Peadar Lamb joined the Abbey Theatre in 1954. Plays include The Sanctuary Lamp; Dunlavin and Regan in The Quare Fella; Estragon in Tagann Godot; Monsewer in The Hostage and An Giall; Harvey-Duff in The Shaughraun; Myles na gCopaleen in The Colleen Bawn; Brennan o’ the Moor in Red Roses For Me; Mr. Gallagher in The Shadow of a Gunman; Curly in The Country Boy; and the blind man in An Baile Strand. He toured America and Canada in 1990 with The Playboy of the Western World.
Other stage appearances include The Doctor’s Dilemma; Moses Rock; The Murphy Initiative; The Iceman Cometh; Dermot Bolger’s One Last White Horse; Strange Occurrence on Ireland’s Eye; Gadaí Gear na Geamh Oiche / The Winter’s Thief; Countess Cathleen; A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer’s Assistant; The Honey Spike; Philadelphia Here I Come!; The Country Boy; Níor Mhaith Linn Do Thrioblóid; The Famine; Hummin; Cré na Cille; and In Ainm an Athar. Film and television work includes The Lilac Bus; December Bride; The Field; The Treaty; Far and Away; The Railway Station Man; Fair City; Shannongate; the award winning film The Barber Shop; The Bishop’s Story; Loving; Michael Collins; The Freesia of Eden; Miracle At Midnight; This is my Father; Father Ted; Ros na Rún; Mystic Knights of Tír na nÓg; My Hero; Yesterday’s Children; Custer’s Last Stand Up; Bobbie’s Girl; Ulysses; The Longest Ditch; Jakers; Killinaskully; The Secret of The Cave; Hide and Seek; An Teanga; An Fear ar an Stáitse; Seomra Sé and most recently No Offence;