Marie’s plays have toured extensively throughout the world, including the former Soviet Union, Germany, coast to coast in America, Canada, Britain and Ireland. Her plays include an adaptation of Gogol’s The Government Inspector, which toured in Britain and Ireland, A Night in November (London, Glasgow, New York and three tours of Ireland), Women on the Verge of HRT (Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and London’s Vaudeville Theatre).
Dancing Shoes, the story of George Best co-written with Martin Lynch premiered at the Grand Opera House and went on to tour the UK. Stones in His Pockets, which toured Ireland prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival and its West End and Broadway debut in 2000 gaining many awards including the Lawrence Olivier Award, The Evening Standard award and 3 Tony nominations for best new play. Her play Fly Me To The Moon, premiered at the Grand Opera house prior to a hugely successful run in New York, and was also staged at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast & the Gaiety Theatre Dublin in 2015. Her play Christmas Eve Can Kill You played to capacity houses at the Lyric Theatre Belfast in 2015.
As an actress Marie has performed in most of the major theatres of Ireland and England. Most recently she appeared in the Lyric theatre production of Weddins, Weeins and Wakes. Marie’s television acting credits include Life after Life, You, Me and Marley and Space Oddity. Her work in film includes Hush-a-Bye Baby, Middletown, Cup Cake and the role of Sarah Conlon in In the Name of the Father. She has been awarded two honorary doctorates of literature and an OBE.