Since completing her training at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin, Eileen has been performing in theatres across Britain. In film Eileen has appeared in Stephen Frear's The Van and in Spaghetti Slow and The Last Bus Home. She took the lead in the feature film Janice Beard 45wpm, which co-starred Rhys Ifans and Patsy Kensit and her performance saw her nominated for the Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards 1999. Eileen worked with Peter Mullan for the first time on Mike Figgis's feature Miss Julie. Her lead role in Lynne Parker's Danti Dan at the Hampstead Theatre, was shortly followed by Phaedra's Love directed by Pat Kiernan. Her association with Pat Kiernan continued in Disco Pigs, which was performed at both the Bush Theatre and The Arts Theatre in London before touring internationally. At the 1996 Dublin Theatre Festival Disco Pigs received the Best Fringe Show award and Eileen won the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe First for Acting Excellence. Performing with the Oxford Stage Company, Eileen worked with director Dominic Dromgoole in Troilus and Cressida. She returned to Edinburgh with Vicky Featherstone's Splendour, which also won the 2000 Edinburgh Fringe First award. Most recently Eileen has been working at the Royal Court Theatre in Crave.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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