The whole world is Noni’s stage: from Off-Off-Broadway to Carrigstown


She’s kissed James Bond, shared scenes with Jane Seymour, and performed an off-Broadway one-woman show about a rivalry with a Charolais cow. But now, Noni Stapleton is taking another turn in her eclectic career to play Fair City’s wealthy new matriarch, Joan Howley.

the dime novel The actress follows a string of high profile actors including Tina Kellegher, Phelim Drew and Eleanor Methven on the set of Carrigstown.

“It’s fun walking around something that’s so much in the public eye,” she said of the Beautiful city set.

“It’s weird, especially when you look at McCoy’s and the iconic locations out there on the property.”

The actress is used to being on sets of all shapes and sizes after starring dime novel, vikingand spent last summer on location with Amy Huberman and Jane Seymour while filming the upcoming series, Harry Wild.

One of her most surreal moments came on the set of Bray a few years ago dime novel in her role as Gladys Murray, wife of Sir Malcolm Murray, played by Timothy Dalton – who famously took over the role of James Bond between Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan.

“My first day dime novel, I came across a scene that already happened. The director came up to me and said, ‘Okay, Noni, when you get your cue, run into the scene, kiss Tim and burst into tears.’

“I was like, ‘Okay, yeah, I’ll do that’.

“It was a surreal moment — I have to kiss James Bond and then I burst into tears,” she says, laughing.

The production also starred another Bond star, Eva Green, along with Josh Hartnett and Billie Piper.

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“It was like Hollywood had come to Bray. It was crazy,” Noni said.

Hollywood royalty flocked to the East Coast again this past summer.

Noni was part of an Irish cast that also included Amy Huberman and Ciara O’Callaghan who starred alongside Jane Seymour in the Irish mystery thriller. Harry Wild.

“She’s just a fabulous woman and terrifically crazy, she seemed to be enjoying her time here… I’ve had scenes with her but I’m not allowed to say what my role is.

“It’s a mid-summer detective spirit written by David Logan and Jo Spain. When you get great characters that are so well written, it’s an absolute joy.”

She says the writing is about her character Beautiful city is what drew her to the role as the soap’s newest villain.

“She’s a partner in a law firm, she’s very, very wealthy and she somehow gets things done – and asserts herself through the sheer power of her personality.

“And you know what? If that doesn’t necessarily work, she wouldn’t be past some dirty tactics either. She’s great fun.

“The second you read character descriptions like ‘She’s not afraid to shake a few feathers,’ the playful child in you screams, ‘Deadly!’

“It’s all about good characters and good storylines. And when it goes like that, it doesn’t matter whether it’s on stage or radio, TV or film.”

When it comes to good writing, it has been her own award-winning play, which she has performed on stages from Edinburgh to New York in recent years.

The actress will return to perform her one-woman show about her intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer for the affection of her farmer friend on April 21 at INEC in Killarney.

Going off-Broadway — or “Off-Off-Broadway,” as she puts it — was a pinching moment for the actress, especially when her show received rave reviews in the New York Times.

“It was amazing, there were fantastic quotes from the New York Times. You get a little chills thinking about your own piece – which I wrote in my pajamas.

“You just don’t know where it’s going to take you. It’s great to have a one-woman show that you can travel places with.”

And when it comes to ratings, she’ll be awaiting judgment on her performance from one of the this week Beautiful citythe biggest fans.

“My mother is absolutely thrilled Beautiful city. We’re not allowed to call her when she’s on.

“She was very excited and I had sworn her to secrecy.”

Having spent most of her career transitioning from one role to another, she enjoys delving into the character over a longer path – and has mastered learning lines in the regular scripts.

“I’m learning mine Beautiful city Queues while I do chores or wash dishes,” she says. “Or I’ll run them from my buddy Andy.”

The soap opera is a busy schedule.

“You are online almost every day of the week.

“I feel more than blessed to have gotten out of the last two years and have the great fortune that I am about to step into Beautiful city knowing that I have some work ahead of me.

“In this business really nothing is taken for granted.” The whole world is Noni’s stage: from Off-Off-Broadway to Carrigstown

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