Dr Madelaine Tress, HALO Nightfall: Recon-14, Scott Free Productions

Actor &
Voice Over Artist

Of Irish Caribbean heritage Donna trained at The Montfort School of Performing Arts in Cork and continued her training at The Focus Theatre  and Bel Canto School of Voice in Dublin.

Her stage highlights include ‘Tea Chests and Dreams’ at The Axis, ‘No Irish No Blacks No Dogs’ at The New Theatre, ‘Jane Eyre’ at The Gate, ‘Talking to Terrorists’ at The Samuel Beckett and ‘The Bacchae of Baghdad’ at The Abbey.

Recent film credits include Paige Monaghan in Hallmark’s ‘Christmas at Castle Hart’ (2021); Grace Ture in ‘Sweetness in the Belly’ (2020); and ‘Ali’ in award-winning short film ‘QED’ (2018). Donna appears as Lucy in Hulu’s ‘Conversations with Friends’ (2022); Frances Frond in CBBC’s ‘Nova Jones’ (2021) and Lucy in RTE’s ‘The South Westerlies’ (2021). Her breakthrough role came as Zambian refugee and nurse Ama Chisenga on RTE’s ‘Fair City’ (2013 – 2017).

As a voice over artist she has narrated audiobooks, documentaries for the BBC and Virgin Media and voiced numerous radio plays for RTE’s Drama on One. She has been the voice of Ulster Bank since 2018. 

Voice Over Artist

Represented by Voice Bank Donna is an established voice over artist. She voices roles for commercials, radio plays and animation.

Credits include the audiobook narration of: Strange Flowers, The Coincidence and  Reclaiming. She also narrated the documentaries: The Story of Water (Virgin Media) and Ireland’s Refugee Hotel (BBC/RTE). She has been the voice of Ulster Bank for a number of years. Donna is currently voicing a main role in an children’s animation TV series.


'Read it in two sittings, loved it.
Especially enjoyed the reader who was quite superb.'
Audible Reviewer





Frances Frond


Watch Frances Frond in Episode 1,
Friends of Nova, on RTE Player

Paige Monaghan

The Hallmark Channel

Dr Madelaine Tress

Scott Free Productions

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Winner Best Supporting Actor at the 2018 Underground Film Festival, Dublin

Directed by Amy-Joyce Hastings
Winner Best Short
Santa Fe Film Festival
Mexico International Film Festival