Amy Dunne

Amy is a graduate of The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, New York and Bow Street Academy. Previously, she obtained a BA (Hons) in Anthropology and English from NUI Maynooth.

Hailing from Kilkenny, Amy is a former member of Dreamstuff Youth Theatre and Young Irish Filmmakers. She has worked extensively with The Devious Theatre Company since 2006 appearing in their productions of Vehicle (Smock Alley Scene + Heard Festival), Heart Shaped Vinyl, War Of Attrition (Galway Theatre Festival), Bash: Latterday Plays, Smitten (Solstice, Cork Midsummer Festival), Scratcher (Project Arts Centre, The Theatre Machine Turns You On: Vol II), Cannibal! The Musical. She participated in Devious Theatre’s six month residency, In The Future When All Is Well, at Kilkenny Arts Office in 2011. In New York, She was selected to perform in Anna Strasberg’s Scene Night, playing the role of Frankie in Frankie & Johnny In The Clair de Lune, directed by The Soprano’s George Loros. Other theatre credits include Pulp Injection (Smock Alley Scene + Heard Festival) Da (Watergate Productions) Voices In The Rubble (Sheer Tantrum) and TEXT Messages (Project Arts Centre).

Onscreen credits include Smitten (RTE Storyland), Daffney Molloy & Other Catastrophes (RTE Shortscreen/ Chicago Irish Film Festival, 2016/IndieCork 2015) Pumpkin, Birthday Cake (Crypt TV), Two Cats, Vultures, Baby Love (Mycrofilms), Stealaway and Lily’s Bad Day (Young Irish Film Makers). She appeared in the Filmbase feature Writing Home, nominated for Best Irish Feature, Best First Irish Feature and the Audience Award at the Galway Film Fleadh 2017.

Amy is a skilled singer and trains with Judith Mok. Radio work includes Voices of History (Red Feather Learning), Word Play, Behind Closed Doors (KCLR), the radio series Vultures and the PPI award winning The War Of The Worlds (KCLR/Devious Theatre). She was awarded First Prize for the Fishpond Bursary for Comedy 2016. She also recently completed the On Stage Writer’s Masterclass with John Delaney in association with The New Theatre as well as the Filmbase Close-Up professional development programme. She will appear in Neil O’Driscoll’s feature film Waking The Witch due for release in 2018.