Rachael Dowling – B.A.M.A. (Hons) Made her screen debut playing Lily in John Huston’s classic film adaptation of Joyce’s The Dead.
Rachael recently completed filming on A Sunken Place (Ronan O’Leary).
Earlier this year she played the lead in the Irish Times Theatre Awards nominated – The Afters Directed by Caroline Fitzgerald at Bewleys Cafe Theatre.
She was seen as Sister Sarah in Jim Sheridan’s feature The Secret Scripture. She also appeared in Sheridan’s, The Field, In The Name Of The Father, as well as several of Sheridan’s theatre productions in NYC’s Irish Arts Centre.
Other films include The Tichborne Claimant opposite Robert Pugh & Stephen Fry (David Yates). Bogwoman opposite Peter Mullan. (Tom Collins). Rewind (PJ Dillon). Widow’s Peak (John Irvin).
Television work includes:
Paula by Conor McPherson (BBC).
Penny Dreadful. (Showtime)
Damo and Ivor (RTE).
Legend. (RTE) and previously in Scarlett. (USA, TV Miniseries.) September (BBC). The Treaty. (RTE) Tears in The Rain. (Granada TV)
Theatre work includes: The Unmanageable Sisters – Abbey Theatre. Richard II- The Abbey Theatre (Peacock Stage); Michael Barker-Caven Dir. The Country Girls; Gaeity Theatre/Red Kettle Prod. Directed by Mikel Murfi.
Green Street; Dublin Fringe Festival; Percolate Theatre Company. Paul Meade, Dir. Measure for Measure; Then This Theatre; At Project. Aoife Spillaine-Hinks, Dir.
Rachael wrote and directed award winning short film Stealth and she directs for the theatre including Missing Football: award winning first play by Irish Screen Writer Peter McKenna (Red Rock; The Clinic; Eastenders; Holby City).
She also performed in The Afters Directed by Caroline Fitzgerald at the Dolman and Civic Theatres.