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Denise Gough

 
Bio:
Irish actress Denise Gough made headlines dominating column inches last year starring in Duncan MacMillan's award-winning play, People Places and Things, which earned her an Olivier Award and a Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress. Her central performance, hailed as a 'tour de force', ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Irish actress Denise Gough made headlines dominating column inches last year starring in Duncan MacMillan's award-winning play, People Places and Things, which earned her an Olivier Award and a Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress. Her central performance, hailed as a 'tour de force', ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Harper Pitt
  [Off-Broadway]
St. Ann's Warehouse Off-Broadway American Premiere, 2017
Emma
  [West End]
National Theatre Production, 2017
Harper Pitt

Photos

Denise Gough attends the Broadway Opening Night After Party for 'Angels in America'   Photo

Denise Gough attends the Broadway Opening Night After Party for 'Angels in America' at Espace on March 25, 2018 in New York City.

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Date:
12/27/2018
Denise Gough attends the Broadway Opening Night After Party for 'Angels in America'   Photo

Denise Gough attends the Broadway Opening Night After Party for 'Angels in America' at Espace on March 25, 2018 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
12/27/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2018
Harper Pitt

  [Off-Broadway]
St. Ann's Warehouse Off-Broadway American Premiere, 2017
Emma

  [West End]
National Theatre Production, 2017
Harper Pitt

Denise Gough Biography

Irish actress Denise Gough made headlines dominating column inches last year starring in Duncan MacMillan's award-winning play, People Places and Things, which earned her an Olivier Award and a Critics Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress. Her central performance, hailed as a 'tour de force', united critics who heaped praise on her harrowing portrayal of a young addict in rehab. It's a role that firmly positioned Denise as one of the most promising actors of her generation. The play, directed by Jeremy Herrin, transferred from the National Theatre to the West End Wyndham's Theatre. It fast became the hottest ticket in town, so much so that it transferred to New York at St Ann's Warehouse running for an extended period from October 19 to December 3. This year, Denise has starred in multiple projects on stage and screen. She returned to the National Theatre in a new production of Tony Kushner's multi-award winning two-part play Angels in America. Denise recently finished shooting new feature film Colette, alongside Keira Knightley and Dominic West. The film directed by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) tells the true story of Colette, one of France's leading female writers in the 1900s. The film explores the complex relationship between Colette and her husband Willy Gauthier-Villars, a celebrated Parisian wit, critic and man about town. Also coming up for Denise is Joe Cornish's The Kid Who Would Be King. The picture follows a band of kids who embark on an epic quest to thwart a medieval menace. Also starring Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson, it is set to be released on 28th September 2018. Denise will also feature in Jesse Peretz's musical comedy Juliet, Naked, starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O'Dowd. Denise has recently starred as the title lead in a new BBC Two thriller, "Paula." Created by playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson in his first original television series, the revenge thriller follows the fallout in a young chemistry teacher's life after a one-night stand. Directed by Alex Holmes, "Paula" is a four part 60-minute drama. This year, Denise was also seen in John Ridley's six part mini-series "Guerrilla" for ShowTime (USA) and Sky Atlantic (UK). The political drama set in 1970s London follows a couple as they free a political prisoner, start an underground cell and target the Black Power Desk, a secretive counter-intelligence agency that attempted to prevent black activism. The cast includes executive producer Idris Elba, Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay and Rory Kinnear. Denise also took a small role in BBC Two drama "Apple Tree Yard," an adaptation of Louise Doughty's best-selling psychological thriller, written by Amanda Coe and starring Emily Watson and Ben Chaplin. Also upcoming, Denise stars alongside Andrew Scott in Simon Fellows' feature film, Steel Country. The film follows a small-town truck driver who turns detective when a young boy is found dead in a sleepy part of Western Pennsylvania. His investigations turn into an obsession to prove the boy has been murdered, leading to harrowing consequences. Denise's multi-award-winning stage career is possibly her most impressive achievement to date. 2014 proved to be a pivotal year, as Denise starred in two highly successful productions. Starring alongside Gemma Arterton, Denise played the Cardinal's mistress 'Julia' in Dominic Dromgoole's production of The Duchess of Malfi, at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Theatre. At The Royal Court, Denise starred in a production of Adler and Gibb, a high concept satire on the cult of the artist. Under Tim Crouch's direction, Denise received rave reviews for her portrayal of student lecturer 'Louise'. In 2012, her performance in the Lyric Hammersmith's production of Desire Under the Elms saw her win the 'Most Promising Newcomer' at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards. Denise also earned a nomination for an Evening Standard Theatre Awards Outstanding Newcomer for her portrayal of Annie, in the Bush Theatre's production of Our New Girl starring as an Irish nanny with a jealous envy for her host family. Denise's other theatre credits include The Arcola's production of The Painter, Conor McPherson's The Birds, The Royal Court's Oh Go My Man and the RSC's production of Ahasverus. Other theatre credits include The Plough and the Stars, The Birds at the Gate in Dublin, The Grouch at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Someone Else's Shoes at Soho Everything is Illuminated at Hampstead, The Kindness of Strangers at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre, Robbers at the Tristan Bates Theatre, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train at Trafalgar Studios, Six Characters in Search of an Author at the Chichester Festival Theatre and As You Like it and By the Bog of Cats at the Wyndham Theatre. Denise's film credits include Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall and the BAFTA nominated '71 from director Yann Demange. Other credits include Hollows, Complicit, The Kid, Desire and Lecture 21. Her television credits include series three of the hugely popular and BAFTA nominated BBC drama, "The Fall" starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan and Sky's hit comedy "Stella." Her other credits include Neil Gaimen's Likely Stories from director Iain Forsyth, What Remains, Cuffs, New Tricks, Musketeers, Titanic: Blood and Steel, Waking the Dead, Silent Witness, Tom Hurndall, Messiah V, The Commander, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Tell Me Lies and Stan Lee's Lucky Man. Outside of her theatrical career, Denise has been an enthusiastic supporter of ERA (The Equal Representation for Actresses) a collective of actresses that want to see women represented on screen, in television and theatre in equal measures the men.

Denise Gough Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Denise Gough, People, Places & Things
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Actress In A Supporting Role Gold Star
Denise Gough, Angels In America
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Denise Gough, Angels in America
 
Theatre World Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Gold Star
Denise Gough, Angels in America
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Denise Gough, Angels in America
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Actress Gold Star
Denise GoughPeople, Places And Things
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2015 - Best Actress
Denise GoughPeople, Places And Things

Denise Gough News

Disney+ Announces New STAR WARS Series ANDOR Photo Disney+ Announces New STAR WARS Series ANDOR
by Michael Major - May 26, 2022

The ‚ÄúAndor‚ÄĚ series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor‚Äôs journey to discover the difference he can make. Diego Luna returns as Cassian Andor and is joined by cast members Genevieve O‚ÄôReilly, Stellan Skarsg√•rd, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller.

Photos: See Rosalie Craig, Indira Varma, Robert Bathurst & More at THE JOY OF TEXT We Photo Photos: See Rosalie Craig, Indira Varma, Robert Bathurst & More at THE JOY OF TEXT West End Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2022

Inspired by an hilarious exchange between her mum and brother that she has kept on her phone for years, film and theatre director¬†Josie Rourke¬†put¬†together a fast, raucous and breathtaking ‚ÄúI can‚Äôt believe you typed that‚ÄĚ evening in support of the Platform Presents Playwrights Prize.

Kiln Theatre Announces Full Cast For Marina Carr's GIRL ON AN ALTAR Photo Kiln Theatre Announces Full Cast For Marina Carr's GIRL ON AN ALTAR
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022

With Chinonyerem Odimba and Ben and Max Ringham's Black Love currently running at the theatre, Kiln Theatre, in a brand-new partnership with the Abbey Theatre, today announces the full cast for Marina Carr's Girl on an Altar. Annabelle Comyn directs Nina Bowers (Cassandra), Daon Broni (Aegisthus), Jim Findley (Tyndareus), Kate Stanley Brennan (Cilissa), David Walmsley (Agamemnon) and Eileen Walsh (Clytemnestra).

Full Lineup Announced For THE JOY OF TEXT at the Savoy Theatre Photo Full Lineup Announced For THE JOY OF TEXT at the Savoy Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

The growing cast includes Pippa Bennett-Warner, Denise Gough, Tamsin Greig, Pearl Mackie, Aki Omoshaybi, Nicholas Pinnock, Iwan Rheon, Dougray Scott, Catherine Tate and Indira Varma, with many more to be added in the coming days.

Ten New Productions Added To The National Theatre Collection For Schools, Colleges, U Photo Ten New Productions Added To The National Theatre Collection For Schools, Colleges, Universities and Libraries To Access Worldwide
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022

With 75% of UK state secondary schools signed up to the National Theatre Collection, ten additional productions will now be available to schools, colleges and educational establishments from today in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing and ProQuest, part of Clarivate.

The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This S Photo The National Theatre Announces New Productions For All Three South Bank Stages This Summer
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2022

The National Theatre today announces new productions for all three South Bank stages this summer: Jack Absolute Flies Again in the Olivier theatre, Much Ado About Nothing in the Lyttelton theatre and All of Us in the Dorfman theatre with tickets on sale to the public from Thursday 10 March.  

ANGELS IN AMERICA Joins the National Theatre Collection on Drama Online
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

The filmed performance of Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and of Part Two: Perestroika will be added to the National Theatre Collection 2 on Drama Online in February alongside eight new films announced in November.

Book Review: 50 WOMEN IN THEATRE Photo Book Review: 50 WOMEN IN THEATRE
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 13, 2021

A brilliant new collection of voices has just hit bookshelves. 50 Women in Theatre, published by Aurora Metro, shines a light on the invaluable contributions of women across all disciplines and fields of stagecraft. From stage designers to actors, the volume is an inclusive and all-around eye-opening account of how theatre has changed from the post-war period to now.

Polly Bennett And Joan Iyiola  To Step Down From The Mono Box Photo Polly Bennett And Joan Iyiola To Step Down From The Mono Box
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021

Founders of The Mono Box, Polly Bennett and Joan Iyiola, have announced that they will be stepping down from their roles as Co-Directors of the trail-blazing company. Stepping into their roles will be Blayne George, who has been appointed as Executive Creative Director, and The Mono Box producer Alison Holder, who becomes Creative Producer.  

Abbey Theatre Premieres New Play PURPLE SNOWFLAKES AND TITTY WANKS Photo Abbey Theatre Premieres New Play PURPLE SNOWFLAKES AND TITTY WANKS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021

The Abbey Theatre has announced the world premiere of Purple Snowflakes and Titty Wanks, a co-production with London's Royal Court Theatre. Written and performed by Sarah Hanly and directed by Alice Fitzgerald, the play is a part of this year's Dublin Theatre Festival.  

Denise Gough Videos

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA, His First Kiss, and More on THE LATE  VideoVIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA, His First Kiss, and More on THE LATE SHOW
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2018

Andrew Garfield, currently starring in Angels in America on Broadway, appeared on last night's Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He talked about why the show is still relevant 25 years later, the interesting story of his first kiss, and more. Watch the clip below!

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Tony Award Dos and Don'ts VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Tony Award Dos and Don'ts
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2018

Nathan Lane, currently starring in Angels in America, appeared on last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He shared his take on the Met Gala theme, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. He also talked about channeling 'the worst human being,' Roy Cohn, in his Tony-nominated Broadway play Angels in America and how he's inadvertently paying Stormy Daniels' hush money.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More! VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Visits THE VIEW to Discuss ANGELS IN AMERICA, Trump, & More!
by Macon Prickett - Apr 17, 2018

Nathan Lane recently appeared on THE VIEW, where he discussed the amount of research he put into his Angels in America character, Roy Cohn, and Donald Trump of course. 

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks What's Wrong With the Oscars and His Physical Confrontation  VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks What's Wrong With the Oscars and His Physical Confrontation with Harvey Weinstein
by Stage Tube - Mar 6, 2018

Nathan Lane appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night. Lane explains why Seth is his favorite talk show host, what's wrong with the Oscars and what he thinks about the current state of Hollywood in the #MeToo era. He also discusses performing in Angels in America and tells a story about a physical confrontation he had with Harvey Weinstein.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Passing the 'Timon' Torch to Billy Eic VideoVIDEO: Nathan Lane Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and Passing the 'Timon' Torch to Billy Eichner
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2018

Nathan Lane appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about his upcoming role in Angels in America. Lane also gave his well wishes to Billy Eichner who will be voicing Timon in the upcoming Lion King film.

VIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA- 'It's Transformational' VideoVIDEO: Andrew Garfield Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA- 'It's Transformational'
by Macon Prickett - Feb 9, 2018

Angels in America is on its way to Broadway and its star, Andrew Garfield, is getting ready for his return to the New York City stage! Watch below as he talks with Jimmy Fallon about the transformative and inspirational nature of the play.

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2017

Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play ANGELS IN AMERICA is an epic operation for the National Theatre. Go backstage to see what a two-show day entails in this behind-the-scenes peek - watch the video below!

VIDEO: See Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane and More in the Trailer for National Theatre Live's ANGELS IN AMERICA Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As previously announced, National Theatre Live will broadcast ANGELS IN AMERICA, Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play, this summer. Part One: Millennium Approaches will be in cinemas from 20 July. Part Two: Perestroika will be in cinemas from 27 July. Watch the trailer for the cinema events below!

VIDEO: First Look - Two-Part Finale of Showtime's Limited Event Series GUERRILLA
by Caryn Robbins - May 11, 2017

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME limited event seriesGUERRILLA will air its final two episodes back-to-back on Sunday, May 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet.

VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey Talk ANGELS IN AMERICA at the National
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell in Angels in America, currently in previews for a May 4th opening at the National Theatre. Watch stars Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey chat about getting into character below!


Denise Gough Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Denise Gough been in?
Denise Gough has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Denise Gough been in?
Denise Gough has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Denise Gough's first West End show?
Denise Gough's first West End show was Angels in America which opened in 2017

What awards has Denise Gough been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for People, Places & Things , Best Actress In A Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Angels In America , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Angels in America , Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Angels in America , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Angels in America Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for People, Places And Things and Best Actress (Evening Standard Awards) for People, Places And Things .

What awards has Denise Gough won?
Best Actress In A Supporting Role (Olivier Awards) for Angels In America Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Angels in Americaand Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for People, Places And Things.