Amy O’ Dwyer
Amy graduated with a distinction from the London School of Musical Theatre. Before that she studied a BA in Drama and Theatre from Trinity College Dublin. Alongside her degree, Amy attended an advanced performance year at The Gaiety School of Acting.
Amy has appeared in many theatre productions both in Ireland and the UK. Upon her return from London, she co-produced and starred in a sell-out production of The Last Five Years, a two-hander musical at the Cube in the Project Arts Centre, under Rough Magic’s Production Support programme.
Since then she has worked on two productions in Cork – Alan Ayckbourne’s If I Were You and the edgy Boys by Ella Hickson. She was seen treading the boards (and flying through the sky) on the Gaiety stage as Wendy in the five star production of Peter Pan. Oh Yes she did!
As well as this, she has worked with the New Theatre Dublin on three new writing productions Madame Markievicz on Trial, by Ann Matthews, which went on a national tour, playing Captain Clodagh Farrell in the back by popular demand production of Lockdown by Gerard Humphreys and is currently in Ledwidge by the same author which also will tour nationally.
She has recently appeared as Hannah in RTE’s Fair City, and looks forward to exploring more TV/Film this year having also experienced the BBC studio working on We’re Doomed! The Dad’s Army story
She is a newscaster on FM104 and Q102, broadcasting and reporting news bulletins to the people of Dublin and presents her own podcast called The Stage Door.
Some TV/stage credits include:
Ledwidge (New Theatre, National Tour), Fair City (RTE), Lockdown (New Theatre, National tour), Making Dads Army (BBC), Madame Markievicz on Trial (New Theatre, National tour), Peter Pan (Gaiety Theatre), Boys (Cork Arts Theatre), The Last Five Years (Project Arts Centre), If I Were You (Cork Arts Theatre), Immaculate (White Bear Theatre, London), KatieMag (The Everyman Palace/Smock Alley), Who Will Carry The Word (Brockley Jack Theatre, London) Our Town (Camden People’s Theatre, London), Playground Night (Theatre 503, London)
Lockdown – The New Theatre
“O’Farrell is played by Amy O’Dwyer, and having seen her in a number of plays, she has an ability to sink into the role, becoming it in a way that makes her look different, even physically different. Here she holds herself well in the first few seconds. No one could be convinced otherwise that this is not a soldier, a Captain.”
Madame de Markievicz on Trial – The New Theatre
Amy O’Dwyer in particular should be commended for creating two extremely different characters despite the restrictive setting of the witness box which prevents huge physicality.
The Last Five Years – Project Arts Centre
The energy is consistent and O’ Dwyer’s vocal control is especially impressive.