He has recently received his MA in Screenwriting from IADT. He has worked extensively as an actor in Ireland, England and France. Patrick is a former Director of Plymouth Action Community Theatre, The National Festival of Youth Theatres, Ireland, Wexford Arts Centre, and Artistic Director of TEAM Theatre Company. Patrick has worked at a senior level in politics, industry and the arts. He was a government appointee to the board of The Irish Arts Council where he acted as chairman of the grants and business and finance subcommittees (1997-2005) From 2005-2009 he served on the board of Culture Ireland, the International Irish arts promotion agency.
Patrick is a former Government appointee to the board of The Irish Museum of Modern Art. He is a former board member of Storytellers Theatre Company and The Project Arts Centre. He is currently a board member of The Lisa Richards Actors agency, The Arts for Peace Foundation, The Gaiety School of Acting and Smock Alley Theatre. Most recently he has been appointed to the Governing Authority of The Dublin Institute of Technology. Patrick is also Director of Communicate, a communications company working at senior level in Industry Politics and the Arts. He frequently appears as a guest presenter on MindFeed with Norah Casey on NewsTalk 106fm.
He was awarded the Judge’s Special Award for his contribution to the development & promotion of Irish Theatre at the 2013 Irish Times Theatre Awards He has worked extensively on stage around Ireland and the UK over the years appearing in the Abbey, the Peacock Theatre, the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court, the Helix, The Lyric (Belfast), the Hampstead Theatre (London) and the Studio Theatre (Washington DC).
Karl’s television work includes The Clinic (RTE), Doctors (BBC), Any Time Now (BBCNI), Attachments (BBC2) and On Home Ground (RTE). Film work includes Batman Begins, Veronica Guerin, Intermission, Mystics, Capital Letters and Che Guevara opposite John Hurt. Karl appears in the recurring role (Neil Sutherland) in Titanic: Blood And Steel a new TV Drama directed by Ciaran Donnelly for DAP and due for transmission in 2012. He most recently appeared as Goldfish in The House by Tom Murphy, directed by Annabelle Comyn at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.