Antonia Campbell-Hughes is a distinguished actress, with multiple Best Actress and newcomer nominations at the Irish Film and Television (IFTA) awards. She is known for her work in television (Lead Balloon, My Mother and Other Strangers) and eye-catching performances in award-winning feature films (Kelly+Victor BAFTA "Outstanding Debut", 3096 Tage, Albert Nobbs, Bright Star).
Acclaim for brave film work highlighted by Screen International in 2012 featuring her as a ‘Star of Tomorrow’. Following that in 2013 Antonia received the prestigious Berlinale Shooting Star award.
Recent work includes Les Cowboys, the directorial debut of award-winning screenwriter Thomas Bidegain (Rust and Bone) and Deborah Kampmeier's (Hounddog) SPLit. Antonia plays a tour-de-force leading role in Swansong directed by Douglas Ray co-starring Eva Birthistle, Matt Berry and Paul Hilton.
Upcoming projects include sci-fi thriller MindGamers (Red Bull); other cast include Tom Payne and Sam Neill.
One Thousand Minds Connected LIVE Cinema audiences will help make neuroscience history: for the first time, one thousand human minds will be simultaneously connected via cloud technology while they watch MindGamers. An image of that mass mind-state will be captured from cinemas across the nation as audiences participate by wearing a cognition headband.
“Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian Morris are impressively raw and unguarded as the doomed lovers, their nerves exposed for all to see as the roots of their angst are increasingly laid bare." — Mark Kermode, in Guardian review of Kelly+Victor
“A notable debut with a lead performance that marks out young Antonia Campbell-Hughes as a talent to watch.” — Fionnuala Halligan in Screen International review of The Other Side of Sleep
“This is a film that belongs to the open, powerful and tender lead performances by Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian Morris.” — Mark Adams in Guardian review of Kelly+Victor
“Outstanding performances from Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Amelia Pidgeon … really make the film a success.” — Tony Paterson in The Independent review of 3096 Tage
“Ms. Campbell-Hughes, a riveting visual subject suggesting miles of internal depth” — Andy Webster in The New York Times review of Lotus Eaters
An accomplished writer, Antonia wrote and starred in the MTV series Bluebell Welch and is now working on several projects in various stages of development with IFB and BBC.
Antonia’s early interest in fashion led her to develop (at age 18) her own line of fashion apparel sold in bespoke boutiques internationaly, and a diffusion line commissioned by Topshop.
"An only child, she moved regularly to different international schools. It's an experience that may have informed her work as actor - always on the outside, observing. For years, Antonia was best know in Ireland as a fashion designer - the wunderkind who was running her own label in her late teens. She was successful, even producing a range for Topshop. But in recent years, Antonia, now in her early 30s, has been quietly making a name for herself as an actress who can do anything from situation comedy to difficult, emotionally and physically demanding art-house cinema, to, most lately, Hollywood action movies." — Liadan Hynes, Independent.IE
Antonia proudly supports a number of good causes, including the following:
Repeal Project seeks to vindicate the rights of Irish women by reflecting , respecting and representing the need and want for free safe and legal access to abortion in Ireland. Making it seen that this issue needs to be heard.
What we share is more powerful than what divides us. Take action now to create a gender equal world.
until women and children are safe
We are a grassroots federation working
together to provide life-saving services and
build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
Animal Equality is an International farmed animal advocacy organisation that is dedicated to defending all animals through public education, campaigns and investigations.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.