Photos with Simone Kirby
Simone Kirby has recently finished filming on The Truth Commissioner, a feature film for BBC NI based on the novel by David Park, and Clean Break, a new 4 park drama for RTE playing Annette Rane. Both are due for release later this year. She plays Tyva Hightopp, the Mad Hatters mother, in Disney's 'Alice Through the Looking Glass', due for release in May 2016. Simone plays Oonagh in Ken Loach's 'Jimmy's Hall', for which she has been nominated as Lead Actress in Film at the IFTAs. Read more... (RTE), Season Of The Witch (Lionsgate), X-Moor (Fyzz Facility), Single-Handed (RTE/UTV) and Geraldine in Pure Mule (RTE). Simone has also worked extensively in Theatre; at The Abbey, The Old Vic, Shakespeare's Globe, The Gate Theatre, The Irish Rep (New York), and with Druid, Rough Magic, and many others. She was nominated for Best Actress at The Irish Theatre Awards for her performance as Mae, in Mud, with Corn Exchange.