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I am an actor, acting coach, writer, skills coach, corporate entertainer, and educational theatre provider. Please take a look around my website and don’t hesitate to contact me with your questions, thoughts, projects, collaborations or musings on any or all of it.
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I’m from Cork but I went to school in Dublin. I lived in England twice, for a total of eleven years (Wiltshire & London) and the USA for five years (Boston, Aspen & New York)
I came to acting late having first gone down the “sensible” route of a business degree (B.Comm 2.1) and a marketing career.
I originally trained in New York with Uta Hagen at the the HB Studio. I’m a firm believer in ongoing training to challenge myself and stay “acting fit”. I’ve never stopped taking class, learning and growing and I hope I never will.
I love to play real, relatable, characters who are battling against the odds somehow, maybe trying to right the wrongs, or overcome or just cope with the hand they have been dealt. Frequently they are witty or humorous in some way and more often than not they have an emotional journey to travel. The type that make you laugh & cry at the same time. I Love ’em … bring ’em on!
“MUST SEE SHOW….O’Driscoll can call down the angels in a light high tessitura – a whisper away from silence, and she can on occasion roar like a banshee. ……..What O’Driscoll is master of is pause and sudden tangent. The surprise monologue, the hilariously detailed aside, the squirm of embarrassment, and the language of love and forgiveness and letting go. What O’Driscoll brings even more than the humour is the sudden abiding grief. And what she gets more than grief is life-affirming humour, and what she gets most is utter exhaustion…. No, she’s of a piece. This is consummately acted, wholly believable….most original riff …. in short, SEE IT”
– Simon Jenner, FringeReview – Re: Seven Ages of Mam
“Pauline O’Driscoll gives an excellent performance as the droll depressive daughter” – Marjorie Brennan, Irish examiner – Re: Cosy
NEWS: – The good type!
RTE Storyland’s MUSTARD is available internationally on https://www.rte.ie/player/movie/storyland-mustard-e1/327599144343
TV show SISTERS starring Sarah Goldberg and Susan Stanley aired on RTE in March and is now on RTE Player https://www.rte.ie/player/series/sisters/10001472-00-0000?epguid=IP000068049
THE IRISH MOB – Crime drama feature film in which I play Det. Insp. Liz Delahunt is available on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, YouTube etc
DUBLIN CRUST – feature film in which I play Principal O’Hara is will premiere later in 2023.
BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY – Feature Film starring Jamie McShane is available to rent https://www.justwatch.com/ie/movie/busmans-holiday
JUMP!? – my new play will premiere at Cork Arts Theatre in 2023 thanks to the Creative Empowerment Award.
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Photo Credits: Seven Ages of Mam – Rehearsal Shot – C.P Kelleher : Headshot 2021 – Jed Niezgoda : The Young Offenders – Peter Foott, Vico Films/BBC/RTE: Mary in Smalltown – Gerard Barrett, Blank Page Productions/TV3.