PHS Editor Michelle Styles investigates the twinkly smile and piercing blue eyes of Jason O'Mara
In Vegas O'Mara plays a cowboy turned part time detective who ends up getting involved with a woman whose father is a Mafia boss. So I suspect there will be a lot of character development. He is very watchable.
To my surprise, O'Mara is Irish. Okay, his name should have been a giveaway but there are a lot of people of Irish descent in the US and he does have a pretty convincing American accent. He was born in 1972 and raised in south Dublin and turned to acting after an injury put paid to dreams of being a professional rugby player. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin and has done acting with the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2001, he married an American actress, Paige Turco and they have a son.
This short clip give you an idea of Jason O'Mara in his role in Vegas.
And this is him talking about To Appomattox, using I believe his normal accent which is somewhere over the mid-Atlantic. You can tell he has lived in the States for awhile but there remains a lovely Irish lilt.
Michelle Styles writes warm witty and intimate historical romance for Harlequin Historical. Her next historical romance is published in April 2013 on both sides of the Atlantic -- An Ideal Husband? To learn more about Michelle and her books visit her website: www.michellestyes.co.uk