Kathy Rose O'Brien

Photography © Barry McCall

Geoff Stanton


Kathy Rose is a graduate of RADA and also of The Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Her first professional job was as Lulu in Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at Bristol Old Vic followed by the lead role in The Royal Court's production of Leaves by Lucy Caldwell directed by Tony award-winning Druid Theatre director Garry Hynes. Kathy Rose was subsequently nominated for an Irish Theatre Award for this performance. She performs regularly at The Abbey Theatre (Recently as Aoife in Come On Home directed by Rachel O'Riordan) and The Gate Theatre and has acted at The Spoleto Festival in Charleston and in a number of musicals. In television, Kathy Rose has featured in series on ITV, BBC and RTE. Her recent film The Legend of Longwood is currently showing internationally at film festivals. In 2013 Kathy Rose was a speaker at The World Actors Forum in Dublin.

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