Sarah Greene (actress)

Sarah Greene
Born July 1984 (age 32)
Cork, Ireland[1]
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present

Sarah Greene (born July 1984)[2] is an Irish actress and singer, best known for portraying Helen McCormick in the West End and Broadway productions of The Cripple of Inishmaan. For her performance in the role, she was nominated for the 2014 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and the 2014 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She starred as Hecate Poole in the Showtime and Sky series Penny Dreadful.

Personal life

Greene was born in Cork, Ireland.[1] She was trained at Cada performing arts and The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, from which she graduated in 2006.

In November 2015, Greene announced her separation from actor Aidan Turner, her boyfriend of five years.[3]



Year Title Role
2008 Eden Imelda Egan
2009 Love and Savagery Cathleen
2010 My Brothers Rose
2011 The Guard Sinead Mulligan
2014 Noble Middle Christina
2015 Burnt Kaitlin


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Bachelors Walk Table Football Girl #1 Christmas special
2009 Psych Ward Jenny McArdle 2 episodes
2010 Raw Sarah 1 episode
2014 The Assets Laura Episode: "Avenger"
2014 Vikings Judith 3 episodes
2015–2016 Penny Dreadful Hecate Poole Recurring role
2016 Rebellion May Lacey Mini-series


Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Empress of India Kate Town Hall Theatre, Galway
2006 The Year of the Hiker Mary Lacey The Pavilion Theatre, Dublin
2007 Danti Dan Cactus Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
2009 The Playboy of the Western World Honor Blake Druid Theatre Company
2010 Phaedra Ismene Project Arts Centre, Dublin
2010 Little Gem Amber Peacock Theatre, Dublin
2011 Between Foxrock and a Hard Place Sorcha Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
2011 Cork Opera House, Cork
2012 Alice in Funderland Alice Abbey Theatre, Dublin
2013 The Cripple of Inishmaan[4] Helen McCormick Noël Coward Theatre, London
2014 Cort Theatre, New York

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Anne Bonny
Performer: "The Parting Glass"
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Cerys an Craite Voice
2016 The Bunker "Mum" Live Action

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 Laurence Olivier Award Best Actress in a Supporting Role The Cripple of Inishmaan Nominated
Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominated
2015 Irish Film and Television Awards Irish Film Board Rising Star Won
Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Film Noble Won
2016 Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Drama Penny Dreadful Won


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