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Denise Gough photo portrait

Denise Gough


For the National Theatre: People, Places & Things (also West End and at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York) and Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and America Part Two: Perestroika (also Broadway)

In London’s West End: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, As You Like It and By the Bog of Cats. 

Other theatre includes: Ahasverus for the RSC; Portia Coughlan (title role) at the Abbey, Dublin; The Duchess of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; Adler and Gibb at the Royal Court; Desire Under the Elms at Lyric Hammersmith; Our New Girl at the Bush; The Painter at the Arcola; The Birds and The Plough and the Stars at the Gate, Dublin; The Grouch at West Yorkshire Playhouse; Someone Else’s Shoes at Soho Theatre; Everything is Illuminated at Hampstead; The Kindness of Strangers at Liverpool Everyman; Robbers at the Tristan Bates; Six Characters in Search of an Author at Chichester


Andor 2, Andor, Under the Banner of Heaven, Too Close, Paula (title role), Guerrilla, Apple Tree Yard, The Fall (three series) and Stella.


Monday, The Other Lamb, Colette, The Kid Who Would Be King, Juliet Naked, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood, Jimmy’s Hall, and ’71.


People, Places & Things – Olivier and Critics Circle awards for Best Actress

Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches and America Part Two: Perestroika – Olivier Award winner for Best Supporting Actress and a Tony nomination

Desire Under the Elms – Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer

Too Close – BAFTA nomination for Leading Actress


(Published March 2024. Photo: Sam Irons)