Ennis, County Clare, Ireland
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. If she was born in 1980 then hand on heart I believe she would have been born in Co. Wexford and lived in New Ross for her early years.
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. In January 2014 she was Julia in The Duchess of Malfi, the inaugural production at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London. 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. 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.
|2010||Robin Hood||Village Mother|
|2014||The Quiet Roar||Research Assistant|
|2015||The Duchess of Malfi||Julia||TV movie|
|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
|2017||Guerrilla||Fallon||Showtime, Sky||6 episodes|
|2017||Paula||Paula||BBC Two||3 episodes|
|2013||Divinity: Dragon Commander||Catherine||Larian Studios||Voice|
|2015||The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt||Yennefer of Vengerberg||CD Projekt RED||Voice|
- "London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2012 - Longlist revealed". London Evening Standard. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
- Coveney, Michael (16 January 2014). "The Duchess of Malfi (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)". What's On Stage. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
- Clapp, Sussannah (6 September 2015). "People, Places & Things review — a career-changing performance". The Observer. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
- Mark Brown Arts correspondent. "Denise Gough wins top theatre award after almost quitting acting | Stage". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-04-12.