Julie has recently returned from the Irish tour of Colin Bateman’s one-woman show Bag for Life, produced by The Playhouse, Derry, for which she received nightly ovations and rave reviews:
‘Addy is beyond brilliant as the neurotic, twisted, dangerous housewife on a mission for revenge. I couldn’t take my eyes off her…[her] range is simply astonishing’ Waterford News.
‘Addy delivers a tour-de-force in her eighty minute monologue’ Culture NI.
‘Addy…the only actor on stage…commands every single inch of it’ The Irish News.
Bag for Life was nominated for three awards and won two of them in Waterford for Best One Person Show and Best Female Performance in a Drama.
Julie is originally from Belfast and made her professional debut as Bet under the direction of the late Robin Midgely in Oliver! (Lyric Theatre Belfast). Since then she has performed in theatres all over the world, including playing Belinda in This is How it Goes (English Theatre of Hamburg), Wendy in Mysterious Skin (winner of the Eva Gore Booth Best Actress Award at the IDGT Festival), Poppy in Whodunnit? (Titch Theatre, Oman/Bahrain/Dubai), and Leah in Hearts on Fire (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Film and TV credits include Joyce in the award winning feature Songs for Amy (Sonny and Skye Productions), Christina in The Fall (BBC) and Jackie in Killer on the Line (Thumbs Up Productions), and the lead role of Fiona in LIDL’s 2016 Irish Christmas campaign Homecoming.
Julie studied English and Drama/Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Directing credits include Muvvahood (Stratford Circus/Camden People’s Theatre), Miss Ireland (HerStory/Theatre N16) Wanted (Sheer Height/Arts Theatre London), Conflict Tourism (Rogue Writers/Leicester Square Theatre), The Low Show and Message From Above (Titch Theatre Company, Bahrain & Oman schools tours), I Love you Mum, Arson About, and Chicken (StopWatch Theatre Company, UK school tours). Associate directing credits include the multi-award winning 5 Guys Chillin’ (Em-Lou Productions/King’s Head London/SoHo Playhouse New York), Frank Sent Me (Em-Lou Productions/King’s Head London) and Moondial (Em-
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