Antonia Campbell-HughesAntonia has already made quite an impact in a relatively short career highlighted by Screen International this year featuring her as a ‘Star of Tomorrow’. Prior to this in 2012 Antonia was named one of the prestigious Berlinale Shooting Stars.
Antonia has most recently finished filming latest project Split in New York, directed by Deborah Kampmeier. She will next be seen in Ridley Scott’s The Vatican, starring alongside Anna Friel and Matthew Goode. Antonia will also be seen starring as ‘Jamie’ in Hinterland alongside Matt Berry and Eva Birthistle and as ‘Claire’ in The Canal, alongside Rupert Evans and Steve Oram. She was more recently seen in Kelly & Victor, based on Niall Griffith’s novel of the same title. Earlier this year saw Antonia star as 'Natascha Kampusch' alongside Thure Lindhardt in the gritty 3096 Days. Last year saw Antonia starring as ‘Alice’ in Lotus Eaters, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to unanimous acclaim. She also played the lead role of ‘Arlene Kelly’ in the thriller The Other Side of Sleep directed by Rebecca Daly which premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival as a part of the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight. In addition to her screen time in Albert Nobbs opposite Glenn Close, Antonia plays the lead role of ‘Shelley’ in Storage 24 opposite Noel Clarke and Laura Haddock. In 2009, Antonia’s supporting role in Jane Campion’s Palme D’Or, BAFTA and Oscar nominated feature Bright Star saw her win rave reviews for her performance alongside Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish. She also featured in Brendan Grant’s Tonight is cancelled and as ‘Lucia Joyce’ and she played the lead role of ‘Angel’ in Alex Orwell’s The Task. Her short film credits include Anthony Wilcox’s Hello Carter with Dominic Cooper and Bella Freud's 2011 campaign short film directed by Martina Amati.
For television, Antonia is perhaps best known for her lead role of ‘Sam’ alongside Jack Dee in the award-winning BBC comedy series Lead Balloon. She was also to be seen in When Harvey Met Bob, a film for BBC television telling the story of when Bob Geldof met Harvey Goldsmith. In the ongoing series ‘Bluebell Welch’ for MTV, she plays the title role of the music fan and MTV presenter. She also portrayed the character of ‘Abigail’ in the Jennifer Saunders series The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle which earned her critical acclaim. Her other television credits include Channel 4’s Scapegoat, as well as Damage for RTE which was nominated for 3 awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards. She has also been seen in the BAFTA nominated Delta Forever (BBC), Free Agents (Channel 4), and Music’s biggest fan (MTV).
On stage Antonia played in The Lion’s Mouth/Rough Cuts at the Royal Court theatre and in Roberto Zucco directed by Jimmy Fay at the Project theatre in Dublin.