Hilda Fay is an Irish actress born in Dublin and has worked both on stage and screen for the past 28 years.
In 2018, Hilda was the lead actress in “Plough and the Stars” directed by Sean Holmes at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and was named as one of the most outstanding performances in Boston 2016. For more information on this performance click here.
In 2018 she will also be playing the lead in Roddy Doyle’s new adaptation of “The Snapper” at the Gate Theatre.
Hilda will be featuring in two movies due to be released in 2018/2019; ‘The Cured’ with Ellen Page, directed by David Freyne, and produced by Tilted Pictures, and ‘Float Like a Butterfly’, directed by Carmel Winters, and produced by Samson Pictures.
Most recently she narrated New York best selling writer Tana French’s crime novel ‘The Trespasser’ for American distribution Penguin Random House.
A Theatre Studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the Herbert Bergdorf Studio New York, Hilda Fay is renowned for her work as a leading actress in all the major theatres in Ireland.
Hilda’s theatre work is expansive. She has worked with The Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre, on a number of their productions. Her most recent work with the theatre is a production of ‘Oedipus’ by Wayne Jordan which was nominated for an Irish Times Award 2016. With the Abbey Theatre Hilda Fay has performed as Mrs. Hennessey in ‘The Risen People’ adapted by Jimmy Fay and “The Playboy of the Western World” adapted by Roddy Doyle and Bisi Adigun. She played the iconic Pirate, Jenny, in the Gate Theatre’s sell-out run of ‘The Threepenny Opera’ by Wayne Jordan, which was nominated for an Irish Times Award. Hilda has also performed in the new one-woman show ‘Alice Devine’, written by Shay Linehan.
She played Paula Spencer in Roddy Doyle and Joe O’Byrne’s adaptation of ‘The Woman Who Walked into Doors’ for sold out shows in both the Helix and the Olympia Theatre. The role of Lady Macbeth was played by Fay in the Mill Theatre’s production of ‘Macbeth’ and Stacey Greggs ‘Perve’ in the Peacock Theatre.
Fay’s acting abilities have been recognized by institutions such as the IFTA’s and Dublin Fringe Festival. In 2008 she won Best Actress at Dublin Fringe Festival for the award-winning ‘Little Gem’. She received an IFTA nomination for supporting actress in RTÉ/Saffron production of ‘whistleblower’ in 2009. Fay toured in Guna Nua’s sell-out production of “Little Gem” in both Edinburgh and New York which won the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2009 and also the Stuart Parker Award. Fay was also nominated for a TV Now Award for her portrayal of Ireland’s much-loved TV character Tracy Mc Guigan in RTÉ’s fair city played by Fay for ten years.
Fay’s TV and film appearances include Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Prosperity’ by Element Pictures. She has also acted in ‘Proof’ by RTÉ, ‘Whistleblower’ by Saffron Pictures/RTÉ, which won an IFTA award for Best Drama, ‘Clinic’ by RTÉ, ‘Though the Sky Falls’ by Irish Screen, ‘Dry Christmas’ by Evin O’Neill, ‘Kisses’ by Fastnet Productions, ‘Recoil’ by Zanzibar Productions, Connor Mc Pearson’s ‘Saltwater’ by Treasure Films, RTÉ’S ‘Fair city’ and ‘Finbars class’.
Her RTÉ radio work includes ‘Tricks of The Trade’ by Martin Duffy which was nominated for a Prix Europa award, ‘2:45 am’, ‘Elvis is Dead’ by Paul Walker, ‘Serenity’ by Andy Burns, and ‘Garden of Eden’ by Paula Meehan.
Most recently Fay has worked alongside Colin Farrell in Google’s 1916 Dublin Rising Tour.
In 2016 Hilda Fay played the lead in the 2016 production of ‘Tina’s Idea of Fun’ by Sean P. Summers for the Peacock Theatre opening the 14 of April.