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Fionula Linehan

Fionula Linehan is an award-winning actress and drama teacher with Cada Performing Arts. A versatile performer, she has performed on numerous stages, as near as Cork City and as far away as Morocco.

A career highlight to date was her performance as Ellen in The Factory Girls at The Everyman (2016), described by the play’s renowned writer, Frank McGuinness, as “perfect in the role”.

Radio productions include Down by the Sea, What About the children?, Mrs. Tilly Tolly and The Boy Who Went Bonkers and A Handful of Women for RTÉ Jnr Radio.

TV roles include A Tribute to Dan O Donovan (TG4) and Martina in Oonagh Kearney’s short film, On the Hemline (RTÉ Storyland). Having appeared in the original box office hit in 2016, Fionula was delighted to rejoin the cast of The Young Offenders in the BBC / RTÉ television series, singing along with Billy Murphy in that famous bus scene.

Fionula recently appeared as Peggy in Tony Layton’s Lucy in the Sky, and in the world premiere of Ger FitzGibbon’s one woman show The Hairdresser’s Calendar, both part of The Cork Arts Theatre’s Supper and Lunch time season.

A panto connoisseur, Fionula is a stalwart of The Everyman panto season, returning to The Everyman each year, playing parts as diverse as Cinderella’s evil stepsister to the hippy dippy Mammy of Jack and the Beanstalk.  “Peace, love and chakras!” became the greeting of panto 2019!

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