Amy O’Dwyer is an Irish actress and singer. You may know her from her dramatic exit from RTE’s Fair City where she played Hannah Mark until early 2018. (Killed off by #24HrDub alumnus Marcus Lamb, the rogue!) Amy has appeared in many theatre productions both in Ireland and the UK – you can find out more about previous and upcoming productions on her own website.
She graduated with a distinction from the London School of Musical Theatre and studied a BA in Drama and Theatre at Trinity College Dublin.
When not acting, she works in radio as a news reader and presenter. Amy also dabbles in production most recently working on the podcast ALL ABOUT DIS’.
She is represented by Frontline Actors Agency.
You can follow her on Instagram at missamyod
Introduce yourself please. If you are feeling nostalgic you can even describe yourself as your favourite teacher might if asked today what you were like in school.
Nature addict, animal lover, avid recycler, singer of songs, radio broadcaster, keen adventurer and lover of the arts.
According to an old school workbook when I grew up I wanted to be an actor, run an animal shelter and marry Leonardo Di Caprio (still holding out hope for the last one). (If that dream comes true you know it’s tradition that acting spouses particpate in #24HrDub together, right?)
Have you participated in The 24 Hour Plays in aid of Dublin Youth Theatre before? If yes what is your fondest/ most nightmare causing memories? If no what are you looking forward to/ terrified of?
Never had the pleasure but eagerly await the madness that is the 24 Hour Plays. Most excited about working with new people, and terrified of completely blanking on what comes next… … …
If you took a notion to write a play what element would you definitely include and why?
Water! I love seeing water on stage. I just think it’s mesmerising when it rains on set. I also saw an amazing Dutch show called ‘Soldier of Orange’ that was set in an old airplane hangar. They recreated a beach and artificial sea which the cast swam in. Incredible.
Dublin Youth Theatre is finally moving house. If you were moving and were only allowed bring one piece of clothing and one book with you, what would they be?
It was tough call on the clothes front as I am attached to my black dungarees, how and ever, I’d take my white sweatshirt that says ‘Being Kind is Cool’ on the back. It’s super cosy and carries an important message.
Book wise I’m currently mid Chris Hadfield’s ‘An Astronaut’s Guide To life on Earth’ so would take that with me so I can finish it. Also he has some pretty impressive insights to share.
Have you worked with children or animals? How did that work out for ya?
I’ve worked with the hardest working kids in the cast of Peter Pan at The Gaiety. Total pros and incredibly talented. Also they could pirouette so much better than I ever could! #nevertoolate
I did work experience in a vets and saw my share of puppy births, cat fights, and exploding boils. A roller coaster.
I reckon I could work with both again! (Oh indeed…. *rubs hand together dramatically*)
If you would like to see what (animals) we throw at Amy on The Abbey Theatre Stage on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 7pm book your tickets post haste.
Check out Amy in the video below with two #24HrDub alumni, Sorcha Fox and Daithí Mac Suibhne.
RTE Fair City from Amy O’Dwyer on Vimeo.