Sarah Greene (actress)

Sarah Greene (born 21 July 1984)[2] is an Irish actress and singer, best known for portraying Helen McCormick in the West End and Broadway productions of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Sarah Greene
Born24 July 1984 (1984-07-24) (age 35)
Cork, Ireland[1]
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2006–present

For her performance in the role, she was nominated for the 2014 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and the 2014 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress - Drama, as Hecate Poole in the Showtime and Sky series Penny Dreadful, as well as starring as Maxine in the CBS series Ransom.

Early lifeEdit

Greene was born in Cork, Ireland.[1]

She became interested in acting when she saw Red Riding Hood along with her parents at the Opera House in Cork. A short time later she started to join the C.A.D.A. acting school. There she took acting lessons and took part in theatre plays and Musicals until she was 19 years old.[3] When Greene was six years old she first appeared on stage. She played a twin in the theatre play The King and I at the Opera House in Cork.[4] After leaving the C.A.D.A she was trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, from which she graduated in 2006.[5]

Life and careerEdit

In Greene's first film appearance, in 2008, she played Imelda Egan in Eden.[5] In 2009, she appeared as the barmaid Cathleen in Love and Savagery.[6]

In 2010, she starred as Amber in the play Grimm at the The Peacock theatre in Dublin.[7] In 2011, she played Sinead Mulligan in the film The Guard.[8]

In 2013 and 2014, she appeared with Daniel Radcliffe in the theatre play The Cripple of Inishmaan. For her performance as Helen McCormick she was nominated for the Tony Award and the Laurence Olivier Award as best actor in a supporting role.[9] In 2014, she appeared in The Assets.[10] In Noble, she played Christina Noble.[11] In 2014, she appeared as princess Judith in the television series Vikings.[12] Judith should have become one of the main figures during the third season of the series, however, Greene refused because she wanted to appear on Broadway.[13] In 2015, she played Hecate Poole in Penny Dreadful.[14] In 2019, she began to play one of the leads on Dublin Murders, as Detective Cassie Maddox.[15]



Year Title Role
2008 Eden Imelda Egan
2009 Love and Savagery Cathleen
2010 My Brothers Rose
2011 The Guard Sinead Mulligan
2014 Noble Middle Christina
2015 Burnt Kaitlin
2018 Dublin Oldschool Lisa
2018 Black 47 Ellie
2018 Rosie Rosie Davis


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bachelors Walk Table Football Girl #1 Christmas special
2009 Psych Ward Jenny McArdle 2 episodes
2010 Raw Sarah 1 episode
2014 The Assets Laura Episode: "Avenger"
2015–16 Penny Dreadful Hecate Poole Recurring role
2016 Rebellion May Lacey Mini-series
2017–18 Ransom Maxine Carlson Main cast
2019 Dublin Murders Cassie Maddox Main cast
2020 Normal People Lorraine In post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Empress of India Kate Town Hall Theatre, Galway
2006 The Year of the Hiker Mary Lacey The Pavilion Theatre, Dublin
2007 Danti Dan Cactus Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
2009 The Playboy of the Western World Honor Blake Druid Theatre Company
2010 Phaedra Ismene Project Arts Centre, Dublin
2010 Little Gem Amber Peacock Theatre, Dublin
2011 Between Foxrock and a Hard Place Sorcha Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
2011 Cork Opera House, Cork
2012 Alice in Funderland Alice Abbey Theatre, Dublin
2013 The Cripple of Inishmaan[16] Helen McCormick Noël Coward Theatre, London
2014 Cort Theatre, New York
2017 Woyzeck Marie Old Vic, London
2017 The Ferryman Caitlin Carney Gielgud Theatre, London

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Anne Bonny
Performer: "The Parting Glass"
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Cerys an Craite Voice
2016 The Bunker "Margaret" Live Action

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Cripple of Inishmaan Nominated
Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominated
2015 Irish Film and Television Awards Irish Film Board Rising Star Won
Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Film Noble Won
2016 Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Drama Penny Dreadful Won


  1. ^ a b "Sarah Greene". The Lisa Richards Agency.
  2. ^ "'I'm 30 years of age and it's the first time in my life I have money in the bank', reveals Sarah Greene – Breaking News Ireland".
  3. ^ "Alumnus of the Month – Sarah Greene". Wag Celebrity. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  4. ^ "Backstage with 2014 Tony Nominees Sarah Greene, Nick Cordero, Lauren Worsham, Kelli O'Hara, and Ramin Karimloo". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  5. ^ a b "Sarah Greene- The Hobbit Actor Aidan Turner's Girlfriend". Wag Celebrity. 2013-11-26. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  6. ^ Linda Barnard (2009-11-13). "Love and Savagery: Looks good but goes nowhere". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  7. ^ David Gordon (2014-05-31). "2014 Tony Nominee Sarah Greene Is Having a Feckin'* Great Time on Broadway in The Cripple of Inishmaan". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  8. ^ Hannah-Louise Dunne (2014-05-08). "In VOGUE: Irish actress Sarah Greene makes Vogue's Best Dressed Celebrities on the Met Gala list in a stunning gown". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  9. ^ "Ardal O'Hanlon, Glen Hansard and Sarah Greene receive Olivier Award nominations". 2014-03-11. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  10. ^ "Irish actress Sarah Greene lands role in US TV show The Assets". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  11. ^ Ken Sweeney (2013-09-26). "I wept when I met charity hero, says actress Sarah". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  12. ^ Joe Dziemianowicz (2014-04-12). "Budding Irish star Sarah Greene brings her talents to Broadway in 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' with Daniel Radcliffe". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  13. ^ Mark Kennedy (2014-05-30). "Irish actress Sarah Greene plays a mean bully". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  14. ^ Laura Butler (2014-09-10). "Rising star Sarah lands role in horror Penny Dreadful". Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  15. ^ "BBC - BBC One announces The Dublin Murders". BBC Media Centre.
  16. ^ "Sarah Greene United Agents". United Agents.

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