Bríd Ní Neachtain

Bríd is a native of Galway and was a member of the Abbey Theatre Company until 1999. Amongst her favourite productions were: Translations, Mary Makebelieve, Boss Grady’s Boys, The Mai, Lower Depths, Riders to the Sea, The Playboy of the Western World (Hong Kong Arts Festival), The Well of The Saints (Perth International Festival), and The Great Hunger (Edinburgh Festival, London, Paris, New York, and Moscow). Bríd played Rose in the world premiere of Dancing At Lughnasa (Abbey Theatre, Royal National Theatre, West End and Broadway). She appeared in Fishamble’s production of Consenting Adults and as the Mother/Witch in Hansel and Gretel for Storytellers Theatre Company. She appeared in Portia Coughlan directed by Brian Brady at the Peacock Theatre and most recently in the role of Auntie Ah in Woman and Scarecrow directed by Selina Cartmell at the Peacock Theatre, Dublin. She recently appeared as Juno in Juno and the Paycock directed by Andrew Flynn for the ART and Cork Opera House on national tour across Ireland. Bríd recently appeared as Bridget in the Frank McGuinness play There Came a Gypsy Riding directed by Padraic McIntyre for Livin’ Dred Theatre Company and most recently appeared in Here We Go Again Still by Christian O’Reilly for Decadent Theatre Company, Galway.

Bríd has also worked extensively with Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, most recently appearing there in Moonfish Theatre’s production of an Irish language version of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People (Namhaid don Phobal). For An Taibhdhearc she also notably appeared in Cré na Cille (for which she was nominated for an Irish Times/ESB Award for Best Actress, 2003) and more recently in the feature film version of Cré na Cille as the central character Caitríona, directed by Robert Quinn for TG4/Telegael for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Award in the Irish Film and Television Awards 2008. She will soon appear in Wildfire Films Irish language comedy drama Anseo on TG4.

Other Film and Television includes: Dying for a Drink (RTÉ), The Family (BBC/RTÉ), Ros Na Rún (Tyrone/TG4), Lipservice (Brother Films/TG4), Clare sa Spéir & An Té Ná Fuil Láidir (TG4).