Kerry Condon

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Kerry Condon
Born(1983-01-09) 9 January 1983 (age 31)
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
 
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Kerry Condon
Born(1983-01-09) 9 January 1983 (age 31)
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present

Kerry Condon (born 9 January 1983) is an Irish television and film actress. Best known for her role as Octavia of the Julii in the HBO/BBC series Rome,[1][2] she also appeared in HBO's short-run but well-received series Luck.[3] She is also the youngest actress ever to play Ophelia in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet.

Background[edit]

Condon was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. Condon's family owned fields and she grew up with horses as pets.[3] She left home at 16 to embark upon her acting career.[3]

Film[edit]

Condon's movie roles include Kate Kelly, Ned Kelly's outlaw sister, in 2003's Ned Kelly and an appearance in the 2003 Irish independent film Intermission[2] with Cillian Murphy, Kelly MacDonald, and Colin Farrell. She was in a Luc Besson-written 2005 action-thriller starring Jet Li and Morgan Freeman called Unleashed.[2] She then appeared as Masha, a Tolstoian, in The Last Station, a film about the last months of Tolstoy's life with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer before playing jockey Rosie Shanahan in 2012's Luck.

Television[edit]

In 2005 Condon co-starred as Octavia of the Julii, sister of the Roman Emperor Augustus, in the widely acclaimed HBO/BBC series Rome.[2]Condon appeared in the Season Four premiere of the hit post-apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead playing the role of the character Clara, which aired October 13, 2013.[4]

Theater[edit]

In 2001, at the age of 19, Condon originated the role of Mairead in the The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh which she performed at The Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2006 at the Lyceum Theatre in New York.[5] For this production[which?] she recorded the song "The Patriot Game" with The Pogues. Also in 2001, Condon played the role of Ophelia in Hamlet, making her the youngest actress to ever play that role for the RSC. In 2009, she appeared in another play by Martin McDonagh, The Cripple of Inishmaan, for which she won a Lucille Lortel award and a Drama Desk Award.

Personal life[edit]

Condon has two dogs she adopted from the streets of Los Angeles.[3]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999BallykissangelMairead ReillyLove's Labours, With a Song in My Heart
1999Angela's AshesTheresa Carmody
2000RatMarietta
2001How Harry Became a TreeEileen
2003Ned KellyKate Kelly
2003IntermissionCafé Waitress
2004The Halo EffectJean
2004Born and BredNiamh CopperSomething Old
2005UnleashedVictoriaalso known as Danny the Dog
2005–07RomeOctaviaHBO series
2008Anatomy of HopeJennaHBO
2009The Last StationMasha
2010The RunwayGrace Thomas
2011LuckRosieHBO series
2011This Must Be the PlaceRachel
2013Dom HemingwayMelody
2013–14The Walking DeadClara3 episodes:
"30 Days Without an Accident" (season 4: episode 1)
"Too Far Gone" (season 4: episode 8)
"After" (season 4: episode 9)
2014BelieveDr. Zoe Boyle

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kerry Condon". 
  2. ^ a b c d "Kerry Condon". Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Styled to a T: Kerry Condon - T magazine". Nytimes.com. 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Who's the Irish woman in the new series of the Walking Dead?". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Theater Review: Terrorism Meets Absurdism in a Rural Village in Ireland". Nytimes.com. 2006-02-28. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 

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