Denise Gough

Denise Gough is an Irish Actress born in 1980, where she attended the Academy of Live and Recording Arts, where she has since performed in a variety of roles in film, television and stage.

Gough started her London theatre career in small roles at the Wyndham's Theatre in By the Bog of Cats (2004) and As You Like It (2005) alongside Helen McCrory. In 2012 Gough performed in Nancy Harris’s Our New Girl at the Bush Theatre and in Eugene O’Neill’s Desire Under the Elms at the Lyric Hammersmith; both performances were well received, earning her a nomination at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Outstanding Newcomer. Following this success she starred as Julia in The Duchess of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014 which was filmed and broadcast on BBC4. Gough also performed in Duncan Macmillan’s People Places and Things at the National Theatre in 2015, playing a recovering drug addict and recieving 5 star reviews.

She has also appeared in the 2010 epic war film Robin Hood alongside Russel Crowe and Mark Strong, Complicit (2013), Kimmy’s Hall (2013) and The Kid (2010). She also reprised her role as Julia in the 2015 TV movie adaption of The Duchess of Malfi. Her television credits include Silent Witness, Waking the Dead, BBC’s Titanic: Blood and Steel, What remains (2013) and Sky 1’s Stella in 2014.

Gough’s awards repertoire includes the 2015 Critics Circle Theatre Awards for Best Actress and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2016.

She returns to stage in 2017 in Angels in America alongside Russell Tovey, Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield at the National Theatre, Lyttleton, where the show is set to run from May 2017.

Selected London & West End Appearances

Show Role Theatre Year Link
Angels in America   Lyttelton 2017

News

News

People, Places and Things   Dorfman 2015

Review

Interview

The Knight of the Burning Pestle Mistress Merrythought Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 2014 Review
The Duchess of Malfi Julia Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 2014 Review
Alder & Gibb Louise Royal Court 2014  
Desire Under Elms   Lyric Hammersmith 2012  
Our New Girl   Bush 2012  
O Go My Man   Royal Court 2006  
As You Like It Phebe Wyndham's 2005 Review
By the Bog of Cats Caroline Cassidy Wyndham's 2004 Review

 

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