Madi O’ Carroll

Madi is a graduate of Gaiety School of Acting full time course 2015.

Madi just wrapped a featured role opposite Jane Seymour in forthcoming second season of Harry Wild for AcornTV. Other screen works include Smother (Treasure Entertainment/BBC/RTE), James Fitzgerald’s short film Bad Boy Buck, supported by Fís Eireann, the lead role in Very Slightly Included, written and directed by Patricia Kelly, and Eva Wyse’s one minute film BITCH which screened at Galway Film Fleadh 2019.

Madi can be seen in Fantastic Films’ 6-IFTA nominated feature You Are Not My Mother, written and directed by Kate Dolan. Madi also plays opposite Domhnall Gleeson in Frank of Ireland for Channel 4/Amazon.
Madi was seen in the role of Stella Lyons on RTÉ’s Fair City, and Goneril in WarTank Production’s King Lear for Shakespeare Unwrapped.

Madi’s theatrical skill lies in her versatility and exceptional grasp of characterisation.
Most recently Madi was seen in The Everyman Palace‘s summer show Letters of A Country Postman. Previous to this Madi starred in Grafitti Theatre Company’s Humans: A Robot Musical as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2022. Madi performed in Game Theory’s MOOP as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 which was listed as The Irish Times’ Top 9 Fringe Shows 2019 and was nominated for Best Ensemble Award.
In April Madi took on the role of Baba in UNESCO‘s co-production with The New Theatre of Edna O’Brien’s Girls In Their Married Bliss for which she received a glowing review evidenced below in the reviews section.
Other theatre credits include Ali Hardiman’s comedy Disconnected in The New Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018 with Kit Thompson’s dark comedy The Threesome which played a successful week in Greenside Studios, the role of Tanya in The Granary Theatre’s Punk Rocka national tour of Dubliners Women in various theatres including Belfast’s Lyric and The Pavillion in Dun Laoghaire and The Spinning Heart, an adapted play from the award-winning novel by Donal Ryan which enjoyed a sold out run in The Gaiety Theatre following runs in both The Mill Theatre Dundrum and Smock Alley.

Madi is a skilled musician as well as actor, trained with ABRSM in classical violin (grade 8) and a strong grasp on musical improvisation and composition.


“O’Carroll has a kind of Brenda Fricker quality, a face that lights up with pleasure and genial warmth, whether real or pretended, then tightens with manipulative intent and determination. She fills the stage then retreats invisible, into a corner, creates a minor character with a few rapid squints and a grimace or two, plays the fiddle and anchors the entire production. She is surely a talent to watch.”
No More Workhorse, P. McGovern

“O’Carroll’s worldly and world weary Baba…is built from tone, pitch and timbre, along with O’Carroll’s sublimely crafted expressions, into something extraordinarily suggestive of deep and hidden things.”
The Arts Review, Chris O’Rourke

“Performer Madi O’Carroll is supremely versatile: vampy seductress one minute, nosy postmistress steaming open letters the next.”
The Independent, Katy Hayes


Latest News

Fight Back Festival @The New Theatre


The New Theatre and present FIGHT BACK FESTIVAL, an online theatre festival for Irish audiences to discover short plays written in response to these unprecedented times.   7th- 24th April

Make sure to check out Madi O’Carroll, Amy O’Dwyer and Aron Hegarty in action!

See more details HERE

Madi O Carroll in Dublin Fringe Festival show MOOP


Madi O’Caroll can next be seen in MOOP, an imaginative journey through space and play, devised by the company. Suitable for ages 5+ and made for anyone who takes fun very seriously.

For tickets and more information see here

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