Playing Age: 50+
Born and raised in Dublin, Pom Boyd is a highly experienced actor and performer known for her natural comic ability as much as for her powerful theatre performances.
In the eighties she lived for a while in New York where she studied at the Michael Howard Acting Studio and starred in several shows, among them Da (Irish Arts Centre) and The Plough and the Stars (Irish Reparatory Theatre Co.)
On returning to Dublin she played the lead opposite Sean Hughes in the film Snakes and Ladders directed by independent film director Trish McAdam and went on to play Emily at the Bush Theatre, London, in Rough Magic’s hit play of the 1990’s Digging for Fire. During that time she was also performing extensively on the comedy scene and her one woman comedy show That Mad One With The Hair was a Dublin Theatre Festival hit and went on to play The Edinburgh Fringe and the Shaw Theatre in London.
In the early noughties Pom took a break from acting to focus on her writing work,
but recent years have seen her back onstage most notably in The Shitstorm at the Peacock Theatre (DFF2017) and in Brokentalkers highly acclaimed biting satire This Beach.