Emily Taaffe

Emily Anne Taaffe born in Dublin, is an Irish actress. She lives in South London.

Early life and educationEdit

The youngest of five children, Emily was born to Noeleen and Eamonn Taaffe in Skerries, Ireland. The family moved when she was an infant to Tullyallen near Drogheda, County Louth where she lived until university. After receiving a First-Class Honours B.A. in 2005 from Trinity College Dublin, she was accepted to train at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in London.

Personal lifeEdit

In the summer of 2016 she married the writer Ben Schiffer.


Taaffe has starred in a number of theatrical productions across the UK and Ireland. Her credits include; Daphne in an adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Nation’, Hannah Lambroke in Conor McPherson’s The Veil[citation needed] and Dunyasha in Howard Davies The Cherry Orchard[1] all at the National Theatre, London. Taaffe played leading roles in The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest and Twelfth Night for The Royal Shakespeare Company[2] in Stratford upon Avon and in London. Other credits include; The Crucible at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Three Sisters at both the Southwark Playhouse and the Abbey Theatre Dublin, The American Plan[3] at The Theatre Royal Bath, The House of Special Purpose at Minerva Theatre, Chichester and Intemperance at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.


Having recently begun to expand into screen work,[4] Taaffe's latest role was in CBC series X Company, an emotionally driven character drama set in World War II, and Victorian era detective drama, Ripper Street. Additional TV credits include guest roles in the BBC’s New Tricks, Call the Midwife, Atlantis, Death in Paradise, Informer as well as ITV’s Vera and The Borgias.


  1. ^ Hemming, Sarah (May 20, 2011). "The Cherry Orchard, National Theatre, London". The Financial Times Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ Billington, Michael (26 April 2012). "The Comedy of Errors/Twelfth Night/The Tempest – review". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  3. ^ Billington, Michael (17 March 2013). "The American Plan – review". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  4. ^ Emily Taaffe at IMDb  

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