Thursday 22 August 2019

Loves of my life: Hayley Jo Murphy, actress

Big Dubs fan: actress Hayley Jo Murphy. Photo: Gerry Mooney.
Big Dubs fan: actress Hayley Jo Murphy. Photo: Gerry Mooney.

The actress on her family's love for the Dubs and her penchant for a well-made cup of tea.

The person

My little sister, Olivia. Nothing compares to the love between two sisters. She's my little person

The memory

I was lucky enough to be on Hill 16 when the Dubs won the All-Ireland Final in 2011 - their first time winning since 1995! I come from a family of hardcore Dublin fans. The atmosphere was electric - I'll never forget it

The moment of the day

The best moment of my day is when I wake up before my alarm goes off. It is the greatest feeling. Those extra few minutes of sleep are the best

The song

One of my favourites at the moment is Photograph by Ed Sheeran. It's one of those songs that, when you listen to it, you can't help but smile to yourself. Even when you're on your own on public transport. Me . . . all the time!

The movie

Edward Scissorhands. It breaks my heart every Christmas. And The Breakfast Club

The accessory

My hat. I love hats.

The hero

My nana and granddad. They're what I call true heroes

The book

Wicked by Gregory Maguire. My favourite musical came from this

The outfit

I have a skirt that I call my 'Carrie Bradshaw' skirt. It's a romantic, pink, 50s-style skirt that I got in a vintage store in Dublin. That, and a pair of killer heels

The gadget

My iPad

The pet hate

Animal cruelty

The friend

My oldest friend, Megan. We are friends since we were babies

The beauty product

A good mascara and my brow gel

The holiday

Staying in a mobile home in Fethard-on-Sea in Co Wexford. We went nearly every summer when I was little

The piece of advice

Laugh as much as you can. It's the best thing for the soul

The drink

I really like a well-made cup of tea

The hotel

The g hotel in Galway

The bar

Neary's, Chatham St

The hobby

I like playing guitar. But only for myself, as I'm not very good!

The part of my body

My smile - I wore braces for what felt like forever. I got them off at 16 and haven't stopped smiling since. It was all worth it in the end

The celebrity

Domhnall Gleeson. He's a fantastic actor. He also seems like a really cool guy

The virtue


The vice


The smell


The taste

Butlers hot chocolate at Christmas

Hayley Jo Murphy stars in 'Little Red Riding Hood And The Big Bad Wolf' the pantomime at the Gaiety Theatre, which runs from today until January 10, 2016. Tickets from €19.50 (including booking fee), see or

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