Aoife McMahon


Photo: Antoine Breant


Simon Beresford

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Holy Cross Dir: Mark Brozell
BBC Films



The Bombing of The Grand Dir: Paul Hodson
Cockpit Theatre
Juno & The Paycock Dir: Gemma Bodinetz
Liverpool Everyman
The Silver Tassie Dir: Howard Davies
National Theatre
Goodnight Mr Tom Dir: Angus Jackson
Phoenix Theatre and UK Tour
The Tempest Dir: Paul Hart
Watermill Theatre, Newbury
Autumn Fire Dir: Veronica Quilligan
Finborough Theatre


Dir: Conall Morrison
Abbey Theatre
Goodnight Mr Tom Dir: ANgus Jackson
Fiery Angel / Chichester Festival Theatre
The Oresteia Dir: Greg Thompson
Fisher Center
Bard College, NY
Hallelujah Dir: Gemma Fairlie
Theatre 503
The Great Theatre of The World Dir: William Gaskill
Arcola Theatre
Henry VIII Dir: Greg Thompson
Oh Go My Man Dir: Max Stafford Clarke
Out of Joint/
Royal Court
Macbeth Dir: Karen Hebden
Derby Playhouse
Gates Of Gold Dir: Gavin McAlindon
Finborough Arms
Beauty And The Beast Dir: Laurence Boswell
Royal Shakespeare Company
Scenes From The Big Picture Dir: Peter Gill
Royal National Theatre
Lear Dir: Tim Stark
National Theatre Studio
Dancing At Lughnasa Dir: Jonathan Mumby
Watermill, Newbury &
Greenwich Theatre
Pains of Youth Dir: Katie Read
The NT Studio
Andorra Dir: Gregory Thompson
The Young Vic
Playboy Of The Western World Dir: Robert Delamere
Liverpool Playhouse
Oriana Dir: Karl Wallace
Kabosh Theatre Co
Deidre Armagh Rhymers Theatre Co
Stir It Up Gallowglass Theatre Company
Two Tribes Minkey Hill Theatre Company


Broken Dir:Ashley Pearce and Noreen Kershaw
The Royals Dir:
UCP and Lionsgate for E!
Partners In Crime Dir: Edward Hall
A Touch Of Frost Dir: Paul Harrison
Doctors Dir: Sarah O'Gorman
My Dad's The Prime Minister Dir: Juliette May
The Clinic (1 Episode) Dir: Liam Cunningham
Parallel for RTE TV
Steel River Blues Dir: Graeme Harper
Yorkshire Television
Random Passage Dir: John N. Smith
Passage Films
Winner of Best Actress Gemini Award 2002 (Canadian Bafta)


Winner of Best Actress Gemini Award 2002 (Canadian Bafta)


Various Full Driving Licence, Full Motor Cycle licence, Tin Whistle, Bodhran (Irish Drum), Clowning, Fencing, Stage-Fighting (BASSC), Period Dance, Singing (Alto), Fully Qualified Yoga Teacher.
Accents Irish (Native), RP (Fluent), Scots, Standard American. Excellent Ear.


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“And, true to the spirit of O’Casey, Aoife McMahon as a vivaciously merry widow turns almost feral in demanding repayment of a debt.” - Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“She (Gemma Bodinetz) has also brought a number of strong performances from her cast….Aoife McMahon is the vivacious widow who turns vicious when she comes calling for her debt.” - Kris Hallett (

“There was excellent support from….a lovely boisterous fair weather friend of a neighbour, Maisie Madigan from Aoife McMahon.” Gerry Parker (Bristol Post)

“(Aoife McMahon)...excellently defines the ethereal presence of Ariel, allowing us to decide for ourselves whether she may, or may not, be a figment of Prospero’s powerful imagination” - Julie Waterson (The Stage)

“Exquisitely played, in Veronica Quilligan’s sensitive revival, by Aoife McMahon, who suggests a buried emotional longing that has never found fulfilment.” - Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Aoife McMahon…A stunning central performance.” - Deborah Klayman (The Public Reviews)

“Aoife McMahon’s performance alone is worth the price of a ticket: her exquisite timing and creation of a character layered with disappointment, frustration and overwhelming sense of duty is the lynchpin of the entire piece - a sheer delight.” - Deborah Klayman (The Public Reviews)

“Aoife McMahon is brilliant as the embittered, duty bound Ellen who is hiding a tragic secret.” - Carolin Koppin (UK Theatre Network)

“Especially noteworthy work from…Aoife McMahon both as gentle Mrs Hartidge and dangerously manic Mrs Beech.” - Susan Elkin (The Stage)


Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Eyes: Blue/Green   
Hair: Auburn   
Height: 5'4"  

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