Simone Kirby

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Simone Kirby

Simone Kirby is an Irish actress. She is probably best known for playing Oonagh in the Ken Loach film Jimmy's Hall. Other credits include Irene O'Donnell in Peaky Blinders (2014), Marilyn Hull in Notes on Blindness (2016), Tyva Hightopp in Alice Through The Looking Glass (2016), Sr. Grace in Houdini and Doyle (2016), Maria Roche in The Truth Commissioner (2016), Annette Rane in Clean Break (2015), Tracey Moynihan in Love/Hate (2014) and Geraldine Grehan in the RTÉ series Pure Mule. She co-wrote and performed in the RTÉ comedy sketch show Meet Your Neighbours in 2011 with P.J. Gallagher. She also appeared in Season of the Witch in 2011. On stage she appeared in Dancing at Lughnasa at The Old Vic, Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe, Molly Sweeney at the Irish Rep in New York and Curve in Leicester, Festen at the Gate Theatre, Mud and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with the Corn Exchange, Dublin, Don Carlos and The Taming of the Shrew with Rough Magic and The Tinker's Wedding under Garry Hynes for the Druid Theatre Company's DruidSynge. She also portrayed Nuala in The Cavalcaders under Robin Lefevre and Lady Teasle in The School For Scandal under Jimmy Fay at Dublin's Abbey Theatre.[1]


Year Title Role
2005 Pure Mule Geraldine
2008 Single Handed Brigid
2009 Pure Mule Geraldine
2011 Season of the Witch Midwife
2011 Meet Your Neighbours Auntie Maureen / Mrs Balfe
2014 Jimmy's Hall Oonagh
2014 Peaky Blinders Irene O'Donnell
2014 Love/Hate Tracey Moynihan
2015 Clean Break Annette Rane
2016 The Truth Commissioner Maria Roche
2016 Notes on Blindness Marilyn Hull
2016 Houdini and Doyle Sister Grace
2016 Alice Through The Looking Glass Tyva Hightopp
2016 The Flag Liz
2017 England Is Mine Elizabeth Morrissey
2018 Frida Think
2018 Mother's Day Fran
2018 Dark Heart Debbie Collins
2019 The Hole in the Ground Louise Caul
2019 Silent Witness Geraldine Lawson
2019 Resistance Ursula Sweeney
2019 Calm with Horses June
2019 Rebellion Ursula Sweeney
2020 Dating Amber Jill
2020 Artemis Fowl Miss Byrne
2020 His Dark Materials Dr Mary Malone
N/A Oats & Barley Natalie


  1. ^ "Simone Kirby". RTÉ. Retrieved 8 January 2013.

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