Lorna Quinn, Actress
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Lorna has just concluded filming on Rudolph Herzog’s upcoming feature film HOW TO SELL A WAR, in which she played a journalist opposite Jay Pharoah. Prior to this, Lorna played the role of ‘Sybil Chase’ in PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward at the Gate Theatre in Dublin. This production was directed by Patrick Mason.
Other recent credits include the role of ‘Cecily Cardew’ in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, also at the Gate Theatre, and directed by Patrick Mason. This production subsequently toured to Charleston, South Carolina where it was performed during the ‘Spoleto Festival USA 2016’. Following this, Lorna narrated a new six-part documentary series called EMIGRATION NATION with ‘Loosehorse Productions’ for UTV Ireland.
Recent film work includes the role of ‘RTÉ Reporter’ in Colin Bateman’s new Irish film THE JOURNEY, directed by Nick Hamm and starring Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney. DARE TO BE WILD, a film in which Lorna plays the lead supporting role of ‘Eve’, had its Irish and UK premiere in September 2016.
In 2015, Lorna reprised her role as ‘Elizabeth Bennet’ with the Gate Theatre’s production of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE for a sell-out run at the ‘Hong Kong International Arts Festival’. Following this, Lorna went on to reprise her role as ‘Niamh’ in RISE Productions award winning play THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY for a twenty-venue tour nationwide. Lorna also provided the voice for ‘Patricia’ in GHOSTHUNTERS: ON ICY TRAILS, an Irish co-produced film directed by Tobi Baumann.
Theatre credits at the Gate Theatre include PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Directed by Alan Stanford/ Playing the role of ‘Elizabeth Bennet’), AN IDEAL HUSBAND (Directed by Ethan McSweeny/ Playing the role of ‘Lady Gertrude Chiltern’), BEDROOM FARCE (Directed by Alan Stanford/ Playing the role of ‘Kate’) and LITTLE WOMEN (Directed by Michael Barker-Caven/ Playing the role of ‘Jo March’).
Other notable theatre credits include THE BRIDGE BELOW THE TOWN (Livin Dred Theatre Company), TIC by Elizabeth Moynihan and directed by Joe Devlin, PLASTICINE (Corcadorca), SKIN AND BLISTERS (TEAM Educational Theatre Company), WALNUTS REMIND ME OF MY MOTHER by Elizabeth Moynihan and directed by Noelle Browne, JANE EYRE (City Theatre Dublin. Playing the role of ‘Jane Eyre’), ROCK PAPER SCISSORS (Performance Lab), FERRY TALES/50 WAYS TO LEAVE DÚN LAOGHAIRE (Carpet Theatre Company) and I, KEANO (Lane Productions).
TV credits include LOVE/HATE (Second Series) playing the role of ‘Elaine’ and FAIR CITY, in which Lorna played the role of ‘Lucy Mallon’.
Lorna is currently based between London and Dublin.
August 31, 2017 |
Interview with former ‘Xposé’ presenter Ruth O’Neill at Dublin’s Gate Theatre. On display, costumes designed by Francis O’Connor for ‘Sybil Chase’ in ‘Private Lives’ by Noël Coward. Costumes made by Denise Assas. http://www.lornaquinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/XPOSE.m4v ...
August 25, 2017 |
Sean Rooney premieres soulful debut single ‘Everest High’ ‘Everest High’ is the first single from Longford musician Sean Rooney. The poignant track shows Rooney speaking openly about mental health problems. ‘Everest High’ is written about the struggle that comes from suffering with depression and is told from both the point of view of both the sufferer and the point of view of someone who doesn’t understand what it’s like to have it. The video features both Sean and Irish actress Lorna Quinn from Irish film Dare to be Wild, Love/Hate and Fair City. It was filmed between Longford and Leitrim and produced by Outtake Community Media. Sean has been playing on the Irish music...
August 25, 2017 |
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January 23, 2017 |
Lorna received the award for ‘Best Actress’ at the STELLAR Shine Awards in 2016! STELLAR Shine Awards 2016: The...
October 25, 2016 |
‘Dare to Be Wild’ had it’s Irish premiere at the ‘Light House Cinema’ in Dublin & it’s UK premiere at the Gate cinema in Notting Hill on September 19th & 21st 2016 respectively. This inspiring film tells the true story of Mary Reynolds, a garden designer from Wexford, who won the ‘Chelsea Flower Show’ in 2002. The film asks to us to “throw a lifeline to the wilderness” and to embrace the natural beauty that surrounds us. Dare to Be Wild! Vivienne De Courcy and Mary Reynolds speak about DARE TO BE WILD at the UK Premiere in Notting Hill, London: Vivienne De Courcy – Director Mary Reynolds – Inspiration behind the film....
February 9, 2016 |
Dublin’s Gate Theatre makes its 10th appearance at Spoleto Festival USA with a sparkling new production of Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece, The Importance of Being Earnest. Wilde’s joyous social satire chronicles the escapades of dashing men-about-town—the irrepressible Algernon Moncrieff and the exquisitely mannerly John Worthing—and their courtship of the ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are hilariously complicated by the gallants’ deceptions and the interference of Gwendolen’s formidable mother, Lady Bracknell. Boasting what the company’s Artistic Director Michael Colgan calls “a dream cast,” expect Gate Theatre to brilliantly deliver both Wilde’s rapier wit and an exuberant evening of theatrical fun and frothy sophistication in the Dock Street Theatre. ...