Nora-Jane Noone

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Nora-Jane Noone
Born (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 30)
Newcastle, Galway, Ireland
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Nora-Jane Noone (born 8 March 1984) is an Irish film and television actress best known for her role in The Magdalene Sisters, where she played Bernadette.

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 The Magdalene Sisters was as Jan in a secondary school production of "Grease".

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 Magdalene Sisters. The film won the Best Film prize in the 2002 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 The Descent and Doomsday, both directed by Neil Marshall, Speed Dating and Ella Enchanted. Other work includes the short films 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 Beyond the Rave and 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.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 The Magdalene Sisters Bernadette
2004 Ella Enchanted Fairy No. 1
2004 News for the Church Girl Short film
2004 Listener, TheThe Listener Woman Short film
2005 Descent, TheThe Descent Holly
2005 Coronation Street Louise Hazel 9 episodes
2005 Holby City Daryl O'Connor Episode: "Bird on a Wire"
2006 Afterlife Tessa Episode: "Roadside Bouquets"
2007 Speed Dating Juliet Van Der Bexton
2008 Doomsday Read
2008 Beyond the Rave Jen Video
2008 Insatiable Ellie
2009 Stranded Josie Short film
2009 Bus Driver, TheThe Bus Driver Short film
2009 Through the Night Lil Short film
2009 Legend of the Bog Saiorse Reilly
2009 Savage Michelle
2009 Descent Part 2, TheThe Descent Part 2 Holly
2009 Day of the Triffids, TheThe Day of the Triffids Lucy TV miniseries
2010 Small Change Karen Short film
2010 Jack Taylor, Jack Taylor: The Guards Kate TV film
2011 Runaway, TheThe Runaway Caitlin TV series (Episode 1.2)
2011 Jack Taylor, Jack Taylor: The Pikemen Garda Kate Noonan TV film
2011 Jack Taylor, Jack Taylor: The Magdalen Martyrs Garda Kate Noonan TV film
2011 January Kathrine Post-production
2011 Garrow's Law Catherine Quinn
2011 Mixed Marriage Nora Murray Theatre
2012 Wasted Short film
2012 Taking the Boat Maeve Short film
2013 Deception Aoife Stacey TV Series
2013 Atlantis Atalanta TV Series (Episode 1.10)
2013 Jack Taylor, Jack Taylor: The Dramatist Garda Kate Noonan TV film
2013 Jack Taylor, Jack Taylor: Priest Garda Kate Noonan TV film
2013 Jack Taylor, Jack Taylor:Shot Down Garda Kate Noonan TV film


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