Kerry Condon Filmography

Kerry Condon wowed moviegoers and critics alike with her portrayal of Siobhan, the complex sister to Colin Farrell’s simple Padraic in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. She’s also a seasoned stage actress and a formidable presence on the television screen as Octavia of the Julii in the HBO/BBC series Rome.

Her First Film

A powerhouse thespian, Condon has been a force on both the big and small screens. She’s built a name for herself in films like Ned Kelly, Intermission, and the Jet Li action-thriller Unleashed as well as TV shows such as Rome, Better Call Saul, and The Walking Dead.

However, Condon’s career really took off when she starred in two cinematic beauties: Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri and The Banshees of Inisherin. The actress who grew up on a horse farm and campaigns for animal rights was no stranger to the camera as she started acting at the age of 16 with a two-episode arc on the BBC series Ballykissangel and a role in the Academy Award nominated Frank McCourt adaptation Angela’s Ashes.

Angela’s Ashes

If you ask any awards pundit about their predictions for 2023, you’ll likely see Kerry Condon’s name on the list of frontrunners for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her work in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. The Tipperary native has a long history with the prolific playwright and director, having appeared in his stage productions of The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

Her portrayal of Siobhan, the sister of Colin Farrell’s Padraic, earned her rave reviews and Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nods. Condon is also known for her television work, having starred in the HBO series Rome (Octavia of the Julii) and Ray Donovan, as well as for her roles on Better Call Saul (Stacey Ehrmantraut’s daughter), Luck, and Women on the Verge.

Ned Kelly

Kerry Condon portrayed Stacey Ehrmantraut in Breaking Bad’s first season and added a different shade to her acting spectrum with this role. Despite this being an off-shoot of her usual realm, she was still able to navigate the ruthless Albuquerque underworld with an earnestness that made sense for the character.

Based on the novel Our Sunshine, Ned Kelly tells a fanciful but true story of the man who became Australia’s most famous bushranger. Heath Ledger embodies the spirit of Kelly, a man who was driven to criminality by injustice. Joel Edgerton and Orlando Bloom round out the solid cast as his loyal lieutenant and the aristocratic landowner whose besotted wife he fancies. The flixtor film is brooding and handsome, and tries to be faithful to its source material.

Intermission

Condon’s artistic range is vast and varied, spanning the stage (she was the youngest actress ever to play Ophelia for the Royal Shakespeare Company) and movies on both sides of the Atlantic. From her enigmatic turn as Kate Kelly in Ned Kelly to her portrayal of Stacey Ehrmantraut in Breaking Bad, she’s shown she can tackle almost any role.

In 2003, Thurles-born Condon starred in Intermission, Martin McDonagh’s harrowing drama about small town delinquents. She played Siobhan, the complex sister of Colin Farrell’s simple Padraic, who she counseled through a feud with her brother’s best friend and an affair with a brash, deranged Lehiff.

It was a role that would earn Condon her first Oscar nomination. She faces stiff competition in this year’s best supporting actress race with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Angela Bassett, Everything Everywhere All at Once’s Hoang Chau, and Breaking Bad’s Jamie Lee Curtis all vying for the prize.

Rome

Condon’s theater career is impressive (she was the youngest actress to play Ophelia for the Royal Shakespeare Company) but she’s a bona fide star on television, starring as Kate Kelly in Ned Kelly and appearing as Rosie in HBO’s drama series Rome. She also starred in the Jet Li action movie Unleashed and played Stacey Ehrmantraut on Better Call Saul.

Clearly, the film world has taken notice of this powerhouse actress, who’s earning major awards buzz for her performance as Siobhan Suilleabhain in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin. Her chemistry with Colin Farrell is palpable as the two share an onscreen sibling bond that brims with raw tension.

Whether it’s her girl-next-door charm, her evolved acting prowess or that lilting Irish accent, Condon is one to watch.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Condon, who once was the youngest actress to play Ophelia in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet, has made her mark on both television and the big screen. She portrayed Octavia in the HBO series Rome, Stacey Ehrmantraut on Better Call Saul and has voiced the character of Friday in Marvel superhero films.

In McDonagh’s film, Frances McDormand plays a grieving mother who will not rest until the culprit for her daughter’s death is caught. Her confrontations with local police chief Willoughby (played by Woody Harrelson) become increasingly tense as she demands answers.

The movie is darkly comic, but its use of violence and cliches may turn some people off. It also seems a bit tone-deaf, given how focused it is on the white, male characters in the story.

The Banshees of Inisheer

Kerry Condon has been in the game for a long time, and it’s easy to see why she’s earning major awards buzz. From her feisty turn in The Banshees of Inisherin to her role as Abby Miller on the showbiz drama Better Call Saul, she’s a force to be reckoned with.

In this Martin McDonagh drama, Condon plays Siobhan, the sister of Colin Farrell’s Padraic who counsels him through a feud with his best friend (Brendan Gleeson). She carries the film with her quietly tortured performance, heightening its comedy and deepening its tragedy. This is one of her most powerful roles to date. The film also stars Barry Keoghan as Dominic, a developmentally delayed young man whose loneliness is matched only by his rage.

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