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Productive Year For Dub Actress

Eimear Morrissey had to 'chav' it up for her latest role in 'Damo and Ivory'-Image: Eimear Morrissey's Facebook [

Eimear Morrissey had to ‘chav’ it up for her latest role in ‘Damo and Ivory’. Image: Eimear Morrissey’s Facebook

2013 has been an excellent year for up and coming actress Eimear Morrissey. Within the last twelve months, the 31 year old has proven her versatility by transforming from Carrigstown’s resident social worker to Tracey Rooney, a tracksuit-sporting inner city chav on RTÉ’s latest hit comedy Damo and Ivor.

“Playing the role of Tracey meant I could unleash my inner chav. With a character like Tracey I was playing so far from myself I just got stuck in,” she says.

Morrissey had previously been cast in Fair City as Emily, the local social worker. After making short appearances on the soap, she was written into one of the big storylines of this year.

“I loved playing Emily in Fair City too and the storylines were amazing. I was chuffed when I was told I had to play a part in a serious storyline.”

Tracey Rooney and her signature braids played a dominant and influential part in Damo’s misadventures, a far cry from the pillar of community role Morrissey played as Emily in Fair City..

“When I went for the audition I went all out chavtastic. I got tattoo transfers and tracksuited up like I envisioned the character to be.I was completely scarlet getting out of a taxi in broad daylight in the middle of town. It was mortifying, but it paid off,” she added.

Following positive reactions to Damo and Ivor’s first series, creator and actor Andy Quirke has hinted that a second series is in the pipeline and Morrissey is hopeful that her sovereign-sporting alter-ego will be back on screen.

Eimear Morrissey is currently working on a project titled Under My Bed, in aid of the children’s charity Bernardo’s.

She will be performing on two of the three nights it runs. The performance will take place in the Smock Alley Theatre in January. Check out www.undermybed.ie for further details.

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