Irene Kelleher


Irene is an Irish born actress and trained in Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts and Drama and Theatre Studies, UCC. She toured Ireland and UK with her first play Mary and Me, which is published by Oberon and was widely critically acclaimed, including a Bobby Award Nomination. Film and TV work includes a role in Game of Thrones (Season 5) Reign (CBS) and leading roles in two Irish Feature Films Beyond the Woods and Dead Dogs. She has toured to Off Broadway (Cherry Lane) in the title role of Ian Wild’s one-woman show, Mrs Shakespeare, which was awarded the Argus Angel Award. Irene was awarded the Best Actress Award for her performance of Aoibhe in the film The Trouble with Aoibhe at the BlackBird Film Festival in NYC and was nominated for a S.O.F.I.E Award. Her performance as Maria in Stars in the Morning Sky in the Belgrade Theatre, directed by Hamish Glen, was her UK debut. Irene performed the role of the Governess in The Turn of the Screw in Smock Alley and The Everyman Theatre in 2015 and the role of ‘Orlaith’ in the Irish Premiere of Ailis Ni Rian’s play Desolate Heaven. Irene played the part of Kitty Kiernan in Pat Talbot’s Production of A Great Arrangement which had a nationwide tour- venues included The Gaiety, The MAC Belfast, The Everyman, The Lime-Tree Theatre and Backstage Theatre.
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Height: 5"1' (155cm)

Eye colour: Green

Hair colour: Light Brown

Hair length: Long

Native accent: Irish

Playing age: 18-26

Clip: play


FILM INCLUDES      
Dead Dogs Lisa Ruby Productions Ian Ruby
Redline Claire Epic Productions Chris Cullen
Beyond the Woods Lucy EgoMotion Sean Breathnach
The Trouble with Aoibhe (Short) Aoibhe KinoShout Productions Ross Carey
Hatch (Short) Video Girl IADT Graduation Keith Browett
The Gingerbread Men (Feature) Sinead Juxtaposition Pictures Daire McNabb
TELEVISION INCLUDES      
Game of Thrones Season 5 Inn Waitress Fire & Blood Productions Michael Slovis
Fair City Alison Murphy RTE Marion Ni Loinsigh
Reign (Pilot) Clarissa MQS Film Productions Brad Silberling
Private Report Laura Close Watch Films Maximilian Le Caine
THEATRE INCLUDES      
A Great Arrangement Kitty Kiernan Gaiety Theatre, MAC, Everyman & Tour Pat Talbot
Mrs Shakespeare Mrs Shakespeare US and UK tour Ian Wild
The Turn of the Screw Governess Everyman Killian Collins
Desolate Heaven Orlaith Everyman Palace Productions Tony McCleaneFay
Playboy of the Western World Pegeen Mike Cork Opera House Kevin O'Donovan
Stars in the Morning Sky Maria The Belgrade Hamish Glen
Disco Pigs Runt Tour/Kilmeen Theatre Company Denis O'Mahony
A Whistle in the Dark Betty Carney Nationwide Tour Tim Coffey
The Collector Miranda Grey Cabal Theatre Co James Horgan
Pied a Terre Kate McDaniels Cork Arts Theatre Jack Ahern
Lovers Maggie Enright Everyman Palace Mary Curtain
The Murders Monologues Imka Frish Red Lotus Productions Mary Curtain
Hollander Sarah Hammergin Theatre Company Sarah Jane Power
Lipstick Francesca Roundhouse Theatre Rachel Yodder
Beauty in a Broken Place Miss Richards Brideview Jack Ahern
Handbag Tales Mary O'Donnell, Sylvia Callback Theatre Mary Curtain
The Glass Menagerie Laura Brideview (Tour) Jack Ahern
Female Parts A Woman Alone Granary Theatre Franc Chamberlain
Much Ado About Nothing Hero Dramat Kirsty March
The Maids Christine Papin Granary Theatre Marie - Therese Quirke
Shakers Carol Granary Theatre Paula Lynch
SKILLS
Accents Irish (native), English, RP, Cockney, Regional Irish, Northern Irish
 
Music Dance (Jazz, Tap, Contemporary), Singing (Soprano)