Olwen Fouéré (Actor)

Olwen Fouéré is an actor, director and creative artist who works internationally in English and French.

Her acclaimed adaptation and performance of “riverrun”, the voice of the river from James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake”, has been touring internationally since 2013, receiving numerous awards including the Edinburgh Herald Archangel Award 2014, The Stage Award and the Irish Times Special Tribute Award 2013.

Other recent stage work includes her production of “Lessness” by Samuel Beckett at the Barbican International Beckett Festival in June 2015 and Galway International Arts Festival 2015 ; her translation and production of “Danse, Morob” by Laurent Gaudé which premiered at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in January 2017 and her appearance in “Salomé” written and directed by Yael Farber at the National Theatre, London in May 2017.

Current screen credits include the multi-award winning “The Survivalist” by Stephen Fingleton for which Fouéré received a 2016 IFTA nomination, “The Wake” by Oonagh Kearney; “Tremble Tremble”in collaboration with artist Jesse Presley Jones, representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2017; “Mandy” by Panos Cosmatos; and JK Rowling’s next film with Warner Bros.

She recently received an honorary doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy-Honoris Causa) from Dublin City University for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and Culture in Ireland.


Image credit: Kevin Abosch