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. Yup! I do it all, from articulate, strong, determined characters to big-hearted, warm, emotional & funny ones. Enjoy smile

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I feel so privileged and lucky to have trained directly with the legendary Uta Hagen & Alice Spivak at HB Studio, New York & received an ALAM (Hons) from LAMDA, London. In addition to numerous courses and workshops at Bow St/IFA/Dawson Dramaworks I have also had the amazing good fortune to train & work with the incredible Tom Kibbe on an ongoing basis since 2015.

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 different productions of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE.

 

 

 “In the  fifty years I have worked in theatre, film, and televsion … 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

In May I had a ball bringing the multi layered, warm, funny, heart-breaking wonder that is Mam to Brighton Fringe audiences in SEVEN AGES OF MAM. Fringe Review gave it a “MUST SEE SHOW” review & we were shortlisted for BEST NEW PLAY by New Writing South and Brighton Fringe and thoroughly enjoyed playing the driven, assertive, determined but troubled Detective Inspector Liz Delahunt in feature film DREDGED for Avalon Films/Knightvision Prods.  Next Up:- I am currently in rehearsals with Gaitkrash Theatre Co for COSY by Katie O’Reilly which will be performed 18 -22 June at Cork Midsummer Festival having fun creating the reclusive, quirky and witty character ED. Tkts http://bit.ly/CosyCork

 

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Contact

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

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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!!