Nicola Coughlan

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Nicola hails from Galway, in the west of Ireland where she has been acting since childhood. She trained at both The Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting. She made her on screen debut in the controversial short The Phantom Cnut directed by Tom Collins; director of the Oscar nominated Kings. As a teenager she appeared in animated ... See full bio »

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Bridgerton Penelope Featherington
Harlots Hannah Dalton


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  Seize Them! (filming)
Humble Joan
 2023 Barbie (filming) (rumored)
 2018-2022 Derry Girls (TV Series)
Clare Devlin
- The Agreement (2022) ... Clare Devlin
- Halloween (2022) ... Clare Devlin
- The Haunting (2022) ... Clare Devlin
- Stranger on a Train (2022) ... Clare Devlin
- The Affair (2022) ... Clare Devlin
 2020-2022 Bridgerton (TV Series)
Penelope Featherington
- The Viscount Who Loved Me (2022) ... Penelope Featherington
- Harmony (2022) ... Penelope Featherington
- Victory (2022) ... Penelope Featherington
- A Bee in Your Bonnet (2022) ... Penelope Featherington
- The Choice (2022) ... Penelope Featherington
 2018 Harlots (TV Series)
Hannah Dalton
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... Hannah Dalton
- Episode #2.7 (2018) ... Hannah Dalton
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Hannah Dalton
- Episode #2.5 (2018) ... Hannah Dalton
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... Hannah Dalton
 2013 Svengali
Club Girl
 2012 Ivan the Incredible
Lottie (English version, voice)
 2012 Doctors (TV Series)
Marie Callaghan
- Every End Has a Start (2012) ... Marie Callaghan
 2010 Simsala Grimm - Die Märchen der Brüder Grimm (TV Series)
- Die drei Federn (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- Das singende, springende Löweneckerchen (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- Jorinde und Joringel (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- Der Eisenhans (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- Pinocchio (2010) ... (English version, voice)
 2010 SimsalaGrimm II: The Adventures of Yoyo and Doc Croc (TV Series)
- The Little Mermaid (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- Jorinda and Jorindel (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- The Singing, Soaring Lark (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- Aladdin (2010) ... (English version, voice)
- Snow-White and Rose-Red (2010) ... (English version, voice)
 2008 Summer of the Flying Saucer
Janis (voice)
 2003-2005 The Fairytales (TV Series)
- The Flying Trunk (2005) ... (English version, voice)
- De vilde svaner (2005) ... (English version, voice)
- Nattergalen (2004) ... (English version, voice)
- Kejserens nye klæder (2004) ... (English version, voice)
- Den grimme ælling (2003) ... (English version, voice)
 2004 The Phantom Cnut (Short)
 1997 My Brother's War
Little Girl Feeding Swans (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Chapel Street: UK Tour by Luke Barnes- director Bryony Shanahan


5' 1" (1.55 m)


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Personal Quote:

I'm not a body-positivity activist, I'm an actor. I would lose or gain weight if an important role requirement. My body is the tool I use to tell stories, not what I define myself by. See more »


Nicola has appeared in the West End in ''Jess and Joe Forever" by Zoe Cooper at The Old Vic, "Duck" by Stella Feehily for Out of Joint, and also the UK tour of "Chapel Street" by Luke Barnes. See more »


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