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Fools of Fortune

Amy-Joyce Hastings kick-started her adventures in the film industry aged eight when she was scouted by Bond Movies casting director Debbie McWilliams for Michael Hirst's screen adaptation of Fools of Fortune. She was cast as Oscar winner Julie Christie's young daughter in the Irish family epic directed by Pat O'Connor, which co-starred Iain Glen and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

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.



She has 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 Tudors. Recent screen 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.