- "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
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.
Biography[edit | edit source]
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 Cyber Wars, 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.
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. Cast for her strong resemblance to Blakiston, she carefully studied the British actress' performance in order to capture the character's voice and mannerisms. On April 7, 2016, it was revealed that O'Reilly would return as Mothma in the Anthology film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. She also voiced her character for several episodes of the TV series Star Wars Rebels, which aired on March 4, 2017.
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|2021||Untitled Cassian Andor television series||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||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|
Work in Star Wars[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (Mon Mothma)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Mon Mothma)
- Star Wars Rebels (Mon Mothma)
- Untitled Cassian Andor television series (Mon Mothma)
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- "Star Sightings"—Star Wars Insider 74
- "Who's Who in the Delegation of 2000"—Star Wars Insider 85
- "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 166
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - The Official Mission Debrief
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Breznican, Anthony (2016-04-07). 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story': 20 Clues and Revelations. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 24, 2017. Retrieved on April 7, 2016.
- MacNabb, Matthew (2017-03-01). Mon Mothma Seeks Help In New Star Wars Rebels Clip. CBR.com. Archived from the original on May 21, 2017. Retrieved on March 3, 2017.
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- Genevieve O'Reilly on Wikipedia