Amy-Joyce Hastings

Amy-Joyce Hastings (born 24 September 1980[1]) is an Irish actress who has worked in film, television and theatre.

Amy-Joyce Hastings
Amy-Joyce Hastings at The Callback Queen US Premiere at the Jean Cocteau Cinema
Born (1980-09-24) 24 September 1980
Years active1990–present

Hastings' first role was in the 1990 film Fools of Fortune.[2] She has also featured in Season 1 of The Tudors alongside Henry Cavill.

She has recently appeared in a number of independent films such as Brit flick Little Deaths (which premiered at Film4 Frightfest and the SXSW festival in the US[3]) and in the lead role of Kate Loughlin in Romantic Comedy The Callback Queen[4] which received a US run at George R. R. Martin's Jean Cocteau Cinema in February 2014.[5]

Childhood and early career

Amy-Joyce Hastings was born in Ireland to parents Robert and Catríona Hastings.[6] Taking a very early interest in acting she enrolled in drama classes at the Gaiety School of Acting when it opened in Dublin in the late 1980s. Here she was scouted by Bond movies casting director Debbie McWilliams and eventually cast in the role of Geraldine Quinton in Fools of Fortune opposite Julie Christie, Iain Glen and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.

A couple of years later, following two final rounds of casting at London's Pinewood Studios she narrowly lost out on the role of Mary Lennox in Warner Bros' The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland. Continuing dance and acting classes throughout her younger years, she appeared in a variety of productions and made regular appearances on RTÉ youth interest television programs such as Jo Maxi and Pajo's Junxbox, as well as reviewing children's films for the Pat Kenny radio show.

In 1998 she was shortlisted for the title role in a film - adapted from another William Trevor novel - Felicia's Journey, directed by Atom Egoyan. However she elected instead to train for three years at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Trinity College, Dublin – Ireland's first and only acting degree course. She graduated with a distinction in 2001, and began a full-time acting career.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Fools of Fortune Geraldine Quinton
1997 The Very Stuff Nicola Short film
2003 Sex and Sensibility Maria Video
2006 Double Take Agent Amanda Sharpe Video
2007 W.C. Helen
2007 Poetic License Aoife Short film
2008 Duality Dr. Sarah O'Connor Short film
2009 The Letter Lillian Short film
2010 Dancer Anna Short film
2011 Little Deaths Lucy
2013 The Callback Queen Kate Loughlin
2014 Duets In Production
2014 Thin Air Cara In Production
2014 Footsteps of Angels Charlotte In Production


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Finbar's Class Crystal Regular role (12 episodes)
2005 A Scare at Bedtime Electrocutioner / Buster Cherry's Wife Episodes: "Dead Funny", "Truth or Die"
2007 Cinephilia Jan Harlan TV film
2007 The Tudors Mole Girl 1 episode: Message to the Emperor
2010 The Guards Sheila O'Briain Episodes: "Brother", "Good Mule"

Theatre career

Hastings has many stage credits in both the UK and Ireland. Amongst these are roles as Carol in Oleanna[7] by David Mamet, Estelle Rigault in No Exit[8] by Jean-Paul Sartre, Cathy Calhoun in the first European production of Orange Flower Water[9] by Craig Wright, and the world premiere of The Night Garden, developed by the Royal National Theatre Studio and first performed at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter.[10]

Her Shakespeare credits include the role of Regan in King Lear and most recently Miranda in The Tempest in July 2013. During March and April 2012, Hastings played the role of real life Titanic stewardess Violet Jessop in the world premiere of the first full length stageplay about the Titanic; Iceberg – Right Ahead! at London's Gatehouse Theatre to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Titanic's maiden voyage.[11]


  1. Amy-Joyce Hastings on IMDb
  2. Filmography. HASTINGS, Amy. (16 April 2009). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
  3. Little Deaths (2011)
  4. 'Callback Queen' Casts Ryan, O'Meallaigh & Hastings. (5 April 2011). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
  6. Official Site
  7. The conjuring conundrum is magic. (3 April 2005). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
  8. Event Guide
  9. Event Guide
  10. The Night Garden. Retrieved on 2 November 2012.
  11. The Stage / Reviews / Iceberg Right Ahead!. (28 March 2012). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
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