Janice Byrne

Janice made her professional screen debut when she was cast in a lead role as Jenny Cassidy in ZONAD, a comedy feature film produced by Element Films – nominated for six IFTA Awards (Janice being nominated for Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Feature Film). ZONAD was subsequently screened at the world renowned Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

More recently, she played a part in David Freyne’s zombie horror THE CURED starring Ellen Page for Tilted Pictures, due to be released later in 2017. In 2016, she filmed US pilot DAWN created by Hank Steinberg (WITHOUT A TRACE) and directed by Robert Stromberg (MALEFICENT) for MGM.

She played Jacinta in RTÉ documentary-drama WHISTLEBLOWER, which received ‘Best Single Drama’ at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2009.

Other screen work includes IFTA award-winning medical drama THE CLINIC created by Orla Bleahen-Melvin and Lilie Ferrari for Parallel Films. She played April Leonard in several episodes of Sci-Fi series PRIMEVAL directed by Mark Everest for ITV and she made a guest appearance in PLEBS written by Sam Leifer and Tom Basden for ITV2. Janice filmed the title role in UNFOLD a short film directed by Steven Daly for the National Film School. She appeared as Gemma in 4-part crime drama AMBER directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan for Screenworks, which aired in 2014 on RTÉ,  the role of Betty Coogan in television mini-series INSPECTOR JURY (based on books by Martha Grimes) directed by Florian Kern for ZDF Germany and RIPPER STREET directed by Luke Watson for Amazon Prime.

Her Abbey National Theatre debut was Anna in THE LAST DAYS OF A RELUCTANT TYRANT by Tom Murphy and she also performed in Brian Friel’s TRANSLATIONS directed by Conall Morrison at the same venue. Previous stage work includes Annie Ryan’s production of DUBLINERS (Corn Exchange) as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2012, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, STEAMING at Axis Arts Centre and TOP GIRLS directed by Jason Byrne for Galloglass.

More recently, she appeared as  Jackie in a touring production of Ross Dungan’s dark play BEFORE MONSTERS WERE MADE directed by Ronan Phelan for 15th Oak Productions.