NORA CONNOLLY by Claire Grogan
Photo: Claire Grogan
4 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1QW
Phone: 020 3151 0710
Mobile: 07733 883328
Phone: 0161-401 0710
Height:5'3" (160cm)
Weight:10st. 10lb. (68kg)
Playing Age:57 - 75 years
Eye Colour:Blue
Hair Colour:Fair
Hair Length:Mid Length
Voice Character:Earthy
Voice Quality:Low

About me:

Reviews as Mags Folan in 'The Beauty Queen of Leenane' at Leicester Curve & at The Mercury Theatre Colchester "Nora Connolly....excellent" British Theatre Guide. "A spectacular tour-de-force by Abbey Theatre-trained Nora Connolly, she’s mischievous, malicious, mean, a self-engrossed, deadly master of carer-abuse." - The Stage

Television Stage Rehearsed Reading Event Film Recording Further Credits
2019, Television, Mrs. Brule Latin tutor, Four Weddings & a Funeral, Four Weddings & a Funeral, Catherine Morshead
2015, Television, Rita the homeless person, Fresh Meat, Objective Productions, Jamie Jay Johnson
2009, Television, Mrs Winter, Crimewatch, John Mann
2008, Television, Mrs Mourne, Perfect Day, ITV, Paul Seed
2008, Television, Crimewatch, BBC Television
2003, Television, Anna, Vladek & Anna (ident), Paramount Comedy
2000, Television, The Nun, Sins, BBC Television, Simon Curtis
Television, Leanne Smith, Always & Everyone, Granada Television, Tim Whitby
Television, Jane Jackson, The Bill, Thames, Paul Unwin
Television, Mary Tracey, Elizabeth Alone, BBC, Brian Parker
Television, Mrs Scanlon, Scarlett, Scarlet Productions, John Erlam
Television, Mrs Leary, The Bill, Thames, Richard Holthouse
2019, Stage, Sister Chardonnay, Emigrants, Green Curtain Theatre Co., Anne Curtis
2018, Stage, Cranky Sue, Bad Cinderella, They've Entered The Building, Didi Hopkins
2016, Stage, Patricia Whelan, These Halcyon Days, GEST Gothenburg English Studio Theatre Sweden, Gary Whitaker
2015, Stage, Daniel O'Donnell's Mammy, Lovin' Daniel, Older Irish Women's Theatre Group, Ros Scanlon
2013, Stage, Mags Folan, The Beauty Queen Of Leenane, Leicester Haymarket & Mercury Colchester, Paul Kerryson
2011, Stage, The Mother Superior, Divorcing God?, The Largest Room, Hilary Wood
2010, Stage, The Countess Markievizc, Rouge, Rifles & Revolvers, Irish Repertory & Film Co UK, Riverside Studios, Ros Scanlon
2007, Stage, Bella Cohen, Bloomsday, Liverpool Irish Festival
2003, Stage, The Mammy, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Leicester Haymarket, Paul Kerryson
2001, Stage, Mother Midnight, Moll Flanders, Lancaster Dukes Theatre, Ian Hastings
2006, Stage, Miss Mossie, Bedtime Story, Young Vic Theatre, Tiffany Watt Smith
Stage, Widow Quin, Playboy of the Western World, Leicester Haymarket, Paul Kerryson
Stage, Mollser, The Plough and The Stars, Royal National Theatre, Bill Bryden
Stage, Maggie, Dancing at Lughnasa, Palace Theatre Westcliff, Chris Dunham
Stage, Bridget, Translations, Bristol Old Vic, Celia Bannerman
Stage, James Joyce's Women, Mr Joyce is Leaving Paris, Gate/King's Head, Ronan Wilmot
Stage, Frau Schmidt, The Sound of Music, Leicester Haymarket, Paul Kerryson
Stage, Honour Blake, Playboy of the Western World, Royal National Theatre, Bill Bryden
Stage, Ropeen, The Hostage, The Tricycle, Nicholas Kent
Stage, Mrs Henderson, Shadow of a Gunman, Liverpool Playhouse, Eric Standidge
Stage, Bessie Burgess, The Plough and The Stars, Leicester Haymarket, Paul Kerryson
Stage, Miss Mossie/Lizzie, Bedtime Stories/End of the Begining, The Young Vic, Tiffany Watt- Smith
Rehearsed Reading
2020, Rehearsed Reading, George Loveless, The Tolpuddle Martrys, N.E. London Equity, Shenagh Govan
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Maia, I Grew Up In A Purple Kitchen, Mariella Johnson production, Evageline Cullingsworth
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Judy Holian sorceress, The Spancel of Death, Insatiable Theatre Productions, Aoife Nally
2019, Rehearsed Reading, Lady Shrule, The Heather Field, Wandering Albatross, Jack Moylet
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Mary O'Malley, The Whistleblower, Sarah Hanly, Sarah Hanly
2018, Rehearsed Reading, Miss Lizzie Wilkins, How The Vote Was won, Suffragearts, Valerie Lucas
2017, Rehearsed Reading, Judy Holian, The Spancel of Death, Insatiable Theatre Productions, Aoife Nally
2019, Event, Me & my Poetry, Going West, Camden New Town Festival, Deirdre Cullen
2019, Event, M.C. as Sylvia Pankhurst, The Women's Hall Garden Party, Alternative Arts, Maggie Pinhorn
2019, Event, Prostitute, The Cabman's shelter, Firedoor Theatre Dublin, Eamon Culloty
2019, Event, Nurse Kathleen & Sister Mary, Shows from the Songs, Green Curtain Theatre at various Irish Festivals, Anne Curtis
2019, Event, Sister Mary / Nun, Wandsworth Fringe Festival, Green Curtain Theatre, Anne Curtis
2019, Event, Feminist Vagina Rex, Unfinished Histories - Conway Hall, Unfinished Histories, Frances Rifkin
2018, Event, A General, A Talking Horse, The Rasputin Show, Unfinished Histories at Southwark Playhouse, Georgina Sowerby
2018, Event, 10 minute talk on Beckett, London Irish Centre Camden, Irish Counties Association, Nora Connolly
2018, Event, Molly Bloom, Alameda Gardens, Gibraltar, Nora Connolly
2018, Event, 10 min talk on Beckett, Ceiliuradh Londain, Camden Irish Centre, Nora Connolly
2018, Event, Monologues & Poetry, St. Patrick's Day, Bread & Roses, Green Curtain Theatre, Anne Curtis
2018, Event, Esther Cockney suffragette, Jim's Leg, Suffragearts, Susan Croft
2018, Event, Monolgues, New Irish Writing Festival - Against The Odds, Green Curtain Theatre Co, Anne Curtis
2017, Event, Mrs. Houlihan, Spitalfields Festival, Speedhistories, Deb Scott
2017, Event, Poet, Redgates Theatre launch
2017, Event, Speaker on squatting history, Speedhistories at Bishopsgate Institute, Speedhistories, Alan Gilbey
2017, Event, Molly Bloom, A Journey round Ulysses, Blacktooth Productions, Chris Howe
2015, Event, Compere & performer, Bloomsday
2015, Event, W.B. Yeats, Life of Yeats Crouch End Festival, Blacktooth Productions, Chris Howe
2015, Event, Literary presenter on Samuel Beckett, Echo's Bones & An All-Women Production Of Waiting For Godot, Chipping Campden Literary Festival UK, Nora Connolly
2015, Event, Poet, World Poetry Day, Eastham Library London
2012, Event, Performance poet, Listen 'ere, Warwick Words Literary Festival
2012, Event, Nora, The Paradise Grain, The Mill House Museum
2012, Event, Nora, Going West, Camden Arts Festival Poetry
2012, Event, James Joyce - Nora Barnacle, Joyce at British Library, British Library
2011, Event, Edith Piaf & others, Cemetiere Pere Lachaise (Cabaret), Blacktooth Productions, Chris Howe
2011, Event, Everybody, James Joyce Bloomsday, Nora Connolly & Co, Nora Connolly
2011, Event, Maude Gonne, Yeats - Into The Mystic (poetry presentation), Blacktooth Productions, Chris Howe
2010, Event, Me, Going West!! One Person Poetry Performance, Prague Fringe Festival, Nora Connolly
2008, Event, Nora Barnacle/Bella Cohen, James Joyce Bloomsday, Nora Connolly & Co, Nora Connollly
2007, Event, Guest poet, Dead Good Society, Liverpool
Feature Film, The Tattooed Lady, Best, Best Films, Mary McGuckian
Feature Film, Bride's Mother, Parting Shots, Michael Winner Ltd, Michael Winner
Feature Film, Beatrice, The Witches, Jim Henson Productions, Nick Roeg
2020, Recording, Maura the mother, Riders To The Sea, Hammersmith I.C.C.Digital, Ros Scanlon
Further Credits
2020, Film school, Mrs. Primrose, Red Velvet, Zara Woolf Co., Zara Woolf
2020, Video, Molly Bloom, ICCDigital, Loopline Films, Se Merry Doyle
2020, Web Series, Writer/Storyteller, herinsidestories, Unfinished Histories Corona
2020, Radio, The Woman at the Window, Corona 2020, London Irish Theatre, Anne Curtis
2020, Educational, Lecturer, 1991 all women Waiting For Godot, St. Mary's University, Drama Dept. Twickenham, Dr. Michelle Paull
2018, Educational, Suffragette campaigner, Suffrage Arts, Symposium at Rose Bruford Drama College, Susan Croft
2018, Cabaret, James Joyce, W.B. Yeats & other roles, Hornsey Festival, Blacktooth Productions, Chris Howe
2018, Site Specific, Sylvia Pankhurst, Suffragette stories at The Women's Hall, Speedhistories, Deb Scott
Cabaret, Narrator/Nora Barnacle/Bella Cohen, The Bloomsday Cabaret 2012, Nora Connolly & Co, Nora Connolly
Cabaret, Nora Barnacle, Full Bloom 2012, Blacktooth Productions, Chris Howe


Accents & Dialects:
(* = native)
Belfast, Birmingham, Cockney, Dublin*, English-Standard, Galway*, Irish RP, Irish-Aran, Irish-Northern, Irish-Southern*, London*, Midlands-West, Warwick*, Wiltshire
(* = Native/Fluent)
English*, French, Gaelic
Music & Dance:
(* = highly skilled)
Folk Dancing
Vehicle Licences:Car Driving Licence
Other Skills:Narration, Painting


The Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland