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Dervla Kirwan is a Actor Irlandaise born on 24 october 1971 at Churchtown

Dervla Kirwan

Dervla Kirwan
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Birth name Dervla Kirwan
Nationality Irlande
Birth 24 october 1971 (49 years) at Churchtown

Dervla Kirwan (born 24 October 1971) is an Irish television and stage actress who has had 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 "This is not just food" television advertising campaign for UK retailer Marks & Spencer.

Biography

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. She had previously been engaged to Stephen Tompkinson, her co-star in Ballykissangel, in 1998.

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.

Usually with

Tim Firth
Tim Firth
(2 films)
Neil Jordan
Neil Jordan
(1 films)
Peter Howitt
Peter Howitt
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dervla Kirwan (12 films)

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Actress

Entity
Entity (2012)
, 1h27
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Dervla Kirwan, Charlotte Riley, Branko Tomović, Rupert Hill
Roles Ruth Peacock
Rating47% 2.3564852.3564852.3564852.3564852.356485
In 2010, a film crew for the British television show Darkest Secrets enter a remote Siberian forest known for the unexplained deaths of thirty-four unidentified people in 1998. The crew includes Kate Hansen, the host; Matt Hurst, the camera man; and David Hamilton, a tech. Ruth Peacock, a psychic, and Yuri Levkov, a Russian author, join them. After searching the woods for the site of the massacre, Ruth suddenly makes contact with several ghosts, who speak to her in Russian. In a vision, Ruth sees Russian military figures execute prisoners and is overwhelmed by the experience. Ruth tells them that they must go further east toward what Yuri says is an abandoned facility. On the way, Ruth sees more visions of Russian soldiers murdering helpless prisoners, this time at the facility, and she urges them onward.
Ondine
Ondine (2009)
, 1h51
Directed by Neil Jordan
Origin Irlande
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Colin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda-Curuś, Tony Curran, Stephen Rea, Dervla Kirwan, Don Wycherley
Roles Maura
Rating67% 3.3974953.3974953.3974953.3974953.397495
Syracuse "Circus" (Colin Farrell) is trawling with his fishing boat and pulls up a catch and finds a barely dressed young woman caught in his net. He sees she is alive and resuscitates her. She calls herself Ondine (Alicja Bachleda) and refuses the idea to be taken to hospital as she doesn't want to be seen by anyone else. Circus accepts she has no memory to explain her situation. He shelters her in a caravan house in a quiet harbor that belonged to his late mother. This makes him late picking up his wheelchair bound daughter Annie (Alison Barry) who stays with his ex-wife Maura (Dervla Kirwan). During Annie's dialysis, he tells her a story about a fisherman that catches a woman out of the sea. Annie explains the woman could be a magical selkie. Annie receives a new powerchair from the CRC, and is returned home being greeted by Maura's boyfriend Alex (Tony Curran). Maura flips Circus off for missing the doctor for news on a kidney match for Annie, he returns to his empty house alone.
Dangerous Parking
Directed by Peter Howitt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Saffron Burrows, Sean Pertwee, Rachael Stirling, Alice Evans, Tom Conti, Peter Howitt
Rating66% 3.342243.342243.342243.342243.34224
Dangerous Parking tells the story of Noah Arkwright, a cult director in the indie film world, whose life is dominated by alcohol, drugs, and casual sex.
The Greatest Store In The World
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Dervla Kirwan, Peter Capaldi, Brian Blessed, Holly Earl, Helen Schlesinger, Ricky Tomlinson
Roles Mum
Rating72% 3.6297453.6297453.6297453.6297453.629745
The story is told in flashback by Livvie (played by Elizabeth Earl), a bright young girl who is in police custody on Christmas Day . As she is questioned, she reveals that since several days previously, she and her equally resourceful mother Geraldine (Dervla Kirwan) and little sister Angeline (Elizabeth's sister Holly Earl) have been living in a department store called "Scottley's" since their camper van blew up. As the story progresses, the family deal with outsmarting staff, in particular Brian (nicknamed Mr. Whiskers) (Peter Capaldi) the friendly but suspicious doorman, icy deputy manageress Ms. Greystone (Helen Schlesinger) and Santa (Ricky Tomlinson) and Elf (Sean Hughes), oversleeping in the tent in which they live, a guest appearance from S Club 7 in an advertising stunt by Mr. Scottley (Brian Blessed), trying to find alternate housing, the Staff Party, and finally, on Christmas morning a burglary organized by Ms. Greystone, Santa and Elf. They are invited to live with Scottley and Geraldine marries Brian.
The Flint Street Nativity, 1h15
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film
Actors Mark Addy, Frank Skinner, Mina Anwar, Dervla Kirwan, Neil Morrissey, Jane Horrocks
Roles Angel Gabriel/Jaye Dackers
Rating74% 3.722193.722193.722193.722193.72219
The film is set in the fictitious inner city Flint Street Primary School, on the Welsh-Cheshire borders. It focuses on the seven and eight year-old pupils in that evening's sole performance of the school nativity play, from the pre-performance classroom preparations to the final stage performance, which culminates in calamity.
The Flint Street Nativity, 1h15
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Christmas films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Films about virginity
Actors Mark Addy, Frank Skinner, Mina Anwar, Dervla Kirwan, Neil Morrissey, Jane Horrocks
Roles Angel Gabriel/Jaye Dackers
Rating74% 3.722193.722193.722193.722193.72219
The film is set in the fictitious inner city Flint Street Primary School, on the Welsh-Cheshire borders. It focuses on the seven- and eight-year-old pupils in that evening's sole performance of the school nativity play, from the pre-performance classroom preparations to the final stage performance, which culminates in calamity.
With or Without You, 1h33
Directed by Michael Winterbottom
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Christopher Eccleston, Dervla Kirwan, Yvan Attal, Alun Armstrong, Julie Graham, Doon Mackichan
Roles Rosie Boyd
Rating61% 3.098753.098753.098753.098753.09875
Cela va faire près d'un an que Rosie et Vincent tentent de faire un bébé. Ils ont tout essayé mais rien n'y fait et leur bonheur conjugal jusque-là sans nuages finit par s'assombrir. C'est ce moment que choisit Benoit, l'ancien correspondant français de Rosie, pour s'installer à Belfast et commencer une nouvelle vie après un désastre amoureux et la perte de son emploi. Si Rosie est ravie de retrouver l'homme avec lequel elle a partagé tant de secrets épistolaires, Vincent décèle très vite chez le nouveau venu les signes avant-coureurs du type qui s'incruste.
War of the Buttons, 1h34
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children
Actors Colm Meaney, Liam Cunningham, Dervla Kirwan, Frank Kelly, Declan Mulholland, Bairbre Dowling
Roles Adult Marie (Voice)
Rating73% 3.6966053.6966053.6966053.6966053.696605
En Irlande, deux villages sont séparés par un pont. Deux bandes de garçons s'affrontent continuellement pour la défense de leur territoire de part et d'autre du pont.
December Bride
Directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan
Actors Saskia Reeves, Donal McCann, Peter Capaldi, Ciarán Hinds, Patrick Malahide, Dervla Kirwan
Rating62% 3.1485353.1485353.1485353.1485353.148535
Sarah Gomartin comes with her mother Martha to keep house for a widower and his two grown sons, on their farm in Northern Ireland in 1909. After Hamilton Echlin Sr. dies in a boating accident, Sarah's mother, dismayed by his sons' and her own daughter's refusal to attend church and behave in a manner she approves of, leaves the household, but Sarah stays on as housekeeper, and eventually takes first taciturn younger brother Frank (Hinds) and then amiable elder brother Hamilton (McCann), as lovers. When she becomes pregnant and refuses to marry either man or even specify which is the father of the boy she delivers, the local minister (Patrick Malahide) is deeply unsettled by her indifference to convention. She rebuffs his attempts to make her conform and give the child "a name" by declaring that all clergy want is for people's lives, however "botched inside," to appear "smooth to the eye--like lazy work." The community seems only mildly censorious of the relationship between the three, but when Frank yearns for a woman all his own and makes overtures to a local girl, her male relatives beat him savagely in retaliation, crippling him. The film then moves forward in time: Sarah's children (she has since had a daughter) plead with her to marry, as her stubborn unconventionality makes it impossible for them to be completely accepted by the local community. Realizing that her daughter's happiness is at stake, Sarah relents and marries Hamilton.