Michele Forbes

Michele Forbes



Age 30s/40s, 40s/50s
Region Ireland

Michèle began her professional acting career with the Abbey Theatre, touring worldwide with such productions as the award-winning ‘The Great Hunger’ and ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’. Other theatre work includes ‘No Escape’, ‘Amazing Grace’, ‘Phaedra’ and Emma Donoghue’s ‘Talk Of The Town’.

Her film work includes the Bafta winning ‘Omagh’ and for which she received a Golden Nymph for Best Actress in Monte Carlo and was nominated Best Actress at the Irish Film & Television Awards. Other film work includes ‘Inside I’m Dancing’, ‘Pride And Joy’, ‘The Playboys’, ‘Dorothy Mills’. Michele’s television work includes the BBC Productions ‘Best: His Mother’s Son’, ‘Journey To Knock’ , ‘Holby City’, ‘Loving Miss Hatto’, ‘Titanic: Blood And Steel’ and, for RTE, ‘Whistleblower’, ‘Love/Hate’ and ‘The Clinic’.

In 2010 Michèle won both the Bryan MacMahon Award and the Michael McLaverty Award for her short stories. In April 2013 her debut novel ‘Ghost Moth’ was shortlisted for Best Newcomer of the Year at the recent Irish Book Awards and selected as one of the ‘Five Best Debut Novels of the Year’ at the 2013 Brooklyn Book Festival. Endorsed by John Banville, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle, ‘Ghost Moth’ has been published in Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, Australia (Orion) in the US (Bellevue Literary Press), in Canada (Penguin) and is soon to be translated into French.