Amy-Joyce Hastings at The Callback Queen US Premiere at the Jean Cocteau Cinema
She has recently appeared in a number of independent films such as Brit flick Little Deaths (which premiered at Film4 Frightfest and the SXSW festival in the US) and in the lead role of Kate Loughlin in Romantic Comedy The Callback Queen which received a US run at George R. R. Martin's Jean Cocteau Cinema in February 2014.
Childhood and early career
Amy-Joyce Hastings was born in Ireland to parents Robert and Catríona Hastings. Taking a very early interest in acting she enrolled in drama classes at the Gaiety School of Acting when it opened in Dublin in the late 1980s. Here she was scouted by Bond movies casting director Debbie McWilliams and eventually cast in the role of Geraldine Quinton in Fools of Fortune opposite Julie Christie, Iain Glen and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio.
A couple of years later, following two final rounds of casting at London's Pinewood Studios she narrowly lost out on the role of Mary Lennox in Warner Bros' The Secret Garden, directed by Agnieszka Holland. Continuing dance and acting classes throughout her younger years, she appeared in a variety of productions and made regular appearances on RTÉ youth interest television programs such as Jo Maxi and Pajo's Junxbox, as well as reviewing children's films for the Pat Kenny radio show.
In 1998 she was shortlisted for the title role in a film - adapted from another William Trevor novel - Felicia's Journey, directed by Atom Egoyan. However she elected instead to train for three years at the Samuel Beckett Centre in Trinity College, Dublin – Ireland's first and only acting degree course. She graduated with a distinction in 2001, and began a full-time acting career.
|1990||Fools of Fortune||Geraldine Quinton|
|1997||The Very Stuff||Nicola||Short film|
|2003||Sex and Sensibility||Maria||Video|
|2006||Double Take||Agent Amanda Sharpe||Video|
|2007||Poetic License||Aoife||Short film|
|2008||Duality||Dr. Sarah O'Connor||Short film|
|2009||The Letter||Lillian||Short film|
|2013||The Callback Queen||Kate Loughlin|
|2014||Thin Air||Cara||In Production|
|2014||Footsteps of Angels||Charlotte||In Production|
|1995||Finbar's Class||Crystal||Regular role (12 episodes)|
|2005||A Scare at Bedtime||Electrocutioner / Buster Cherry's Wife||Episodes: "Dead Funny", "Truth or Die"|
|2007||Cinephilia||Jan Harlan||TV film|
|2007||The Tudors||Mole Girl||1 episode: Message to the Emperor|
|2010||The Guards||Sheila O'Briain||Episodes: "Brother", "Good Mule"|
Hastings has many stage credits in both the UK and Ireland. Amongst these are roles as Carol in Oleanna by David Mamet, Estelle Rigault in No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre, Cathy Calhoun in the first European production of Orange Flower Water by Craig Wright, and the world premiere of The Night Garden, developed by the Royal National Theatre Studio and first performed at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter.
Her Shakespeare credits include the role of Regan in King Lear and most recently Miranda in The Tempest in July 2013. During March and April 2012, Hastings played the role of real life Titanic stewardess Violet Jessop in the world premiere of the first full length stageplay about the Titanic; Iceberg – Right Ahead! at London's Gatehouse Theatre to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Titanic's maiden voyage.
- Amy-Joyce Hastings at IMDb
- Filmography. HASTINGS, Amy. ftvdb.bfi.org.uk (16 April 2009). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
- Little Deaths (2011) IMDB.com
- 'Callback Queen' Casts Ryan, O'Meallaigh & Hastings. Iftn.ie (5 April 2011). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
- Official Site[dead link]
- The conjuring conundrum is magic. independent.ie (3 April 2005). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.
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- The Night Garden. Dynamiclisting.com. Retrieved on 2 November 2012.
- The Stage / Reviews / Iceberg Right Ahead!. Thestage.co.uk (28 March 2012). Retrieved on 2012-11-02.