Melissa Nolan

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Height: 5' 5"

Principal Age Range: 34 - 40

Build: Slim

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

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Meelissa will play 'Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington' in Dublin Castle for Culture Night on Friday 21st September

She is also cast to play 'Miss McKenna' in ’WORDS UPON THE WINDOW PANE’ by WB Yeats as part of the Jonathan Swift Festival which will run in Dublin Castle from 29 Nov TO 2 Dec presented by Mouth on Fire and directed by Matthew Ralli.


Early summer saw Melissa play 'Charlotte' in Jane McCarthy's play "THE HARVEST" directed by Matthew Ralli which enjoyed a successful run in Dublin's New Theatre.

Her television and film credits include 'Elizabeth' in the feature film "STALKER" directed by Mark O’Connor, 'Helen' in the feature film "SODIUM PARTY" directed by Michael McCudden, 'Michelle' in the short film "SQUARE OF THE CUBE" and the part of 'Ruby' in the short "LUCKY", both directed by Kirsten Cavendish.

Theatre credits include 'Maud Gonne' in Mouth On Fire's production of "Yeats Besotted" by Cathal (Bewley's Theatre @ Powerscourt). She has performed in no less than eleven Beckett’s plays for Mouth on Fire; ‘Footfalls’, ‘Rockaby’, ‘Come and Go’, ‘Play’, ‘Catastrophe’, ‘Not I’, and ‘Rough for Radio II’. And a further four which were World premieres; ‘Rocabaí’, ‘Matalang’, ‘Cén Rud Cén Áit’, ‘Teacht Is Imeacht’, and has toured extensively to India, Russia, Japan and the UK.


Accents & Skills

Accents: Dublin (native), Regional Irish, Northern Irish, RP, Cockney, Liverpool, Generic American, New York, Polish, Australian

Skills: Voice Over Artist, Full Driving License: Car, British Academy of Dramatic Combat (firearms, knife, broadsword)

Music & Dance: Contemporary Dance

Sports: Swimming (strong)

Qualifications: MA in Performance Drama and Theatre, University College Dublin

Training

Course/Workshop

Facilitator/Venue

MA in Performance Drama & Theatre

University College Dublin


Screen Experience

Film/TV

Role

Director

Production Company

In Ribbons (Short)

Nun

Marie-Valerie Jeantelot

Marie-Valerie Jeantelot

Sodium Party (Feature)

Helen

Michael McCudden

White Raven

Lucky (Short)

Ruby

Kirsten Cavendish

Fante Picture Film

The Square of the Cube (Short)

Michelle

Kirsten Cavendish

Fante Picture Film

Stalker (Feature)

Elizabeth

Mark O'Connor

Stalker Films

Sweet Cake (Feature)

Aoife

Kevin Abosch

Leinster Films

Remember Me (Short)

Jane

Rita Marie Lawlor

RML Films

Sin Saor Ó Olc (Television)

Jane

Lawrence Gough

Stirling Productions

Marú (Television)

Leonie O'Brien

Lawrence Gough

Stirling Productions

I Shagged Ronaldo (Short)

Aoife

Rita Marie Lawlor

RML Films

A Touch of Klass (Short)

Rianna Ward

Gerry Wade

Mel Productions


Theatre Experience

Play

Role

Theatre/Theatre Company

Director

The Harvest

Charlotte

The New Theatre

Matthew Ralli

Yeats Besotted

Maud Gonne

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

The Famine Queen

Maud Gonne

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

Catastrophe / 'Matalang' (Irish)

A

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

Rough for Radio II

Stenographer

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

Footfalls

May

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

Come and Go / 'Teach is Imeacht' (Irish)

Vi

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

The Art of Wedlock

Woman

Speckintime

Matthew Ralli

Marry Me

Sinéad

Pandora Theatre

Shawn Sturnick

Rockaby / 'Rocabaí' (Irish)

Woman

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

Sunny Days

Minnie

Pandora Theatre

Shawn Sturnick

The Gift of Lightning

Niamh

Red Lightning Productions

Conal Kearney

Dracula

Lucy

City Theatre

Michael Scott

Play

W2

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

Not I

Mouth

Mouth on Fire

Cathal Quinn

Strike

Vonnie

Strike Productions

Tracy Ryan

Independence

Kess

Playing Space Productions

Adam Henskaw

The Proposal

Natalia

MA Directors UCD

Keith Hughes / Patrick Mason

The Trojan Women

Chorus

The Core Productions

Alan King

The New York Monologues

Tracey Gallagher

The Attic Studio

Geraldine McAlinden

5 Nights

Niamh

Red Lightning Productions

Ray Yeates

Romeo & Juliet

Nurse

The I Shakespeare Co.

William Mann



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