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Ingrid Craigie


Ingrid was recently seen on screen as Rita in the critically-acclaimed feature film YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER directed by Kate Dolan. She recently played the role of Mag in Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, in a co-production between the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith.


Ingrid’s other recent credits include the role of Cressida in Channel 5 series, THE MADAME BLANC MYSTERIES, Ariadne in ABC Signature/Disney series EPIC Eileen Pepper in David Hare's BBC series ROADKILL, directed by Michael Keillor. Other recent screen roles include her IFTA -nominated performance as Mary in BLOOD on Virgin Media One,  and the role of Harding alongside Brendan, Brian and Domhnall Gleeson in the short film PSYCHIC for Sky Arts, the role of Molly in FOREVER IN MY HEART , directed by Steven R. Monroe, Una in DEATH OF A LADIES MAN directed by Matt Bissonnette, Renata Werner in ENTEBBE, a feature directed by José Padilha starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl, Mark O'Rowe's feature THE DELINQUENT SEASON, the role of Mrs Stuyvesant Fish in Paramount Television's THE ALIENIST, and the role of Irene Kearns in two series of the RTÉ drama STRIKING OUT. 

On stage, Ingrid most recently played the role of the Duchess of York in RICHARD III directed by Garry Hynes for Druid at the Lincoln Center, New York and Aunt Nonnie in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH directed by Jonathan Kent at the Chichester Theatre Festival. Prior to that she played the lead role of Eileen Gray in INVITATION TO A JOURNEY, a co-production between Fishamble, CoisCeim, Crash Ensemble and the Galway International Arts Festival, directed by Jim Culleton and David Bolger.

Ingrid read English at Trinity College Dublin before joining the Abbey Theatre Company for five years, where many appearances included; the premiere of TALBOT'S BOX  by Thomas Kilroy and directed by Patrick Mason (also performed at the Royal Court), the premiere of ARISTOCRATS by Brian Friel, directed by Joe Dowling with Dearbhla Molloy and Stephen Rea, the premiere of A LIFE with Cyril Cusack, (also performed at the Old Vic), MEASURE FOR MEASURE, MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER with Ray McAnally.

Ingrid's work with the Abbey includes; THE DEAD by James Joyce, in a new dramatisation by Frank McGuinness, the premiere of Brian Friel’s WONDERFUL TENNESSEE directed by Patrick Mason, with Donal McCann and John Kavanagh, also on Broadway, the premiere of ARIEL by Marina Carr, and THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, with Brendan Gleeson, directed by Garry Hynes.

More recent stage appearances include the role of Maisie Madigan in the Gate Theatre's production of JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK by Sean O'Casey, directed by Mark O'Rowe, the role of Lizaveta Bogdanovna in A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY directed by Ethan McSweeny, also at the Gate Theatre, and the role of Aunt Kate alongside Daniel Radcliffe in THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, which was directed by Michael Grandage for the Noel Coward Theatre and on Broadway.

Further theatre work includes; A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, DA, HAY FEVER, CELEBRATION, THE DEEP BLUE SEA, FAITH HEALER directed by Jonathan Kent, with Ralph Fiennes and Ian McDiarmid, THE COLLECTION with Harold Pinter and PLAY, as part of the Beckett Festival at the Barbican, all at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN (Druid and US tour), THE WEIR (Centaur, Montreal), the world premiere of Sarah Kane's CRAVE (Paines Plough / Royal Court and Edinburgh, Berlin, Copenhagen, Bonn), THE WEXFORD TRILOGY (Bush), PRAYERS OF SHERKIN (Old Vic), THE COLLEEN BAWN (Royal Exchange, Manchester), THE MISANTHROPE (National Theatre), SPLENDOUR, BOSTON MARRIAGE, THE HOUSE KEEPER and COPENHAGEN (Project Arts Dublin).


Film credits include THE DEAD, directed by John Huston, DA with Martin Sheen, CIRCLE OF FRIENDS directed by Pat O’Connor, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, THE RAILWAY STATION MAN with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland, SENSATION, CITADEL, THE GIRL WITH THE MECHANICAL MAIDEN and most recently THE FLAG directed by Declan Recks. 


Ingrid narrated A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with the RTE Concert Orchestra, and ROBERT AND CLARA for Opera Theatre Company. She also co-directed the mono opera, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK for Opera Theatre Company.


Awards include the Special Tribute Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, and the Alumni Award from Trinity College Dublin for her contribution to Irish theatre.

Ingrid is based in Dublin.

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