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dONNA aNITA NIKOLAISEN

As with most actors trying to eek out a living in this crazy industry, 2020 was pretty quiet on the western front. However towards the end of the year I was lucky enough to don the leafy apparel of alien plant ‘Frances Frond’ for an episode of Nova Jones, filmed up in Belfast. That was surreal and fabulous fun and the series is now available to watch on the RTE and BBC players.
This summer I found myself back in Belfast for the role of ‘Lucy’ in Conversations with Friends. Then a trip down to the beautiful town of Ennis for the part of ‘Paige Monaghan’ in Hallmark’s Christmas at Castle Hart. Somewhere along the way I played the role of ‘Miss Fish’ in independant short film Shadow. I also had the pleasure of workshopping and reading for C N Walshes amazing new play ‘A Trip to the Beach’ as part of The Baptiste Programme – a paid and mentored script development programme for Black Irish theatre makers, in Smock Ally Theatre.
So all in all it’s been an eventful and totally enjoyable few months. Now that the Autumn has come sweeping and swirling in, it’s high time for me to throw on my trusty green raincoat and see what’s over the next puddle…

So far in 2021…

NOVA JONES
Premieres: CBBC, RTE
Role: Donna plays the role of ‘Frances Frond’ 
in Episode One: ‘Friends of Nova’
Description: This brand new comedy-adventure series follows 18-year-old intergalactic pop superstar Nova as she travels through space in ‘The Jefferson’ tour bus.

CHRISTMAS AT CASTLE HART
Premieres:
 Hallmark Channel
Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stuart Townsend
Role: Donna plays the role of ‘Paige Monaghan’
Desciption: Brooke Bennett goes to Ireland for Christmas to search for her Irish roots. While there, she meets Aiden Hart, Earl of Glaslough. Mistaken for an elite event planner, she’s hired to host his castle’s epic Christmas party.

STRANGE FLOWERS
Donna narrates this award winning novel by Donal Ryan.
‘Read it in two sittings, loved it.
Especially enjoyed the reader who was quite superb.’
Ross (Audible Review)