ROSE BYRNE has the chameleon-like ability to take on drastically different characters from
film to film. With her ethereal beauty, screen presence, and natural talent, she is well on her way
to a long and prosperous career. Byrne started her career starring in several Australian television
productions while honing her craft with the Australian Theatre for Young People. She has
appeared on stage at the prestigious Sydney Theatre Company in La Dispute and The Three
In 1999, Byrne rocketed to fame in Australia with her role as Alex in Gregor Jordan's
gritty crime comedy TWO HANDS which also starred the then relatively unknown Heath Ledger.
The film won both public and critical acclaim. Byrne's next film was her first lead role, starring
in Clara Law's surreal THE GODDESS OF 1967, for which she was awarded the Copa Volpi for
Best Actress at the 1999 Venice International Film Festival.
Byrne gained international recognition when she was cast as Amidala's loyal
handmaiden, Dorme, in George Lucas' STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE
CLONES. Byrne followed STAR WARS with a starring role in I CAPTURE THE CASTLE, a
1930s English romance based on the book by Dodie Smith. In 2004, Byrne starred in Wolfgang
Petersen's epic TROY starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Peter O'Toole and Orlando Bloom. She then
reunited with Peter O'Toole in the acclaimed BBC TV drama Casanova. Byrne appeared in
Danny Green's film THE TENANTS, based on Bernard Malamud's novel, and starred with Josh
Hartnett and Diane Kruger in the psychological drama WICKER PARK.
Kirsten Dunst, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's 28 WEEKS LATER and THE DEAD GIRL. She can be
seen in the upcoming independent film PUSHING UP DAISIES directed by Karen Moncrief.
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