Deirdre Donnelly

 

Deirdre is a graduate of the Abbey Theatre School of Acting and holds an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama from the Leinster School of Music and a first-class Master's degree in Modern Drama Studies from UCD.

Deirdre has just completed filming on comedy series BRASSIC for Sky opposite Joe Gilgun and Michelle Keegan. She is recently appeared in EVENING TRAIN directed by Annabelle Comyn at the Everyman Palace, Cork.

 

Theatre credits:

Nora in In THE SHADOW OF THE GLEN (Peacock), The Bride in BLOOD WEDDING (Abbey), Gwendolen in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Abbey), Olivia in TWELFTH NIGHT (Peacock), Amanda  in PRIVATE LIVES (Eblana), Toni in A SHORT WALK TO THE SEA, Linda McCartney in JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE, RINGO & BERT (ITC), Anna in OLD TIMES (ITC), Kate Hardcastle in SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (ITC), Rosalind in AS YOU LIKE IT (ITC), Monagh in CATCHPENNY TWIST (Peacock), Molly in THE WELL OF THE SAINTS  (Abbey),  Faye in CHAPTER TWO (Olympia), The Nurse in ROMEO AND JULIET (City Theatre, Hong Kong), Roscommon in THE BLUE MACUSHLA (Abbey), Honoria in SCENES FROM AN ALBUM (Abbey), Ann Deever in ALL MY SONS (Abbey), The Mouth in NOT I (Peacock), Linda in PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM (Eblana), Lena in BOESMAN AND LENA (Field Day), Elvira in BLITHE SPIRIT (Gate), Judith in ARISTOCRATS (Gate), Gay Wellington in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Abbey), Claire in A DELICATE BALANCE (Focus), The Mother in A DREAM OF AUTUMN (- receiving a nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Irish Times Theatre Awards) (Project)  Anna Semyonovna in A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY (Abbey), Rebecca Nurse in THE CRUCIBLE (Abbey), Lady Markby in AN IDEAL HUSBAND (Abbey), Madame de Rosemonde in LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES (Gate), Linda Loman in DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Gate), Marie in NUTS AND BOLTS (Bewley's and Viking), Aunt March in LITTLE WOMEN (Gate), Dorothy in BOOKWORMS (Abbey), Lady Caroline Pontefract in A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Gate), Breda in SHUSH (Abbey), Delia in BEDROOM FARCE (Gate), She in CONSERVATORY (Peacock), Lady Catherine de Burgh in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Gate & Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong), Reader in SONGS FROM THE SWANS AT COOLE (National Library of Ireland and national tour),  Lady Bracknell in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Gate & Spoleto Festival, USA), Magdalene Carolan in DONEGAL (Abbey).

 

Television & Film credits:

THE BOG LADY (Zanzibar Films) RIALTO (Marcie Films Ltd.) BRASSIC (SKY), THE VIRTUES (Channel 4/Warp Films), THE RIORDANS (RTÉ), THE LAST OF SUMMER (RTÉ), MIRACLES AND MISS LANGAN (RTÉ), FARMERS (RTÉ), PAINTED OUT (RTÉ), THE SPIKE (RTÉ), THE HAMSTER WHEEL (BBC), THOU SHALT NOT KILL (RTÉ), RUNWAY ONE (BBC), THE IRISH RM (RTÉ/Channel 4), MOLLOY (RTÉ), The LILAC BUS (HTV/RTÉ), FAIR CITY (RTÉ), BALLYKISSANGEL (World Films/BBC), GLENROE (RTÉ), THE CLINIC (Parallel Films/RTÉ), AMBER (Screenworks/RTÉ), CRIMINAL CONVERSATION (BAC Films), ATTRACTA (BAC Films), THE FANTASIST (ITC Films), CONNEMARA (Lapaca Films), GARAGE (Element Pictures), CRACKS (Handmade Films), HOMEMADE (Park Films), QUIRKE (BBC/Element Films), THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES (Rainmark Films/ITV), GOODBYE DARLING (Fantastic Films) STRIKING OUT (Blinder Films / RTÉ) THE VIRTUES (Channel 4/Warp Films).

 

Deirdre is also an experienced voice-artist and has recorded a wide variety of voiceovers for radio and television commercials, documentaries, audio-books, in-house presentations and computer-game characters.  Deirdre is based in Dublin.

 

 

 

 

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