Irene trained at Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. Her successful career in theatre, film, radio and TV includes winning the 2018 Stage Edinburgh Award for Outstanding Performance for Coriolanus Vanishes by Fire Exit.
Other theatre credits include: Mary Rose, High Society, People and The Ruling Class, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Present Laughter, Chorus of Disapproval, Hello Dolly, Cinderella, Life of Stuff, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, What Every Woman Knows at Pitlochry Festival Theatre; Hansel and Gretel at the Citizens Theatre; The Course of True Love by David Leddy/Fire Exit, Shirley Valentine at the Byre Theatre/Quixotic; The Crucible, Union, Living Quarters The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Phaedra, Peter Pan, Macbeth, Sleeping Beauty and The Merchant of Venice at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company; Fergus Lamont, Memorandum and Zlata’s Diary by Communicado; Iron at Firebrand Theatre; Six Characters in Search of an Author at the National Theatre of Scotland; The Seer for Dogstar; Treasure Island at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Royal National Theatre, Bondagers and A Christmas Carol at the Byre Theatre.
Radio credits include: The Cat, McLevy, Rebus – Black and Blue, Heart of Midlothian, For the love of Willie for BBC Radio 4, and Prostitution for Radio Scotland.
TV/Film credits include: Not Safe for Work for Channel 4, Faultlines – Stepping Stones, Baby Boom or Bust, and Tollcross Tales for Aikman Productions.