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 Emma Wall’s PAT for Alfonso films with Rosaleen Lenihan & Moe Dunford; Mary, the bighearted, resilient, matriarcal glue opposite Pat Shortt in the Gerard Barrett /TV3 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 productions of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE.
“In the fifty years I have worked in theatre, film, and television … Pauline is one of the best actors I have had the pleasure of working with. She possesses great versatility in both comedy & drama, from strong to delicate in any style or form … imbues her characters with great humanity, empathy & sympathy. She is a complete professional and a joyful spirit to work with.. always eager to explore and take risks whether in a lead role or as a member of the ensemble. The detail and depth she brings to each performance is exquisite. Her effect on an audience is mesmerising …. an ultimate story teller. Anyone who gets a chance to work with her is in for a treat.”
Tom Kibbe – Director/Producer – MA, NYU
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 eyeing up and 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 witty character of Ed to life in Gaitkrash Theatre Co’s production of COSY by Katie O’Reilly at Cork Midsummer Festival.
Photo Credits: Seven Ages of Mam – Promo Image – Marcin Lewandowski •
Mary in Smalltown – Gerard Barrett, Blank Page Productions • Getting my “Detective” on for Dredges feature film – Patrick McKnight.
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!!