"Whenever I do a play there are Star Wars fans at the stage door and they're always lovely – so excited and so effusive about the storylines and the characters."
―Genevieve O'Reilly[src]

Genevieve O'Reilly (born January 6, 1977) is an Irish actress who portrayed Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, and returned to the role for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and five episodes of Star Wars Rebels.

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On June 19, 2003, StarWars.com announced that O'Reilly would reprise the role of Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a character previously portrayed by Caroline Blakiston in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.[1] Cast for her strong resemblance to Blakiston, she carefully studied the British actress' performance in order to capture the character's voice and mannerisms.[2] On April 7, 2016, it was revealed that O'Reilly would return as Mothma in the Anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[3] She also voiced her character for several episodes of the TV series Star Wars Rebels, which aired on March 4, 2017.[4] On April 24, 2020 it was announced on StarWars.com that O'Reilly will reprise her role as Mon Mothma in the upcoming Disney+ show, Andor.[5]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Title Role Other notes
2022[6] Star Wars: Andor[5] Mon Mothma TV series
2017 Star Wars Rebels Mon Mothma TV series (voice)
2016 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Mon Mothma
2016 The Fall Kinkead TV series
2016 The Legend of Tarzan Tarzan's mother
2016 The Secret Hazel Buchanan TV miniseries
2016 Endeavour Annette Richardson TV series
2015 Glitch Elishia McKellar TV series
2015 Survivor Lisa Carr
2015 Banished Mary Johnson TV series
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
2011–2014 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 Cyber Wars Dash MacKenzie a.k.a. Avatar
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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