Wednesday 28 January 2015

Caroline Morahan reveals she'd love to star in an Irish version of Downton Abbey

Published 16/01/2013 | 09:48

Caroline and her Anglo puppet Collagen, a poster character for the excess of the Celtic Tiger era.
Caroline reveals if the right role came along in Ireland, she would jump at the chance.
Happy couple: Caroline Morahan married Daithi O Caoimh
Actress and TV presenter Caroline Morahan married her partner of five years Daithi O Caoimh at Santa Maria di Provenzano church in Siena Tuscany yesterday.The couple, who have been living in Los Angeles for the past 3 years, chose the medieval city famous for the Palio -the annual bare back horse race - as the location for their nuptials.Over 35 metres of  Italian deluxe silk zibeline went in to the one off gown designed by the bride which took award winning Irish bridal designer Kathy De Stafford and her team 8 months to create.  The groom also opted to wear something Irish, choosing a bespoke suit crafted by Louis Copeland.  Four bridesmaids wore four different style gowns in the same lilac silk chiffon from the  White Room in Mullingar.Continuing with the Irish theme, the couple flew in Irish photographers Kenneth from KOH Weddings and Julien Behal to document their special day.  While hair stylist Christian Shannon was drafted in from Dublin salon Brown Sugar to tend to the tresses of the bridal party.110 guests enjoyed the 3 day wedding celebrations which began with a Tuscan banquet at the 17th century Villa Catignano in the heart of the wine making region of Chianti Classico.Proprietor Sofia Marmoross, whose ancestors have resided at Catignano since the end of the 17th century, remarked that not even dark clouds could  dampen the couples' spirit.  "We had a big banquet planned in the Italian garden over looking Siena but an unexpected storm moved in to the area and we were forced to move everything at the last minute.  But despite the change of plan, everyone had an amazing party.  There was no stress, only fun!"After the wedding ceremony, celebrations continued at Borgo Stomennano a palatial residence dating back to the 13th century where local caterers Terra di Siena prepared a six course meal of traditional Tuscan cuisine.Afterwards Milanese band Maniac kept the party going until the early hours.Photo :Koh Weddings
Actress and TV presenter Caroline Morahan married Daithi O Caoimh in Tuscany, Italy, over the weekend

TV PRESENTER turned actress Caroline Morahan, who is enjoying a stint in Anglo the Musical, has revealed she’s love to see an Irish version of the period drama Downton Abbey.

The Dubliner, who lives between LA and Dublin with her new husband Daithi, told the new issue of VIP magazine, that if the right role came along at home, she would jump at the chance.

“We are absolutely bursting with talent here. I’m really excited about the film television industry here, and I’d love to be more active in stuff on home soil,” she tells the magazine.

“I’d love to see an Irish version of Downton Abbey,” she says of the period drama that has Irish actor Alan Leach in a lead role.

The Northside girl is currently working on Anglo the Musical, where she works with the puppet Collagen, a poster character for the excess of the Celtic Tiger era.

“It’s so much fun,” she reveals. “Although it’s farcical, the story is very much rooted in reality.”

The new bride, who married long-time boyfriend Daithi in Italy in September, said last year was without doubt the best year of her life.

“ From the moment Daithi asked me to marry him, I was just bowled over.”

“We had the most interactive, fun wedding, I’m quite a spiritual person, and I’m a religious person, so the sacrament element of marriage was very important to me,” she says.

She admits the wedding was massive fun and went on for four days, with everyone in the swimming pool at 9 am the morning afte, with the couples’ friends from Ireland and the US bonding and friendships beingmade:

“My LA friends hooked up with my best friend and went travelling up north to Italy,” she says.

And as for the future, Caroline says she her new husband will make a great dad if they couple have children:

“If we were to have children, I know that I’ve married somebody who would be an amazing father,. I see how he interacts with our nieces and nephews, and - I know it sounds ridiculous – but the way he cares for our dog, is wonderful.”

The full interview appears in the new issue of VIP magazine, on sale now.

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