Birth Date: July 24, 1979
Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 5' 6¼"
Quote: "That's the most fun for an actor,
too, to tell a story in a spontaneous kind of way. Because it's a lot more
interesting to watch unfold and kind of honest."
Rose Byrne Biography
Rose Byrne, a Sydney native, has the chameleon-like ability to take on drastically
different characters from film to film. With her ethereal beauty, screen presence,
and natural talent, she is well on her way to a prosperous Hollywood career.
Paul McGuigan, who directs Byrne in "Wicker Park,' describes her as “incredible”
and “the best actress [he’s] worked with.”
Byrne will next star in the psychological drama "Wicker Park"
alongside Josh Hartnett and Diane Kruger.
The story centers on a man caught in an obsessive search for a women he fell
in love with while being manipulated by a woman (Byrne) who tries to keep
Byrne gained recognition when she was cast as Amidala’s (Natalie
Portman) loyal handmaiden, Dormé, in George Lucas’ "Star
Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones." Dormé has gone on to cult
status, with a Dormé Forever web forum devoted to her, as well as an
online petition to Hasbro for a Dormé action figure. Byrne followed
"Star Wars' with a starring role in "I Capture the Castle,"
a 1930’s English romance.
Over the next few years, Byrne starred in several Australian television shows
while earning her degree from the Australian Theatre for Young People. She
has since commenced an Arts degree at Sydney University. In 1999, Byrne rocketed
to fame in Australia with her role as Alex in Gregor Jordan’s gritty
comedy "Two Hands," which also starred the then relatively unknown
Heath Ledger. The film was a hit and won both public and critical acclaim.
Byrne’s next film was her first lead role in Clara Law’s surreal
"The Goddess Of 1967," for which she was awarded the Copa Volpi
for Best Actress at the 1999 Venice International Film Festival. Next up for
Byrne was the critically acclaimed "My Mother Frank," which also
starred Sinead Cusack and Sam Neill.
Byrne travels back and forth between LA and Sydney. When she has a break
from filming, she enjoys spending her time reading, hiking, and relaxing at
Rose Byrne Filmography
Sunshine (2007) .... Cassie
The Dead Girl (2007)
Marie Antoinette (2006) .... Yolande Martine Gabrielle de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac
The Tenants (2006) .... Irene Bell
Casanova (2005) (TV) .... Edith
Wicker Park (2004) .... Alex
Troy (2004) .... Briseis
Take Away (2003) .... Sonja Stilano
The Rage in Placid Lake (2003) .... Gemma Taylor
The Night We Called It a Day (2003) .... Audrey Appleby
I Capture the Castle (2003) .... Rose Mortmain
City of Ghosts (2002) .... Sabrina
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) .... Dormé
... aka Attack of the Clones (USA: short title)
... aka Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version (promotional title))
... aka Star Wars II (USA: promotional abbreviation)
... aka Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones (USA: video box title)
The Pitch (2001) .... Girl
- Still Life (2000) TV Episode .... Sarah Watson
The Goddess of 1967 (2000) .... B.G.
My Mother Frank (2000) .... Jenny
Two Hands (1999) .... Alex
- Episode 7.1 (1999) TV Episode .... Carly
- A Family Affair (1999) TV Episode .... Angie
The Date (1999) .... Sophie
- Episode 1.1 (1997) TV Episode .... Heidi Benson
- Episode 1.2 (1997) TV Episode .... Heidi Benson
- Lerve, Lerve, Lerve (1997) TV Episode .... Siobhan
"Echo Point" (1995) TV Series .... Belinda O'Connor
Dallas Doll (1994) .... Rastus Sommers
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