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.
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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.
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)
|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|
|The Outpost||Talon’s Mother||Dir. John Lyde, NBC Universal|
|Casualty||Marie-Anne Naismith||Dir. Joss Agnew, BBC|
|Trivia||Vanessa||Dir. Tom Hall, RTE|
|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|
|Radio Silence||Pies||Dir. Eszter Nemethi, Helium|
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.