Height: 5ft6 | 168cm
Hair: Dark Brown
Jean Law is an actress with many film, television and theatre credits. She has appeared in more than 50 short and feature length films (for which she has over 30 IMDB credits), several of which were award winning such as Somewhere between fear and anxiety (S Bean Productions) - in which she appears alone and which she co-produced, won a Silver Remi Award at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival (2021) and won the Adaptation/Ekphrasis award at the Cadence Video Poetry Festival, Seattle 2020. Other award winning films in which she appears are Jambite (Hypatia Productions), On the Hemline and Oiche Nollaig na mBan (Tyrella Films), and Breathe Out (Ego Productions), The Run, (Laugalis Productions). For her role in film, Jean won the Rising Star award at the Bere Film Festival 2021.
Her most recent credit being for GROUNDBREAKING where she plays two roles. The series has been selected to screen in competition in the short series section of Canneseries on April 18th, 2023. Winners will be announced at the Pink Carpet event at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes on April 19th.
She recently (2022) appeared as Kathleen Clarke in RTE’s State of Flux and Grainne Kealy’s mother in Crash Scene Investigates (Virgin Media 1), a 1950’s nurse in Epidiem for TG4, Mary MacSwiney in “Evidence on Conditions in Ireland”, a docudrama commissioned by Cork County Council and in August 2021 Jean completed filming on “Groundbreaking” a TV series produced by Kiyo Films, LA.
She is known for her portrayal of the controversial counsellor Ursula MacBride in Fair City and Mary in The South Westerlies (Deadpan Pictures in partnership with RTE and Unicorn TV) and Countess Markievicz who she has played on stage in three different productions. She played the wife of Aidan Quinn in The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment).
She has also appeared in several commercial promotions including Failte Ireland’s campaigns on Visit Dublin.com, Irelands Ancient East and Pure Cork. She features as Kevin Walsh’s mother in the chart topping video of Embrace the World for the Charity on Autism, AsIAm.
Her many theatre appearances include her role as Linda Loman in Death of a Salesman (Everyman Theatre, Cork), Zakia in My name is Zakia (No Borders, Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin), Christina in maire and Maggie (Smock Alley, Dublin) and several UCC Players productions including as Countess Markievicz in Walking with Ireland into the Sun by Finola Doyle-O’Neill, Maisie Curtin in The Inheritance by Derry Cotter and Romaine Heilger in Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie. Jean has worked with Empire Line Productions when she played Rebecca Marshall in Play House Creatures and the characters Kate and Rose in Between Mouthfuls, Kathy in the Regina Monologues all directed by Mary Curtin with whom she co-wrote and co-produced two short films, Sonnet 30 and Sonnet 91.
She appeared most recently in Love her bones with Jon Kenny and Frank Twomey (Ross Carey Productions) which premiered at the Fastnet Film Festival (2019) and also appeared on stage as Dympha O’Leary in A Sunday in September with the Kilmeen Drama Group in Rossmore, Co Cork in July/August 2019.
A PhD scientist, Jean trained as an actress under the tutelage of Mary Curtin and has qualifications from the London College of Music and Media.