Ennis actress wins Olivier award

Ennis actress wins Olivier award

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Ennis actress Denise Gough has won Best Actress in the ‘Oscars’ of British theatre, the Olivier theatre awards.

Gough won Best Actress for her role in People, Places and Things at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre on London’s South Bank.

Her award comes just three months after she picked up the named Best Actress gong at the Critics’ Circle theatre awards in London for her role as recovering alcoholic Emma in the Duncan Macmillan play.

Denise Gough on stage
Denise Gough on stage

The 36-year-old actress moved from Ennis to London at just 15 years of age to pursue an acting career. She graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Wandsworth in 2003 before making an appearance on BBC’s Casualty programme just one year later. She soon followed her debut TV appearance with parts in ‘New Tricks’ and ‘Stella’. Her reputation grew considerably in her work as a stage actress, being nominated in 2012 by the Evening Standard Awards for her roles in ‘Our New Girl’ and ‘Desire Under the Elms’ and in 2015 winning praise as the recovering drug addict in ‘People, Places and Things’ at the National Theatre.


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