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Claire O'Donovan


Height: 5’6”

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

Playing age: 38-46

Singing Voice: warm toned Alto


Selected Theatre Experience: Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Good Evening Mr. Collins, God of Carnage, The Glass Menagerie, The Plough and The Stars

Selected Film Experience: Lack of Colour, Tripwire, This Is My Son

Selected TV Experience: Nightflyers, Fair City, Rebellion S.2, Assassins- doc series

Selected Voice Over:  Titanic VR Immersive Virtual Reality Project

Languages: Fluent German and French, conversational Irish and Italian

Accents: Excellent command of most accents


Qualifications and Training

  •  Filmbase Actors Close Up scheme (2017)  

  • Theatre Lovett, Playing for your Audience  (2017)

  • Introduction to the Meisner Technique, Momentum Acting Studio (2016)
  • Screen Acting - Bow Street (2015)
  • Four 'Best Actress' awards for 'When The Wine is Cold' - All Ireland One Act



Diving - Advanced PADI Scuba Diver, Yacht Crewing Experience, Swimming, Sailing, Skiing, Hiking, Yoga, Guitar (rhythm acoustic), Lead Singer in a Rock/Pop Cover Band, Stage Management and Directing



Claire is a Co. Wicklow native and languages graduate who made the leap into full time acting only in 2015 after a what she describes as her Jack Nicholson moment;  "Something's Gotta Give"  and it certainly did! She went on to complete the part-time screen acting training at Bow Street and has worked on five short films since then. Recent theatre roles include Gertrude in Hamlet,  Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet  and Moya Lllewelyn Davies in Good Evening Mr. Collins, all at The Mill Theatre Dundrum. She made her TV debut in a lead role in Assassins which aired on TV3 in May 2017.