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.
Amy-Joyce is currently in Los Angeles with her company Film Venture, for development of their forthcoming Lily feature film project. The short film version has screened at over 60 festivals worldwide, including top tier festivals such as Rhode Island International Film Festival, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne and the Savannah Film Festival.
It has won a plethora of awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Underground Cinema Awards) for Amy-Joyce, the Iris Prize Youth Award, the Tiernan McBride Award (Galway Film Fleadh), the Audi Dublin Film International Festival Best Short, as well as securing an IFTA Nomination for Graham Cantwell for Best Film and a Writer’s Guild of Ireland ‘Zebbie’ Best Screenplay Nomination.
The feature film production of this highly successful short is expected to be filmed in late 2018.
Amy-Joyce’s directorial offering Body of Christ broadcast on SKY Television’s new series The Short Film Show on 22nd January. It is Nominated at The International Short Film Show Awards in Nottingham in March. Here she gives a video interview about how she got involved with making short films.
Sanctuary has been named Best Irish Feature Film of 2017 by the Dublin Film Critics Circle. It was also voted Best Irish Film by Irish Times readers in The Irish Times Ticket Awards. It goes on release in UK Cinemas this January and has received universally positive reviews from British Film Critics.
The film was directed by Len Collin for Zanzibar Films, and is distributed by Eclipse Pictures in Ireland and Guerilla Films in the UK.
Amy-Joyce is currently in Mullingar filming mystery thriller The Green Sea with Katharine Isabelle, directed by Randal Plunkett.
The Underground Cinema Awards were held in Dun Laoghaire last night. Amy-Joyce was awarded Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Oonagh in Lily. Lily was nominated for seven awards on the…
Amy-Joyce can be seen in short comedy film Parfum, shot earlier this year in Rome. Parfum is screening twice for Culture Night at An Taibhdhearc in Galway (7 & 8pm).