More Rose Byrne Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Troy)Rose Byrne, a Sydney native, has the chameleon-like ability to take on drastically different characters from film to film. With her ethereal beauty, screen presence, and natural talent, she is well on her way to a long and prosperous Hollywood career. Paul McGuigan, who directs Byrne in Wicker Park, describes her as incredible and the best actress [he's] worked with.
Byrne will next star in the intense psychological drama Wicker Park alongside Josh Hartnett, Matthew Lillard, and Diane Kruger. The story centers on a man (Hartnett) caught in an obsessive search for a women he fell in love with (Kruger) while being manipulated by a woman (Byrne) who tries to keep them apart. The film will be released later this year.
Byrne gained international recognition when she was cast as Amidala's (Natalie Portman) loyal handmaiden, Dormé, in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Dormé has gone on to cult status, with a Dormé Forever web forum devoted to her, as well as an online petition to toy makers Hasbro for a Dormé action figure to be released. Byrne followed Star Wars with a starring role in I Capture the Castle, a 1930's English romance based on the book by Dodie Smith.
Over the next few years, Byrne starred in several Australian television shows while earning her degree from the Australian Theatre for Young People. She has since commenced an Arts degree at Sydney University. In 1999, Byrne rocketed to fame in Australia with her role as Alex in Gregor Jordan's gritty crime comedy Two Hands, which also starred the then relatively unknown Heath Ledger. The film was a hit and won both public and critical acclaim.
Byrne's next film was her first lead role in Clara Law's surreal The Goddess Of 1967, for which she was awarded the Copa Volpi for Best Actress at the 1999 Venice International Film Festival. Next up for Byrne was the critically acclaimed My Mother Frank, which also starred Sinead Cusack, Sam Neill and Matthew Newton.
Byrne travels back and forth between Los Angeles and Sydney. When she has a break from filming, she enjoys spending her time reading, hiking, and relaxing at home.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Troy" (17-Jun-2004)
Biography #3 (for Two Hands)Nineteen year old Byrne is known to Australian television audiences for her role as Belinda O'Connor in the series Echo Point.
Other recent television credits include the Australian series' G.P.; Fallen Angels; the ABC's acclaimed series Wildside; the role of Angie in the series Big Sky and the role of Rastus in the telemovie Dallas Dolls, opposite Sandra Bernhard.
Bio courtesy Beyond Films for "Two Hands" (01-Jan-2000)