Dervla Kirwan
Irish actor
Dervla Kirwan
Dervla Kirwan is an Irish television and stage actress famous for roles in British television shows which included Ballykissangel and Goodnight Sweetheart among others. She also appeared in the Doctor Who Christmas special episode, "The Next Doctor" and provided the voiceovers for the well-known "This is not just food" television advertising campaign for UK retailer Marks & Spencer.
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What’s On for Friday April 27, 2012
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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TODAY CLUBBING SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm-3am. Ram: Breakneck // Concrete // Subliminal. Main room (drum n bass/ dubstep/ house): Wilkinson; The Others; Charge; plus Concrete DJS. Edge of the Wedge hosted by Subliminal. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911. CONCERTS PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in concert. Performing works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky. Conductor: Kirill Karabits. Soloist: Truls Mørk (cello). Pre-concert talk at 6.40pm. Admission £13-£23. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk. DANCING PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission £2.50. (023) 9242 5331. EVENTS GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-1:00pm. Art Club. Whether you’re a beginner or an ol ...
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What’s On for Thursday April 26, 2012
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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TODAY CONCERTS OLD PORTSMOUTH, St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Concert. Featuring David Price, Portsmouth Cathedral (organ). Admission £2.50, concs. (023) 9282 3399. DANCING PORTSMOUTH, Drayton Centre, 238, Havant Road, Drayton. 2pm-4.15pm. Ballroom and Sequence Tea Dance. With tea/ coffee and biscuits. Admission £3.50. 07989 124 089. EVENTS DENMEAD, All Saints Church car park, Hambledon Road. 9am-midday. Focus 4 Car Boot Sale. Cars, £6; vans, £10. No trade. (023) 9225 2507 to book a pitch GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 9.30am, 10.45am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm. Silver Surfers’ Day. We are supporting Spring Online to give older people a taste of computers and the internet. Join us on Silver Surfers’ Day for an free hour long session with 1:1 support. Early booking recommended for this popular event. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gd ...
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What’s On for Thursday April 19, 2012
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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TODAY EVENTS GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 5-6pm. Spanish Language Cafe. Looking for an informal way to improve your language skills - No need to be fluent but no absolute beginners please. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463. HAVANT, meet outside The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Evening cycle ride to Westbourne, White Horse. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk. PORTSMOUTH, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Group. Friendship Club for the over 50s. Different activity each week in a friendly group. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500. PORTSMOUTH, St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch - the money raised will be used support a local charity. (023) 9229 3020. PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. ...
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What’s On for Wednesday April 18, 2012
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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TODAY COMEDY FAREHAM, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Boy with Tape on His Face. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting. Warning: Comedy often contains strong language and adult themes. Age Guidance: 18-plus. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100, box office. DANCING CLANFIELD, Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence Dance. Organised by Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456. ROGATE, Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission £3. (01730) 263008. EVENTS GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am - 12:30pm. Family History Advice Clinic. Come speak to our experts about reserching your ancestors, no need to book. Admission Free. (023) 9252 3463, hants.g ...
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These celebs are seeing double - The Sun
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"Jim Carey and Matt Dillon; Luke Perry and James Van Der Beek; Davina McCall and Dervla Kirwan; Fergie and Kirstie Alley." Troubled actor Joaquin Phoenix has a sportsman twin says Tuberosum: "Mark Philippoussis and Joaquin Phoenix
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First UK Aid Matched event raises £1.7m for Save the Children - Civil Society Media
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Natasha Kaplinsky hosted the programme and she, Chris Tarrant, Dervla Kirwan and Paul O'Grady fronted appeal films highlighting the cause and encouraging people to donate. Save the Children corporate partners were also involved with the programme
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The beach huts in Southwold - Manchester Evening News
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Southwold has attracted many writers and film producers and on our immediate return, we tuned into ITV's thriller 'Injustice' starring Dervla Kirwan and were more concerned spotting places in Southwold and the pier than keeping up with the plot
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DVD: Injustice (15) - The Independent
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His adoring wife is played by Dervla Kirwan, a former publisher who, slightly resentfully, has given up her career to support her husband. While some of the characters are predictable, this drama has fewer than its predecessor, and gives more time to
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Review: Betrayal - Herald Scotland
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A 2007 London production with Sam West, Toby Stephens and Dervla Kirwan produced an electric tension between the two men. But Henshall and Miles fail to ignite. Henshall wearing the same blue shirt throughout is, interestingly, framed in spotlight,
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Kristin Scott Thomas in Betrayal. Photo: Tristram Kenton - WhatsOnStage.com
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... (lots of bumping of furniture backstage), and the performance of Kristin Scott Thomas as Emma, while suitably glacial and enigmatic, with an odd vocal wobbliness, is not as serene or enchanting as Dervla Kirwan's at the Donmar four years ago
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Mic Wright's Remotely Furious: Terry Pratchett - Choosing To Die, Injustice ... - AOL Television UK
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James Purefoy is a justice-seeking lawyer with a dark past, a brooding present and a wife that looks an awful lot like Dervla Kirwan doing her sultry-but-unsettled-look (a classic she's been deploying successfully since the halcyon days of
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Take five amateur chefs, stir in lots of hype, and let it simmer - Irish Times
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Come Dine with Me Ireland was on for five consecutive nights, as was Injustice (ITV, Mon-Fri), the superb Anthony Horowitz-scripted crime drama starring James Purefoy as William Travers, a criminal barrister living with his wife (Dervla Kirwan) in
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Dervla Kirwan: where have all the good roles gone? - Telegraph.co.uk
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On the eve of Injustice, her latest TV thriller, Dervla Kirwan tells Olly Grant about the pain of watching the job offers dry up. By Olly Grant Dervla Kirwan is feeling frustrated. With work. Or rather, with the lack of it. “It's not like I'm lazy,” ... - -
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Purefoy: Don't mess with Dervla! - Belfast Telegraph
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James Purefoy has revealed that co-star Dervla Kirwan laid down the law while filming new ITV drama Injustice. The heartthrob plays criminal barrister William Travers in the show, which kicks off on Monday, with Irish actress Dervla playing his
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Rupert Penry-Jones: Still waiting for his Colin Firth moment - The Independent
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Which isn't to say he isn't keen on plays; he might not even have any children but for a part in Dangerous Corner at the Garrick back in 2001, where he met his now wife, the former Ballykissangel-cum-M&S voiceover star Dervla Kirwan
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Dervla: 'Each episode really twists and turns' - What's On TV
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Dervla Kirwan, star of ITV1's new crime drama Injustice, certainly thinks so... Tell us a bit about Jane Travers, the character you play in Injustice? "Jane was a very successful publisher when her husband William (James Purefoy), a lawyer,
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June 2: Dervla Kirwan, Theatres Trust conference preview and more - Stage (blog)
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In this week's issue of The Stage, actress Dervla Kirwan tells Matthew Hemley about her role in a new legal drama on ITV, and why she would be happy for her children to become
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dervla Kirwan
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 43
    Dervla Kirwan has also branched out to producing, taking on the role as an associate producer of an independent film, Silent Hours which as of April 2015, is currently in post-production.
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  • 2014
    Age 42
    In late 2014, Kirwan made her second stint at the Chichester Festival Theatre as Frankie in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, a play by Terrence McNally about the relationship between waitress, Frankie and short-order cook, Johnny played by Neil Stuke.
    More Details Hide Details The play was well known for its extended nudity in the first Act. The play was also warmly received by critics who gave mostly 4* reviews. It ran from November 2014 to December 2014 at the Minerva theatre.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    In April 2013, Kirwan was cast as Valerie in Josie Rourke's revival of The Weir by Conor McPherson at the Donmar Warehouse.
    More Details Hide Details Kirwan appeared alongside Brian Cox, Ardal O'Hanlon, Risteard Cooper and Peter McDonald. Reviews for The Weir have been excellent with 4* and 5* ratings by top critics. The Weir later transferred to the West End, playing at Wyndhams theatre from January 2014 to April 2014. The film Luna by Dave McKean and starred Dervla, Ben Daniels, Stephanie Leonidas and Michael Maloney which began filming in 2007 but due to budget setbacks only completed filming in 2011 was finally completed in 2013 and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014. The film warm positively received by critics and Dervla's performance was highly praised. Luna was awarded the Best British Film at the Raindance Film Festival.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    In June 2012, Kirwan appeared on screen as Alex Demoys alongside Christopher Eccleston in the three part BBC1 drama miniseries Blackout. Other works in development include a fantasy film Luna and an independent thriller, Entity. Entity premiered in 2013 at selected cinemas and DVD and won Best Horror film at the London Independent Film Festival 2013.
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    From April to May 2012, Kirwan appeared on stage at the Chichester Festival Theatre in a Jeremy Herrin production of Uncle Vanya.
    More Details Hide Details Kirwan played Sonya alongside an exceptional cast which included Roger Allam (as Vanya), Timothy West and Lara Pulver. The play received warm reviews and response to Kirwan's performance was generally positive.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    In 2011, Kirwan worked on Injustice a five-part psychological thriller on ITV written by Anthony Horowitz.
    More Details Hide Details She starred as Jane Travers, wife of main character, Will Travers played by James Purefoy.
  • 2010
    Age 38
    For her role as Maggie, Kirwan won the Dagger for Best Supporting Actress at the 2010 Crime Thriller Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Kirwan has also been the subject of an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? in which she found out more about her Irish and distant Jewish descent. Her great uncle was the Irish nationalist leader, Michael Collins. It was first shown on 2 August 2010.
    Kirwan also appeared in the four-part BBC drama The Silence in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details She played the role of the warm-hearted aunt of a young deaf girl who witnessed a murder. The Silence aired in July 2010.
    Kirwan appeared in the BBC drama series Material Girl, which aired in January 2010.
    More Details Hide Details She was also cast in the role of Bundle in Agatha Christie's Marple.
    Kirwan won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Film at the 2010 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) for her role in Ondine.
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  • 2009
    Age 37
    Kirwan appeared in the Irish film Ondine alongside Colin Farrell and Stephen Rea which was released in 2009.
    More Details Hide Details She played Maura, the alcoholic bitter ex-girlfriend of Farrell's character Syracuse.
    In 2009, Kirwan was in the BBC drama Moving On, where she played Laura in the episode Dress To Impress.
    More Details Hide Details She also guest starred in Law & Order: UK, playing the role of Beatrice McArdle.
  • 2008
    Age 36
    Kirwan appeared as the villain Miss Hartigan in The Next Doctor, the 2008 Christmas special of Doctor Who, alongside David Tennant and David Morrissey.
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  • 2007
    Age 35
    In 2007, she appeared in the BBC drama True Dare Kiss and on stage in Harold Pinter's Betrayal at the Donmar Warehouse.
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  • 2006
    Age 34
    In 2006, she played Bertha in Exiles at the National Theatre.
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  • 2005
    Age 33
    In 2005, she also appeared on the Lyttelton stage at the National Theatre in the role of Alice in Brian Friel's Aristocrats.
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    She returned for a second series in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The series was shown in the US under the title The Night Detective.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    She appeared in the BBC 1 crime drama series 55 Degrees North with Don Gilet, which aired in 2004.
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    Kirwan starred in School for Seduction, a 2004 film which also starred Kelly Brook.
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  • 2003
    Age 31
    In 2003, Kirwan again appeared on stage with Penry-Jones in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Bristol Old Vic directed by Samuel West.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    Kirwan is married to actor Rupert Penry-Jones, with whom she has two children, Florence and Peter. She met him in 2001 while appearing in Dangerous Corner and they married in 2007 after a three-year engagement.
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    In 2001, she starred as Emma Rose in a BBC series Hearts and Bones alongside Sarah Parish, Amanda Holden, Hugo Speer and Damian Lewis.
    More Details Hide Details The show ran for two series. She also starred in the Sky TV series The Bombmaker as a former IRA bomb maker. That year she also appeared in a stage production of Dangerous Corner by JB Priestley in Leeds alongside now husband Rupert Penry-Jones.
  • 1999
    Age 27
    In 1999, she appeared in another BBC production, a made for TV Christmas film called The Greatest Store in the World.
    More Details Hide Details She played the single mum of two girls who are made homeless a few days before Christmas. Kirwan co-starred with Brian Blessed and Peter Capaldi.
  • 1998
    Age 26
    She had previously been engaged to Stephen Tompkinson, her co-star in Ballykissangel, in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details She and Penry-Jones both appeared in Casanova in 2005, although they did not share any scenes. They had worked on stage together in 2001 in a West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, production of J B Priestley's Dangerous Corner, when he played Robert Caplan to her Olwen Peel. In November, the production transferred to the Garrick Theatre for a successful four-month West End season.
    In 1998, she starred alongside Christopher Eccleston in the Michael Winterbottom film With or Without You as Belfast girl Rosie Boyd.
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  • 1996
    Age 24
    Kirwan 's performance in Ballykissangel won her the National TV Award for Best Actress in 1996, and the Irish Post Award for Best Irish Entertainer in 1997.
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    For 23 episodes, from 1996–1998, she appeared in Ballykissangel in the role of Assumpta Fitzgerald.
    More Details Hide Details Assumpta is the landlady of BallyK's only pub, Fitzgeralds, and is no friend of the church – until Father Peter Clifford (Stephen Tompkinson) is posted to the village from his previous parish in Manchester. She also continued this role for a Comic Relief special of The Vicar of Dibley, and in a Father Ted special.
  • 1992
    Age 20
    In 1992, she also starred in Hush by April De Angelis at the Royal Court Theatre, while January 1994 found her playing in Peter Hall's seasonal production of Georges Feydeau's farce An Absolute Turkey at the Globe Theatre
    More Details Hide Details Kirwan briefly appeared in Casualty, and in the first three series of Goodnight Sweetheart alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst. In 1997, she sang with Dustin the Turkey on his cover of "Fairytale of New York" for his album Faith of Our Feathers.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    She got her television break in the 1991 BBC Scotland production of A Time To Dance, adapted by Melvyn Bragg from his own novel, playing Bernadette Kennedy.
    More Details Hide Details In the same year, she also appeared in the play Water Music at the Cockpit Theatre, written by award-winning playwright Lyndon Morgans (singer-songwriter with the Welsh folk noir band Songdog).
  • 1988
    Age 16
    Kirwan moved to London when she was sixteen when she was cast in a play at the Bush Theatre. She won acclaim in 1988 for her performance as the factory girl Linda in A Handful of Stars, the Bush Theatre premiere of the first play in Billy Roche's Wexford Trilogy.
    More Details Hide Details In 1992, again at the Bush, she starred in a revival of the complete trilogy.
    Her first credited TV roles were in the TV series Troubles in 1988 and The Lilac Bus in 1990 alongside Stephanie Beacham based on Maeve Binchy's novel.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on October 24, 1971.
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