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Denise Gough

Irish actress

Denise Gough is ...


Born 28 February 1980 in Ennis
Age 43 years, 2 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Republic of Ireland
Sibling Kelly Gough
Occupation actor, film actor and stage actor
Awards Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress
Educated at Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
Field of work acting

About Denise Gough

Denise Gough: The Irish Actress Who Took London by Storm

Denise Gough was born on February 28, 1980, in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland. She grew up in a family of six children and was raised by her mother after her father passed away when she was just seven years old. Despite this tragedy, Gough found solace in the performing arts and pursued her passion for acting from a young age.

After studying drama at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London, Gough began her career in theater, performing in productions such as "The Painter" and "The Plough and the Stars." However, it was her role in the play "People, Places and Things" that catapulted her to stardom.

In the play, Gough portrayed Emma, a struggling actress battling addiction. Her raw and emotional performance earned her critical acclaim and a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in 2016. The play was also a commercial success, selling out shows and receiving rave reviews.

Gough's success in "People, Places and Things" led to more high-profile roles, including a starring role in the TV series "Paula" and a supporting role in the film "Colette." She also returned to the stage in productions such as "Angels in America" and "The Duchess of Malfi."

Gough's talent and versatility have earned her a reputation as one of the most exciting actresses of her generation. She has been praised for her ability to bring depth and nuance to complex characters and for her fearlessness in tackling challenging roles.

Despite her success, Gough remains humble and grounded, crediting her upbringing in Ireland for keeping her grounded. "I'm very proud of where I come from," she said in an interview with The Guardian. "It's a very important part of who I am."

As Gough continues to take the acting world by storm, it's clear that her talent and passion for the craft will continue to shine through in every performance.


- "Denise Gough: 'I'm very proud of where I come from'" The Guardian, 2017

- "People, Places and Things review – Denise Gough is astonishing" The Guardian, 2015

- "Denise Gough: 'I'm not interested in being a movie star'" The Independent, 2018

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