Charlene McKenna
Irish actress
Charlene McKenna
Charlene McKenna is an award-winning Irish actress. Born in Glaslough, County Monaghan, she became a household name and face in Ireland after starring as Jennifer in the television series Pure Mule in 2005. She has had numerous other roles in television dramas in Ireland, including Raw, Single-Handed 2 and Whistleblower.
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Aisle View: <i>Ghosts</i> at BAM
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Lesley Manville in Ibsen's Ghosts. Photo: Stephanie Berger Dedicated theatergoers who try to see the best of the best are hereby alerted, during this ridiculously overloaded April, to make a quick detour to Brooklyn. Ibsen's powerful Ghosts is the play; director Richard Eyre provides an altogether gripping production; and Lesley Manville's portrayal as Helene Alving makes for indispensable viewing. Given that this is a brief engagement of only twenty-nine performances at the BAM Harvey Theater, it will necessarily reach a limited audience. Connoisseurs of fine acting will do themselves a favor and be part of that audience. The excellence begins with Eyre's adaptation, which streamlines the play--it flies by in an intermissionless ninety minutes--and freshens what in starchier translations can seem archaic. This production originated at the Almeida Theatre in Islington in the fall of 2013. It transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End last winter, where it won Oliv ...
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Electric Ireland Launch Powering Kindness Week
Build - over 4 years
Actress Charlene McKenna and comedian Dermot Whelan were in Dublin on Sunday 18th November, to announce details of the Electric Ireland Powering Kindness Week that is underway to generate positive goodwill around Ireland for the week, 17th - 23rd November, in aid of three selected charities: Special Olympics Ireland, Concern Worldwide and Focus Ireland. At the end of the week, EURO100,000 will be d.....
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Charlene looks like a proper madam as Ripper drama shoots in the city
Herald - Ireland - almost 5 years
CHARLENE McKenna had to make a quick dash from a brothel in Dublin -- but it was all in the name of her art.
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Sea of rising thesps from the Emerald isle - Variety
Google News - almost 6 years
&quot;It has really upped its game and is beginning to platform a lot of the young talent in this country,&quot; she says, citing shows like &quot;Love/Hate,&quot; which stars Aidan Gillen and Sheehan, and &quot;Raw,&quot; toplining Charlene McKenna, another talented thesp to keep
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Katie Holly on 'One Hundred Mornings' - The Irish Film Television Network
Google News - almost 6 years
Katie has produced several features since &#39;One Hundred Mornings&#39;, shooting recently wrapped on the Bl!nder Films co-production &#39;Jump&#39; starring Martin McCann and Charlene McKenna and her other recently wrapped feature whilst alternative feature,
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Amy reveals she's a country girl at heart - Herald.ie
Google News - almost 6 years
Raw actress Charlene McKenna says she loves to go to Carrick-on-Shannon and rent a boat, cruise the Shannon and stop off at the lakes. &quot;Every year on Raw we make it our business to rent one of these boats and take it up the Shannon,&quot; she said
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charlene McKenna
    TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 28
    In 2013 she appeared on "Skins Pure" as Maddie.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2012 she has appeared as Rose Erskine in Ripper Street on BBC One and Amazon Prime Instant Video.
    McKenna departed RAW following the Season 5 finale on 10 February 2013.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    McKenna won the Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series award for her role in Whistleblower at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in June 2009.
    More Details Hide Details McKenna used to date Adrian Kerley from Scotstown. McKenna is originally from Monaghan but now based in New York. Since 2013 she has been dating actor Adam Rothenberg, whom she met on the set of Ripper Street.
    McKenna won the Best Actress (Television) award at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2009 for her role in Raw.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    McKenna also appeared in the film Dorothy Mills, which was released in 2008, as the role of Mary McMahon.
    More Details Hide Details She narrowly lost out on a role in the film Land of the Lost opposite Will Ferrell. Despite meeting the director, the part was given to Anna Friel instead. In 2011, McKenna appeared in an episode of Channel 4 comedy-drama Sirens. She played the eponymous antagonist "Lamia" in that episode (the eighth) of the fourth season of the BBC TV series Merlin. She starred as Seth's dead girlfriend Shannon in Misfits.
    She appeared in the second episode of Single Handed 2, broadcast on 1 January 2008, in which Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll investigated the case of the missing two-year-old son of her character, Eilish. Eilish also had to endure several resentful in-laws. This performance was described as "outstanding". Whistleblower, a two-part fact-based drama broadcast in August 2008, was based on the late 1970s scandal at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth, involving gynaecologist Michael Neary.
    More Details Hide Details McKenna played Karen, a young mother who has an unnecessary hysterectomy performed on her after giving birth. Emma Stansfield played the nurse who blew the whistle. In 2009, McKenna played the role of Paula Abbot in the second series of The Fixer. For her role in Raw, McKenna stripped naked for a full frontal scene in the fourth episode. The actress was pleased with the lack of complaints about the scene, apparently considering it an indication of the growing tolerance of Irish audiences. Scenes involving restaurant staff tampering with their guests' food similarly failed to attract much complaint. McKenna's character in the series is Jojo, a young chef, working under Tanya, a stressed manager, and a head chef. In the second episode, Jojo organises a party but the alcohol runs out and tensions rise. Raw, a six-part series set in a fictitious restaurant in Dublin, saw McKenna interact with Bachelors Walk actor Keith McErlean and Mistresses actress Shelley Conn.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    In 2007, she filmed the short film Danger High Voltage at the Electric Picnic music festival in Stradbally, County Laois.
    More Details Hide Details The film, which also starred Barry Ward and was directed by Luke McManus, went on to win awards at both the Galway Film Fleadh and the Cork Film Festival in 2008.
    McKenna has had roles in several other Irish television shows as well, including Raw, Single Handed and Whistleblower. She had a role in a two-hour Dickensian period drama filmed in Dublin and broadcast on ITV in late 2007.
    More Details Hide Details The drama also featured Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Bradley Walsh, Zoƫ Wanamaker, Martin Freeman, Steve Pemberton, Anna Madeley and Gina McKee.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    Born in Glaslough, County Monaghan, she became a household name and face in Ireland after starring as Jennifer in the television series Pure Mule in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details She has had numerous other roles in television dramas in Ireland, including Raw, Single-Handed 2 and Whistleblower. She won the Best Actress (Television) award at the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2009 for Raw and won the Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series award for her role in Whistleblower at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in June 2009. McKenna first appeared on stage at the age of eleven, playing a small role in Oklahoma! with the Monaghan Youth Theatre. She studied Religious Education and Music at Mater Dei Institute of Education, Dublin. Her first large-scale production was Pure Mule which launched her career. She played Jennifer, a racy character, in the series.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on March 26, 1984.
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