Long established as one of Ireland’s top comic performers, June has regularly appeared on TV, in a full range of stage productions from musical theatre to pantomine.
Born in Tallaght, Co. Dublin when it was still a sleepy rural village, June attended St Patrick's Grammar School in Dublin.
Since first coming to prominence in John Player Tops, June has become a household name and a great favourite of young and old alike. Film work includes appearing alongside Angelica Houston in Agnes Browne, On the Nose with Robbie Coletraine and One Step Back starring Patrick Bergin and Brendan O' Carroll. Her television work includes a guest appearance in the 2009 series of the RTE medical drama The Clinic. June also hosted a radio programme on the history of variety theatre on the RTE radio documentary series Different Stages. She has also appeared many times on The Late Late Show, and has even been brave enough to be a guest of Podge & Rodge!! More recently she has become a regular guest on Joe Duffy's "Funny Fridays" on RTE One's Liveline programme.
As a cabaret artist June has starred in her own show for a number of highly successful seasons at The Red Cow Moran Hotel and The Silversprings Moran Hotel and is delighted to be making a welcome return this Christmas with a brand new show. She has extensively toured the U.S. and has featured her range of crazy characters in a number of live and studio CD recordings and on DVD.
Her DVD "Whatever!" with guest appearances by Derek Mooney, on whose show June is a regular, Senator David Norris and celebrity gardener Dermot O' Neill, was a top seller over Christmas 2008 and featured prominently in the Irish charts.
The theatre stage is, however, June's first love. She took a leading role for six successive seasons in Ireland's premier pantomime at The Gaiety Theatre and in recent years moved to The Olympia Theatre in the production of Cinders and Jack and the Beanstalk. She gave a hilarious performance in the stage musical version of The Full Monty at The Olympia Theatre and on tour, and played the part of Edith in the Pirates of Penzance at the Helix.
She made a guest appearance in The Hallelujah Chorus at The Point, and has made many appearances with The Billie Barry Stage School at The Gaiety.
June lives in a beautiful old stone cottage in Firhouse with her husband Peter Lane and their three dogs. To relax, she greatly enjoys gardening and walking the dogs.
June's brand new DVD The Name is Bond, Oliver Bond will be available this Christmas or online at www.junerodgers.ie
June is delighted to be working with such a talented team for this year's show and hope's you all enjoy the show, if not, WHATEVER!!!
"From the moment we arrived to the Hotel, queued and were shown to our table we were greeted by cheerful helpful staff. Our coats were hung by lovely people and we were shown to our table by a very helpful gentleman.
Our meal was served by very efficient people who could not have been more helpful. The bar staff were exceptional in their patients and good humour, (especially as the evening progressed) and in my observation they were consistently good to both customers and to each other alike throughout the night! June and her team where brilliant and I honestly believe their only restriction was the size of the stage. The dance troop, stage lighting, music etc. were fantastic. I did manage to thank two gentlemen from the entertainment on my way out, also June herself! The age profile at our table was 18 to 86 years and without exception we laughed nonstop!" Aileen 2013
"I just wanted to say thank you, it was great. I am not a big fan of comedians but I thought June and her team were fantastic, very entertaining!!!
The staff were more than obliging, I was greeted at the door by a lovely lady called Kathy. I will definitely be returning at some stage. Please pass on my comments to staff members and June Rodgers & the group who were performing with her." Christine 2013