About Rynagh

F00010996-01Rynagh, an actress, playwright, and director, has appeared in numerous films: Widow’s Peak, Night Train, When Brendan met Trudy and A Love Divided. TV series and dramas include: Father Ted, The Lilac Bus, The Rector’s Wife and Tales out of School.

Her theatre work includes Philadelphia Here I Come!, Mamie Sighs, The Cavalcaders and St. Joan of the Stockyards.

She has directed the award-winning documentary Born Bolshie – A Portrait of Chloe Gibson, and made other successful documentaries such as the four part The Sound of Volcanoes.

In 2003 she wrote and directed the critically acclaimed play Keep Coming Back, which toured internationally and was nominated for A Fringe First Award at The Edinburgh Festival. In 2004 they were back on the road in Russia and Eastern Europe.

In 2006 Rynagh completed an around the world tour with Voices in the Wind.
From this tour Rynagh was invited back to India in 2007 to give a series of workshops on using Drama as therapy.

Dorothy directed by Agnes Merlet in which Rynagh played Mrs. McClellan was nominated for4 IFTA ‘s and was very well received in The Jameson Dublin Film Festival in February 2009.

In 2010 Rynagh played Holly Darwin in “What did he say ” for C4.

Rynagh was chairperson of Women in Film and TV Ireland for many years and a very active executive member of Irish Equity. She was recently appointed co-coordinator of AARO ( Association of Artists Representative Organisations ) which unites over 5000 practitioners from across the disciplines.They are campaigning together on issues such as The Competition Authority and Copyright.

In the Summer of 2014 and again in 2015 (with 5 different plays,) Rynagh worked with Aoibhinn Marie Gilroy of Shiva Productions on ANGELS IN THE PARK, a heart-warming and inspiring series of five 10-minute Irish plays, set and performed in a park. It played Ranelagh Arts Festival in 2014 and toured extensively in 2015 including London and Paris.

In 2014 and 2015 Rynagh worked on Romantic Road directed by Michael Karen and Ernestine and Kit, based on Kevin Barry’s short story directed by Simon Bird with Pauline Collins and Rosaleen Linehan.

She worked on and off over 2014 and 2015 on a film directed by Pierre Lang in Bordeaux Beaucoup de Lunes .

In 2017 Rynagh worked on Supervized, starring Tom Berenger, Beau Bridges, Lou Gosset jr. and Fionnula Flanagan directed by Steve Barron. Written by Andy Briggs this whacky comedy feature film is due for release in the Spring of 2018. The film follows a group of former internationally renowned superheroes who are living out their twilight years in a retirement home in Ireland!

Rynagh is currently in rehearsal in The Abbey Theatre in a version of Michel Tremblay’s The Unmanageable Sisters by Deirdre Kinahan. Directed by Graham McLaren.



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