Donna played the lead role of ‘Judith Noone’ in the Irish premiere of award-winning play Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick. Directed by Anna Simpson from Quintessence Theatre Belfast Girls opened in January 2024 at The Táin (Dundalk) and transferred to The Lyric (Belfast), The Droichead (Drogheda) and The Solstice (Navan).
Irish actor and voice over artist, Donna Anita Nikolaisen, played the lead role of ‘Judith Noone’ in the Irish premiere of award-winning play Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick. Other stage credits include ‘Silk Campbell’ in No Irish No Blacks No Dogs at The New Theatre, ‘Rima’ in Talking to Terrorists at The Samuel Beckett, ‘Bertha Mason’ in Jane Eyre at The Gate and The Bacchae of Baghdad at The Abbey. She trained at The Focus Theatre, Bel Canto School of Voice and Montfort School of Performing Arts.
As a voice over artist Donna was the voice of ‘Ulster Bank’ for a number of years and has narrated documentaries for BBC and Virgin Media. She voices the role of ‘Mum’ in Cartoon Saloon’s pre-school animation Silly Sundays.
Donna’s film credits include the role of ‘Grace Ture’ in Sweetness in the Belly, ‘Paige Monaghan’ in Hallmark’s Christmas at Castle Hart and ‘Ali’ in award-winning short film QED – where she won Best Supporting Actor at the Dublin Underground Cinema Festival.
TV credits include ‘Francis Frond’ in cBBC’s Nova Jones, ‘Lucy’ in RTE’s The South Westerlies and roles in Conversations with Friends, Blood and Kin. Her breakthrough TV role came as Zambian nurse ‘Ama Chisenga’ on RTE’s Fair City – Ireland’s National Soap Opera.
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Represented by Voice Bank, Donna voices the role of ‘Mum’ in Cartoon Saloon’s pre-school animation Silly Sundays.
She voices roles for audiobooks, radio plays, animation and commercials. Her credits include the audiobook narration of: Strange Flowers, The Coincidence and Reclaiming. Donna was the voice of ‘Ulster Bank’ for a number of years and she also narrates TV documentaries: The Story of Water (Virgin Media) and Ireland’s Refugee Hotel (BBC/RTE).
Donna narrates the documentary 'The Story of Water' for Virgin Media