| Nora-Jane Noone|
| 8 March 1984 (age 31) (1984-03-08) Newcastle, Galway, Ireland|
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Newcomer of the Year
The Magdalene Sisters, The Descent, Doomsday, The Descent Part 2, Assault of Darkness
Alex Reid, Anne‑Marie Duff, Neil Marshall, MyAnna Buring, Peter Mullan
Nora-Jane Noone (born 8 March 1984) is an Irish film and television actress best known for her role as Bernadette in The Magdalene Sisters.
Noone grew up in Upper Newcastle, Galway City. She trained for two years at the Performing Arts School in Galway, and is a proficient musician (piano to Grade 7 level) and dancer. Her previous acting role before The Magdalene Sisters was as Jan in a secondary school production of Grease.
She graduated in 2004 from NUI Galway with a degree in Science, and then moved to London.
Noone made her professional film debut playing Bernadette in Peter Mullan's film The Magdalene Sisters. The film won the Best Film prize in the 2002 Venice Film Festival, and was nominated as Best British Picture at the British Academy Film Awards. Noone also won Best Actress in an Ensemble Role at the British Independent Film Awards and was nominated for best newcomer that year. She has also been nominated for best supporting actress in 2005 and 2010 at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
Noone also co-starred in The Descent and Doomsday, both directed by Neil Marshall, Speed Dating and Ella Enchanted. Other work includes the short films News for the Church written and directed by Andrew McCarthy and The Listener directed by Michael Chang. Noone also recorded Walking at Ringsend for BBC Radio 4. In 2008, Noone appeared in Beyond the Rave and Insatiable.
Noone has also appeared in The Descent Part 2, The Day of the Triffids,The Runaway and she has co-starred in the entire season one of Jack Taylor.In 2013 she also began writing a film short.
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