Hi I’m Ruth. It’s very lovely to have you here. I’m a film, theater, voice actor and radio producer living in beautiful East Cork with my family and little dog.

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You can always trust Ruth to bring a character to life, but also to surprise you with nuance and layers of depth that helps render a rounded, believable human being; one the audience can relate to
Sean Breathnach, director and writer Beyond The Woods

Selected Credits

Film & TV

Theatre

Radio Production

TV Production

All my life I’ve been driven by a creative need to tell stories. I started in theatre at a young age, performing in productions in the Cork Opera House. To this day, I love the camaraderie that comes from working closely with a group of people over several weeks as we bring a project to life.

Even though I loved acting as a young girl, I never saw myself as a film actor—film seemed like this magical, unattainable thing that existed somewhere far away from Cork, Ireland.

In my early twenties I became a journalist. I continued to nurture my creative urge to tell stories as I first worked for a local newspaper, then established my own print publication before going on to produce and present a TV magazine show.

It was after I became a mother that I was called back to performance, this time as a dance instructor to young students. I spent nine years teaching dance, and somewhere along the way I started taking part in local theatre again. It felt incredible to be back on stage; it felt like I had come home. It was clear what I had to do—I ended my career as a dance instructor and began a full-time career as an actor.

At first I focused on theatre productions, but then I got my first screen role. Suddenly I became a film actor—that elusive thing I had thought impossible as a child. I love being on set and feeling the buzz and euphoria of working on a project that could eventually be seen anywhere in the world.

There are different aspects that draw me to the worlds of stage and film; I wouldn’t want to give up either.

In addition to acting I stay busy writing and producing dramas and documentaries for radio, as well as campaigning for Ovacare, an advocacy group for women with ovarian cancer, and serving as a community ambassador for Mary’s Meals, a global feeding programme for children in areas of extreme poverty.

I’ll always be a storyteller. I tell stories when I write, produce for radio, and support the causes I believe in. But when I act, I actually get to live inside the stories while I tell them. As an actor, I couldn’t imagine a better calling for a natural-born storyteller.

For animation, eLearning and documentary demos as well as other examples of recent voiceover work please see my voiceover page

Contact

Ann Curtis Agency
101 Collins Avenue West,
Whitehall,
Dublin 9
Tel: +353 8327708
email: info@anncurtis.ie

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Photo Credits: Header Image by Thorsten Merz. Headshot by Miki Barlok. Screenshots from Sean Breathnach’s films Beyond The Woods and Breathe Out