From Ballykissangel to Inisherin’s Banshees, Kerry Condon’s rise to the Oscars

What a moment for Irish actress Kerry Condon, shortlisted for this year’s Oscars.

The Tipperary-born actress was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her powerful portrayal of “Siobhan” in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees by Inisherin.

In the course of her acting career she has built up an impressive body of work.

Early career and breakthrough achievements

Condon grew up in Thurles and landed her first screen role as Theresa Carmody in the Alan Parker adaptation of Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela’s Ashes (1999).

In the same year she appeared in two episodes of the Irish television drama Ballykissangela program that also featured a young Colin Farrell.

Condon shared a famously violent scene with Farrell in the 2003 Irish dark comedy Break. That year she also played the sister of the late Heath Ledger in the Australian biopic Ned Kelly.

Condon initially worked with Banshees if Inisherin Creator Martin McDonagh came when she starred in his play Mairead Lieutenant of Inishmore in 2001.

video of the day

series of feature films

In 2009 she teamed up again with a McDonagh stage production, this time on The cripple of Inishmaan. Her performances earned her the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards.

Condon has appeared in a number of feature films since 2010 – including the indie hit This must be the place and to Jude Law in Dom Hemingway. Speaking of Irish Independent before the release of Dom HemingwayCondon admitted to daydreaming about winning an Oscar one day and feared what she might say.

“You know you can’t say ‘shit’ at the Oscars,” she said. “In their eyes, that’s actually bad language. I know if I ever won I would be in trouble because it would be so hard not to swear.”

“I’m not going to lie, of course I’ve thought about it,” she added.

“I know it’s superficial and you can’t measure art, which should be left to the individual, but I’ve watched the Oscars since I was a baby with my mom.

“I remember Anna Paquin won [for The Piano]. She was my age at the time and I thought, ‘Maybe that could be me one day’.

“As I know myself, if I ever win, I’ll be standing up there and the mic will be too high and I’ll forget to pull it down and no one will hear anything I say. That would happen, it would be typical of me Curb your enthusiasm.”

For younger viewers who may not recognize Condon, her voice might be familiar as she played Tony Stark’s AI assistant “FRIDAY” in several Marvel films.

McDonagh’s 2017 hit Three billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri won Oscars for Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell. Condon played a supporting role in the film.

Meanwhile, she also had a recurring role in the award-winning breaking Bad spin off Better call Saulwhich ended last year.


Kerry Condon was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Banshees of Inisherin. Photo Credit: Jonathan Hession/Searchlight Pictures

The Banshees by Inisherin

the banshees has received nine Oscar nominations – a record for Ireland’s prestigious ceremony.

Kerry Condon plays Farrell’s sister who tries in vain to talk sense into her brother and his former best friend.

In his Golden Globes acceptance speech for his performance, Colin Farrell paid tribute to Condon’s work and remarked how happy he was that she was finally being properly celebrated for it.

“Kerry, to finally see the world… after 20 years of acting, find your work now, you are extraordinary,” he said.

The 2023 Oscar winners will be announced on Sunday March 12th. From Ballykissangel to Inisherin’s Banshees, Kerry Condon’s rise to the Oscars

Fry Electronics Team

Fry is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button