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8 March 1984
Newcastle, Galway, Ireland
Nora-Jane Noone (born 8 March 1984) is an Irish film and television actress best known for her role in , where she played Bernadette. The Magdalene Sisters
Early life and education [ edit ]
Noone trained for two years at the Performing Arts School in Galway, and is a proficient musician (piano to Grade 7 level) and dancer. Her previous acting role before
was as Jan in a secondary school production of "Grease". The Magdalene Sisters
She graduated in 2004 from
NUI Galway with a degree in Science. [1 ]
Noone made her professional film debut playing the leading role of Bernadette in Peter Mullan's film
. The film won the Best Film prize in the 2002 The Magdalene Sisters Venice Film Festival, and was nominated as Best British Picture at the British Academy Film Awards. Noone also won Best Actress in an Ensemble Role at the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for best newcomer that year. She has also been nominated for best supporting actress in 2005 and 2010 at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
Noone also co-starred in
and The Descent , both directed by Doomsday Neil Marshall, and Speed Dating . Other work includes the short films Ella Enchanted News for the Church written and directed by Andrew McCarthy and The Listener directed by Michael Chang. Noone also recorded Walking at Ringsend for BBC Radio 4. In 2008, Noone appeareared in and Beyond the Rave Insatiable.
Noone has also appeared in
, The Descent Part 2 , The Day of the Triffids The Runaway and she has co-starred in the entire season one of Jack Taylor.
Filmography [ edit ]
Film and television
The Magdalene Sisters Bernadette
Ella Enchanted Fairy No. 1
News for the Church Girl
Listener, The The Listener Woman
Descent, The The Descent Holly
Coronation Street Louise Hazel
Holby City Daryl O'Connor
Episode: "Bird on a Wire"
Episode: "Roadside Bouquets"
Speed Dating Juliet Van Der Bexton
Beyond the Rave Jen
Bus Driver, The The Bus Driver
Through the Night Lil
Legend of the Bog Saiorse Reilly
Descent Part 2, The The Descent Part 2 Holly
Day of the Triffids, The The Day of the Triffids Lucy
Small Change Karen
Guards, The The Guards Kate
Runaway, The The Runaway Caitlin
TV series (Episode 1.2)
Jack Taylor, : The Pikemen Jack Taylor Garda Kate Noonan
Jack Taylor, : The Magdalen Martyrs Jack Taylor Garda Kate Noonan
Garrow's Law Catherine Quinn
Mixed Marriage Nora Murray
Taking the Boat Maeve
Deception Aoife Stacey
Atalanta TV Series (Episode 1.10)
References [ edit ]
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