‘My mother thought I was ugly. Ever since I was tiny, I heard that word’ – actress Rosaleen Linehan on family influence, seducing audiences and secret crushes


Rosaleen Linehan stars in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from May 16. Photo: Brian McEvoy

Ciara Dwyer

Rosaleen Linehan (85) has been entertaining audiences for decades. Renowned for the comedy musical revues she performed with Des Keogh, which were written by her late husband Fergus Linehan, she has played many straight roles on stage and screen. She has four adult children and lives in Blackrock, Co Dublin.