Dervla Kirwan’s almost 30-year long career started back in 1986, but her popularity has resurged with her role in the Netflix series The Stranger. She is also known for her work on shows like Ballykissangel and Goodnight Sweetheart.
Let’s look at the life and interesting facts of this famed TV actress whose career has ranged from voicing characters to TV and more.
Kirwan was working on the project, Dangerous Corner in 2001 when she met Rupert Penry-Jones on set. They tied the knot in August 2007 after getting engaged in 2003. The pair has two children named Florence and Peter.
Before Rupert Penry-Jones became her husband, she was engaged to Ballykissangel co-star Stephen Tompkinson, the duo engaged in 1998.
Kirwan’s career as an actress started in 1986 with the movie The Fantasist. Then she worked on the TV mini-series Troubles in 1988. After a few minor roles in some TV series, she got a small recurring role in the miniseries A Time to Dance.
In 2007, she acted in True Dare Kiss as Phil Tyler, some of her other well-known TV shows are Injustice, The Silence, Blackout, among others.
She appeared in The Stranger as part of the main cast consisting of Richard Armitage, Jennifer Saunders, Hannah John-Kamen, Downtown Abbey, Kadiff Kirwan, etc. She portrays Corinne Price on the show. Her character on the show is also pivotal to move the plot forward.
Kirwan has a relatively small but incredibly loyal fan base on Twitter. As of February 2020, she has over 3k followers, but they are incredibly active on her posts and regularly engage with her Tweets.
Dervla Kirwan is 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm) tall. She had bulimia for over 18 years and has said numerous times that she is still dysmorphic today.
Dysmorphia is the deformation of or abnormality in the size and shape in a specific part of the body.
Dervla Kirwan was born on 24 October 1971 in Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland, to Maureen O'Driscoll and Peter Kirwan. Her age in February 2020 is 48 years old.
She grew up with her family in Ireland and joined Loreto Beaufort as a child. She later went to Sandymount High School, which has since been closed.
Although the exact net worth of this TV actress is not available, her net worth is estimated to be anywhere from $1 million to $5 million.
She might also earn a six-figure salary from her show The Stranger and various other movies/shows.
While most people might confuse The Stranger stars, Kadiff Kirwan and Dervla Kirwan, as relatives because of their surname, they are not in fact related.
Kadiff Kirwan was born Plymouth, Montserrat, to Matilda and Peter Kirwan and he has British descent.