Dervla Kirwan

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Dervla (meaning "Daughter of a poet") Kirwan was born in October 1971 in Churchtown, Dublin. Her father worked in insurance and her mother was a French and English teacher. She has two older sisters. She was just 15 when she landed her first role in the BBC Drama Troubles (1988) and a year later she got a part in the first part of Billy Roche's "... See full bio »

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Ondine Maura
(2009)
Entity Ruth Peacock
(2012)
Red Ed
(2016)
Ballykissangel Assumpta Fitzgerald
(1996-1998)

Filmography

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  The Reunion (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
 2021-2022 Smother (TV Series)
Val Ahern
- Episode #2.5 (2022) ... Val Ahern
- Episode #2.4 (2022) ... Val Ahern
- Episode #2.2 (2022) ... Val Ahern
- Episode #2.1 (2022) ... Val Ahern
- Episode #2.6 (2022) ... Val Ahern
 2021 Silent Hours (TV Movie)
DI Jane Ambrose
 2021/I Last Call
Leticia (voice)
 2020 The Stranger (TV Mini Series)
Corrine Price
- Episode #1.8 (2020) ... Corrine Price
- Episode #1.7 (2020) ... Corrine Price
- Episode #1.6 (2020) ... Corrine Price
- Episode #1.5 (2020) ... Corrine Price
- Episode #1.4 (2020) ... Corrine Price
 2019 Silent Witness (TV Series)
Amanda Long
- Betrayal: Part 2 (2019) ... Amanda Long
- Betrayal: Part 1 (2019) ... Amanda Long
 2018 White Dragon (TV Series)
Megan Harris
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... Megan Harris
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... Megan Harris
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Megan Harris
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Megan Harris
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Megan Harris
 2018 The Keeper
Clarice Friar
 2018 Strike Back (TV Series)
Rachel Sheridan
- Retribution: Part 8 (2018) ... Rachel Sheridan
- Retribution: Part 7 (2018) ... Rachel Sheridan
 2017 Silent Hours (TV Series)
DI Jane Ambrose
- Towards the Sea (2017) ... DI Jane Ambrose
- The Midnight Tide (2017) ... DI Jane Ambrose
- The Silent Service (2017) ... DI Jane Ambrose
 2017 Safe House (TV Series)
Elizabeth Ellroy
- Episode #2.3 (2017) ... Elizabeth Ellroy
- Episode #2.2 (2017) ... Elizabeth Ellroy
 2017 Interlude in Prague
Frau Lubtak
 2016/II Red (Short)
Ed
 2014/I Luna
Christine
 2012 Entity
Ruth Peacock
 2012 Blackout (TV Mini Series)
Alex Demoys
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Alex Demoys
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Alex Demoys
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Alex Demoys
 2011 Injustice (TV Mini Series)
Jane Travers
- Episode #1.5 (2011) ... Jane Travers
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Jane Travers
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Jane Travers
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Jane Travers
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Jane Travers
 2010 The Silence (TV Mini Series)
Maggie
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Maggie
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Maggie
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Maggie
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Maggie
 2010 Marple (TV Series)
Bundle
- The Secret of Chimneys (2010) ... Bundle
 2010 Material Girl (TV Series)
Davina Bailey
- Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Davina Bailey
- Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Davina Bailey
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Davina Bailey
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Davina Bailey
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Davina Bailey
 2010 When the Rain Comes (Short)
Anna
 2009 Ondine
Maura
 2009 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Beatrice McArdle
- Hidden (2009) ... Beatrice McArdle
- Unloved (2009) ... Beatrice McArdle
 2009 Moving On (TV Series)
Laura
- Dress to Impress (2009) ... Laura
 2008 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Miss Hartigan
- The Next Doctor (2008) ... Miss Hartigan
 2007 True Dare Kiss (TV Series)
Phil Tyler
- Episode #1.6 (2007) ... Phil Tyler
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Phil Tyler
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Phil Tyler
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Phil Tyler
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Phil Tyler
 2007 Dangerous Parking
Noah's Mum
 2004-2005 55 Degrees North (TV Series)
Claire Maxwell
- Episode #2.8 (2005) ... Claire Maxwell
- Episode #2.7 (2005) ... Claire Maxwell
- Episode #2.6 (2005) ... Claire Maxwell
- Episode #2.5 (2005) ... Claire Maxwell
- Episode #2.4 (2005) ... Claire Maxwell
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini Series)
Casanova's Mother
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Casanova's Mother
 2004 School for Seduction
Clare
 2004 The Deputy (TV Movie)
Terri Leonard
 2003 A Tale of Two Wives (TV Movie)
Charlie Goodman
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Rye Pomona
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 2 (2002) ... Rye Pomona
- Dialogues of the Dead: Part 1 (2002) ... Rye Pomona
 2001 Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (TV Series)
Petra Winters
- Painkillers (2001) ... Petra Winters
 2001 Shades (TV Mini Series)
Maeve Sullivan
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... Maeve Sullivan
- Episode #1.5 (2001) ... Maeve Sullivan
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Maeve Sullivan
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Maeve Sullivan
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Maeve Sullivan
 2000-2001 Hearts and Bones (TV Series)
Emma Rose
- Episode #2.6 (2001) ... Emma Rose
- Episode #2.5 (2001) ... Emma Rose
- Episode #2.4 (2001) ... Emma Rose
- Episode #2.3 (2001) ... Emma Rose
- Episode #2.2 (2001) ... Emma Rose
 2001 The Bombmaker (TV Movie)
Andrea Hayes
 2000 Bee Stung Wasp (Short)
 2000 Happy Birthday Shakespeare (TV Movie)
Kate Green
 1999 The Greatest Store in the World (TV Movie)
Mum
 1999 The Flint Street Nativity (TV Movie)
Jaye Dackers / Angel Gabriel
 1999 Eureka Street (TV Mini Series)
Aoirghe
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... Aoirghe
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Aoirghe
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Aoirghe
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Aoirghe
 1999 With or Without You
Rosie Boyd
 1999 The Dark Room (TV Series)
Jinx
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Jinx
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Jinx
 1998 Pete's Meteor
Carmel
 1996-1998 Ballykissangel (TV Series)
Assumpta Fitzgerald
- Amongst Friends (1998) ... Assumpta Fitzgerald
- The Reckoning (1998) ... Assumpta Fitzgerald
- Pack up Your Troubles (1998) ... Assumpta Fitzgerald
- Lost Sheep (1998) ... Assumpta Fitzgerald
- Personal Call (1998) ... Assumpta Fitzgerald
 1997 Mr. White Goes to Westminster (TV Movie)
The Ferret
 1997 The Vicar of Dibley (TV Series)
Assumpta Fitzgerald
- Comic Relief Special 1997 - Ballykissdibley (1997) ... Assumpta Fitzgerald
 1996 Father Ted (TV Series)
Assumpta
- A Christmassy Ted (1996) ... Assumpta
 1993-1996 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series)
Phoebe
- Let's Get Away from It All (1996) ... Phoebe
- The Yanks Are Coming (1996) ... Phoebe
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1996) ... Phoebe
- There's Something About a Soldier (1996) ... Phoebe
- Turned Out Nice Again (1996) ... Phoebe
 1994 War of the Buttons
Marie (voice)
 1993 A Handful of Stars (TV Movie)
 1993 Poor Beast in the Rain (TV Movie)
Eileen
 1992 A Time to Dance (TV Mini Series)
Bernadette Kennedy
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Bernadette Kennedy
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Bernadette Kennedy
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Bernadette Kennedy
 1991 4 Play (TV Series)
Morna
- In the Border Country (1991) ... Morna
 1990 The Lilac Bus (TV Movie)
Celia
 1990 Casualty (TV Series)
Anna
- Penalty (1990) ... Anna
 1990 December Bride
Young Martha (Sarah's Daughter)
 1988 Troubles (TV Mini Series)
Viola O'Neill
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Viola O'Neill
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Viola O'Neill
 1986 The Fantasist
Fiona
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in J.B. Priestley's play, "Dangerous Corner," at the Garrick Theatre in London, England with Rupert Penry-Jones, Patrick Robinson, Steve John Shepherd, Anna Wilson-Jones, Katie Foster-Barnes, and Jacqueline Pearce in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dervla Kerwin

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Rupert Penry-Jones  (2 children)

Children:

Florence | See more »
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Trivia:

She apparently plays the piano, saxophone, clarinet, violin, guitar and hopes to take up the flute, as it is 'more portable'. See more »

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