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Donna was most recently seen on screen in Vikings (History Channel/MGM).
Biography – Donna trained at the Brendan Smith Academy and the College of Music. Previous appearances at the Abbey and Peacock theatres include: Dolly West’s Kitchen (Abbey/Bristol Old Vic), The Passion of Jerome (Peacock), A Woman of No Importance (Abbey), and, most recently, The Cherry Orchard (Abbey). For the Gate Theatre, Donna’s appearances include: Therese Raquin, A Dublin Carol, As You Like It, Aristocrats (also Lincoln Centre Festival, New York), Cyrano de Bergerac, Uncle Vanya (also Lincoln Centre Festival, New York), A Streetcar Named Desire, The Heiress, Great Expectations, She Stoops to Conquer, Pride and Prejudice, Gates of Gold, A Dolls House and Old Times. Other theatre work includes: Taking Steps (Gaiety Theatre), King Lear (Second Age), The Marlboro Man (Project Arts Centre), Don’t Dress For Dinner (Andrew’s Lane), and The Merchant of Venice, Othello (Playwrights and Actors).
Donna’s film and television appearances include: The Tudors (Seasons 3 and 4, Showtime/BBC), Bachelor’s Walk (Series II and III, RTE), Ballykissangel (BBC), Vicious Circle (BBCNI), The Bill (UTV), Old New Borrowed Blue, Family (BBC), Fair City (RTE), Ella’s mother in Ella Enchanted (Miramax Films) Rough Diamond (RTE) and Single-Handed (RTE). She appeared in a leading role (Mary Cassidy) in John Carney’s award winning feature film Zonad which appeared on general release in Ireland and at festivals across the world. She recently appeared in Chasing Leprechauns for Hallmark Channel, and in a guest lead in season 4 of RAW (RTE) and will appear in the forthcoming RTE drama Amber directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan which will air in 2012.
Recent appearances at the Gate Theatre include Miss Havesham in Great Expectations and Sally Brass in The Old Curiosity Shop directed by Alan Stanford, All My Sons directed by Robin Lefevre, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard directed by Patrick Mason and she appeared as Kate in Dancing at Lughnasa directed by David Horan for Second Age Theatre Company. Donna appeared as Veronique in God Of Carnage directed by Alan Stanford at the Gate Theatre, Dublin and in Cat on A Hot Tin Roof directed by Mark Brokaw at the same theatre later in 2011. She most recently appeared in Bookworms by Bernard Farrell directed by Jim Culleton at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Donna is represented in the UK by Conway Van Gelder