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Maria Doyle Kennedy


Maria Doyle Kennedy was born on September 25, 1964 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland as Maria Josephine Doyle. She is an actress, known for Sing Street (2016), The Conjuring 2 (2016) and The Commitments (1991). She has been married to Kieran Kennedy since 1988. They have four children. See full bio »

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Known For

Sing Street
Sing Street Penny
(2016)
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2 Peggy Nottingham
(2016)
The Commitments
The Commitments Natalie Murphy
(1991)
Orphan Black
Orphan Black Siobhan Sadler
(2013-2017)

Filmography

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 2013-2017 Orphan Black (TV Series)
Siobhan Sadler
- To Right the Wrongs of Many (2017) ... Siobhan Sadler
- One Fettered Slave (2017) ... Siobhan Sadler (credit only)
- Guillotines Decide (2017) ... Siobhan Sadler
- Gag or Throttle (2017) ... Siobhan Sadler
- Manacled Slim Wrists (2017) ... Siobhan Sadler
 2017 Redwater (TV Series)
Roisín Kelly / Roisin Kelly
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Roisín Kelly
- Episode #1.5 (2017) ... Roisín Kelly
- Episode #1.4 (2017) ... Roisín Kelly
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Roisin Kelly
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Roisín Kelly
 2017 Striking Out (TV Series)
George
- Episode #2.6 ... George
- Episode #2.5 ... George
- Episode #2.4 ... George
- Episode #2.3 ... George
- Episode #2.2 ... George
 2016 The Conjuring 2
Peggy Nottingham
 2016 Sing Street
Penny
 2015 The Timber
Maggie
 2015 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Attracta
- Episode #4.6 (2015) ... Attracta
 2015 Jupiter Ascending
Aleksa
 2011-2014 Corp & Anam (TV Series)
Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
 2013 1,000 Times Good Night
Theresa
 2012 Byzantium
Morag
 2012 After the Triumph of Your Birth
Sister Roisin
 2012 Titanic (TV Mini-Series)
Muriel Batley
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Muriel Batley
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Muriel Batley
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Muriel Batley
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Muriel Batley
 2011 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Vera Bates
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... Vera Bates (uncredited)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... Vera Bates
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Vera Bates
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Mary
 2010 (She Owns) Every Thing (Short)
Object of Affection
 2010 Dexter (TV Series)
Sonya
- The Big One (2010) ... Sonya
- Hop a Freighter (2010) ... Sonya
- In the Beginning (2010) ... Sonya
- Circle Us (2010) ... Sonya
- Everything Is Illumenated (2010) ... Sonya
 2007-2010 The Tudors (TV Series)
Queen Catherine of Aragon
- Death of a Monarchy (2010) ... Queen Catherine of Aragon
- Matters of State (2008) ... Queen Catherine of Aragon
- The Definition of Love (2008) ... Queen Catherine of Aragon (credit only)
- His Majesty's Pleasure (2008) ... Queen Catherine of Aragon
- The Act of Succession (2008) ... Queen Catherine of Aragon
 2006 Sorted (TV Series)
Roisin
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Roisin
 2006 Hide & Seek (TV Series)
Emma Holden
- Day Two (2006) ... Emma Holden
- Day One (2006) ... Emma Holden
- Day Four (2006) ... Emma Holden
- Day Three (2006) ... Emma Holden
 2005 Legless (TV Movie)
Jenny [Ashcroft or Carter]
 2005 Tara Road
Rosemary Ryan
 2004 Spin the Bottle
Anastasia
 2003 Mystics
Foxy
 2003 Thursday the 12th (TV Movie)
Nina Bannister
 2002 Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Cora Quirke
 2002 No Tears (TV Mini-Series)
Kitty Fogarty
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Kitty Fogarty
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Kitty Fogarty
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Kitty Fogarty
 2001 J.J. Biker
 2000 The Fitz (TV Series)
Rita
- Dirty Book Deal (2000) ... Rita
 1999-2000 Queer as Folk (TV Series)
Marie Threepwood / Marie Jones
- Episode #2.1 (2000) ... Marie Jones
- Episode #1.6 (1999) ... Marie Threepwood
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Marie Threepwood
 1999 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Irish Shop Assistant
 1999 DDU (TV Series)
Emma Pearson
- The Gates of Eden: Part 1 (1999) ... Emma Pearson
- Unforgiven: Part 2 (1999) ... Emma Pearson
 1999 Miss Julie
Christine
 1999 Gregory's Two Girls
Bel
 1999 I Could Read the Sky
Maggie
 1998 The General
Frances
 1998 Father Ted (TV Series)
Patsy
- Night of the Nearly Dead (1998) ... Patsy
 1997 The MatchMaker
Sarah Kelly
 1997 The Break
Roisin
 1996 Moll Flanders
Alice
 1995 Nothing Personal
Ann
 1991 The Commitments
Natalie Murphy (as Maria Doyle)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She appeared as a performer on stage at St. James Church in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland, during the first series of "Other Voices: Songs From a Room," with fellow Commitment castmate Glen Hansard as the presenter. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Maria Doyle

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Things are going further away from that certainly. I think its more like a confidence gene that's more difficult if you're a girl. Its like if you're doing something really simple like a sound-check, and you're having problems, if you're not happy with your sound you cross the line much more quickly than a guy would into being awkward as opposed to being an artist or a perfectionist. Women are ... See more »

Trivia:

Released her debut solo album, "Charm", on September 21, 2001 on Mermaid Records, her own independent record label. The album includes the musical accompaniment of a few of her co-stars from The Commitments (1991), including Robert Arkins and Félim Gormley. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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