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Tell Us In 10: Nancy Carroll

Yasmin Elkilany

By Yasmin Elkilany First Published 1 March 2023, Last Updated 21 April 2023

In our profile series, Tell Us In 10, we ask cast members and creatives of top London shows to tell us all about themselves in just 10 questions. From how their castmates would describe them and alternative careers, to their Theatreland idols, we want to know it all!

This week, we hear from Nancy Carroll, who is currently playing Tess in Marjorie Prime, coming to Menier Chocolate Factory.

Find out more about Nancy and her career so far below:

1) My route into theatre was…

I studied Fine Art for 5 years before going to Lamda to train as an actor.

2) My West End idol is…

So many brilliant people! Deborah Finlay, David Harewood, Toby Jones and Lindsay Duncan.

3) My colleagues would describe me as…

An over sharing company player? Maybe I bring in too many cakes?

4) My favourite show (that isn’t one I star in/work on) is…

Best Of Enemies.

5) The career moment I’m most proud of is…

Working at the National Theatre.

6) The hardest part about my job/role is…

Balancing family needs with freelance living.

7) If I wasn’t an actor, I would be…

A painter or a writer.

8) Something people don’t know about me is…

I have 4 brothers.

9) The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is…

Take care of your teeth and your friends.

10) The one thing I wish I could tell my younger self is…

It’s a marathon not a sprint. Earn the right.


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