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WINNER!

"Best Supporting Actress"

ANTWERP INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

ABOUT CLODAGH

Clodagh recently received the "Best Supporting Actress" award for her role in the acclaimed film "The Ferry", which she also co-produced.  She was awarded "Irish Woman of the Year" by the mayor of Los Angeles for her work as a film premiere host, Irish film event community organizer, producer, and actress.  She also starred in the comedy series, "On the Lig", by Emmy Award winning writer/ director, Niall McKay.

She has been the Deputy Director of Irish Screen America/LA hosting and moderating panels for many of the Irish film Oscar nominees.  She also worked with Screen Ireland as the LA Representative promoting Irish film studios and the phenomenal tax breaks for shooting your film/ TV projects in Ireland!  Clodagh holds a Master's from NYU in Irish/ Irish American Studies with an emphasis on business.

  • Worked alongside Harry Hamlin & Sarah Miles in the upcoming Mercury Pictures project
  • Played Regan in a celebrity gala performance of "Lear", directed/ starring Paul Sorvino
  • Shakespeare in the Hamptons, playing Titania and Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival
  • Won the Special Jury Prize for "Beyond the Pale" with 1st Irish Festival/ Origin Theatre Company in which she played the role of "Marion"
NEW YORK STAGE:
  • Bloomsday on Broadway~ She is an annual performer at Symphony Space, sharing the stage with Gabriel Byrne, Malachy McCourt, and many other film legends.
  • She has performed in many Off-Broadway productions which have garnered Obie and AUDELCO awards.  Some of her favorites were:"The Playboy of the Western World"  (The Irish Repertory Theatre) "The Shaughraun" (The Storm Theatre in Times Square), "Native Son" and Rhinoceros" (The Classical Theatre of Harlem) (Ensemble Studio Theatre,  Joe's Pub, The Irish Arts Center) and "The Weir" (staged reading-Guild Hall, East Hampton, and HERE Arts center
  • Other Roles include Glorie in "Grace & Glorie" (Tri-State Actors Theater in NJ), Sarah in "The Lover (Irish Classical Theatre Company/ Buffalo Critic's Pick), Jean Louise in "To Kill A Mockingbird" (Everyman Palace, Cork, Ireland) Varvara in "The Storm" (St. John's Theatre, Kerry, Ireland), Maire in "Translations" (Ireland, ans the title role in "Sunshine Sally" (New York)
PRODUCER:
  • Co-producer of "The Ferry"
  • Co-Producer of "Marilyn! The New Musical!" at The Paris Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip
AUDIO BOOKS:
  • International bestselling author, Colum McCann selected Clodagh for his Oscar nominated short story, "Everything in this Country Must" and also "Sisters
  • Played Various characters in The New York Times critically acclaimed audiobook, "Skippy Dies"
TRAINING/ EDUCATION:
  • Graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in NYC (2 year program)
  • Circle in the Square acting program
  • Gaeity School of Acting
  • Holds an MFA from NYU in Irish/ Irish American Studies with an emphasis in business
  • Undergraduate degree in theatre from University of Utah and SUNY
  • Clodagh is a USPTR CERTIFIED TENNIS PROFESSIONAL
 

ABOUT CLODAGH

Clodagh recently received the "Best Supporting Actress" award for her role in the acclaimed film "The Ferry", which she also co-produced.  She was awarded "Irish Woman of the Year" by the mayor of Los Angeles for her work as a film premiere host, Irish film event community organizer, producer, and actress.  She also starred in the comedy series, "On the Lig", by Emmy Award winning writer/ director, Niall McKay.

She has been the Deputy Director of Irish Screen America/LA hosting and moderating panels for many of the Irish film Oscar nominees.  She also worked with Screen Ireland as the LA Representative promoting Irish film studios and the phenomenal tax breaks for shooting your film/ TV projects in Ireland!  Clodagh holds a Master's from NYU in Irish/ Irish American Studies with an emphasis on business.

  • Worked alongside Harry Hamlin & Sarah Miles in the upcoming Mercury Pictures project
  • Played Regan in a celebrity gala performance of "Lear", directed/ starring Paul Sorvino
  • Shakespeare in the Hamptons, playing Titania and Hippolyta in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Hamptons Independent Theatre Festival
  • Won the Special Jury Prize for "Beyond the Pale" with 1st Irish Festival/ Origin Theatre Company in which she played the role of "Marion"

“Tremendous Talent, Tremendous Person!”
Joe Paradise – Producer “Lear”
"Clodagh does what I ask, she does it right away, and she has the talent to do it!"
Paul Sorvino – Director “Lear”

Professional Portfolio

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When Aoife searches for her birth mother she sets off a series of events that brings three women together in a search for the truth.

The Blair House (Mercury Pictures)

Ryan's Daughter Returns - with Harry Hamlin and Sarah Miles (Mercury Pictures)

They came for the American dream but ended up finding lunch in the dumpster.

The short fiction of Colum McCann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement.

Shrunken Shakespeare Company's 2014 Fundraiser Gala will feature the New York City premiere of "Lear", adapted from on William Shakespeare's "King Lear" by Paul Sorvino, who will direct and star in the title role.

This modern Irish play explores that ribbon of border that separates countries, lovers, brothers and friends.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1597.

Symphony Space's annual literary rite of spring celebrating life, love, and language in James Joyce's lavish, languid, and lively prose.

The HBO series chronicles a dysfunctional, suburban American family in bold relief.

An exploration of how the major events of the latter half of the twentieth century affects an ordinary family in the American Midwest.

"The Storm" is the atmosphere of the little Russian town, with its primitive inhabitants, merchants, and workpeople, an atmosphere untouched, unadulterated by the ideas of any outside European influence.

Colum McCann turns to the "troubles" in Northern Ireland and reveals the reverberations of political tragedy in the most intimate lives of men and women, parents and children.

"Fishing the Sloe-Black River," "Sisters" spans about 30 years in the life of a bitter woman who says, "My promiscuity was my autograph," while her anorexic sister became a nun.

To Kill A Mockingbird takes us to the roots of human behavior - to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.

Friel has said that Translations is "a play about language and only about language", but it deals with a wide range of issues, stretching from language and communication to Irish history and cultural imperialism.

Pauline Collins stars as Harriet Smith, Britain’s new Ambassador to Dublin, one of the country’s most coveted – and potentially explosive – Embassy postings.

Irish Classical Theatre Cast as: Sarah

Against a background ripe with the intrigue of the secret Fenian Uprising in Ireland in 1866, Dion Boucicault, the undisputed master of melodrama, unravels his comic masterpiece, THE SHAUGHRAUN, which springs to life once again on The Irish Repertory Theatre's stage.

This moving two-woman play about a 90-year-old illiterate farmer and a transplanted New Yorker in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia offers many pleasures and a couple of useful life lessons.

For Mollie and Giles (a seemingly unassuming young couple) it seems challenge enough to open a grand Bed and Breakfast in the middle of nowhere.

The Weir is about a group of bachelor friends who gather in a bar and compete with one another as to who can tell the scariest tale.

Poor Beast in the Rain, by Irish playwright Billy Roche, is about a one-time hell-raiser who returns to his old hometown igniting tension between those who need to conform and those who desire to cut loose.

From the American Civil War to the trenches of World War I to the warm glow of an Irish country Christmas, The Bells of Christmas expresses the pleasure and poignancy of the holiday season.

The Threepenny Opera proclaims itself "an opera for beggars," and it was in fact an attempt both to satirize traditional opera and operetta and to create a new kind of musical theater based on the theories of two young German artists, composer Kurt Weill and poet-playwright Bert Brecht.

Christy Mahon is the title's playboy, an unexceptional young man who wins the admiration of his fellows by recounting the scandalous tale of his father's murder.

Rhinoceros is a captivating, critically acclaimed commentary on what is absurd about human nature.

Native Son tells the modern tragedy of Bigger Thomas, a young black man in 1930s Chicago who feels trapped by the racist climate that surrounds him.

This touching and uproarious novel by author Paul Murray made everyone’s best fiction of 2010 lists, including The Washington Post, Financial Times, Village Voice, and others.

“Clodagh Bowyer is gaiety itself!”
Kerryman Newspaper

Acting | Hosting Reels

“…Her emotions emerge fully nuanced while her intellect shimmers on stage.”
Barbara Hammond – Playwright

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“…they did not need lighting as the whole place lit up when she entered.”
Malachy McCourt

Endorsements

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Paul Sorvino – Director “Lear”

"Clodagh does what I ask, she does it right away, and she has the talent to do it!"

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Joe Paradise – Producer “Lear”

"Tremendous talent! Tremendous person!"

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Kevin Kittle – Director “Beyond the Pale”

"I don’t need to write a voluminous testimonial about Clodagh Bowyer. I can do it in two words. If you are a director reading this: Cast Clodagh. That’s it. If you need someone to anchor your show: Cast Clodagh. If you need someone who can somehow simultaneously be earth & sky, dark & luminous, sexy & practical: Cast Clodagh. If you need someone who can take your shaky, inarticulate, run-on notes and come back the next day with more clarity and depth than you even thought you wanted: Cast Clodagh. That’s it. Please trust me. Stop looking now and just cast Clodagh. You’ll thank me later."

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The Irish Voice on “The Bells of Christmas” at Irish Repertory Theatre

"Bowyer with her tall height, regal bearing and low-pitched voice presents quite a contrast… from heart-warming comedy to heartbreaking poignancy."

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Malachy McCourt

"When I saw Clodagh recently on stage (Symphony Space) it occurred to me they did not need lighting as the whole place lit up when she entered. She is a magnetic performer-versatile, funny and a very committed professional who makes it all look so easy. All of us theater folk old and young can learn from attending any of her performances. Tony Emmy Oscar here comes Clodagh!"

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Newsday

“Titania, a regal Clodagh Bowyer… filled the night air with laughter!”

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East Hampton Star

“Clodagh Bowyer, equally accomplished, with a resume heavy with Off-Broadway and Irish Theater, are obvious standouts. Bowyer’s Titania… is commanding.”

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The Daily Record on “Grace & Glorie”

“…the statuesque (Clodagh) Bowyer… is terrific!”

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The NewYorker

“Comic melodrama, an energetic production… elaborate plot… the cast, under the direction of Peter Dobbins, delivers likable, admirably low-shtick performances that keep things entertaining.”

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Irish Echo

“Director Dobbins has been extremely fortunate with his casting. Just as fine is Clodagh Bowyer… steadfastly loyal and loving.”

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NewYorkTheatre.com

“Theatrical magic going on at The Storm Theatre of a pure and rare variety… in all its pixilated, blarney spouting glory, just as it ought to be seen… edge of your seat, fast-paced adventure and just might bring a tear to your sentimental eye… gloriously extraordinary… old-fashioned, unabashed charm.”

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Irish Voice

“Other standouts in this lively romp include Clodagh Bowyer.”

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Warner Brothers’ Rob Russell

“The Shaughraun was absolutely delightful and fun, and the cast was brilliant! Mrs. O’Kelly (Clodagh Bowyer) was mesmerizing! I’d see it again and again. Totally worth the ticket!”

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Joe Franklin Legendary Radio/Talk show host

“The Shaughraun was sensational! Terrific talent all the way through the cast. What fun!”

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Backstage

“For those who think Irish playwrighting consists largely of boozers gabbing blarney, enlighten yourself with The Shaughraun. Clodagh Bowyer… brings wit!”

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Curtain Up

“The Shaughraun is an important piece of theater history… ClodaghBowyer… comic contrast!”

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Cork Examiner on “To Kill a Mockingbird

“This was a particularly impressive interpretation of an essentially difficult role.”

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Barbara Hammond, Playwright

“Clodagh did so much more than fill the role of Marian, she filled the whole world of the play with her presence. Her acting transparent, her emotions translucent. One feels in the presence of true, confident and mature talent. Her emotions emerge fully nuanced while her intellect shimmers on stage.”

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Fiona O’Connor, Director

“We needed an exceptionally strong actress and when we auditioned Clodagh for the part, we realized she was right for the job.”

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Buffalo News

“Clodagh Bowyer is effective in suggesting that Sarah, the rather self-assured wife, and Dolores, the ‘lovely whore,’ are merely variations upon a theme rather than multiple personalities.”

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The Kerryman Newspaper

“As for the impish, yet sympathetic Varvara (in “The Storm” by Ostrovsky)… Clodagh Bowyer is gaiety itself!”

“…Stop looking now and just cast Clodagh. You’ll thank me later.”
Kevin Kittle – Director “Beyond the Pale”

Press | Reviews

“Mrs. O’Kelly (Clodagh Bowyer) was mesmerizing! I’d see it again and again.”
Warner Brothers’ Bob Russell

Contact

CLODAGH BOWYER
Phone: (646) 331-7326
Email: clodagh@clodaghbowyer.com

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