Hello & welcome. Hopefully everything you’d like to know about me as an actor, an acting teacher and co-writer/ performer of Seven Ages of MAM can be found on here. If not please feel free to contact me.   

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!!  I hope you enjoy your visit smile

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In 2020, the strangest of years, I was delighted to take part in The Everyman Theatre’s Play It By Ear season playing numerous roles in audio broadcasts of THE WHITEHEADED BOY and THE FOUR FACED LIAR; to have appeared as the twinkly-eyed, right-swiping (recipe searching) mum in Bord Bia’s fish advert and to have BUSMAN’S HOLIDAY released on Amazon, a feature film in which I got to work not only with Jamie McShane (Bloodline) but also my own three daughters …. that was fun. 

Some of my other favourite roles to date include:- The feisty, yet warm & compassionate Maureen in Alfonso Films, PAT, with Rosaleen Lenihan & Moe Dunford; Mary, the bighearted, resilient, matriarcal glue opposite Pat Shortt in IFTA nominated SMALLTOWN; the straight-talking but weary hospital consultant trying to talk some sense into THE YOUNG OFFENDERS; and Maureen in two wildly different theatrical productions of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE.

“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….. she’s of a piece….consummately acted, wholly believable…”

–  Simon Jenner, Fringe Review  – 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!!

 

SMALLTOWN is currently available on Virgin Media Player. https://www.virginmediatelevision.ie/player/show/1012/180124/0/Smalltown

I will be touring the multi-layered, warm, funny, heart-breaking wonder that is SEVEN AGES OF MAM (shortlisted for BEST NEW PLAY at Brighton Fringe & rated as a “MUST SEE SHOW” by Fringe Review) in 2021, in person &/or online. 

DREDGES the gritty, crime drama feature film set in Dublin in which I play the driven, assertive, determined but troubled Detective Inspector Liz Delahunt is due to be released shortly. 

 

 

 

 

Selected Credits

TV (selected)

Film (selected)

Theatre (selected)

Contact

pauline@paulineodriscoll.com
+353 (0)86 3060580

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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.