Dublin born Rebecca is a graduate of The Gaiety School of Acting’s Full-time actor training course.
Previous theatre credits include A Little Bit of Blue (Passion Machine),IRON (directed by Vanessa Fielding at The Complex), Spartacus & Redline-Deadline (Whiplash Productions, Dublin Fringe Festival), DURANG DURANG ; BrazenTales Theatre Company’s inaugural production at The Pearse Centre and Faustus! (Crazy Dog Audio Theatre at Smock Alley).
Rebecca recently played the role of The Yellow Peril in DA by Hugh Leonard at The Gate Theatre.
Last Summer she wrapped filming on BBCs exciting new TV Series Ripper Street alongside Matthew MacFayden which aired recently on BBC1 to over 5million viewers, and also on Doghouse, Fastnet Films new signature short for The Irish Film Board also starring Peter Coonan.
Rebecca most recently appeared in George Bernard Shaws Village Wooing directed by Michael James Ford at Bewleys Café Theatre to critical acclaim. The show returned by popular demand to The Vikings Theatre – Clontarf in February.
Rebecca also recently completed filming on Vikings, for The History Channel, which is currently being broadcast and appeared as Venus in Zoe Reardons adaptation of Venus & Adonis as part of TEXT¦Messages at Project Arts Centre.
She can next be seen in a rehearsed reading of Gillian Grattans HOOKED, directed by Don Wycherly at The Mill Theatre on the 8th April.
Rebecca was recently featured in U Magazine in their rising talent feature as One To Watch.
“A near-perfect choice for lunchtime viewing… Grimes and Gaynor deliver endearing performances” Culture Magazine, The Sunday Times. “Rebecca Grimes, charming and evenly-judged as the insouciant pursuer of a frigid male”. VILLAGE WOOING-The Irish Times. “Grimes is clearly at ease in this scandalously cheeky role that requires a great deal of poise and verbal dexterity” VILLAGE WOOING- Irish Theatre Magazine “The statuesque Grimes, with her loose bob of golden hair and pale skin is radiant with fixed purpose, positively glowing with the conviction that she’ll eventually get what she wants. There’s a wonderful girlish joyfulness about her and her pursuit of her chosen man, though she’s occasionally surprised by her own determination” VILLAGE WOOING – The Independent. “The scene in which young Charlie attempts to seduce Mary Tate (Grimes) is a comic gem” DA- Metro Herald. “Rebecca Grimes is fabulous in her breathy and busty depiction of the over-sexed nurse, overshadowing any possible line-crossing with her lewd hilarity.”DURANG DURANG -Entertainment.ie “The mother and daughter are bookended by the prison guards, convincingly portrayed by David Gorry and Rebecca Grimes…. two secondary characters that are as well developed and complex as the main protagonists and never superfluous.” IRON- Entertainment.ie