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



Production - Year - Role - Production Company - Director

KNEECAP, 2023, Dolores, Fine Point Films, Rich Peppiatt
DATING AMBER, 2019, Jill, Altitude Films, David Freyne
CALM WITH HORSES, 2018, June, DMC Film/Film 4, Nick Rowland
ARTEMIS FOWL, 2018, Mrs Byrne, Disney, Kenneth Branagh
THE HOLE IN THE GROUND, 2017, Louise Caul, Savage Productions, Lee Cronin
ENGLAND IS MINE, 2016, Elizabeth, Honlodge Productions, Mark Gill
THE FLAG, 2016, Liz, Treasure Entertainment, Declan Recks
NOTES ON BLINDNESS, 2015, Marilyn, Archers Mark, Peter Middleton/ James Spinney
THE TRUTH COMMISSIONER, 2015, Maria Roche, Big Fish Films/ BBC Northern Ireland, Declan Recks
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, 2015, Tyva Hightopp, Disney, James Bobin
JIMMY'S HALL, 2013, Oonagh, Sixteen Films, Ken Loach
X-MOOR, 2014, Patsy, The Fyzz Facility, Luke Hyams
SEASON OF THE WITCH, 2010, Midwife, Lionsgate, Dominic Sena


Production - Year - Role - Production Company - Director

THE BUCCANEERS, 2023, Miss Laura Testvalley, The Forge Entertainment/ Apple TV, Various
HIS DARK MATERIALS, 2022, Mary Malone, BBC/HBO, Various
HIDDEN ASSETS, 2023, Bibi Melnick, RTE/ Saffron Moon, Thaddeus O'Sullivan/ Kadir Balci
THE ONE, 2020, Charlotte, Netflix/Urban Myth Films, Catherine Morshead
SILENT WITNESS, 2018, Geraldine Lawson, BBC One, Mary Nighy
MOTHER'S DAY, 2018, Fran, BBC, Fergus O'Brien
REBELLION 2/ 'RESISTANCE', 2016, Ursula Sweeney, RTE/Touchpaper TV, Catherine Morshead
DARK HEART, 2016, Debbie Collins, ITV, Colin Teague
HOUDINI AND DOYLE, 2015, Sister Grace, Fox/ITV, Stephen Hopkins
CLEAN BREAK, 2014, Annette Rane, RTE/ CBK Productions, Gilles McKinnon/ Damien O' Donnell
PEAKY BLINDERS, 2014, Irene, Tiger Aspect/BBC2, Colm Mccarthy
LOVE/HATE, 2014, Tracey Moynihan, Octagon Films/RTE, David Caffrey
PREFACES TO SHAKESPEARE, 2012, Gentlewoman/Second Witch, BBC/Blakeway Production,
MEET YOUR NEIGHBOURS, 2011, Auntie Maureen/Mrs. Balfe, Scratch Films/RTE, Sinead Muphy
PURE MULE: THE LAST WEEKEND, 2009, Geraldine Grehan, Accomplice Films/RTE, Declan Recks
SINGLE HANDED 2: THE STOLEN CHILD, 2008, Brigid, RTE/Touchpaper, Anthony Byrne
PURE MULE, 2005, Geraldine Grehan, R.T.E/Accomplice Films, Declan Recks/Charlie McCarthy


Production - Year - Role - Production Company - Director

CLEFT, 2019, Fea, Rough Magic Theatre Co., Lynne Parker
MOLLY SWEENEY, 2011, Molly, The Irish Repertory Theatre, New York, Charlotte Moore
LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY, 2011, Lily, The Tricyle Theatre, Billy Roche
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 2011, Titania, The Milton Rooms, Nick Bagnall
MOLLY SWEENEY, 2010, Molly, The Curve Theatre, Selina Cartmell
MACBETH, 2010, Lady Macduff/Second Witch, Shakespeare's Globe, Lucy Bailey
LOVES LABOURS LOST, 2009, Jaquenetta, Shakespeares Globe, Dominic Dromgoole
DANCING AT LUGHNASA, 2009, Rose, The Old Vic, Anna Mackmin
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 2008, Maggie, Corn Exchange, Annie Ryan
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 2008, Bianca, Rough Magic Productions, Lynne Parker
FALLING OUT OF LOVE, 2007, Fiona, Yew Tree, Mikel Murfi
THE CAVALCADERS, 2007, Nuala, The Abbey, Robin Lefevre
DON CARLOS, 2007, Princess Eboli, Rough Magic, Lynne Parker
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, 2007, Lady Teazle, The Abbey, Jimmy Fay
FESTEN, 2006, Helena, The Gate, Selina Cartmell
THE TINKERS WEDDING, 2006, Sarah Casey, DruidSynge, Garry Hynes
THE SECRET GARDEN, 2006, Martha, Landmark Productions, Michael Caven
SHOOTING GALLERY, 2005, Sile, Bedrock Productions, Jimmy Fay
THE WELL OF THE SAINTS, 2004, Molly Byrne, Druid Theatre Company, Garry Hynes
AMADEUS, 2004, Constanze, Ouroboros, Michael Caven
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, 2004, Susan Brady, Druid Theatre Company, Garry Hynes
MUD, 2003, Mae, The Corn Exchange, Annie Ryan
TEN, 2002, Mouse, Semper Fi (Ireland), Karl Shiels/Charlie Bonner
THE LITTLE MERMAID, 2002, Alice, Riverbank Arts Centre, John O'Brien
WOMEN IN ARMS, 2002, Deirdre Of The Sorrows, Storytellers/Cork Opera House, Mary Elizabeth Burke Kennedy
GETTING 2 LEVEL 10, 2001, Paula, Calipo Theatre/Picture Company, Darren Thornton
MISS JULIE, 2001, Kristine, Dionysis, Sue Mythen
THE DEADMANS BEARD, 2001, Catherine Maher, The Everyman Palace, Geoff Gould
THE COUNTRYWOMAN, 2000, Babby Baines, Upstate Live, Declan Gorman






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