Theatre: The personal at play

Actor Catherine Walker finds her years living abroad helped her to prepare for her latest role: as a woman struggling to find her place in the world, writes Nadine O'Regan.

23rd June, 2012
Catherine Walker: starring in Tom Murphy's The House. Photo: Feargal Ward

Catherine Walker spent ten years living away from her native Ireland, working as an admired stage and screen actress in London and Brighton.

She never thought she'd come home, and yet it still happened. "I didn't fit right over there," Walker says with a smile, all skinny limbs and fine-boned elegance in a Dublin bar, "even though I tried on all the coats."

It's an experience that makes the Dublin actor, who's in her mid-thirties,...

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