I’m an Irish actress living in London. You could say I was born inquisitive! From as early as anyone can remember I wanted to engage in people’s lives and hear their stories, and then recount them in vivid and passionate detail.
I always think that acting chose me. I was always kinda morphing into other people’s mindsets when I was growing up, and being born and brought up in a small town like Dingle, in Co. Kerry in the south west of Ireland, afforded me a wealth of material and tradition from which to draw.
I began a modelling career in Paris, but soon after changed tack and went to Paris-Sorbonne University to study French Literature and Civilisation. I then studied Shakespearean and Renaissance Literature at the University of Limerick and completed a post-graduate degree at Drama Studio London.
People in the industry told me I needed a stage name, and taking my paternal grandfather’s first name, Peter, seemed like the right choice as he had been such a positive influence on my life after I lost my father when I was a girl.
You might have seen me starring alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in Ernie Barbarash’s 2015 film Pound of Flesh, playing the part of Ana. In 2013 I was in The 39 Steps, a National Theatre touring production in which we played over 130 shows in 24 venues over a six-month period. It got some great reviews.
My recent and ongoing projects include Interlude In Prague, in which I played the role of Mozart’s wife, Constanze, and which was released this year, and two short films; The Widow’s Last and Siobhan.