Joanne King

Joanne King


4/20/1983, Dublin, Ireland.

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Irish born actress Joanne King moved to London from Dublin pursuing her ambition to become an actress. She took part in a couple of minor productions when she got the part of Cynthia Pyke on BBC One's drama Casualty, for which she became well known. She is no…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Joanne played the part of Juliet in a radio broadcast of Romeo & Juliet with the Arklight Theatre Company.

    • Joanne can perform modern dance and Irish tap dance.

    • Joanne plays the violin and sings alto.

    • Joanne speaks English, Irish, and French.

    • In July 2007, Joanne opened a coffee house in Bristol which profits are destined to charity funding cancer care and research.

    • As a kid, Joanne attended St. Brigid's Girls School in Cabinteely and St Joseph of Cluny in Killiney.

    • Joanne appeared in Brian McFadden's music video Irish Son.

    • Filmography:
      The Tudors as Jane Parker Boleyn (2008-2010)
      Massive as Nancy (2008)
      Trial & Retribution (2008) Shameless as Brandi (2008)
      The Omid Djalili Show (2007) Casualty as Cynthia Pyke (2006-2007)
      The Exile Files as Lucy Dillon (2006)
      Boy Eats Girl as a zombie (2005)

    • Stage Performances:
      A Midsummer Nights Dream as Hermia - The Pavilion Theatre (2005)
      Hamlet as Ophelia - The Cork Opera House (2004)
      Carolling Corlorans as Various characters - The Ark/Mermaid Theatre.
      The Playboy Of The Western World as Honour Blake - Cork Opera House. G.S.A. Showcase as Various characters - The Gate.
      What The Dead Want as Common Girl - The Project.
      The Abduction Of Persephone as Sharon - G.S.A.

    • Joanne admires the actress Kate Winslet.

    • Before joining Casualty Joanne worked as a BBC tour guide.

    • Joanne is the second of four children. Her father, Ronan, is an accountant and her mother, Adele, is a volunteer teacher.

    • Joanne's height is 5'6. She has dark blond hair and blue eyes.

    • Joanne's hobbies include yoga, socialising, and watching films.

    • Joanne studied 2 year full time courses (2001-2003) at the Gaiety School Of Acting in Dublin.

    • As of 2006 Joanne lives in Bristol where she films Casualty.

  • Quotes

    • Joanne King: (About her plans of future) I'm not prepared to just settle for Mr Ok. He has to be Mr. Right. I'm happy being single for now but I'd love to settle down one day and have a big Irish family - Daily Mirror, March 24, 2007.

    • Joanne King: (About her eating habits) Personally, I like good food and lots of it. I don't believe in denying yourself treats. I hate the gym but yoga is brilliant. It's part of me - Daily Mirror, March 24, 2007.

    • Joanne King: (About her lifestyle) I don't live a glamorous lifestyle. I'm more at home in my trackies than I am getting dressed up. When I'm off work I don't bother wearing any make-up - Daily Mirror, March 24, 2007.

    • Joanne King: (About her taste in men) I prefer my men to be a bit scruffy, I'm not into the clean-cut look. But talent is very sexy as well - Daily Mirror, March 24, 2007.

    • Joanne King: (About her hometown) I don't get home often enough. I love it back in Dublin. We have the most beautiful theatres and wonderful people. I love going back - Daily Mirror, March 24, 2007.

    • Joanne King: (About shopping) I love a bargain. When something's half-price I get all excited about it. I like vintage clothes and get a lot from secondhand shops. Moneywise, things are more stable for me now but I'm not at the stage where I can go out and buy a Hollywood mansion - Daily Mirror, March 24, 2007.

    • Joanne King: (About her struggle before becoming an actress) Life was hard. I moved to London determined to become a successful actress but it's not that simple and I had so many jobs just to get by. I was sharing a flat with a friend and we had to get out in a hurry because we couldn't afford the rent. London has so much to offer young people but I couldn't be part of that because I had no money. Every penny counted. I really didn't think it was worth the heartache anymore. All I wanted was to act but it's tough and I've done some ridiculous jobs to see me through – Daily Mirror, March 24, 2007.

  • I Think THat Joanne King Is A VERY Talented Actress And Is Going To GO VERY Far,She Has The Qualities To Be A Star.

    Her current role in BBC drama Casualty,sees her play a paaramedic-Cynthia(Cyd)-Pyke.She plays her brilliantly and shows off her talent.

    Her role model is kate winslet who alson started off in Casualty i think she will defanatly go as far or maybe even further than her.

    She has beauty,talent and most importantly dedication.

    I think she is going to be great.