Born in Wicklow, Marcella Plunkett has worked extensively in theatre, television and film in the UK and Ireland.
Marcella’s film credits include: ZONAD, ONCE, ON THE EDGE, CINDERELLA, COUNTRY, FALLING FOR A DANCER and A KIND OF HUSH. Marcella appeared in a leading role in SWANSONG: STORY OF OCCI BYRNE an Independent Irish Feature Film directed by Conor McDermottroe. On television Marcella is perhaps best known as Alison on all three seasons of the hit show BACHELORS WALK (RTE). She also appeared in the role of Maura, a leading role in SINGLE HANDED III – THE DROWNING MAN directed by Antony Byrne for Touchpaper TV/RTE/ITV and in the series regular role of Ellen on season three of RAW for Ecosse TV and RTE.
Marcella appeared in the lead in THE RAFTERS a new feature film written and directed by John Carney at the Galway Film Fleadh 2012. She also appeared in the female lead (Molly) in the feature STELLA DAYS opposite Martin Sheen and Stephen Rea and directed by Thaddeus O’Sullivan for Newgrange Pictures, and in the female lead (Nat) in DARK TOUCH directed by Marina de Van for Element Pictures/Filmgate Films. Marcella appeared in John Butler’s hit comedy THE STAG (aka The Bachelor Weekend) produced by Treasure films and most recently in SING STREET, written and directed by John Carney.
Theatre credits include: EXILES and ARISTOCRATS (National Theatre, London) PHAEDRA (Donmar Warehouse), SHADOW OF A GUNMAN (Lyric, Belfast), THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (Gaiety Theatre, Dublin), and MACKEREL SKY (Red Kettle, Waterford). Most recently Marcella appeared as Sister James in the London Premiere of DOUBT directed by Nicolas Kent at the Tricycle Theatre, London.