Deirdre began her career at The Gate Theatre, Dublin in Amadeus, The Rehearsal, Semi-Private, Filumena and Steaming and most recently played Mrs Prynne in Hugh Leonard’s “Da” there.
Other theatre includes: Ride On, The Legend of Pat McNab, Belfry, Diary of a Town with Livin’ Dred Theatre Company. The Townlands of Brazil, Axis Ballymun and Teatr Polski, Wroclaw. Dancing at Lughnasa at The Library Theatre, Manchester. The Turn of the Screw and Hard Times, Storytellers Theatre Company. The Green Fool, Upstate. Romeo and Juliet for Second Age Theatre Company. Leaving and Winter Came Down, Quare Hawks Theatre Company. Happy Birthday Dear Alice, Red Kettle Theatre Company.
Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice and King Lear at Belfast Opera House. The Rivals, Druid.
Pantos include Cinderella, St Antos Panto, and Sleeping Beauty at The Helix.
Television and Film work includes; Wild (Oasis Films), The Food Guide to Love (FGTL Productions) , George Gently (BBC), Mrs Custer in BAFTA award winning Custer’s Last Stand-Up (series 1 & 2 BBC), Whistleblower (Fair Street TV Prod) The Clinic (Parallel Films) Glenroe, Behind Closed Doors, Batchelors Walk, Finbars Class (RTE). Eamon (Zanita Films), Turning Green (Curbside/BBC/RTE), No Tears (Little Bird) and Last Mango in Dublin (Espresso).
Deirdre voiced all the females in the Vincent Browne radio show re-enactments of the Moriarty, Mahon/Flood, Barr, Morris, Ferns, Ryan & Murphy tribunals 1997-2009.
Deirdre has worked extensively in radio for RTE, BBC, ABC and with Garrison Keillor in Minnesota Public Radio.