Orla O'Rourke

Orla O'Rourke is an Irish actress, best known for her role in the 2014 film Calvary.[1][failed verification]

Orla O'Rourke
Years active2004-present
Known forCalvary

Early life and educationEdit

O'Rourke was born in Zambia to Irish parents. Her family returned to Ireland when she was age five. At 13, she entered drama school. At 16, she acted in public in Adult Child/ Dead Child. Orla earned a degree in film and broadcasting.[1]


While still studying, O'Rourke began her first regular role as "Sinead Kelly" in the television show The Clinic. She then worked on Malice Aforethought for director David Blair. She acted in a first feature film The Front Line, directed by David Gleeson.[1]

After graduation, she worked in England on the TV drama Casualty and the film Harry Brown with Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, and Charlie Creed-Miles.[1]


O'Rourke has acted in the following.[2]



  • The Confidence Trick (2008)
  • The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006)
  • Lesson 101: The Wacky Diary of a Pick Up Artist (2005)
  • Tilly and the Teeth (2004)


  • Strike Back (2011)
  • The Cabin (2011)
  • Case Histories (2011)
  • Casualty (2008)
  • The Front Line (2006)
  • Whatever Love Means (2005)
  • Fair City (2005)
  • Malice Aforethought (2005)
  • The Clinic (2004-2006)


  1. ^ a b c d "Biography". Orla O'Rourke. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Orla O'Rourke". IMDB.com. Retrieved 27 February 2015.

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