Deborah Wiseman is originally from Galway. She trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, Focus Theatre and at Margie Haber Studios in Los Angeles.
Currently: Voicing lead character of Dragon in Sir Mouse by Fabrique Fantastique due for international release in 2019.
Recent Film & TV work include: The Professionals by Roadside Attractions, Vikings for History Channel/MGM, Jack Taylor for Netflix/Telegael, Carol in Caught by Tony Flynn, A Belfast Story Playing Colleen by JoltMe Productions directed by Nathan Todd Sims; Golgotha (Royal Television Society Award); Mo for Channel 4/ITV playing opposite Julie Walters directed by Phillip Martin; Linda in The Take for ITV/SKY Element Pictures directed by David Drury; Carmel Reynolds in Fair City for RTE; Situations Vacant for Grand Pictures directed by Lisa Mulcahy and 8.5 Hours by Instigator Films by Brian Lally.
Recent Theatre Credits include: Saints and Sinners for Mouth on Fire; The School for Wives by AC Productions, Playing A in Terminus in Smock Alley for Thereisbear ;Talk Radio for Seven Silent Men; Tymon of Athens by AC Productions; The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy (National Tour); Freefall: Heroes (Druid) for Galway Theatre Festival; multiple roles in Changing the Ending with Upstate Theatre (Drogheda Arts Festival); Chrissy in Boys of Foley Street & Mother in Basin with Anu Productions directed by Louise Lowe; Rock Paper Scissors for Performance Lab directed by Louise Lowe; Falling out of Love for Yew Tree Theatre directed by Mikel Murfi (Civic and National Tour); The Rainstorm by Tyger Theatre (Axis); Laundry & Bourbon ( Focus Theatre); The Glory of Living for AboutFace Theatre (Project Cube & Civic); Christian O Reilly’s Problem Solvers Anonymous and It Won’t be Great (Dublin Debuts and National Tour)
Working and collaborating on a number of scripts in development with Anna Merritt.
– Is This It? TV pilot. Shortlisted for interview BBC Drama Room 2019, top 1%. Longlisted for Thousand Films 2019 script writing competition (awaiting outcome).
– Rot TV pilot. Longlisted for BBC Comedy Room 2016. Top 15%
– Teatime short screenplay. 2018 runner-up Waterford Film Festival
– Mutton Feature Film
– Bubbles Short Film
– Curt Cuts Short Film
– 2017 Storyland Short list for RTE
Screen Skills: Scene Analysis with Beth Serlin 2019
Screen Skills Ireland -Big Stories on The Small Screen 2018 mentored by Tom Abrahms (Professor of Screenwriting UCLA)
Filmbase –Writing for Screen
BBC Northern Ireland- Writing for Drama with John Yorke
Fishamble Playwriting 2016 –currently play script in development.
BA English Literature –NUIG
MA Digital Media -DIT
Voice work: She also recently voiced I am a Fish, a cartoon for RTE. Also narrating and voicing multiple characters in Cats on The Run a book by Ged Gillmore on Audible.. Voicing characters in Brewster the Rooster for RTE/ Salty Dog Productions (2017) and ecorded Volume I and Volume II of Irish Legends and Fairytales with The Sunday World for a National give away.
Deborah is a skilled improviser and speaks fluent Italian and works as a clown Doctor .
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Reviews for The School for Wives
The School for Wives is at the New Theatre in Essex Street in Dublin.
* * * * * Emer O Kelly, Sunday Independent
…..but my goodness, he and his co-stars (particularly Deborah Wiseman) have a whale of a time sinking their teeth into Moliere’s absurd set-up.
‘Great knockabout fun….Deborah Wiseman and Conor Donelan make a great comic duo…
Michael Moffatt, Mail on Sunday
Simon Toal plays Arnolphe with a bombastic vigour that never becomes tiresome, with Grace Fitzgerald as a spirited-but-innocent Agnes; and they both interplay effectively with Conor Donelan and Deborah Wiseman as the not-so-goofy peasant servitors. Killian Coyle manages to be lovelorn as well as funny as the love object Horace, and Colm O’Brien makes an effectively sniffy Chrysalde.
Reid’s direction balances comedy with restraint to an excellent degree, in his own set design lit by Cathy O’Carroll. Costuming is impressionistic rather than detailed, but works well (with assistance from the Abbey Theatre wardrobe department.)
If this were a drama, we’d sharpen our knives. But it’s not. Instead, The School For Wives is a zippy, cohesive and frequently hilarious adult pantomime that, despite a wobbly opening, eventually finds a comical groove that fits. It’s a tad bawdy and a, um, touch old-fashioned, but at least it has the decency to poke fun at its bizarre premise. Chris Wasser – Evening Herald
Reviews for Saints & Sinners – The Pot of Broth
The three plays are stand alone shorts, starting off with The Pot of Broth, where a starving tramp comes into a cottage in Clare only to discover that the cottage he is in belongs to a tight-fisted owner Sibby (Deborah Wiseman who brings a lot of energy and light to the stage)…
The Red Curtain Review
Reviews for Timon of Athens at Project Arts Centre
AC Productions have a well-merited reputation for intelligent, talented presentation of significant plays, and producing them with high, if economical, production values. Their current production of Timon of Athens at Project in Dublin can only enhance this reputation: it may well, indeed, be the star in their firmament… with accomplished, truly Shakespearean performances throughout from Deborah Wiseman Sunday Independent July 13th 2014
…while Kealyn and Deborah Wiseman deliver commendable performances. Sunday Times July 13th 2014
Eilis O’Donnell as the faithful servant and Deborah Wiseman in various roles are particularly impressive The Irish Mail on Sunday July 13th 2014
Press Quotes for The Hen Night Epiphany by Jimmy Murphy Sunday Times
25.09.11 …it is the excellent ensemble and Murphy’s witty text and diverse characters that make it a real treat…. Maria Tapper’s costumes and Joe Devlin’s direction give the action-packed piece a coherency….Murphy has reached his Lughnasa moment and we should all be dancing. Irish Mail on Sunday
25.09.11 …more Ibsen…it is a serious examination of modern sexual relationships from the women’s viewpoint…an awful lot of women will identify with it…characters are sharply drawn…Anne Kent as Olive is the comic relief…strong cast. Sunday Business Post
25.09.11 …a study of contemporary Irish women. The Independent
21.09.11 The five women stand out as real, flawed and sometimes appealing characters
Review for Terminus TN2 Magazine
Deborah Wiseman plays A, the ex-teacher turned Samaritan who is on a grand quest to save an old student who has gone down the wrong path. Her character has plenty of interaction with lively Dubs and Wiseman does a fantastic job of switching personae and voice changeovers from the calm mother to a rowdy thug. A’s story quietly touches on the topic of abortion, an understated segment of the play which provides lasting lingering thought. All give a great energy to the movement of the play, commendable in light of the monologue form which they render as full of life as possible. The set and lighting are not particularly exciting, but little is needed to augment the delivery of the verse by the cast. The scene takes place in only a small corner of the already intimate Boys School, a move which brings the audience deeper into the trouble and makes it easier for the cast to reach out and bring you along with them. ThereisBear! have put on the most entertaining piece of theatre I’ve seen in a long time and each member of the cast seemed to be enjoying the ride just as much as myself. Their production ofTerminus will delight anyone looking for a play that goes outside of any comfort zone, and the sprawling adventure turns out to be a curiously debauched but nonetheless heartfelt tribute to Dublin.
Join The Corps Ensemble at the brand new Bohemian Theatre for CHRISTMAS CRAICERS – six short festive plays by some of Ireland’s finest established and emerging playwrights. Featuring brand new original scripts by Gary Duggan, Lisa Walsh, Stewart Roche, Hillary Dziminski, Adam O’Keeffe, and Robert Higgins. Performed by The Corps Ensemble & Associates. Deborah Wiseman features in a new piece by Lisa Walsh.
For tickets see here
Frontline members Donncha O’Dea and Deborah Wiseman appear in the new horror podcast Petrified by Peter Dunne and Liam Geraghty which has been listed as one of the top 30 Podcasts of 2019 by Image.ie.
We are delighted to announce Deborah Wiseman has been cast in and is currently filming Vikings Season 6. Congratulations Deborah!