Lynn Rafferty
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Lynn Rafferty

is an Irish actress, living and working in Toronto, Canada. Best known for her lead role as Detective Inspector Jen Rooney in critically acclaimed Irish crime drama Taken Down, directed by recent BAFTA winner David Caffrey and her role as Nadine in multi-award winning Irish drama Love/Hate. An accomplished comedic performer and writer, her first short comedic film, The Arrival, won four best actress awards in Ireland, the UK and New York. Other TV credits include RTE’s Rebellion on Netflix and BBC’s Ripper street for Amazon.

Continuing to exercise her craft for storytelling in Toronto, Lynn studied improvisation and sitcom writing at Second City and was invited to an exclusive writers bootcamp led by Narcos creator Paul Eckstein.

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“Lynn Rafferty steals the show. Detective Jen Rooney is played brilliantly by Love/Hate’s Lynn Rafferty, is the stand out performer” - - Evening Herald Review, Taken Down

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“Rafferty delivers a commanding performance as Detective Jen Rooney”

-Irish Times review, Taken Down

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Perfectly underplayed Nadine with impeccable comedic timing. A terrific raw performance”

-Irish Times Love/Hate Review

I worked with Lynn Rafferty for 2 years on the Irish tv show Love/Hate. She is a wonderful actor full of nuance and bravery and truth. She is an incredibly hard worker and a top professional with great integrity. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone” -Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor

(Credits include Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator, Peaky Blinders, Love/Hate)


This is my second project with Lynn and she brings such an authenticity to the characters she plays that it was a no brainer to put her in the lead role of our new series Taken Down.  She’s always really well prepared and a great collaborator.   We’re just awaiting an imminent green light for season 2 so Lynn and all the gang will be back in saddle soon- Excerpt from Interview with Director David Caffrey, Hot Press 2019

( Credits include: Peaky Blinders 4 ( 2018 BAFTA Winner) , Line of Duty, Prime suspect)