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Day 61 - An Actor's Choice No. 7

Continuing our thread of actors we love, talking about plays they love...


Here's Dundee Rep Ensemble's fabulous Ann Louise Ross talking about one of her favourite plays Ibsen's Peer Gynt, which she has performed in two different productions.


Here is Ann introducing why she loves the play:



And here is one of Ann's speeches from David Hare's 2019 Production Peter Gynt:



Ann Louise has worked extensively in theatre for nearly 40 years, and has been a member of Dundee Rep Ensemble for the past 20 years.


Her previous work for Dundee Rep includes: Oor Wullie; The Snow QueenThe Yellow on The BroomThe 39 StepsSpring Awakening; A Christmas CarolThe MaidsAugust: Osage CountyDeath of a SalesmanThe Resistable Rise of Arturo UiMuch Ado About NothingLittle Red and The Wolf; and many more. Ann Louise won a CATS Award for Best Female Performance for her role in Further Than The Furthest Thing, also with Dundee Rep Ensemble. 


Ann Louise has recently worked with the National Theatre London and Edinburgh International Festival on a production of Peter Gynt.


Ann Louise’s television and film credits include: TrainspottingThe Acid House TrilogyThe KeyThe BillRebusHamish MacbethRiver City, as well as numerous radio broadcasts.


Ann Louise plays Grannie Island in the hit CBeebies children’s story Katie Morag, winner of the Scottish BAFTA for Best Children’s Programme.


With thanks to Sir David Hare and Casarotto Ramsay for their generosity in allowing us permission to use this section from Peter Gynt.


Peter Gynt was originally produced by the Royal National Theatre with a largely Scottish cast including our brilliant Caroline Dyega (Gwendolen in The Importance of Being Earnest). It played the Edinburgh International Festival 2019.


For previous Actor's Choices click the links below:


An Actor's Choice No. 1 - Grant O'Rourke

An Actor's Choice No. 2 - Caroline Dyega

An Actor's Choice No. 3 - Irene MacDougall

An Actor's Choice No. 4 - Emily Winter

An Actor's Choice No. 5 - Barrie Hunter

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