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Donna Anita Nikolaisen is an Irish stage and screen actor. She is due to appear as ‘Paige Monaghan’ in Hallmark’s Christmas at Castle Hart (2021) and ‘Lucy’ in Conversations with Friends (2022).

Donna won Best Supporting Actor at the 2018 Underground Cinema Festival for her role in the award winning short QED. Her film credits include:  Sweetness in the Belly, The Last Right and Royally Ever After (Hallmark). Her TV credits include: Nova JonesThe South WesterliesBlood and Fair City (5 years). She has played diverse roles in theatres around Ireland and as a voice over artist she has voiced documentaries and audiobooks.


LATEST NEWS 2021

CHRISTMAS AT CASTLE HART
Premieres:
 8pm Sat Nov 27th 2021 on the Hallmark Channel
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stuart Townsend
Role: Paige Monaghan


CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS
Premieres: 2022
Stars: Alison Oliver, Jemima Kirke, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane
Role: Lucy

NOVA JONES
Premieres: Mon 25th Oct 2021 on CBBC and RTE
Stars: Molly Rainford
Role: Frances Frond (Ep: ‘Friends of Nova’)


STRANGE FLOWERS
by Donal Ryan
Narrated by Donna Anita Nikolaisen


‘Read it in two sittings, loved it.
Especially enjoyed the reader who was quite superb.’

Sci Fi Web Series: HALO NIGHTFALL: RECON-14

Sci Fi Web Series: HALO NIGHTFALL: RECON-14
Role: Dr Madeline Tress, Operational Attaché for Astrophysical Phenomenon.
Directors: Dan Chosich, Terry Loane
Scott Free Productions

Filmography

 
FILM / ROLE / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

2019, THE LAST RIGHT, Air Hostess, Aoife Crehan, Deadpan Pictures
2019, SWEETNESS IN THE BELLY, Grace Ture, Zeresenay Mehari, Parallel Films
2019, ROYALLY EVER AFTER, Countess, Lee Friedlander, Hallmark Films
2018, QED (Short), Ali, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Michael O’Kelly
2017, HALO NIGHTFALL (Web Series), Dr Madelaine Tress, Terry Loane, Scott Free 
2016, DUETS, Geri, Graham Cantwell, 22:22 Productions
2015, FIVE DAY SHELTER, Vet Receptionist, Ger Leonard, Paradox Productions
2014, ONE CHRISTMAS EVE, Ruth, Anthony Lennon, CineAria Productions
2013, TRAPPED, Steven’s girlfriend, Graham Cantwell, Foxglove Films
2012, HOTEL DARKLIGHT, Young Woman, Alan Keane, Darklight Productions
2011, THE BLAXORCIST (Short), Possessed Girl, Ed King, Three Way Productions
2010, MEBOLLIX (Short), Attractive Girl 2, Simon Gibney, Akajava Films

TV / ROLE / DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

2021, NOVA JONES, Frances Frond, Akaash Meeda, CBBC
2020, THE SOUTH WESTERLIES, Lucy Doyle, Declan Recks, Deadpan Pictures

2020, BLOOD (Series 2), Louisa Short, Maurice Sweeney, Element Pictures
2020, COLD COURAGE, Catherine Grant, Kadir Ferati Balci, Vico Films
2019, DUBLIN MURDERS, Christine Nandy, Rebecca Gatward, BBC/STARZ/RTE
2013 – 2017, FAIR CITY, Ama Chisenga, Various, RTE
2013, STORYLANE, Storyteller, Kathy Fox, RTE 
2016, MY LIFE IS A JUNGLE, Ms Palmer, Ferdia Mac Anna, RTE
2010, SINGLE-HANDED 2, Court Usher, Anthony Byrne, Element Pictures
2008, BITTER SWEET, Ward Sister, Declan Eames, Element Pictures

HUMAN RIGHTS Adverts & Shorts
SITTING IN THE CAR, IAC Commision for Grásta, Bob Gallagher, Invisible Thread Films
KEYS4HOMES, Homeowner, Kieron J Whelan, Young Lions

OPEN THE SCHOOL GATES, Teacher, Aoife Kelleher, Invisible Thread Films
TRANSGENDER EUROPE, Divorcée, Bob Gallagher, Invisible Thread Films
SANCTUARY, Immigrant, Barrie Dowdall, FOMACS
MAKE IT STOP, Yemi, Declan Cassidy, Amnesty International