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Olwen Fouéré is an actor, creator and director whose recent work for theatre includes the internationally acclaimed riverrun (her adaptation and performance of the voice of the river in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake) and her performances of Lessness by Samuel Beckett. Recent film includesThe Survivalist written and directed by Stephen Fingleton.  

Recent awards and honours include the Herald Archangel Award of the Edinburgh Festivals 2014, the Irish Times Special Tribute Award 2013 and an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy-Honoris Causa) from Dublin City University for her enormous contribution to the arts and culture in Ireland.