About Andrea

Portrait By Lorna Fitzsimons

Andrea Kelly is an award winning actress for short film Scope for which she won the Best Performance Award at Bolton Film Festival 2018 . She won Best Actress Winner at the 9th Underground Cinema awards 2018. She is also works as a multi disciplinary artist working on various collaborative projects.

Recent work includes short film Tabby Daly in which she plays the lead role and Note Bene. Indie feature Bad things in the middle of Nowhere,Thursdays Child, and the voice of the Queen Mother in animation Royals Next Door for RTÉ. She plays a lead in award winning, IFTA and London Critics Circle nominated short film Terminal. Other short films include Wake for Mary Murphy, Cailín Álainn, The Dressmaker, Scope, RTE/GFC comedy Mother, Skint, and award winning short Joyriders (Rebecca Daly).

Television includes Prosperity (Lenny Abrahamson, RTE),The Clinic (Declan Recks, RTE) and Pure Mule (Declan Recks, RTE).

Andrea trained at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and has worked with The Gate, The Abbey, and Druid Theatre as well as other Irish theatre companies. Andrea is currently developing a collaborative theatre production with Clíona O Connell called The Last Cottage. Andrea is also screenwriting and hopes to direct film in the future. Recent creative projects include Robin Hood and the Uneccesary Rescue  at Colaiste Bhride, Carnew Co Wicklow in her role as director. For Tullow Culture Night 2023 Andrea wrote, produced and directed ‘Tales from the Ring of the Rath‘ for the Cairdeas centre group Bridge the Gap Productions.

Next up is a collaborative arts project called ‘Our Wild Spirit‘ with artist Mary Doyle with the Cairdeas Centre for Tullow Culture Night 2024.

Andrea will also read Irene Kinsella’s work entitled ‘Aughrim- who Remembers‘ at the Craic in the Granite Festival in Aughrim, Co Wicklow on June 29th 2024.


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Portrait By Lorna Fitzsimons



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