Byrne, Rose 1979–

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BYRNE, Rose 1979–


Born July 24, 1979, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; daughter of Robin (a market researcher) and Jane (a school administrator) Byrne. Education: Studied English literature and gender studies at University of Sydney; trained at Australian Theatre for Young People, Sydney, and David Mamet Acting School, New York City.

Addresses: Agent—Hylda Queally, William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Robyn Gardiner, RGM Associates, 64–76 Kippax St., Suites 202 and 206, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia 2010.

Career: Actress. Appeared in commercials.

Awards, Honors: Volpi Cup, Venice Film Festival, best actress, 2000, and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award nomination, best actress, 2002, both for The Goddess of 1967; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a leading role, 2003, for The Rage in Placid Lake.


Film Appearances:

Rastus Sommers, Dallas Doll, Artistic License, 1995.

Alex, Two Hands, Motion International, 1999.

Sophie, The Date, AtomFilms, 1999.

B. G. (some sources cite Deirdre), The Goddess of 1967, Skouras Films, 2000.

Jenny, My Mother Frank, Beyond Films/FilmFour, 2000.

Girl, The Pitch (short film), 2001.

Dorme, Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones (also known as Star Wars II and Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones), Twentieth Century–Fox, 2002, IMAX version released as Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience, 2002.

Rose Mortmain, I Capture the Castle, Samuel Goldwyn, 2003.

Sabrina, City of Ghosts, United Artists, 2003.

Sonja Stilano, Take Away, Macquarie Film, 2003.

Gemma Taylor, The Rage in Placid Lake, Moviehouse Entertainment/Palace Films, 2003, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2004.

Alex, Wicker Park (also known as Obsessed), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2004.

Audrey Rose Appleby, The Night We Called It a Day, Miracle Entertainment, 2004.

Briseis, Troy, Warner Bros., 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Belinda O'Connor, Echo Point, 10 Network (Australia), c. 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Heidi, Wildside, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1998.

Carly, Heartbreak High, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, multiple episodes in 1999.

Sarah Watson, "Still Life," Murder Call, 9 Network (Australia), 2000.

Herself, Sunday Program, 9 Network, 2003.

Herself, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Appeared in episodes of other series, including Big Sky, 10 Network (Australia); and in Fallen Angels and G.P., both Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Stage Appearances:

La Dispute, Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000.

Three Sisters, Sydney Theatre Company, 2001.


Music Videos:

"I Miss You," by Darren Hayes, 2001.



The Age (Australia), August 17, 2003.

Arizona Republic, July 24, 2003.

B Magazine, June, 2003.

Boston Globe, July 16, 2003.

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), April 26, 2001; June 6, 2003.

Elle (Great Britain), May, 2003.

Empire (Australia), May, 2001, pp. 26–27; September, 2003.

Entertainment Weekly, June 6, 2003, p. 23.

Filmink, September, 2003.

Herald Sun (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia), January 7, 2000; October 6, 2001.

Inside Film, August, 2003.

InStyle (Australia), August, 2003.

Interview, August, 2002.

Marie Claire (Australia), September, 2003.

Sunday Magazine, June 15, 2003.

Sunday Telegraph (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia), August 13, 2000; August 20, 2000.

Sydney Morning Herald, June 21, 2003; July 3, 2003.

USA Today, July 27, 2003.

Vogue (Australia), October, 2003.

Vogue (United States), May, 2003, p. 153.

Who Weekly, May 5, 2003.


Rose Byrne Official Site,, June 29, 2004.

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