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Graduating from Central School of Speech and Drama, VALENE KANE is an outstanding actress with strong credits across film and television.
The Northern Ireland native is best known for her role in BBC2’s BAFTA nominated series THE FALL in which she received rave reviews from critics who noted her “standout” (The Independent) and “galvanising” (Guardian) performance as victim Rose Stagg, ex-girlfriend of serial killer Paul, played by Jamie Dornan.
This year she stars in PROFILE by celebrated Kazakh filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Ben Hur), which won the Panorama Audience Award at its world premiere at Berlinale and will next receive its North American premiere at SXSW. The film is based on the best-selling memoir, In the Skin of the Jihadist, by French journalist Anna Erelle and follows the story of a young freelance journalist, who, during her research into online recruitment techniques used by ISIS, finds herself in grave danger. The film's action unfolds entirely within the bounds of her computer screen through Skype, Facebook and other social media platforms.
Later in the year, the gripping psychological thriller SONJA will be released, which follows the complicated true story of one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating.
Further credits include the epic space-adventure ROGUE ONE - A STAR WARS STORY where she played Lyra Erso alongside Felicity Jones and Forrest Whittaker; superb performances in the BIFA winning thriller ‘71 with Jack O’Connell and BBC Three’s kidnap drama THIRTEEN with Jodie Comer; she played Riley Connors in the action-packed feature EX-PATRIOT starring Charlie Weber.