Marcella Riordan began her career at The Abbey School in Dublin and has worked in theatres all over Ireland and the UK, including Druid Theatre and Lyric (Belfast). She has worked extensively on BBC Radio and RTÉ. Her previous work on James Joyce text includes playing Gerty McDowell in Anthony Burgess’s Blooms of Dublin (BBC/RTÉ), Zoe in Ulysses (RTÉ) and Molly Bloom for Naxos AudioBooks’s recording of Ulysses. She was awarded Best Actress for her portrayal of Nancy in the BBC Radio play The Old Jest. Her film and TV work includes playing the lead role in The Long March, a BBC play about the deaths of 10 Republican prisoners on hunger strike.