Noni Claire Stapleton - Bio

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Noni's award winning one woman play 'Charolais' is currently on tour. More information here.

Noni plays Timothy Dalton's wife Gladys Murray in 'Penny Dreadful' (Showtime USA) on Sky Atlantic. Created and written by 3 time Oscar nominee John Logan (Skyfall, The Aviator, Gladiator), executive producer Sam Mendes.

Noni is an Irish actress, voice over artist and playwright. She graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2002, beginning her theatre career in What The Dead Want (directed by Jimmy Fay) at Project Arts Centre, Dublin. She has continued to work in theatre, tv and film as an actress and writer and has also performed in many Irish language (Gaelic) productions. Noni co-founded Skipalong Theatre Company for which she co-wrote One for Sorrow and Two for a Girl. She played multiple roles in both productions which were directed by Maureen White. Two for a Girl was nominated for the Jayne Snow Award for "Innovation and Bravery in Theatre" at the Dublin Fringe Festival and subsequently published in 'Freshly Brewed', an anthology of new Irish writing. Two for a Girl had its American premiere at The Cell Theatre, New York in 2013 which Noni produced and performed in. Noni is a company member of AboutFACE, an Irish American theatre company producing American writing internationally.

THEATRE highlights include Lizzy Lavelle and the Vanishing of Emlyclough (Jo Mangan), The Laramie Project (Paul Brennan), Massacre @ Paris (Jimmy Fay), Little Victories (Veronica Coburn), Orson Welles A Christmas Carol (AboutFACE), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Piedescalso Productions), Walking Away (Amalgamotion - Best Production, Limerick Fringe), Footnotes Tap Show (Choreographer Diane Richardson), The Merry Wives of Windsor (AC Productions), An Triail (Bairbre Ni Chaoimh) and Antigone (Splodar).

TV and FILM credits include Penny Dreadful (Showtime USA), Vikings (History Channel), Ripper Street (BBC), Quirke (BBC), The Clinic (RTE), The Tudors (TV3), Fair City (RTE), Siol (TG4), Marion agus an Banphrionsa (Best Short, Cork Film Festival), Henry and Sunny, On Our Way.

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