Joanne King

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Joanne King
Born (1983-04-20) 20 April 1983 (age 35)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation actress
Years active 2005–present
Height 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Joanne King (born 20 April 1983 in Dublin) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles as Cyd (Cynthia Pyke) on the BBC1s Casualty and as Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford in the Showtime 2007 - 2010 series The Tudors.

Private life[edit]

King is the second of four children, father Ronan is an accountant and mother Edel is a volunteer teacher. She attended St. Brigid's Girls School in Cabinteely and St Joseph of Cluny Killiney. She trained at the Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin.


She moved to London from Ireland to follow her dream of becoming an actress and was working as a BBC tour guide when she auditioned for a role on Casualty. She is most notable for playing the character Cyd (Cynthia Pyke) on Casualty.[1] But it is her role as Anne Boleyn's sister-in-law, Lady Jane Rochford[2] in Showtime's hugely successful show The Tudors which has brought her to international attention. Her character appeared first in the middle of Season Two in a small supporting role which was expanded for the fourth and final season which saw the downfall and execution of her character.

Charity efforts[edit]

She opened a cafe in Bristol, which enables all profits to go to the Tenovus Cancer Care charity, which funds cancer care and research.[3]

TV/film roles[edit]

Stage roles[edit]

Other work/skills[edit]

  • Appeared in the Brian McFadden music video Irish Son as a businesswoman.
  • Movement (Adrianne Browne), Stage Combat (Paul Burke), Mime (Sharon O'Doherty), Basic Irish & French, Basic Violin.
  • Radio: Romeo & Juliet, "Juliet", Arklight Theatre Company
  • Dance: Modern Dance, Tap, Ballet (Diane Richardson) Accents: Regional Irish, English, RP, Various American
  • Singing: Alto

Voice over[edit]


  1. ^ "Cyd Pyke". Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "The Tudors". tvsa. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ 'Charity cafe opens for business' at Accessed 13 January 2018
  4. ^ Joanne King at Accessed 13 January 2017

External links[edit]