Maeve Dermody Biography
Maeve Dermody is a UK-based Australian actress. Her acting career started way back when she appeared in a film at the age of 5. As an adult actor, she has acted in Australian and British television, theatre, short films. Dermody has been able to characterise her own acting goal as “to be able to play different characters every time, without traces of myself”.
Maeve Dermody Age
Dermody was born on 2 November 1985. She is 33 years old as of 20-18.
Maeve Dermody Family
Dermody was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to her parents Susan Murphy Dermody, a film theorist, historian, and director and her father a Psychologist. Her family supported and encouraged acting and performing as well. Her mother gave her first acting role in the 1993 film Breathing Under Water when she was 5 years old. Her mother directed the film.
Maeve Dermody Husband
Dermody was in a relationship with 42-year-old Australian actor Sam Worthington from 2004 to 2007. She is not married yet and neither does she have any children. It’s not known if she is in another relationship.
Maeve Dermody Net Worth
Dermody has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Maeve Dermody Career
At the age of 5, Dermody got her first acting role given by her mother who also directed it, titled Breathing Under Water. When she joined high school, she mostly active in drama. She began getting roles in Australian television series such as All Saints in 1998, and in various short films. She got her first major film role in 2007 starring in independent thriller Black Water, about a trio of people trapped in the mangroves of the North Territory by a menacing Saltwater Crocodile. This role earned her many nominations for Best Supporting Actress awards in the Australian film industry.
In 2009, she got her next major film role in Beautiful Kate for which she was again nominated for the Australia Film Industry Best Supporting Actress Award. She starred in the 2010 well-received film Griff the Invisible, as well as in the 2012 miniseries Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms. In 2013, Dermody starred in the 10-part TV series drama Serangoon Road. She plays as Claire Simpson who is married to Frank, played by Jeremy Lindsay Taylor but having an affair with Sam played by Don Hany.
Apart from working on TV, Dermody is also active in the Australian theatre. She has featured in various productions such as Measure for Measure, Killer Joe, Our Town, and played Nina in The Seagull, all for the major theatre companies in Sydney. In 2015, during Christmas, Dermody starred as Vera Claythorne in BBC One’s version of Agatha Christie’s thriller And Then There Were None.
Maeve Dermody Movies And TV Shows
The Chaser’s War on Everything
The Frankenstein Chronicles
And Then There Were None
The Fear of the Darkness
Dr. Sarah Faithfull
Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story
Greg’s First Day
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms
Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo
Griff the Invisible
At the Breakfast Table
A Fairytale of the City
White Collar Blue
All Shook Up
Breathing Under Water
Maeve Dermody Marcella
Dermody plays Grace Gibson on TV series Marcella that focuses on Marcella Backland who left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family. Her husband leaves her and she returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.
Maeve Dermody Height
Dermody stands at a height of 1.73 m.
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Maeve Dermody And Aidan Turner
Dermody plays Vera Claythorne in TV mini-series And Then There Were None alongside Aidan Turner as Philip Lombard. The series is about ten strangers are invited to an island by a mysterious host and start to get killed one by one. Could one of them be the killer?
Maeve Dermody Instagram
Dermody’s Instagram account is private. Her posts and stories can only be seen by her followers. You can follow her @ maev_e_d.
Maeve Dermody Twitter
Maeve Dermody Interview
Source: Wonderland Magazine
Let’s talk about the new BBC series, SS-GB. What was it that interested you in the project?
I was really interested in historical fantasy, I’ve never done that before. I was curious about exploring what that looks like in a story sense, the different possibilities for our reality, that there are things that happen in every moment. I keep talking about this particular Trump moment around all of this, I know everyone is talking about it generally, but how history just changes in an instant and how much we are engaged with that, how we respond to it, this sense that you have to be taking into account history and the future in the same moment, in a way. So I was interested in that. And I was also interested in Sam Riley, who plays the lead. I’ve always admired him hugely as an actor and it was sort of a no brainer to say yes to playing opposite him. I really like the mini-series format, you know, three or five episodes. I think it’s really satisfying. You have enough room to perform but it’s not taking over years and years of your life either.
The series is based on Len Deighton history novel of the same name. Be honest, have you read the book?
Yeah, they gave us all a copy at the very beginning. The character I play, Sylvia, they wrote her up for the series. She dies quite early on in the novel actually. So it’s nice that they kept me on!
What kind of research did you have to do for the part?
I guess I thought a lot, and read a lot, and looked at a lot of pictures of the 1940s. I think it’s sort of pivotal to the Nazi moment what the ‘40s was about, what came before the ‘40s, the Depression and the, sort of, ingenuity of living in the ‘40s, like in the fashion. Things were so sort of utilitarian, just really functional and simple. So just sort of getting inside that frame. And being a woman in the 1940s was such a different thing. And we researched the French Resistance because that’s what Sylvia ends up working for, as a part of the Resistance, and it was based on the French Resistance. So, yeah, just sort of going through all that. And then just enjoying the research of everyone else. The sets and art direction was so brilliant and so detailed. And the costumes, when it’s that high quality, it makes it so much easier because you can literally step into it.
What was it like to work alongside industry heavyweights like Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth?
Brilliant. I didn’t actually do much with Kate, we just sort of saw each other in the make-up van. Our story lines were actually quite separate. So I was just working with James (Cosmo) and Sam Riley. And Sam’s gorgeous, he’s so easy, and funny, and everyone just kind of falls in love with him as you can imagine.
You appear semi-nude in the first episode of the series. Would you say you’re quite body confident?
I think you learn to pick your battles with that stuff. I wouldn’t say I’m completely into getting my gear off at any opportunity, but if it’s for the story it’s more natural than you kind of holding a sheet up against you, you know when it’s sort of contrived. I’m not shy, but I’ve been working as an actress for 12 years and that’s something that you grow into, especially as you get older, it’s easier. I think it’s really important that women in particular have a say about it and a voice. I chose that edit and I had to approve it, and I think it’s really important that you approve. And I cultivate a healthy body image, I think.
You’re originally from Australia, but you’ve shot a few TV shows in London (Marcella, SS-SB). How do you find shooting in London?
I find it great. I really enjoy it. It’s really close to Australian film sets and TV crews, to be honest. I know the British have more of a sense of humour and work ethic. I’ve found it a very sweet little transition. I’m very grateful for it to have come up, I didn’t plan it. It’s just been a good run. I’ve had such respect for people who make stuff here, there’s something about such a long tradition and everyone is so highly skilled. It’s incredible. In Australia as well! But it’s sort of different in that the lineage is about a third as long or something.
Tell us a bit about what you have lined up for the rest of the year.
It’s one of those beautiful things when I’m working on about three different things but I wouldn’t wanna jinx my luck by mentioning them! I’ve been on the audition train for the last few months. I actually went home to Australia for a few months as a bit of a break before that. There’s so much about, so many good things, but I’m gonna have to be really boring and say that it’s all unknown at the moment.
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