Genevieve O'Reilly

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Genevieve O'Reilly
Genevieve O'Reilly
Biographical information

Dublin, Ireland





Star Wars work

Episode III

Other works of note

Genevieve O'Reilly (born 1977) played Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. She was cast for her resemblance to Caroline Blakiston who portrayed the role in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. In order to capture Mothma's voice and mannerisms, O'Reilly carefully studied Blakiston's performance.[1]


O'Reilly was born in Dublin, Ireland. In 2000, she graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia with a degree in Performing Arts.

Besides Mon Mothma, O'Reilly portrayed Officer Wirtz in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, as well as Princess Diana in the 2007 TV movie Diana: Last Days of a Princess. Her film credits also include the 2004 film Avatar, The Young Victoria and Forget Me Not.

O'Reilly has also appeared in numerous TV series, such as BeastMaster, Young Lions, All Saints, The State Within, The Time of Your Life, Spooks, New Tricks, Law & Order: UK, Waking the Dead, Episodes, Midsomer Murders, The Last Weekend and Crossing Lines.

Theatrically, O'Reilly has performed such stage roles as Olivia in Twelfth Night, Veronica in The Ugly Man, Millamant in The Way Of The World, Ruth in Così, Queen Isabel in Richard II, Valerie in The Weir, Isabelle in Birdsong, Helena in Emperor and Galilean, Jennifer in The Doctor's Dilemma and many more.


Year Title Role Other notes
2014 The Honourable Woman Frances TV miniseries
2013 Crossing Lines Sienna Pride TV series
2012 The Last Weekend Daisy TV miniseries
2012 Midsomer Murders Nina Morgan TV series
2011-2012 Episodes Jamie Lapidus TV series
2011 Waking the Dead Julie Rees TV series
2010 Law & Order: UK Claudia Martin TV series
2010 New Tricks Miranda Armstrong TV series
2010 Forget Me Not Eve Fisher
2009 The Day of the Triffids Michelle Beardley TV miniseries
2009 Spooks Sarah Caulfield TV series
2009 The Young Victoria Lady Flora Hastings
2007 Diana: Last Days of a Princess Princess Diana TV movie
2007 The Time of Your Life Kate TV series
2006 The State Within Caroline Hanley TV miniseries
2005 Life Shelly Deane TV movie
2005 Second Chance Susie Fulham TV movie
2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Allcia TV miniseries
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Mon Mothma
2004 Avatar Dash MacKenzie
2004 Right Here Right Now Pizza Girl
2003 The Matrix Revolutions Officer Wirtz
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Officer Wirtz
2002-2005 All Saints Leanne Curtis TV series
2002 Young Lions Kimberly Oswald TV series
2001 BeastMaster Nagha TV series

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