Dublin Theatre Festival


Judith Roddy

Judith Roddy graduated with a bachelor in Acting Studies from the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College in 2002. She received a scholarship to train at the British American Academy, Oxford and while there appeared in Twelfth Night and 4.48 Psychosis. She has worked extensively in commedia at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Tuscany and has frequently performed at the Tuscan Theatre Festival. Theatre credits include Days of Wine and Roses (Galloglass), Blackbird (Galway Arts Centre), The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Calypso), Sky Road (Theatre Royal), Further than the Furthest Thing, Cruel and Tender (Project), The Constant Wife (Gate), Don't Forget to Breathe (Bewleys), Tales from Ovid (Theatreworks), Hansel and Gretel (Storytellers) and My Children My Africa (Gallowglass).

Judith made her Abbey debut as Hedvig Helmar in Laszlo Marton's production of The Wild Duck in 2003 for which she won the Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.   Since then she has appeared in The Wolf of Winter directed by Andrea Ainsworth, A Doll's House directed by Laszlo Marton and Drama at Inish directed by Jim Nolan.   At the Peacock Theatre she has appeared in Big Love directed by Selina Cartmell and The Dandy Dolls Trilogy directed by Conall Morrison for the Dublin Theatre Festival.   She played the title role of Pinocchio for An Grianán Theatre and she appeared in Twelfth Night playing Viola this time for Classic Stage Ireland. Her film and television credits include the IFTA award-winning Love is the Drug (Saffron Picures/RTÉ), Over the Wall (BBC) and Dead Long Enough which was launched at the Dublin Jameson Film Festival and won British People’s Choice Award 2006.


The Rehearsal, Playing the Dane

Everyone is King Lear in his own Home

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