Róisín O’Neill

Róisín is currently filming Anthony McCarten’s wartime drama DARKEST HOUR directed by Joe Wright and starring Gary Oldman as “Winston Churchill” for Working Title Films.

She played the title role in the recent Abbey Theatre production of John B. Keane’s timeless classic SIVE directed by Conall Morrison. With sell-out performances at the Abbey Theatre in 2014, the show was revived for a nationwide tour later that year and returned for a limited run on the Abbey stage.

Previous stage work includes  MANTLE, SERIOUS MONEY, FEAR, MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH and FORTENBRAS GETS DRUNK at the Granary Theatre. ALADDIN and BACK TO THE 80′s (Everyman Palace), LATCH, THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM and THE BOYS by Gerard Humphreys, performed at the New Theatre. She appeared as Claire in the highly-acclaimed production of BEST MAN written by Carmel Winters and directed by Michael Barker-Caven; staged at the Everyman Palace, Cork and Project Arts Centre in Dublin. Other stage work includes BETWEEN TREES & WATER with Painted Bird Productions and appearing as Charlie Maloney in Ed Malone’s dark comic play THE BALLAD OF CHARLIE AND CATE directed by Tony McCleane-Fay, performed as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival 2015.

On Screen, Róisín played lead role Emma Walsh in TV3 drama DECEPTION and she also appeared in a screen adaptation of Ken Oshi’s novel LOVE ETERNAL directed by Brendan Muldowney for Fastnet Films. Her Short Film credits include JUST, LEONARD (dir. Brian Dunster) and GLORIA written and directed by Nicholas O’Riordan. Recent screen work includes WE’RE DOOMED! THE DAD’S ARMY STORY, a TV movie retelling the story of Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s long running and very successful BBC comedy series DAD’S ARMY directed by Steve Bendelack for the BBC.

More recently on stage, she appeared as Honor in the 2016 remount of Paul Howard’s hit play BREAKING DAD directed by Jimmy Fay (Landmark Productions) at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and Concert Hall, Limerick and played Mollser in THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS by Seán O’Casey, directed by Jeremy Herrin and Howard Davies at the National Theatre, London. 

She will soon appear on television in crime drama JACK TAYLOR 8 – ‘HEADSTONE’ starring Iain Glenn and directed by Stuart Orme for Telegael. Episodes 7, 8 & 9 will be televised on TV3 and ZDF in Germany.