Hello & welcome. Yes I am “Mam” so if you are looking for anything to do with that show please click SEVEN AGES OF MAM. Otherwise have a mooch around here, I do it all, from articulate, strong, determined characters through big-hearted, warm, emotional & funny ones to troubled, depressed & anxious ones. Enjoy
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Over the course of my career I have been blessed to have worked with and been nurtured & mentored by extraordinary teachers and directors in the USA, UK and Ireland, I am eternally grateful for their contribution to my craft and career Some of my favourite roles to date include:- The feisty, yet warm & compassionate Maureen in Alfonso Films gorgeous short, PAT, with Rosaleen Lenihan & Moe Dunford; Mary, the bighearted, resilient, matriarcal glue opposite Pat Shortt in the Gerard Barrett /TV3’s IFTA nominated SMALLTOWN, the straight-talking but weary hospital consultant trying to talk some sense into THE YOUNG OFFENDERS, Peter Foott/RTE/BBC 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
It’s been a busy few months: – I had a ball bringing the multi- layered, warm, funny, heart-breaking wonder that is SEVEN AGES OF MAM to Brighton Fringe where it was really well received, getting a “MUST SEE SHOW” from Fringe Review & being shortlisted for BEST NEW PLAY by New Writing South/ Brighton Fringe. Following that I had great fun shooting a commercial for Bord Bia (that’s me cheekily swiping right for Thai Fish curry) before diving into the role of the driven, assertive, determined but troubled Detective Inspector Liz Delahunt in Avalon Films & Knightvision Productions soon to be released feature film DREDGES and bringing the reclusive, quirky, depressed yet wonderfully witty character of Ed to life in COSY written by Katie O’Reilly and directed by Phillip Zarrilli for Gaitkrash Theatre Co. at Cork Midsummer Festival.
Photo Credits: Seven Ages of Mam – Rehearsal Shot – C.P Kelleher •Mary in Smalltown – Gerard Barrett, Blank Page Productions •
.Seven Ages of Mam – Promo Shot – Marcin Lewandowski
I love to play & frequently get asked to play real, relatable, characters who are battling against the odds somehow, maybe trying to right the wrongs or overcome or just cope, often with a good dollop of humour thrown in for good measure & typically with an emotional journey to travel. The type that make you laugh & cry at the same time. I love ’em ….. Bring ’em on!!