Gwynne McElveen

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Height: 5' 4"

Principal Age Range: 36 - 42

Build: Slim

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Dark Brown

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Gwynne is currently filming on NIGHTFLYERS which is in production in Troy Studios in Limerick. Based on the Novella by George R.R. Martin Gwynne plays 'TOBIS' a leading member of the NIGHTFLYER medical team. The spaceship Nightflyer embarks on a perilous mission to make contact with an advanced alien species that could hold the key to the earth's survival. But en route, a strange and deadly force starts stalking the various crew members to their deaths.

Early March saw Gwynne wrap filming on Mary McGuckian's feature film "A GIRL FROM MOGADISHU" which shot in Dublin. It is based on the life of Ifrah Ahmed a victim of and now international activist against Female Genital Mutilation, stars Aja Naomi King and Barkhad Abdi.

Other screen credits include 'Catherine Finnegan' in the second season of RTE Television's legal drama "STRIKING OUT", roles in "RIPPERSTREET 3", HISTORY'S VIKINGS SERIES, the role of 'Sheryl Kerr' in RTE Television's "FAIR CITY", and 'Rosemary' in Pat O'Connor's Feature Film "CIRCLE OF FRIENDS".

While living in London Gwynne completed a Postgraduate course at The Academy Of Live And Recorded Arts and was awarded Best Newcomer Of The Year by Hotchoice Magazine. While there she played 'Titania' in "MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM" at Hampton Court Palace and 'Christine' in "DANCING AT LUGHNASA" at Lewisham Broadway theatre. She also taught for Stagecoach and performed in educational theatre. A graduate of Dublin's Gaiety School Of Acting Gwynne's theatre credits also include 'Siobhra' in "TRUE LINES" directed by John Crowley which toured Ireland and London, and won the Stewart Parker Award. She also played 'Eileen' in Druid's "POOR BEAST IN THE RAIN" directed by Garry Hynes, 'Ophelia' in "HAMLET" for Second Age, and 'Lucy Manette' in "A TAIL OF TWO CITIES" in Dublin's Gate Theatre.

Her voice work includes several radio plays for BBC Northern Ireland, and Henchmen Productions radio play "THE CHOICE" for Newstalk, as well as voice overs for Channel 4 animation and Doctorpuss Films.

Watch Gwynne perform in a scene from RTE Television's Legal Drama "STRIKING OUT" here:
http://vimeo.com/251620946


Accents & Skills

Accents: Southern Irish*, Northern Irish, Belfast, English, RP, General and Southern American

Skills: Full Driving Licence, Horse Riding (Novice), Good Singing Voice

Interests: Writing, Gardening, Walking, Cooking

Music & Dance: Good Singing Voice

Training

Course/Workshop

Facilitator/Venue

Advanced 3 month Screen Acting 2017

Bow Street Academy, Dublin 7

6 month screen acting 2016-2017

Bow Street Academy, Dublin 7

Self Tape Audition Masterclass

Nancy Bishop / Filmbase


Screen Experience

Film/TV

Role

Director

Production Company

Striking Out (Television)

Catherine Finnegan

Lisa James Larsson

Blinder Films

Ripper Street Season 3 (Television)

Church Worshiper

Kieron Hawkes

BBC Television

Vikings Season 2 (Television)

Farming Peasant

Jeff Woolnough

Octagon / Take 5 Productions

Fair City (Television)

Sheryl Kerr

Various

RTE Television

Sweet Salt (Short Film)

Woman

Katerina Athanasopoulou

Channel 4


Theatre Experience

Play

Role

Theatre/Theatre Company

Director

Hamlet

Ophelia

Second Age

Brian de Salvo

Tale of Two Cities

Lucy Manette

The Gate Theatre

Alan Stanford

Rimini Riddle

Angelica

Cork Opera House

Terry Devlin

Poor Beast In The Rain

Eileen

Druid Theatre

Garry Hynes

A Midsummer Nights Dream

Titania

Hampton Court Palace

Laura Muth

True Lines

Siabhra

Bickerstaff

John Crowley

Dancing At Lughnasa

Chrissie

Lewisham Theatre London

Sarah Woolf

Peer Gynt

Solveig

ALRA

Stuart Wood



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