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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.
Selected London & West End Appearances
|Angels in America||Lyttelton||2017|
|People, Places and Things||Dorfman||2015|
|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|