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108 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
Phone: 00 3531 637 5000
Fax: 00 3531 667 1256
Height:5'8" (172cm)
Playing Age:19 - 29 years
Eye Colour:Blue-Grey
Hair Colour:Dark Brown
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Cool
Voice Quality:Melodious


Coming up: Collapsible at Edinburgh Fringe, Abbey Theatre Dublin, and Bush Theatre London (February-March 2020). Winner: The Stage Award for Acting Excellence. "Breffni Holahan is superb in this Beckettian monologue, gives a searing performance" - The Guardian. "Breffni Holahan is mesmeric as Essie" - The Stage. "As Essie, Breffni Holahan is quietly remarkable" - Fest Mag. "A staggeringly deft turn" - WhatsOnStage. Recently: Chekhov's First Play (Battersea Arts Centre): "In a strong ensemble, Breffni Holahan stands out as the passionate idealist Sofya" - The Telegraph

2019, Stage, Essie, Collapsible, Abbey Theatre/HighTide, Thomas Martin
2019, Feature Film, Carmel, The Racer, Blinder Films, Kieron J Walsh
2019, Stage, Multiple, It was easy (in the end), Abbey Theatre/THEATREclub, Doireann Coady
2018, Television, Sister Annis, Vikings, MGM/History Channel, Stephen St Leger
2018, Stage, Vanessa, Nina's Got News by Frank Skinner, BBC/Avalon, Polina Kalinina
2018, Short Film, B, Everything Not Saved, RTE/MALAPROP, Janna Kemperman
2017, Stage, Multiple, Everything Not Saved, MALAPROP, Claire O'Reilly
2017, Stage, Bee, The Water Orchard, Collapsing Horse, Dan Colley/Eoghan Quinn
2017, Stage, Cordelia, King Lear, C Company, Aoife Spillane-Hinks
2016, Stage, Breffni, This Beach, Brokentalkers, Gary Keegan/Feidlim Cannon
2016, Radio, Multiple, Science Fiction Radio Hour, Collapsing Horse, Dan Colley
2016, Stage, Georgie, Freak, Irish Student Drama Association, Molly O'Cathain
2015, Stage, Actress 2, ENJOY, Rough Magic, Zoe Reardon
2015, Feature Film, Nessa, Fading Away, Filmbase, Edwina Casey
2015, Stage, Bot, LOVE+, MALAPROP, Claire O'Reilly
2015, Stage, Sofya Yegorovna, Chekhov's First Play, Dead Centre, Bush Moukarzel/Ben Kidd
2015, Stage, Sylv, East, Irish Student Drama Association, Claire O'Reilly
2014, Stage, "Rachel", VARDO, Anu Productions, Louise Lowe
2014, Short Film, W, All Talk, Vibes Productions, Dan Finnegan/Kevin Freeney
2014, Short Film, Her, Bright Eyes, Vibes Productions, Dan Finnegan
2014, Stage, D, The Sorrows, MythFest, Shaun Dunne/Claire O'Reilly
2014, Stage, Hawk, At The Hawk's Well, Samuel Beckett Centre, Sarah Jane Scaife/Bryan Burroughs
2013, Stage, She, The Way To Heaven, Rough Magic, Rosemary McKenna
2013, Stage, Phaedra, Phaedra's Love, Samuel Beckett Centre, Doireann Coady
2013, Stage, Tilburina, The Critic, Rough Magic, Lynne Parker
2013, Stage, Multiple, Distance From The Event, Collapsing Horse, Dan Colley
2013, Stage, W, All Talk, 10 Days In Dublin, Rachael Shearer
2013, Short Film, Girl, Winter Sun I & II, OIC Media, Multiple
2013, Stage, Lady Caroline, A Woman Of No Importance, Irish Student Drama Association, Darren Sinnott
2012, Stage, Multiple, BYPASS, Painted Filly, Nicholas Johnson
2012, Stage, C, One More Minute, Irish Student Drama Association, Rachael Shearer
2012, Stage, C, Crave, Irish Student Drama Association, Darren Sinnott


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
American-Standard, Australian, English-Standard, Irish RP, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern, RP
(* = Native/Fluent)
English, French, Gaelic
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Dance (general), Singing (general)
Performance:Actor-Singer, Comedy, Immersive Performance, Radio Drama, Voice Over, Voiceover Professional/Specialist
Other Skills:Devising, Improvisation


BA Mod Hons Drama Studies & English Literature at Trinity College Dublin 2011-2015

Screen Acting workshops Terry McMahon, Maureen Hughes, Laura Rosenthal, Louise Kiely

Theatre workshops with Complicite, Quarantine, The Corn Exchange, Michael Keegan-Dolan, Annabelle Comyn, THEATREclub, The Abbey Theatre, Bryony Kimmings 2014-2016

Contemporary Dance with Cois Céim 2013

Classic Stage Ireland 2010-2011

Leinster School of Music & Drama 1997-2010