Herself: Clare Dunne, Spotlight & MVFF Award

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Film Info
Section:Big Nights
Special Events
Festival Encore
Running Time:60 min.


Upon graduating the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Cardiff) BA (Hons) Degree course in 2009, Clare Dunne was immediately cast in the leading role of Pegeen Mike in the Druid Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of Playboy of the Western. In the UK, she quickly established herself in major theatre roles in the Lyric Hammersmith as Irina in Three Sisters, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and in the Young Vic Studio as Lula in Dutchman. Perhaps most importantly, she performed at the Donmar Warehouse as Portia in Julius Caesar, opposite Harriet Walter and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Dunne then took the lead role as Prince Hal in Lloyd’s acclaimed production of Henry IV before reprising her roles of Portia and Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar and Prince Hal in Henry IV as part of Phyllida Lloyd's TRILOGY at the Donmar Warehouse Autumn 2016. Onscreen, Dunne has appeared in Spider-Man: Far from Home and various short films, but she has truly made her mark in the world of cinema with Herself. Co-writing the beautiful and deft screenplay with Malcolm Campbell (What Richard Did) and re-teaming with her regular theatre director Phyllida Lloyd, Dunne delivers an uncompromisingly powerful performance at the heart of this moving film, which premiered earlier this year at Sundance. Join us as we discuss transitioning from the stage to the screen and acting from your own source material with the multi-talented Clare Dunne.