An Irishman Abroad

Amy De Bhrun: Episode 166

November 19, 2016

Actress and writer Amy De Bhrún does not sit back and wait for opportunities to arrive on her doorstep. While attending drama school, Amy started her own theatre company at a time when the feminist message was drowned out by sexist traditions. She speaks about meeting resistance and confronting it head on (13:00). While Amy is best known for her roles in Penny Dreadful and Jason Bourne, her work as a solo theatre performer and writer has also seen her evaluating success on a particularly interesting level with her audiences (1:05:00).

Amy speaks about the ordeal of dealing with her sister’s breast cancer while on the Jason Bourne set (32:00), the battles women have to maintain a certain ‘look’ in a cut-throat industry (25:00) and how it feels to have your mother direct your plays (26:00). From discussing her thoughts on the Repeal the 8th movement (53:00) to the importance of loving oneself (6:00) and the process of writing funny (58:00), this is a truly fun and heartfelt conversation with one of Ireland’s rising female stars.

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