Johanna O'Brien

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Height: 5' 2" (159cms)

Principal Age Range: 18 - 25

Build: slim

Hair: Red

Eyes: Hazel


Johanna will play 'Maggie' in Irish director Paddy Breathnach's new feature film ROSIE which follows an intense 36 hour period in the lives of a Dublin family who find themselves homeless after their landlord sells their rented home. ROSIE is being produced by Element Pictures and shoots in Dublin for 4 weeks from mid-March.

A graduate of Bow Street Academy for Screen training (2017) Johanna stars in HOMECOMING a multi-award winning short film written and directed by Sinead O’Loughlin which continues to be screened at international film festivals inc. this year's Toronto Irish Film Fest, Chicago Irish Film Fest and Shebeen Flick in Berlin. She is also cast in Cashell Horagn's short film THE CLOCKMAKER’S DREAM which has and continues to win numerous awards both nationally and internationally.

Theatre wise Johanna will be performing in PLAY ON WORDS by Niall Carmody as part of this year's Limerick Fringe Festival in April. The play has perviously toured in Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. Her past theatre credits includes THE FRIDAY NIGHT EFFECT with Sunday’s Child Theatre Company (2017 Dublin Fringe Festival and 2018 First Fortnight Festival Smock Alley Main Space), PLAY ON WORDS (2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival) with Tiger’s Eye Theatre Company, the Irish Time Theatre Awards nominated WAITING IN LINE with Honest Arts Productions Company (Toronto Fringe Festival), Nick Payne’s CONSTELLATIONS with 7A Theatre Company, The WIN with BAHBHA Theatre Company (Smock Alley Boys School), I’M NOT ADHD, I’M BOLD! with Grean Theatre Company and, Isabella in Fortune’s Fool Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE which toured at Irish Monuments across the country. Johanna has starred in a number of musical theatre productions including, CATS THE MUSICAL, THE WEDDING SINGER, LI’L ABNER AND GREASE.

Accents & Skills

Accents: Southern Irish (Native), Dublin, Northern Irish, English RP, Cockney, General American, Australian

Skills: Basic Stage Combat

Music & Dance: Singer, Bodhrán, Sean nós, Irish Set Dancing and Waltzing and Jiving




The 1 Year Programme

Various / Bow Street Academy for Screen Training

Improvisation Training

Anne Blake and Choke Comedy

Association of Irish Musicals Society

Peter Kennedy and Mary Rose McNally

I A Clown 1 and 2 with The Lir Accademy

Raymond Keane

Roy Hart Voice Training

David Goldsworthy and Blue Raincoat Theater Company

Corporeal Mime training

Jorge Correa B and Blue Raincoat Theater Company

The Applied art of Acting (Three months intensive)

David Scott and The Company D.

Screen Experience




Production Company

Homecoming (Short)


Sinead O Loughlin


The Clockmaker's Dream (Short)


Cashell Horgan

Made Image

Theatre Experience



Theatre/Theatre Company


The Friday Night Effect



Hildegard Ryan

I'm Not ADHD I'm BOLD!


Grean Theatre Company

Eamon Harty

Waiting in Line


Honest Arts Production Company

Tara Doolan

The Win


BANBHA Theatre Company

Cara Brophy-Browne and Tara Louise Morrison



7A Theatre Company

Shane Hickey O

Measure for Measure



Stephanie Courtney

Play On Words



Shane Hickey O

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