Kerry Condon is an Irish actress best known for her starring role as Octavia of the Julii in the historical drama television series Rome, from 2005-2007.
She also had a starring role in the HBO horse racing series Luck, in 2012.
First seen in the Oscar nominated film Angela's Ashes, Condon has garnered much praise for her numerous roles in some of Hollywood's most talked about films, including The Last Station, which was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2010.
Praised for the casts' "spellbinding performances," Condon proved that she can hold her own amidst such great actors such as Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren.
For two complete seasons, Condon brought the ancient city of Rome to life in Bruno Heller's HBO series Rome. Playing Octavia of the Julii, she helped the show win four Emmy Awards in 2006 and secure a nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category of Outstanding Television Series – Drama.
Condon can be seen in This Must Be the Place starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand. The story centers around a bored, retired rock star set out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S. The film was released in December 2011.
Condon can also be seen as a jockey on the small screen in the HBO show Luck. The series, directed by Michael Mann, centers around characters who are all tied to the same horse-racing track. Condon starred alongside Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte in the series that aired in 2012.
Condon also appears in the film The Laureate, about a married couple on the brink of disillusion that allows a stranger to live with them in their idyllic cottage. Condon stars alongside Orlando Bloom and Imogen Poots in the drama.
In 2010 Condon starred in the Irish film, The Runaway, which landed Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh Closing Ceremony. The Runaway is written and directed by Ian Power (Dental Breakdown) and tells the true story of a South American pilot who crash landed his plane into a field in Mallow, County Cork in 1983.
Condon's other films include Unleashed (2005), she portrayed Kate Kelly in the 2003 film Ned Kelly and Intermission (2003).
On stage and at the ripe age of 19, Condon originated the role of Mairead in the The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh which she performed at The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Atlantic Theatre Company in New York. For this production she recorded the song, The Patriot Game with The Pogues.
In the same year, she played the role of Ophelia in Hamlet, making her the youngest actress to ever play that role for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In 2009, she appeared in another play by Martin McDonagh called The Cripple of Inishmaan for which she won a Lucille Lortel award and a Drama Desk award.