I’ve known Pauline O’Driscoll for years now, but it’s only more recently I discovered that she trained in New York with Uta Hagen.
The same Uta Hagen that taught the likes Robert DeNiro, Faye Dunaway, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Sigourney Weaver, Al Pacino, Liza Minelli, and Judy Garland, to name just a handful!
It was while working with Pauline on her website that I realised that a) I knew shockingly little about Uta Hagen and b) Pauline had a wealth of information, and stories, to share.
I learned so much on this podcast about Uta Hagen and her technique—but also, I just loved hearing the story of how Pauline went from doing a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, but craving a more creative career, to studying in the HB Studio in New York and becoming an actor.
And make no mistake, Pauline is a powerful actor.
She gives a wonderful performance in Gerard Barrett’s Smalltown, as Mary, you can also see her in Austin Smithard’s Busman’s Holiday, and she plays DI Liz Delahunt in Patrick McKnight’s forthcoming gritty crime drama Dredges.
Pauline also co-wrote (with Mark Evans), produced, and starred in the one-woman show Seven Ages Of Mam, which will be touring again once we are allowed back into theatres.
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