Victoria Smurfit

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Victoria Smurfit
Born1974 (age 37–38)
Dublin, Ireland
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Douglas Baxter (2000–present)
ChildrenEvie Dorothy Baxter (b. 2004)
Ridley Belle Baxter (b. 2007)
Flynn Alexander (b. 2008)
 
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Victoria Smurfit
Born1974 (age 37–38)
Dublin, Ireland
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Douglas Baxter (2000–present)
ChildrenEvie Dorothy Baxter (b. 2004)
Ridley Belle Baxter (b. 2007)
Flynn Alexander (b. 2008)

Victoria Smurfit (born 1974) is an Irish actress.

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Early life

She is part of the Smurfit family, one of the richest in Ireland. The family, headed by Victoria's uncle Michael Smurfit, sponsor a number of sporting events including the Smurfit European Open and the Champion Hurdle. The family is also associated with Smurfit Business School in University College Dublin (UCD). She was educated at two Anglican schools, Saint Columba's College, Dublin[1] and St. George's School, Ascot, England. She did an A level in theatre studies and then went to the Bristol Old Vic theatre school.[2]

Career

Smurfit gained fame for her role as Orla O'Connell in the BBC television series Ballykissangel. Since 2003, she has taken over from Kate Buffery in the lead role in Trial & Retribution as DCI Roisin Connor. She has also guest starred in the BBC Radio 4 series Baldi. Smurfit appeared in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple TV episode The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side. She also appeared in a small role in the movie The Beach and appeared at the Irish Premiere of the movie as its "star" as none of the other "stars" turned up.

Personal life

Smurfit married advertising executive Douglas Baxter on 29 July 2000, and gave birth to her first child, daughter Evie Dorothy Baxter in Dublin, Ireland on 2 November 2004. A second daughter, Ridley Belle Baxter was born in May 2007.[3] Their third child and first son was born in November 2008 and named Flynn Alexander Baxter.[4]

She writes an opinion blog for The Dubliner, which often features anecdotes from her personal life.[5] and is a patron of the children's charity World Vision Ireland.[6]

Selected credits

YearTitleRoleOther notes
1997IvanhoeRowenaTelevision series
1998Berkeley SquareHannah RandallTelevision series
BallykissangelOrla O'Connell2 series, 1998–1999
2000The Wedding Tackle (film)ClodaghFeature film
The BeachWeather girlFeature film
North SquareDr. Helen FerryhoughOne series, 10 episodes
Cold FeetJane FitzpatrickRecurring role, 2000–2001
2002About a BoySuzieFeature film
2003Bulletproof MonkNinaFeature film
Trial & RetributionDCI Roisin Connor2003–2009
2011MarpleElla Blunt1 episode ("The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side")
2006The Shell SeekersOlivia KeelingMini-series
2009The ClinicDr. Edel SwiftTV Series


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