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Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Pauline O'Driscoll is best known for playing Mary, the big-hearted, resilient, matriarch opposite Pat Shortt in the IFTA nominated TV3 drama series SMALLTOWN; the harried hospital consultant trying to talk some sense into THE YOUNG OFFENDERS; Maureen opposite Rosaleen Lenihan & Moe Dunford in Emma Wall's poignantly beautiful period short film PAT. She plays Joan, the distraught mum of a missing teenager in SC Incorporated's feature film BUSMAN'S HOLIDAY starring Jamie McShane and the driven but troubled Detective Inspector Liz Delahunt in Knightvision Prods/Avalon Films soon to be released gritty gangland crime drama DREDGES.

Other recent screen roles include: the chatty gushingly proud mum of the inventor of sliced bread in the comedy short SLICES, a protective, determined abuse survivor in SELLING SILENCE, a manipulative, commanding, aristocratic matriarch in period drama STACCATO and a feisty, witty, loving mum in BLACKOUT. Pauline has also been in a number of TV Commercials for Bord Bia ("swiping right" mum in Plenty More Fish) Aer Lingus (Multi - tasking VIP Lounge Businesswoman), Toyota (patient mum of learner driver) Bord Gais (silencing look mum of newly engaged couple).

Originally from Cork in Ireland Pauline trained at the Herbert Berghoff Studio in New York, completing a full-time 3 year Performing Arts Course and studying directly with both Uta Hagen author of "Respect for Acting" and "A Challenge To The Actor" and Alice Spivak author of "How to Rehearse When There is No Rehearsal". She also has Double Honours Gold Medals and an ALAM Diploma from LAMDA, London. She is one of the original exponents of Tom Kibbe's Modern Realism acting technique and continues to train with him on an ongoing basis.

Pauline has also had an extensive theatrical career. She is the co- writer and performer of solo play SEVEN AGES OF MAM which was Nominated for Best New play at Brighton Fringe 2019 and garnered a "Must See Show" rating from Fringe Review. Full Review here ; http://fringereview.co.uk/review/brighton-fringe/2019/the-seven-ages-of-mam/ She has worked with actors and directors such as Gretta Scacchi, Graham McTavish, Wendy Craig, Phillip Zarrilli, Michael Hunt, Caroline John, Michael Glen Murphy, Paul Cawley, Elisabeth Dermot-Walsh, Maria Aitken, Gwenda Hughes, William Galinsky, Nona Shepard, Pat Talbot and John Adams in numerous theatrical productions including THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, LOVE ME SLENDER, LOVERS and EASY VIRTUE in the UK. After 18 years abroad Pauline returned home to Ireland in 2005 and took a career break to focus on family. Since her return to the industry selected theatre credits include: - the solo plays SEVEN AGES OF MAM and YOU HAVE IT ALL BACKWARDS; the Kaite O'Reilly penned COSY directed by Phillip Zarrilli ; Galway Town Hall Theatre's production of A DOLL'S HOUSE opposite Ger Ryan and Gerry O'Brien, Clinic Media's LIFE BEHIND THE VENUE; GOLDFISH IN THE SUN directed by Pat Talbot at The Everyman; as Gaeilge production DORCHADAS DRA√ćOCHTA for Graffiti Theatre Company and WALLPAPER and DEAR SISTER ANNE, in which her portrayal of the illiterate Paula won her a Best Actress award.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pauline O'Driscoll

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