Gemma-Leah Devereux

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Gemma-Leah Devereux
Born Gemma Leah Devereux
(1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 27)
Dublin, Ireland
Alma mater Arts Educational Schools, London
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010–present

Gemma-Leah Devereux (born 9 August 1990) is an Irish actress. She is best known for playing Lady Elizabeth Fitzgearld in CBC/Showtime co-production The Tudors and nurse Aoife O'Reilly in BBC Casualty.

Personal and Early life[edit]

Devereux was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland daughter of Irene and Francis Devereux. She is the youngest of 4 children. She wanted to be an actress from a very early age. Devereux attended Loreto College St Stephens green and left school at the age of 16. The following year she moved to London to study drama. She trained at the Arts Educational Schools, London for three years.[1]

Acting career[edit]

Devereux made her theatrical appearance in The Dreamers of Inishdara at the Jermyn Street Theatre alongside "Rocky Horror Show" star Patricia Quinn.[2] However, she is best known for her role as Lady Elizabeth Fitzgerald in Showtime's historical fiction television series The Tudors. She starred as Kate alongside Ross Noble and Tommy Knight in "Stitches" directed by Conor McMahon which premiered at Film4 Frightfest 2012 in Empire Leiceister Square. She has starred in Comedown,[3] an urban horror-thriller film about a group of South-East London teenagers break into an abandoned tower block to install an aerial for a Pirate Radio Station. It is directed by Menhaj Huda,[4] and starring Adam Deacon, Geoff Bell, Jessica Barden, Sophie Stuckey, Slaine Kelly and Jacob Anderson. The film had its premiere at the Grimmfest 2012 film festival on 4 October.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Dartmoor Killing Becky
2014 Poison Pen Eva
2014 Get Up And Go Lola
2013 How to Be Happy Flor
2012 Stitches Kate
2012 Wedding Planners Laura Short
2012 Blonde Steph Short
2012 Comedown Nurse Samantha Harris
2017 Cardboard Gangsters Róisín
2018 Judy Liza Minnelli Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Tudors Lady Fitzgerald 5 episodes
2011 Marú Kitty Bryce 1 episode
2011 Saor Sinn o Olc Aine 2 episodes
2012 Trouble Times Three Emmalina 4 episodes
2013 Casualty Aoife O'Reilly Main cast, 14 episodes
2017 Inspektor Jury - Der Tod des Harlekin Gemma/Dillys

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemma-Leah Devereux". Mandy Actors. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  2. ^ "The Dreamers of Inishdara". David Chadderton. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Comedown (2011) Cast". Lucy Media. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  4. ^ "Menhaj Huda's UK thriller Comedown making waves overseas". Joblo Media Inc. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 
  5. ^ "GRIMMFEST 2012 Opens With 'Comedown'". All Lights Film Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 

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