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adventures in the film industry aged eight when she was
scouted by Bond Movies casting director
for Michael Hirst's screen adaptation of Fools
of Fortune. She
was cast as
Christie's young daughter in the Irish family epic
directed by Pat
O'Connor, which co-starred Iain Glen and Mary Elizabeth
As her next foray the young actress was privileged to screen-test extensively with director Agnieszka Holland at Pinewood Studios for the lead in another literary adaptation – this time Warner Bros' The Secret Garden. Though narrowly missing out on the role, further film and television work soon followed in her teens including several RTE television appearances and a starring role alongside many of Ireland's premiere actors in Lisa Mulcahy's debut film The Very Stuff.
She stars as the title character Kate Loughlin in feature film The Callback Queen, a sparkling romantic comedy set in London's film industry which had its US Premiere at George R. R. Martin's Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe. The indie film was later released in UK and Irish cinemas and received two IFTA (Irish Film & Television Academy) Nominations in the 2016 Awards Ceremony.
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starred in an array of award winning feature films,
shorts and prime
time television drama, notably co-starring opposite
Henry Cavill in an
episode of Showtime's multiple Emmy winning series The
highlights include Len Collin's Sanctuary (Zanzibar
Films/IFB) which won Best First Feature at the 28th
Galway Film Fleadh and is released theatrically in
2017, and Lily (Filmbase) which won the
Oscar Qualifying Tiernan McBride Award, and
premiered in the US at the prestigious Savannah Film
Festival. Other film and television credits include
Simon Rumley's Little Deaths, Dancer
(Best British Film, BIAFF) and The Guards
for TV3 in Ireland.
She earned a Distinction at University, graduating with a Bachelor in Acting Studies from Trinity College Dublin - where she picked up awards from the Samuel Beckett Centre and the Irish Arts Council.
An accomplished theatre actress, her favourite theatre roles include playing Carol in David Mamet's controversial masterpiece Oleanna, a performance which garnered rave critical and audience response, cut-throat socialite Estelle Rigault in Sartre's existentialist classic No Exit, Maggie in the world premiere of The Night Garden developed by the Royal National Theatre Studio and performed at The Northcott Theatre in Exeter, and Cathy Calhoun in the first European production of Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright.
More recently Amy-Joyce played Shakespearean heroine Miranda in a Summer tour of The Tempest in Ireland, and portrayed Titanic Stewardess Violet Jessop in the world premiere of Iceberg - Right Ahead! at the Gatehouse, London to commemorate the Centenary of the Titanic disaster.
Her professional career sees her travel extensively as she continues to build an impressive résumé, both on stage and screen.