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Chosen from an open casting for the leading juvenile role in Lance Daly’s award winning feature Life’s A Breeze with Fionnula Flanagan and Pat Shortt (See Official Trailer above), Kelly was nominated for a Lead Actress Film IFTA Award in 2014. Actor Zachary Quinto presented Kelly with the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the 2013 Galway Film Fleadh.
Since then Kelly has been cast in a guest lead in RTE’s most successful TV drama, Love Hate, appearing in season four of the show in the Autumn of 2013 as well as the leading role of Corrina Mallon on RTE’s mini – series Clean Break directed by Gillies MacKinnon. She was also the lead role in the short film Battle (see above).
Kelly most recently appeared in John Carney’s new feature film Sing Street opposite Maria Doyle Kennedy and Jack Reynor which premiered at Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews and was nominated for Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) at the 2017 Golden Globe awards.