TARA BREATHNACH by Lorna Fitzsimmons
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67 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PT
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101 Collins Avenue, Whitehall, Dublin 9
Phone: 00 353 1 832 7708
Fax: 00 353 1 8319537
E-mail: info@anncurtis.ie
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Galway, County Galway, Ireland
County Dublin, Ireland
County Donegal, Ireland
Height:5'7" (170cm)
Weight:9st. 7lb. (60kg)
Playing Age:31 - 46 years
Eye Colour:Blue-Green
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Long
Voice Quality:Melodious
Voice Character:Natural


'Kathleen' selected for the Cork International Film Festival 2019. 'Detainment' was nominated for the 2019 Oscars. www.detainmentfilm.com. Currently a theatre artist in residence with Druid Theatre Company http://www.druid.ie/get-involved/fuel/current-participants. IFTA nomination for best actress in a feature film for her role as May in A Nightingale Falling (Mixed Bag Media).

Stage Film Television Television Movie Short Film Commercial Voice Over Further Credits
2019, Stage, Caitriona, Wake, No Ropes Theatre, Mairead Folan
2018, Stage, Chrissie, Dancing at Lughnasa, Blue Teapot, Petal Pilley
2018, Stage, Molly Bloom, Molly, Sí Productions/ Bewleys Cafe Theatre, Petal Pilley
2018, Stage, Mailí, An Triail, Fíbín, Brendan Murray
2017, Stage, Áine/ Bean na Leasa, Dún na mBan Trí Thine, Taibhdhearc, Anne McCabe
2017, Stage, Molly Bloom, Molly, Sí Productions/Galway Theatre Festival, Petal Pilley
2017, Stage, Davinia, Dave at Large, Directions Out, Joe Devlin
2016, Stage, Tríona, The Hen Night Epiphany, An Taibhdhearc, Lara Campbell
2015, Stage, Martha, Walking to the Ark, Derry Playhouse, Kieran Griffiths
2014, Stage, Valerie (understudy), The Weir, Donmar Warehouse, Josie Rourke
2013, Stage, Penelope, Bankers, Focus Theatre, Brian Mac Avera
2012, Stage, Vi, Come and Go/ Teacht is Imeacht, Mouth on Fire, Cathal Quinn
2012, Stage, Julie, Love Matters, Aisling Ghear, Tony Devlin
2011, Stage, Frances, Francis and Frances, Focus Theatre, Brian Mc Avera
2010, Stage, Tina, The Dove and the Crow, Tyger Theatre Company, Jessica Curtis
2009, Stage, Dunya, The Donahue Sisters, Zeilig Theatre, Cathal Cleary
2008, Stage, Deirdre, Deirdre, Lyric Theatre, Kelly Mac Mahon
2007, Stage, Storyteller, Jackie's Day, Graffiti Theatre Company, Emelie Fitzgibbon
2007, Stage, Grainne, Jude, An Taibhdhearc, Sean O Tarpaigh
2006, Stage, Mrs Samsa, Metamorphosis, Bruiser, Lisa May
2005, Stage, Rosie, Incubus, Taibhdhearc Theatre, Thomas Seoige
2005, Stage, Mama/Detainee, Master Shuttlefate, Angel Exit, Acushla Bastible
2005, Stage, Virgie Ryan, Tine Chnamh, An Taibhdhearc, Darach Mac Con Iomaire
2004, Stage, Chorus, The Well of the Saints, Druid Theatre Company, Garry Hynes
2017, Feature Film, Dr Margaret Glynn, Don't Let Go, Wide Eye Films, David Gleeson
2016, Feature Film, Housekeeper, The Professor and the Madman, ICON Productions, Fahrad Safina
2015, Feature Film, Teresa, Sanctuary, Zanzibar Films, Len Collins
2013, Feature Film, May Collingwood, A Nightingale Falling, Mixed Bag Media, Garret Daly
2003, Film, Sara, Tristan and Isolde, Octagon Films, Kevin Reynolds
2018, Television, Mary Reagan, An Irish Crime Story, Good Friends Film Productions, Züli Aladag
2018, Television, Emmeline Pankhurst, The Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley, Brook Lapping Productions/BBC, Emma Frank
2017, Television, Brighid Seoighe, Murdair Maum Trasna, Rosg/TG4, Colm Bairéad
2014, Television, Doctor Lewis, Holby City, BBC, Dan Wilson
2014, Television, Sorcha O Sea, Fair City, RTE, David Whelan
2013, Television, Collete, Corp is Anam, TG4, Darach Mac Con Iomaire
2013, Television, State Pathologist, An Bronntanas, TG4, Tom Collins
2013, Television, Anne Boleyn, The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, BBC, Rob Coldstream
2012, Television, Tina O Dowd, Ros na Rún, TG4, Hugh Farley
2012, Television, Lydia, Deception, Tyrone Productions/TV3, Liz Gill
2012, Television, Mrs Celini, Thirteen steps Down, ITV, Marek Losey
2011, Television, Anne Hennessey, The Pikemen, TV3/ Channel 5, Stuart Orme
2010, Television, Mary's Lady in Waiting, The Tudors, BBC/ Showtime, Derbhla Walsh
2010, Television, Nurse nic Lochlainn, Na Cloigne, TG4, Robert Quinn
2010, Television, Miss Maloney, Seacht, BBC/TG4, John Howlet
2008, Television, Tina O' Dowd, Ros na Run, TG4, Deirdre Friel/Stephen Bucher
2007, Television, Imelda Ui Liodan, Aifric, TG4, Paul Mercier
2007, Television, Jane, Paddywhackery, TG4, Daniel O' Hara
2006, Television, Mary Lou, Rough Diamond, BBC/ RTE, Dermot Boyd
2006, Television, Jenny the Journalist, Storylane, RTE, Claire O' Loughlin
2005, Television, Janine, Fallout, RTE, David Caffrey
2004, Television, Nurse Nadia, Tracy Beaker, BBC, Jill Robertson
Television Movie
2009, Television Movie, Anne Hennessy, Jack Taylor, TV3/Channel 5, Stuart Orme
2009, Television Movie, Anne Hennessey, Jack Taylor, TV3/ Channel 5, Stuart Orme
Short Film
2019, Short Film, Marion, The Yellow Dress, Escape Pod Media, Deborah Grimes
2017, Short Film, Susan Venebles, Detainment, Twelve Media, Vincent Lambe
2017, Short Film, Kathleen, Kathleen, Paradox Pictures, Liam O Neill
2015, Short Film, Fiona, Three Friends, Stick Pony Rodeo, Mike Culpepper
2015, Short Film, Neasa, Maidhm, Magamedia, Seán Breathnach
2007, Short Film, The Girl, Zero, Little Warrior Productions, Thomas Seoighe
2010, Short Film, Chief Officer, An Line, Rosg, Dermot Goggins
2015, Commercial, Kerrygold Commercial (Germany), Red Rage
2013, Commercial, Country Girl, Kerrygold Celebrating Rain, AGTEL, Maria Gardiner
2013, Commercial, Mum, Lidl Brand Challenge Campaign, Red Rage Films, Brian Durnin
2007, Commercial, Mother, Adult Literacy campaign, Red Rage Films
2006, Commercial, Girlfriend, DairyGold Commercial: The Little Things, Speers Films
Voice Over
2012, Voice Over, Miss Magic, MR Men, Abú Media, Síle Nic Chonaonaigh
2006, Voice Over, Mama, various characters, Bricks n' Bats, Abu Media, Eilis Seoighe
Further Credits
2018, Site Specific, Narrator/Molly Bloom, Imagining Nora:James Joyce's Women, Cúirt Literary Festival, Tara Breathnach
2015, Animation, Calimero, Calimero, Telegael, Eoghan McDermott
2008, Pantomime, Hatchetsuop, Yummy Mummy, Taibhdhearc, Eamonn Dreaper
2006, Event, Eiriu, Goddess of Ireland, Ryder Cup Opening Ceremony, Els Comediants/ Macteo
2003, Event, Marie Antoinette, Dublin St Patrick's Festival Parade, St Patrick's Festival, Dominic Campbell
2001, Event, Carnival Dancer, Arts Festival Parade, Macnas, Judith Higgins
2003, Street Theatre, Jester, Bards In The Yard, National Association of Youth Drama, Rebecca Bartlett


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Dublin, English-Standard, Galway, Irish RP, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern*, Northern, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
Gaelic, German
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Charleston, Jitterbug, Jive, Lindy Hop, Period Dancing, Rock 'n' Roll Dance, Salsa Dancing, Swing Dance, Zumba
Performance:ADR-Additional Dialogue Recording, Children's Theatre, Commedia Dell'Arte, Corporate Roleplay, Dubbing, Live Roleplay, Living History, Murder Mystery Events, Outdoor Performances, Physical Theatre, Role Play, Story Telling, Street Theatre, Theatre In Education, TV Presenting, Voice Acting, Voice Over
(* = highly skilled)
Cycling, Horse & Cart, Horse-riding, Karate, Running, Stage Combat, Swimming (Open Water), Wind Surfing, Yoga
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Acro-Adagio, Artist (Fine Art), Computer Literate, Devising, Drama Workshop Leader, Dresser (professional), Event Management (experienced), Face Painting, Improvisation, Knitting, Narration, Painting, Parade Marching, Pilates, Pottery, Puppetry, Puppetry-Hand, Sewing (hand and machine), Spinning Wheel, Stilt Walking, Story Telling, Theatre Design, Vocal Workshop Leader, Workshop Leader (Acting)


Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama: Graduate Diploma Acting

Gaiety School of Acting

Focus Theatre Dublin: Stanislavski workshops

Skills for Actors: Horseriding ABRS Intermediate Certificate

Screen Training Ireland

Bow Street Dublin screen acting workshops

Corn Exchange Commedia

Roy Harte Voice workshops