Upon graduating Trinity College Dublin's Samuel Beckett Centre with a Degree in Acting Studies, she moved to Sydney, Australia and later to London where she worked in both film and theatre. She is now based in her native Ireland.
In the course of her career she has played opposite actors such as Julie Christie, Iain Glen and Henry Cavill, and worked with internationally acclaimed directors including Pat O'Connor, Agnieskja Holland, and Alison Macleane.
Amy-Joyce recently won the Underground Cinema Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Oonagh in the multi-award winning, IFTA nominated Lily. She plays Iseult in Sanctuary, Len Collin’s groundbreaking, critically acclaimed film, which won awards around the world including Best Irish Feature Film of 2017 from the Dublin Film Critics Circle.
She has just completed filming mystery thriller The Green Sea with Katharine Isabelle, directed by Randal Plunkett. She starred as the title character in The Callback Queen, a romantic comedy set in London’s film industry which premiered in the U.S. at George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema. The film received two IFTA nominations at the 2016 Awards.
She is represented by Alex Cusack Management. This site contains media and information about her past and current film, television and theatre projects, for you to enjoy.
This week, alongside her Film Venture partner Graham Cantwell, Amy-Joyce was on the judging panel for Miss Universe Ireland, culminating in the live show held at the Mansion House, Dublin last night.
Gráinne Gallanagh was crowned Miss Universe Ireland 2018, replacing Cailín Áine Ní Toibín. Brittany Mason, MUI Director presented the live show alongside James Patrice.
This year’s judging panel also included Evoke.ie Editor Sybil Mulcahy, model Alannah Beirne, Business Director Margaret Clandillon and leading fashion designer Umit Kutluk, who designed Amy-Joyce’s red carpet gown.
More great news for Amy-Joyce’s film QED which has won the Golden Palm Jury Award for Narrative Short Film at the Mexico International Film Festival!
Amy-Joyce is en route to beautiful Schull to support the film which is screening this week at the 10th Fastnet Film Festival. Fastnet is a wonderfully intimate Irish film festival, which attracts the best of Irish filmmaking talent.
Amy-Joyce is attending the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. Her recent award winning film QED is screening as part of the Cannes Short Film Corner and she will attend a number of screenings and panels while at the festival.
Read an interview Amy-Joyce gave to magazine The New Current about the film ahead of her Cannes debut https://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/amy-joyce-hastings
Following a recent shortlist screentest in Paris for Eric Barbier’s La Promesse de l’Aube (Pathé), Amy-Joyce has added a new clip in French to her collection of showreels.
Amy-Joyce Hastings has tonight won the inaugural Award for Best Original Content on Sky Television’s International Short Film Awards for her short film Body of Christ. The Awards Ceremony was held in Nottingham and will be broadcast on Sky Channel 212 on Monday 26th March at 22:00. The entire first series of The Short Film Show is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Body of Christ was commissioned by the Galway Film Centre (UNESCO City of Film). The film took home the Award for Best One Minute Film at the 7th Underground Cinema Film Festival, won 2nd place at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh’s One Minute Film Festival, and was nominated for the Micro Cinema Award at the Blackbird Film Festival in New York.
Comedy The Family Way, in which Amy-Joyce plays Sandra, had its International Premiere in New York at the Irish Screen America event. It has upcoming screenings at Irish Film London’s St. Patrick’s Day Film Festival and The Irish Film Festival Boston, as it kicks off its festival journey.
The Family Way was written and produced by Roisin Kearney, directed by Emmy Nominated Nuno Bernardo and stars Ciara O’Callaghan, Clara Harte, Steve Gunn and Oscar Nominated Jim Sheridan.
Amy-Joyce Hastings’ film QED has won Best Overall Short film at the prestigious Santa Fe Film Festival 2018. Amy-Joyce was in attendance at the festival for this was QED‘s International Premiere Screening.
This was her third trip to Santa Fe, where Lily previously won Best Narrative Short and a Courage in Cinema Award for its director Graham Cantwell.
Her first trip to Santa Fe was to promote the US Premiere of her feature film The Callback Queen at George R. R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema a couple of years ago.
Here she is pictured receiving the award from festival programmer Aaron Leventman, and with George R. R. Martin, Graham Cantwell and Ali McGirr.