Quick Facts of Dervla Kirwan

  • Full NameDervla Kirwan
  • Net Worth$1.5 million
  • Date of Birth24 October, 1971
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceDublin, Ireland
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionActress
  • Nationality Irish
  • Active Year1988-present
  • Eye colour Light Brown
  • Hair colour Dark Brown
  • SpouseRupert Penry-Jones
  • Height5 feet 3 inch
  • Weight58 KG
  • Body Measurement36-28-38
  • EducationSandymount High School
  • ChildrenTwo
  • Horoscope Scorpio
Dervla Kirwan Bio, Husband, TV Show, Net Worth, Children

Being an Irish, Dervla Kirwan is very famous among British television shows with her outstanding talent and performances. Kirwan is best credited for shows like Ballykissangel, Goodnight Sweetheart, Doctor Who. Dervla started working in the industry since 1991. This 5 feet 3-inch actress has earned good wealth from her more than a two-decade-long career.

Dervla raised two beautiful children along with her husband whom she married in 2007. Who is her husband? Find out more about her Husband, Children, Net Worth below.

Who is Dervla Kirwan? Her Bio and Wiki

Dervla Kirwan was born on October 24, 1971, in Churchtown, Dublin, Ireland. She was born to her parents Peter Kirwan, her father and Maureen O’Driscoll, her mother. Dervla comes from a humble beginning as her mother is a teacher and her father is an insurance broker.

Kirwan grew up in Ireland with her two siblings Blanaid and Paula, and she is the youngest of them. Dervla was born under Scorpio sun sign and is currently 47-year-old. Kirwan went to Loreto Beaufort, a Catholic school for her studies and later joined Sandymount High School. Her career as an actress started to progress from there.

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Dervla Kirwan’s Career, TV Show

Kirwan started her career with the TV series Troubles in 1988 and after that, she appeared in The Lilac Bus. Dervla featured alongside Stephanie Beacham and it was an adaptation from the novel by Maeve Binchy. Kirwan played in the theatre from an early age of 16.

Dervla won credits for her performance in A Handful of Stars and in 1991, later Kirwan debuted in BBC production A Time to Dance. Some of the other theatres show she worked in are Water Music, Hush, An Absolute Turkey.


Her notable role came in Goodnight Sweetheart where she featured alongside Nicholas Lyndhurst. In addition, Dervla won national award for her role in Ballykissangel in 1996 and also Irish poet award in 1997 for the best entertainer. Kirwan starred alongside Christopher Eccleston in With or Without You, film directed by Michael Winterbottom.

Over the years Dervla worked in numerous films and starred alongside several actors. Some of them are The Greatest store in the world, Hearts & Bones, Injustice, School of Seduction. Currently, in 2019 Kirwan appeared in a guest role in BBC series Silent Witness and will also play in Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train.

Dervla Kirwan’s Husband and Children

Kirwan married to actor Rupert Penry-Jones in 2007. The couple met in 2001 at the set of Dangerous Corner and they fell for each other. They started dating and soon they announced their engagement. Kirwan and Rupert got engaged for three years before tying the knot in 2007.

Dervla and her husband. Image Source: Daily Express. 

Dervla and Rupert welcomed two children, Florence Penry-Jones and Peter Penry-Jones. Before this, Dervla was in a relationship with actor Stephen Tompkinson. 

Kirwan and Tompkinson were engaged in 1998 after they appeared together in the movie Ballykissangel. The relationship only lasted for three years and after that, they have played in the movies together but did not share any scenes.

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What is Dervla Kirwan’s Net Worth?

With her hard work over the years, Dervla has accumulated a net worth of $1.5 million. Most of her earnings come from her acting career. From her theatre plays Dervla earns on average of $1000 per week.

Kirwan has appeared as regular cast members on series and as a guest star as well. On average, a regular cast member in a tv series gets more than $35,000 per episode so’ Dervla also must’ve earned a similar amount. Dervla lives in Dublin with her family and on average she must be making more than $65,000 per year on salary.

Her husband Rupert, also has a net worth of $1.1 million.