In 2000, Brenda fought off competition from thousands of hopefuls across Britain and Ireland to present Channel Five’s morning live show The Core. Since then, she has come a long way. 2013 marked the release of BBC2’s crime drama The Fall and she was offered the role of newsreader alongside Gillian Anderson (X-Files) and Jamie Dornan (50 Shades of Grey).
An actress of the small screen for many years, Brenda has racked up an extensive list of television, film and commercial credits. After graduating a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Broadcasting & Production, she took up the coveted role of presenter and producer for Irish Radio Network in New York producing interviews with some of the world’s most noted celebrities and dignitaries including: Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Alicia Keyes, The Corrs, Bob Geldof, Rudolph Giuliani, Mike Bloomberg and Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese.
After finding success in New York, she began hosting her own show Celtic Tracks and later moved to the FM dial with Radio Erin, New York. The move sparked major interest from BBC Northern Ireland and she was documented on BBC’s Sky High New York with presenter Christine Bleakley. During her time in the big apple, she also graduated a Screen Acting Master in association with The Actors Studio and undertook Theatre Arts training at The Irish Arts Centre.
In 2010, she starred in and co-wrote BBC Northern Ireland’s comedy sketch show LOL and was chosen to appear in Remus Uomo’s menswear spring / summer campaign.
The actress and presenter currently balances her screen work with her producing work for BBC Northern Ireland in Belfast.
Brenda reprised her role in BBC drama The Fall series 2 in 2014 and series 3 in 2016, and currently stars in the new hard-hitting DFI ‘Phone Shame’ road safety campaign (2018).
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DFI Road Safety Ad