The determined one, the one with a smart mouth with more than a hint of defiance. I have also been known to play the woman who can be a little too honest at times, but in a good way.

Headshot & Images

From deep realism to light comedy Claire works very quickly and gets to the most inner parts of characters so the characters inhabit her. One of the best professionals anyone could hope to work with.

Tom Kibbe

I feel invigorated playing women who have their integrity thrown into question. Characters who allow me the opportunity to explore their ambiguity and question their thinking. My favourite part of being an actor is developing a character from the page up. Fleshing out an idea so she becomes a real human being, flaws and all. The flaws are the humanising element of any character, the element that is recognisable in all of us.

I’m an up and at ‘em kind of actor and love nothing more than a good challenge. My drug of choice is that feeling of “holy crap what am I doing? This isn’t my comfort zone” . Well that, and a really good Whiskey Sour. (The American Hotel in Amsterdam has an amazing one by the way)

Selected Credits

Film (selected)    
Beyond The Woods (feature) Emma Dir. Sean Breathnach, Egomotion
Fuck Sake Kerrie Dir: Patrick  O'Shea
Breathe Out (short) Anne Dir. Sean Breathnach, Egomotion
Vegetable (short) Amelia Dir. Michael Flemming, Swan Dive
TV (selected)
The Outpost Talon’s Mother Dir. John Lyde, NBC Universal
Casualty Marie-Anne Naismith Dir. Joss Agnew, BBC
Trivia Vanessa Dir. Tom Hall, RTE
Theatre (selected)
Erin Connolly And The Children Of Lir Aoife Dir. Eoin ÓhAnnracháin, The Everyman
Blood Will Have Blood Alex Dir. Stephen Isreal, TDC
Shakers Adele Dir. Jim Horgan, Cork Arts Theatre
The Mai Mai Dir. J Chalmers, Cork Arts Theatre
Talking Subtext Lydia Dir. Eoin O h’Ainnreachain, TDC
King Lear Goneril Dir. J Chalmers, Touring
Audio
Radio Silence Pies Dir. Eszter Nemethi, Helium

Representation

Rachel Power Actors Direct Associates Phone: +44(0)7951477015 ada.actors@gmail.com

Personal

clairejloy@gmail.com +353 (0)860406231

Online

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Photo Credits: Header Image: F**K Sake. Headshot by Miki Barlok. On set of Beyond The Woods by Sean Breathnach. Still from Vegetable.

Telling stories is a fundamental instinct. Throughout human history, across the planet, in every culture we have engaged in some form of story telling, an innate need to share our stories. So, for me, acting is the most natural thing in the World.