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Andrea's acting career takes to Eyre

Published 07/10/2010 | 05:00

Andrea Corr and Stephen Brennan enjoy a tea break at the Casino Marino in Dublin during a photocall for The Gate's production of 'Jane Eyre'
Andrea Corr and Stephen Brennan enjoy a tea break at the Casino Marino in Dublin during a photocall for The Gate's production of 'Jane Eyre'
This is singer Andrea Corr all dressed up for her upcoming title role in 'Jane Eyre'
Corr gets a touch-up

SINGER Andrea Corr donned a period dress yesterday for her forthcoming role as Jane Eyre.

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The Dundalk-born pop star plays the lead in the eponymous romantic drama opposite actor Stephen Brennan as Lord Rochester. It opens at Dublin's Gate Theatre on November 9.

Although Corr declined to talk to media yesterday, the Gate's artistic director Michael Colgan revealed he approached the 36-year-old after seeing her in a production of playwright Brian Friel's 'Dancing at Lughnasa' at the Old Vic Theatre in London in February.

"I was hugely impressed with her performance. That's when she and I started talking," said Mr Colgan.

In this adaptation by Alan Stanford of Charlotte Bronte's novel, Corr plays Eyre, a young woman who survives a wretched childhood, unbroken in spirit and integrity, to eventually fall in love with the troubled Mr Rochester. Previews start on November 4.

Irish Independent

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