Clelia Murphy


Clelia is best known for playing the role of Niamh Brennan RTÉ’s flagship drama series FAIR CITY. She won the hearts of the nation performing in the 2019 series of DANCING WITH THE STARS and recently starred as the host for the live tour at the INEC Killarney.

She is currently playing the role of Baroness Elsa von Schraeder in UK & Ireland Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC for Bill Kenwright Productions.


Other recent stage credits include TOFFEE by Ultan Pringle for the New Theatre, VALLEY OF THE SQUINTING WINDOWS directed by Michael Scott at The Mullingar Arts Centre, the voice of The Announcer in Olivier Award-winning play BEFORE written by Pat Kinevane for Fishamble, GYM SWIM PARTY by Danielle Galligan & Gavin Kostick for Dublin Fringe Festival, Maeve Binchy's LIGHT A PENNY CANDLE at The Gaiety Theatre, BOOM by Isobel Mahon directed by Caroline Fitzgerald, the role of Lulubelle LaVelle in John Murphy's touring musical ELVIS IS MY DADDY and the role of Frau Gabor in SPRING AWAKENING directed by the internationally acclaimed György Vidovszy.

Film and television credits include the role of Kathleen Buckley in feature film DANNY BOY directed by Ferdia Mac Eanna,  the role of Lorraine in NOWHERE FAST for RTE 2, Vivienne de Courcy’s feature DARE TO BE WILD, Jack Conroy’s THE GAELIC CURSE, Jason Figgis’ URBAN TRAFFIC, JFK. THE BADGEMAN CONSPIRACY directed by John Sheridan and Paul Valentine and the short film CLEAN SLATE directed by Will Morgan for Wytao Films. Clelia also worked on GRABBERS for Samson Films, Parallel Pictures' THE GIFT OF THE MAGI and Stephen Kane’s award-winning THE CROOKED MILE.


In 2015 Clelia co-produced and starred in Jennifer Davidson’s award-winning short WAITING FOR TOM directed by Ruth O’Looney, which was officially selected to screen at the Galway Film Fleadh, Cork, Foyle, Dingle and Chicago film festivals. It also screened in the Irish Film Festival London where it won for Best Short.


Clelia is also one of Ireland’s most experienced Voiceover artists with a career that has seen her lending her voice to some of Ireland’s biggest brands and best-loved shows.

Radio work includes working with John Boorman on his radio play the HITLIST, Bill Hugh’s GRACE, Joe O’Byrne’s CRANE and Catherine Brennan’s THE GUILTY HEART. In 2017 she voiced the role of Miss Higgin's in KINSEY ONE THROUGH FIVE by Veronica Coburn, produced by Kevin Reynolds for RTÉ Radio Drama on One. 

Clelia trained with the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin Youth Theatre and also holds an MA in screenwriting.


Clelia is based in Dublin.