Shane was born in London. Studied Law at Trinity College Dublin and passed out top of the law school.His first professional role as as Hamlet while still in his teens. Nominated in 1973 by the London Theatre Critics for The Most Promising Newcomer for his performance in a three hander called ‘Children of the Wolf’ at the Apollo Theatre in the West End. Shane has starred in 34 films in the U.S.A, the U.K., Europe and Australia,14 television plays and mini series for the B.B.C. and I.T.V; and in the USA starred in 3 Prime Time networked telemovies. He is a best selling author of The Webber Agenda, The Chasen Catalyst, Hitkids, and Bite of the Lotus, Graphic. His most recent novels have been Worst Nightmares and the sequel, The Dreamcathcers. Go to Amazon.
Shane's personal statement:
I was brought up a non-practicing Anglican. My very troubled childhood militated against my believing there was any god out there looking out for me. This coloured my religious judgment as a child and has remained with me ever since. For, while I would love to believe there is ONE God who loves mankind, I see such universal suffering around the world affecting more than 90% of humankind - so where is the hand of God? And how can there be different Gods – those that look after Christians only and those that look after Muslims and all the other religions? I have never liked dogma, religious works such as the Bible and the Koran, and those that dress in fancy clothes and call themselves priests, bishops and those chosen by their specific Gods. I believe in the spirituality of goodness, kindness and love. The present Pope Francis espouses such beliefs and I would gladly follow his beliefs.