Rosie Shanahan

played by Kerry Condon

Bio

Rosie works as an exercise girl for Mr. Walter (Nolte) and is eager to earn a shot as a jockey with the Big Horse as her mount.

Bio

First seen in the Oscar nominated film 'Angela's Ashes', Irish actress Kerry Condon has garnered much praise for her numerous roles in some of Hollywood's most talked about films, including 'The Last Station', which was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2010. Praised for the casts' "spellbinding performances," Condon proved that she can hold her own amidst such great actors such as Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren.

For two complete seasons, Condon brought the ancient city of Rome to life in Bruno Heller’s HBO series 'Rome.' Playing Octavia of the Julii, she helped the show win four Emmy Awards in 2006 and secure a nomination for a Golden Globe Award in the category of 'Outstanding Television Series – Drama.'

Condon can next be seen in 'This Must Be the Place' starring Sean Penn and Frances McDormand. The story centers around a bored, retired rock star set out to find his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S. The film is set to be released in December 2011.

Condon will next been seen as a jockey on the small screen in the new HBO show 'Luck.' The series, directed by Michael Mann, centers around characters who are all tied to the same horse-racing track. Condon will star alongside Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte in the series that will premiere in 2012.

In the New Year Condon will begin production on her next film, 'The Laureate', about a married couple on the brink of disillusion that allows a stranger to live with them in their idyllic cottage. Condon will star alongside Orlando Bloom and Imogen Poots in the drama that is set to be released in 2012.

In 2010 Condon starred in the Irish film, 'The Runaway', which landed Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh Closing Ceremony. 'The Runaway' is written and directed by Ian Power ('Dental Breakdown') and tells the true story of a South American pilot who crash landed his plane into a field in Mallow, County Cork in 1983. Condon's other films include 'Unleashed' (2005), she portrayed Kate Kelly in the 2003 film 'Ned Kelly' and 'Intermission' (2003).

On stage and at the ripe age of 19, Condon originated the role of Mairead in the 'The Lieutenant of Inishmore' by Martin McDonagh which she performed at The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Atlantic Theatre Company in New York. For this production she recorded the song, "The Patriot Game" with The Pogues. In the same year, she played the role of Ophelia in 'Hamlet', making her the youngest actress to ever play that role for the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2009, she appeared in another play by Martin McDonagh called 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' for which she won a Lucille Lortel award and a Drama Desk award.