Maggie's career has spanned many genres, and her versatility has contributed to an eclectic CV with numerous TV, film, stage, radio and voice over credits.
Her film work includes Zoo, High Rise, Shooting For Socrates, A Belfast Story, Whole Lotta Sole (Standoff in USA) and the role of Mary in the beautiful short film The Shore, directed by Terry George, which won the Oscar in the Short Film, Live Action category at the 84th Academy Awards 2012.
From 2000 - 2004, she starred in Doctors (BBC 1), playing the role of Kate McGuire for over 600 episodes. Recent TV includes Pablo for CBeebies, a groundbreaking series about an autistic boy’s adventures with his friends; My Mother And Other Strangers and The Frankenstein Chronicles.
For her many stage roles she has travelled as far afield as Pakistan and toured Europe. Maggie played London's West End and has performed in venues of all shapes and sizes across Ireland and the UK. Closer to home, she has made many appearances at The Lyric Theatre, Belfast. Most recently, this included the role of Tante Sophie in Nivelli’s War (Cahoots NI) which played at the Lyric before going to The New Victory Theatre on Broadway, New York.
In her alternative comedy days, she was a member of the wonderful Draylon Underground comedy acapella singing group, appearing at Jongleurs and the Comedy Store, Radio 4 and BBC TV.
Maggie has an MA in Creative Writing from Queen's University Belfast; her one woman shows Greenstick Boy and A Most Notorious Woman have been performed across the world and her short stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Ulster. Full length plays include; The Handsome Cabin Girl and Kitty Gulliver. Shrieking Sisters, a dramatised history of The Ulster Suffragettes, was co - written with actress Carol Moore, premiered at Belfast City Hall in March 2013, as part of the "Decade of Centenaries" programme and continues to tour. It will be performed at Parliament Buildings in Stormont on March 8th 2018 (International Women’s Day) as part of the commemoration of the partial enfranchisement of woman in 1918.
Maggie has completed a mentoring scheme run by Fishamble, The New Play Company and The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Her play Kitty Gulliver received a reading at Theatre Upstairs, Lanigan’s Bar Dublin in July 2014 and again at Accidental Theatre, Belfast in October 2016. She wrote and directed Ten Days That Shook Belfast at The Linenhall Library Belfast and was also the community cast director for 1932: The People Of Gallagher Street (written by Martin Lynch and Gary Mitchell) which premiered at The Mac, Belfast in November 2016.