan Acting Agency (adult section).