Dervla Kirwan, age 47, is a popular Irish television and stage actress who has been part of famous British television shows ‘Ballykissangel’ and ‘Goodnight Sweetheart’. She has also appeared in Doctor Who‘s special episode The Next Doctor. Currently, the beautiful actress is married and shares two children.
Kirwan was born on October 24, 1971, in Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland under the birth sign of Scorpio. She holds an Irish nationality and belongs to a white ethnic group.
She was raised by her parents Peter Kirwan (father) and Maureen O’Driscoll (mother) along with her two sisters.
Regarding her education, Dervla enrolled at Loreto Beaufort in Rathfarnham, Dublin, a Catholic school for girls, until the age of 16. Later, she completed her secondary school at Sandymount High School in Dublin.
The 47-years-old actress is a married woman. She tied a knot to an actor Rupert Penry-Jones, in 2007. The couple met each other in 2001 while appearing in Dangerous Corner.
The couple is blessed with two children, Florence Penry-Jones (Daughter), Peter Penry-Jones (Son). Till date, the couple is living a happy life together. There is no news regarding her extra affairs with another guy.
Previously, Dervla has been engaged to her co-star in Ballykissangel Stephen Tompkinson, in 1998, but later on, separated due to their personal issues.
The talented actress, Dervla has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. She earns a huge sum of salary from her acting career. The average salary of an actress earns $39.84 per hour, so she might be receiving at the same range from her successful career.
Dervla made her first role in BBC’s TV series ‘Trouble’ at the age of 15. Also at the age of 16, she severed as a waitress in a restaurant in Dublin. In 1992, she starred in ‘Hush’, a play by April De Angelis from 10 August to 7 September at the Royal Court Theatre.
In addition, she appeared in Casualty, and in the first three series of Goodnight Sweetheart alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst. Also, she sang with Dustin Turkey on his cover of “Fairytale of New York” for his album Faith of Our Feathers, in 1997.
In 2018, she starred in one episode of Sky’s Strike Back: Retribution. she also appeared in the ITV drama Strangers(originally titled White Dragon) where she played the deceased wife of the titular character Jonah Mulray, played by John Simm.
She appeared as a guest star in long-running BBC series Silent Witness playing the role of pathologist Amanda Long, in 2019. From 14 February 2019, she will appear in the play Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic theatre, which is due to run.