Hilda Fay is an Irish actress born in Dublin and has worked both on stage and screen for the past 25 years.
A Theatre Studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Herbert Bergdorf Studio New York, Hilda Fay is renowned for her work as a leading actress in all the major theatres in Ireland.
Hilda’s theatre work is expansive. She has worked with The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre, on a number of their productions. She has just completed a tour with the Abbey of The Plough and the Stars in her dream role of Bessie Burgess. The show toured to the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that she was in their production of “Oedipus” by Wayne Jordan which was nominated for an Irish Times Award 2016. Also Mrs Hennessey in “The Risen People” adapted by Jimmy Fay and “The Playboy of the Western World” adapted by Roddy Doyle and Bisi Adigun.
She played the iconic Pirate jenny in The Gate Theatre’s sell out run of “The Threepenny Opera” by Wayne Jordan which was nominated for an Irish Times Award. Hilda has also performed in a new one woman show “Alice Devine” written by Shay Linehan. She played Paula Spencer in Roddy Doyle and Joe O’Byrne’s adaptation of “The Woman Who Walked into Doors” for sold out shows in both The Helix and The Olympia Theatre. Lady Macbeth in the Mill Theatre’s production of “Macbeth” and Stacey Greggs “Perve” in the Peacock Theatre.
Hilda’s TV and film appearances include Oscar nominated director Lenny Abrahamson’s “Prosperity” by Element Pictures. She has also acted in “Proof” by RTÉ, “Whistleblower” by Saffron pictures/RTÉ, which won an IFTA award for Best Drama, “Clinic” by RTÉ, “Though the Sky Falls” by Irish Screen, “Dry Christmas” by Evin O’Neill, “Kisses” by Fastnet Productions , “Recoil” by Zanzibar Productions, Connor Mc Pherson’s “Saltwater” by Treasure Films, RTÉ’S “Fair city” and “Finbars Class”.
She can currently be seen in the feature movie The Cured starring Ellen Page in cinemas nationwide.
Her RTÉ radio work includes “Tricks of The Trade” by Martin Duffy which was nominated for a Prix Europa
Award, “2:45 am”, “Elvis is Dead” by Paul Walker, “Serenity” by Andy Burns and “Garden of Eden” by Paula Meehan.
Most recently Fay has worked alongside Colin Farrell in Googles 1916 Dublin Rising Tour.
Hilda played the lead role in “Tina’s Idea of Fun” by Sean P. Summers for The Peacock Theatre. She also played Bessie Burgess in the Abbey’s tour to Canada and the States of The Plough and the Stars in which her performance was rated as one of Boston’s Best Performances of 2016. This show was co-produced between the Abbey Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith. Following it’s run at the Lyric it will transfer to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 2018.
Hilda is currently in rehearsals for The Snapper which Opens at the Gate Theatre, Dublin on the 20th June.