Susan Lynch

Lowest Rated: 0% City Rats (2009)
Birthday: Jun 5, 1971
Birthplace: Not Available
Irish actress Susan Lynch first caught the attention of international audiences as a mythical half-seal, half-human Selkie in John Sayles' widely acclaimed The Secret of Roan Inish. The daughter of an Irish father and Italian mother, Lynch (her brother John is also an actor) got her start performing plays in Gaelic and received her theatrical training at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, where she won Kenneth Branagh's Renaissance Award for Most Promising Student. Lynch broke into television in 1993, when she appeared in an episode of the popular BBC series Cracker and went on to act in a number of miniseries and made-for-TV movies, including Kings in Grass Castles (1998) and the well-received BBC dramatization of Ivanhoe (1997), which cast her as Rebecca. While acting on screens big and small, she continued to appear on the stage, doing particularly notable work in a number of London West End productions, including August Strindberg's Miss Julie, in which she starred in the title role opposite John Hannah. Although Lynch made her film debut in the 1978 drama Northern Lights, it was not until 1994, when she appeared in The Secret of Roan Inish that she began to have a relatively steady cinematic career. That same year, she had a small part as a vampire in Interview With the Vampire, and subsequently starred as a troubled single mother in the romantic thriller Down Time. In 1998, Lynch starred in her most successful film to date, the Irish comedy Waking Ned Devine. The film, which cast the actress as a small-town woman in love with a pig farmer (James Nesbitt), was an international sleeper hit, and helped to give Lynch exposure outside of the UK. The following year, she won the role of Nora Barnacle opposite Ewan McGregor's James Joyce in Nora, the story of the author's real-life relationship with the woman who would both inspire and challenge him throughout his life.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
92% Bad Day for the Cut Actor 2017
No Score Yet Apple Tree Yard Actor 2017
60% Away Actor 2016
No Score Yet Common Actor 2014
No Score Yet Hideaways Mrs. O'Mara 2011
No Score Yet The Secret Diaries Of Miss Anne Lister Isabella 2010
7% Holy Water Actor 2010
55% The Scouting Book for Boys Actor 2009
94% The Unloved Mother 2009
0% City Rats Gina 2009
No Score Yet The Race Katey Kensay 2009
No Score Yet The Race Actor 2009
7% Red Roses and Petrol Catherine Doyle 2008
No Score Yet Amongst Women Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Robber Bride Charis 2007
50% Someone Else Actor 2006
No Score Yet The Ten Commandments Miriam 2006
55% Duane Hopwood Gina 2005
No Score Yet Mickybo & Me Torch Woman 2005
No Score Yet A Woman in Winter Marianne 2005
58% Enduring Love Rachel $0.4M 2004
No Score Yet School of Life Actor 2004
56% Morlang Ann Morlang 2003
58% Casa de los Babys Eileen $0.4M 2003
80% 16 Years of Alcohol Mary 2003
No Score Yet Mapmaker Jane Bates 2001
57% From Hell Liz Stride $30.7M 2001
No Score Yet Happy Now Tina Trent 2001
64% Nora Nora Barnacle 2001
37% Beautiful Creatures Dorothy 2001
83% Waking Ned Devine Maggie 1998
No Score Yet Amongst Women Actor 1998
No Score Yet Ivanhoe Rebecca 1997
No Score Yet Downtime Chrissy 1997
95% The Secret of Roan Inish Selkie 1995
No Score Yet Dangerous Lady Actor 1995
62% Interview with the Vampire Paris Vampire 1994
No Score Yet Circle of Power Clare Bartel 1983
No Score Yet Northern Lights Inga Olsness 1982

TV

CREDIT
100% Happy Valley
2014-2016
Alison Garrs
  • 2018
  • 2016
92% Apple Tree Yard
2017
Susannah
  • 2017
91% National Treasure
2016-2018
Christina
  • 2017
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Molly Sybil Stanfordis
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Clerk
  • 2010
No Score Yet Moving On
2009

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