Simone Kirby


Simone is originally from Ennis, Ireland.

Simone can most recently be seen playing Mary Malone in 'HIS DARK MATERIALS' (BBC/HBO) and as Bibi Melnick in 'HIDDEN ASSETS' (RTE).

In feature films Simone previously played Oonagh in Ken Loach's 'JIMMY'S HALL’ for which she was IFTA nominated (Lead Actress in Film, 2015), and Marilyn Hull in 'NOTES ON BLINDNESS' (Archers Mark) - IFTA Nominated (Best Supporting Actress, 2017).




  • Height: 5' 2 (157cm)
  • Playing Age: 37 - 47
  • Eye Colour: Blue
  • Hair Colour: Auburn
  • Hair Length: Shoulder length
  • Unions: Equity
  • Appearance: White



IFTA NOMINATION (2022), Best Supporting Actress - Bibi inHIDDEN ASSETS

IFTA NOMINATION (2017), Best Supporting Actress - Marilyn Hull in ‘NOTES ON BLINDNESS

IFTA NOMINATION (2015), Lead Actress in Film - Oonagh in ‘JIMMY'S HALL



DATING AMBER, Jill - Amazon Prime (director: David Freyne)

CALM WITH HORSES, June Devers - Film 4/DMC films (director: Nick Rowland)

MOTHER'S DAY, Fran - BBC (director: Fergus O'Brien)
ARTEMIS FOWL, Mrs. Byrne - Disney (director: Kenneth Branagh)
THE HOLE IN THE GROUND, Louise - Capgrass Films (director: Lee Cronin)

ENGLAND IS MINE, Elizabeth - Honlodge Productions (director: Mark Gill)

THE FLAG, Liz - Treasure Entertainment (director: Declan Recks)

NOTES ON BLINDNESS, Marilyn - Archer's Mark (directors: Peter Middleton & James Spinney) 

THE TRUTH COMMISSIONER, Marie Roche - Big Fish Films/BBC Northern Ireland (director: Declan Recks)
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, Tyva Hightopp - Disney (director: James Bobin)
JIMMY'S HALL, Oonagh (lead) - (director: Ken Loach)
X-MOOR, Patsy - (director: Luke Hyams)
SEASON OF THE WITCH, Midwife - Lionsgate (director: Dominic Sena)


THE BUCCANEERS, Laura Testvalley - Apple TV (director: Susanna White)

A PLACE OF SAFETY, Actress - All3Media (director: Afia Nkrumah)

HIDDEN ASSETS, Bibi Melnick - RTE (directors: Thaddeus O'Sullivan/Kadir Balci)

THE ONE, Charlotte Driscoll - Netflix (directors: Jeremy Lovering, Catherine Morshead and Brady Hood)

HIS DARK MATERIALS (seasons 1-3), Mary Malone - BBC/HBO (director: Various)

SILENT WITNESS, Geraldine Lawson - BBC One (director: Mary Nighy)

RESISTANCE(Rebellion 2), Ursula - RTE (director: Catherine Morshead)

DARK HEART, Debbie Collins - ITV (director: Colin Teague) 

HOUDINI& DOYLE, Sister Grace - ITV (director: Ed Bazalgette)

CLEAN BREAK, Annette - RTE (director: Gillies McKinnon)
PEAKY BLINDERS, Irene - Tiger Aspect/BBC2 (director: Colm Mccarthy)
LOVE/HATE, Tracey Moynihan - Octagon Films/RTE (director: David Caffrey)
PREFACES TO SHAKESPEARE, Gentlewoman/2nd Witch - BBC/Blakeway Productions
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS, Auntie Maureen/Mrs. Balfe - Scratch Films/RTE(director: Sinead Muphy)
PURE MULE: THE LAST WEEKEND, Geraldine Grehan - Accomplace Films/RTE (director: Declan Recks)
SINGLE HANDED2: THE STOLEN CHILD, Brigid - RTE/Touchpaper(director: Anthony Byrne)
PURE MULE, Geraldine Grehan - Accomplace Films/RTE (director: Declan Recks/Charlie McCarthy)


CLEFT, Fea - Rough Magic (director: Lynne Parker)

MOLLY SWEENEY, Molly - The Irish Rep Theatre/New York/The Long Wharf/New Haven (director: Charlotte Moore)

LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY, Lily - Tricycle Theatre (director: Billy Roche)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Titania - The Milton Rooms (director: Nick Bagnall)

MOLLY SWEENEY, Molly - The Curve Theatre (director: Selina Cartmell)

MACBETH, Lady Macduff/Second Witch - Shakespeares Globe (director: Lucy Bailey)

LOVES LABOURS LOST, Jaquenetta - Shakespeares Globe (director: Dominic Dromgoole)

DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Rose - The Old Vic (director: Anna Mackmin)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Maggie - The Corn Exchange (director: Annie Ryan)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Bianca - Rough Magic (director: Lynne Parker)

FALLING OUT OF LOVE, Fiona - Yew Tree (director: Mikel Murfi)

THE CAVALCADERS, Nuala - The Abbey (director: Robin Lefevre)

DON CARLOS, Princess Eboli - Rough Magic (director: Lynne Parker)

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Lady Teazle - The Abbey (director: Jimmy Fay)

FESTEN, Helena - The Gate (director: Selina Cartmell)

THE TINKERS WEDDING, Sarah Casey - Druidsynge (director: Garry Hynes)

THE SECRET GARDEN, Martha - Landmark Productions (director: Michael Caven)

SHOOTING GALLERY, Sile - Bedrock Productions (director: Jimmy Fay)
THE WELL OF THE SAINTS, Molly Byrne - Druid Theatre Company (director: Garry Hynes)
AMADEUS, Constanze - Ouroboros (director: Michael Caven)
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, Susan Brady - Druid Theatre Company (director: Garry Hynes)
MUD, Mae - The Corn Exchange (director: Annie Ryan)
TEN, Mouse - Semper Fi (Ireland) (director: Karl Shiels/Charlie Bonner)
THE LITTLE MERMAID, Alice - Riverbank Arts Centre (director: John O'Brien)
WOMEN IN ARMS, Deirdre Of The Sorrows - Storytellers/Cork Opera House (director: Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy)
GETTING 2 LEVEL 10, Paula - Calipo Theatre/Picture Company (director: Darren Thornton)
MISS JULIE, Kristine - Dionysis (director: Sue Mythen)
THE DEADMAN'S BEARD, Catherine Maher - The Everyman Palace (director: Geoff Gould)
THE COUNTRYWOMAN, Babby Baines - Upstate Live (director: Declan Gorman)


IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, Carmel - Radio Drama (director: Kevin Reynolds)
THE LOTTERY, Claire - Radio Drama (director: Paula McFetridge)
TWENTYSEVEN, Jen - Radio Drama (director: Veronica Coburn)




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