Denise Gough

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Denise Gough
Born Denise Gough
Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
Occupation Actress

Denise Gough is an Irish actress. She was born in Ennis, County Clare and is the elder sister of the actress Kelly Gough. She graduated from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in 2003. She is notable for her work in theatre and television, including the play The Painter (2011) and Messiah V: The Rapture.


In 2012, she was nominated for the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her performances in Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms at the Lyric Hammersmith and Nancy Harris's Our New Girl at the Bush Theatre.[2] In January 2014 she was Julia in The Duchess of Malfi, the inaugural production at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London.[3] At the National Theatre, London, in September 2015 she presented an "electrifying" performance as a recovering substance user in Duncan Macmillan's People, Places and Things, directed by Jeremy Herrin.[4] She reprised the role when the production transferred to the Wyndham's Theatre in March 2016, and subsequently won the Oliver Award for Best Leading Actress. She will return to the National Theatre in April 2017 playing the role of Harper in Marianne Elliot's revival of Tony Kushner's seminal play Angels in America, before returning to People, Places & Things for its New York transfer.



Year Title Character Notes
2007 Outlanders Barmaid
2010 The Kid Patsy
2010 Robin Hood Village Mother
2013 Complicit Lucy TV movie
2014 The Quiet Roar Research Assistant
2014 Jimmy's Hall Tess
2015 The Duchess of Malfi Julia TV movie
2018 Colette


Year Title Character Production Notes
2004 Casualty Susan Parish BBC One Episode: "Three's a Crowd"
2007 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Christine Faraday BBC One Episode: "Limbo"
2008 The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Michelle Channel 4 Documentary dramatization
2009 The Bill Liz O'Halloran ITV Episode: "Lost Soul"
2009 Waking the Dead Kathleen BBC One Episodes: "Magdalene: Part I" and "Magdalene: Part II"
2010 Silent Witness Danielle Boyce BBC One Episodes: "Run: Part I" and "Run: Part II"
2011 Holby City Mona Cadogan BBC One Episode: "Culture Shock"
2012 Titanic: Blood and Steel Emily Hill CBC 11 episodes
2013 What Remains Liz Fletcher BBC One 4 episodes
2014 Stella Collette Jensen Sky 1 Series 3
8 episodes
2017 Guerrilla Fallon Showtime, Sky 6 episodes
2017 Paula Paula BBC Two 3 episodes

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Character Production Notes
2013 Divinity: Dragon Commander Catherine Larian Studios Voice
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Yennefer of Vengerberg CD Projekt RED Voice



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  2. ^ "London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 - Longlist revealed". London Evening Standard. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Coveney, Michael (16 January 2014). "The Duchess of Malfi (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)". What's On Stage. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  4. ^ Clapp, Sussannah (6 September 2015). "People, Places & Things review — a career-changing performance". The Observer. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Mark Brown Arts correspondent. "Denise Gough wins top theatre award after almost quitting acting | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 

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