Upon graduating Trinity College Dublin's Samuel Beckett Centre with a Bachelor 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.
Her performance as Oonagh in the multi-award winning, IFTA nominated Lily, earned her an award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2017 Underground Cinema Awards. She reprises this role in the forthcoming feature adaptation of the original short film, which is currently in production.
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 played 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 can next be seen in mystery thriller The Green Sea with Katharine Isabelle, directed by Randal Plunkett.
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.
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Amy-Joyce was invited to speak as a panellist on micro-filmmaking at the BFI London yesterday, as part of the 60 Second International Film Festival. Her award winning short film Body of Christ will be screened at various 60SIFF events worldwide as part of the multi city festival.
Filming is underway on the feature length adaptation of Lily, based on the multi award winning short film of the same name. Amy-Joyce reprises her role as Oonagh, for which she won the Underground Cinema Best Supporting Actress Award in the short film version.
The screenplay was written by Graham Cantwell and Katie McNiece, and is directed by Cantwell. The film stars Clara Harte, Dean Quinn, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Venetia Bowe, Lynette Callaghan, Paul Ronan, Aisling O’Neill and Allison McGirr.
Cinematography is by the Ray Sisters, and it is produced by Alan Fitzpatrick and Edwina Forkin.
Amy-Joyce Hastings has had new headshots taken for 2019. She is represented by Alex Cusack Management.
Amy-Joyce Hastings last night participated in a read through of the feature length script for Lily, set for production next year. The script was written by Graham Cantwell and Katie McNiece, based on the multi award winning short film of the same name. Amy-Joyce will be reprising her role as Oonagh in the much expanded feature length film. She won the 2017 Underground Cinema Best Supporting Actress Award for this role in the short film version.
Amy-Joyce has just wrapped filming Close to Nothing At All on location in Salzburg, Austria. The film is written and directed by Lisa Bröckl, produced by Saskia Eder for FH Salzburg with cinematography by Patrick Kamalzadeh. The hard hitting drama stars Amy-Joyce Hastings as Ava Collins alongside her onscreen family – Alicia Gerrard as Ailis, Andrea Kelly as Niamh, and Bill Murphy as Seán – the Collins family – with German actor Wolf Danny Homann (Michael) rounding out the ensemble cast. It is expected for completion in June 2019.
On set photography by Alexander Altendorfer.
Amy-Joyce attended the San Francisco Irish Film Festival as a special guest, sponsored by Culture Ireland. She is pictured here with the festival director Kate Gunning, and being interviewed by UC Berkeley’s Professor of Irish Studies Catherine Flynn, following the screening of Irish Shorts at the Delancey Street Theater.
The shorts program was a particularly excellent curation by Frank Kelly and Róisin Hunt and Amy-Joyce Hastings’ multi award winning short QED was in great company in this lineup of films: Little Bird, Early Days, Time Traveler, Earthly Encounters, City of Roses, QED, Gustav, Rhinos and Wave.
She is most grateful to the festival sponsors Culture Ireland for a truly immersive cultural experience of Irish Cinema abroad. The final night screened two incredible Irish features back to back – Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner and Frank Berry’s Michael Inside.