Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Jimmy's Hall, The Quiet Roar, Robin Hood, Lie with Me
Kelly Gough, Sean Holmes, Henrik Hellstrom, Fredrik Wenzel, Ken Loach
Denise Gough on winning the Critics' Circle Best Actress Award 2016
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.
- Denise Gough on winning the Critics Circle Best Actress Award 2016
- Olivier awards irish actress denise gough wins best actress
Olivier awards irish actress denise gough wins best actress
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 play Angels in America, before returning to People, Places & Things for its New York transfer.