Seán Rocks is the presenter of Arena, RTÉ Radio 1’s flagship arts, culture and entertainment programme (Mon-Fri 7pm)

In that role, Seán has interviewed many major writers, actors, musicians and artists – including Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis, Edna O’Brien, Martin Sheen, Danny De Vito, Saoise Rónan, John Banville, Brendan Gleeson, Roddy Doyle, Steve Reich and Marina Carr. 

He has also hosted public interviews with figures in both the national and international arts world.

The Monaghan man, a former actor, has been working with RTÉ Radio since 2000 and has previously guest presented The Arts Show, Spirit Moves and Rattlebag. He has also produced, written and presented several series for Radio 1. Before that, he worked with RTÉ Lyric Fm, presenting programmes including Lyric Breakfast, Lunchtime Choice, Lyric Pitch and CultureFile.

Seán previously worked as an actor, appearing at the Abbey, Peacock and Gate Theatres and with many important independent companies including Rough Magic, Druid and Field Day in Ireland, and at the Royal Court, National, Donmar Warehouse and Tricycle theatres in London.