Lisa Byrne

Lisa graduated with a BA in Dance and Musical Theatre at the Urdang Academy, London in 2008. She then went on to further her training at the Theatre le Passage, Paris where she studied Theatre and Film.

Lisa has appeared in many theatre roles including Susan in Five Kinds of Silence for Complete theatre works, Ursula in Sweet Charity at the Bloomsbury Theatre London and received 5 stars reviews at the Edinburgh Festival for her portrayal of Marjorie in ‘Extremities’ . Lisa played George in Mark Cantan’s The Get Togetherfor Rough Magic Seeds and also played Chloe in the huge hit Alice in Funderland at the Abbey Theatre directed by Wayne Jordan. Lisa has also directed and appeared in various theatre productions including ‘Midnight in the Republic’ at the Gaeity Theatre as part of ‘Reflecting the rising’ for RTE, ‘Midnight in Night Town’ at Magistorium and most recently she has written and will be directing ‘A Night at the Museum’ an immersive theatre show that will be running at National Wax Museum.

Lisa’s Film and TV credits include leading roles in feature films Monroe’, (Monster Productions UK), The Unknown (Irish Film Board & Kenlingchi Pictures), Our Wonderful Home directed by award winning director Ivan Kavanagh (Irish Film Board & Ripple World Productions) She played the role of Amelie opposite Bollywood star Salman Kahn in the blockbuster ‘Ek Tha Tiger directed by Kabhir Khan. Lisa also appeared in series 2 of BBC drama ‘Ripper Street’. 

Lisa is also an established Choreographer and accomplished professional dancer across all modern and classical forms.


Alice in Funderland

Lisa Byrne too is fantastic – one of the few actors who could have hammed it up more last night and gotten away with it. She delivers a believable and funny foil to the Queen and Duchess and is terrifically enjoyable –

Alice in Funderland

And then there’s the cast. All one can say is that a special run of statuettes should be ordered. Susannah de Wrixon, Ian Llyod Anderson, Kathy Rose O’Brien, Mark O’Regan and Lisa Byrne, all of whom play and sing several roles with awesome dexterity. – Emer O’Kelly

Alice in Funderland

Lisa Byrne’s Chloe, a comic confection, brings crackle and precision to the electropop bonding number ‘Cut from the same cloth’ – Peter Crawley


“It almost seems criminal to single out any one performance from this gutsy ensemble; however, Lisa Byrne gives a prize-winning portrayal of Marjorie, the rape victim turned torturer. Byrne fleshes out her character to the max and we are kept on tenterhooks, awaiting the seemingly cool sophisticate’s suppressed rage to explode.” Chris Watt. THREE WEEKS  Newspaper – Edinburgh Festival

Three Sisters

“Irina (Lisa Byrne) – are strongly realised as individuals and interact persuasively as siblings. I particularly admired the piercing way that Byrne’s Irina showed a young woman who still felt it was her duty to charm and reassure even when crying-jag despair was destroying her ingénue demeanour.” THREE SISTERS – London Theatre Guide

Sweet Charity

“Notable mention must also go to Lisa Byrne for her performance as the sexy Italian vixen, Ursula.” THE STAGE NEWSPAPER – Sweet Charity

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Lisa Byrne in Ripper Street


Lisa Byrne recently filming on Ripper Street Series 2 for BBC1.

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