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Nicola Coughlan (Actress)

Nicola Coughlan is an Irish actress, known for her roles in the television series “Derry Girls” and “The Bridgertons.” She has also appeared in various stage productions in Ireland and the UK.

Full NameNicola Mary Coughlan
Date of Birth9 January 1987
Age (as in 2023)36 Years
Height1.55 m
NationalityIrish

Interesting Facts About Nicola Coughlan

Interesting Facts About Nicola Coughlan
  • She is a graduate of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales.
  • She is fluent in Irish, having grown up speaking the language in Galway, Ireland.
  • Coughlan has been a part of the theater since an early age and has appeared in several stage productions in Ireland and the UK.
  • She is best known for her role as Clare Devlin in the hit Irish comedy-drama series “Derry Girls”
  • She starred as Penelope Featherington in the Netflix series “The Bridgertons” which was released on December 25, 2020
  • Coughlan is known for her versatility as an actress, and has played a wide range of characters in her career.
  • She is active on social media platforms, and has a significant following on Instagram and Twitter, where she often shares behind-the-scenes photos and updates from her projects.
  • Coughlan is very passionate about her craft and has been praised for her dedication and hard work as an actress.
  • She is a vegan and an animal rights advocate, and has spoken out about the importance of ethical treatment of animals in the past.

Career

Nicola Coughlan began her acting career in theater, performing in productions in Ireland and the UK. She made her television debut in the Irish series “Raw” in 2010. She then went on to play supporting roles in several other Irish and British television shows, including “The Fall,” “The Level,” and “Doctors.”

Coughlan gained widespread recognition for her role as Clare Devlin in the hit Irish comedy-drama series “Derry Girls,” which ran from 2018 to 2020. The show was a critical and commercial success, and Coughlan received praise for her portrayal of the character.

In 2020, Coughlan was cast in the lead role of Penelope Featherington in the Netflix series “The Bridgertons,” an adaptation of Julia Quinn’s novels of the same name. The show was released on December 25, 2020 and was a hit among the audiences and critics.

She has also appeared in various stage productions in Ireland and the UK.

Filmography & Television

Television:

  • “Raw” (2010)
  • “The Fall” (2013)
  • “The Level” (2016)
  • “Doctors” (2016)
  • “Derry Girls” (2018-2020)
  • “The Bridgertons” (2020-2021)
  • “Flack” (2020)
  • “The Deceived” (2021)

Films:

  • “The Legend of Longwood” (2014)
  • “A Date for Mad Mary” (2016)
  • “Handsome Devil” (2016)
  • “The Delinquent Season” (2017)
  • “The Last Right” (2019)
  • “The Closer We Get” (2020)

Theater:

  • “The Lonesome West”
  • “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”
  • “The Plough and the Stars”
  • “The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde”
  • “Romeo and Juliet”
  • “The Country Girls”
  • “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Awards and Nominations

  • 2018 IFTA Awards – Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for “Derry Girls”
  • 2020 BAFTA TV Awards – Best Supporting Actress for “Derry Girls”
  • 2020 Royal Television Society Awards – Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme for “Derry Girls”
  • 2020 IFTA Awards – Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy for “Derry Girls”
  • 2020 IFTA Awards – Best Actress in a Lead Role in a Drama for “The Deceived”
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