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Meet the Cast: Orla Mullan | Pauline Mole

Orla will play the role of Pauline Mole (Adrian's mother) in Bruiser's production of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4. Find out a little bit more about Orla's career to date.


Orla trained at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Acting in 2005. She is also a 2005 Spotlight Prize nominee.

Orla's theatre credits include: An Evening with Bette Midler (The Playhouse - Premiere & Irish Tour), Fly me to the Moon (Balor Rep), A Christmas Carol (Maxim Theatre, Stockholm), Josef Locke, A Grand Adventure (The Playhouse & N.Irish Tour) Denizen (Premiere, Creggan Enterprises), Pits and Perverts (Sole Purpose Productions, Premiere and UK & Irish Tour), Cinderella (Lyric), The London Vertigo (Balor Rep), The Comedy of Errors (Ulster Theatre Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sense and Sensibility (UK, Ireland and International Tour), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (UK Productions, No.1 UK Tours 2006/2008 & Maltese Premiere 2009), The Secret Garden (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Into the Woods (The Landor, London), The Country Boy and Irish Premiere of Long Gone Lonesome Cowgirls (Balor Rep), Down in the Valley and Bastien and Bastienne (Welsh National Opera), Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk (Millennium Forum Productions), Red Riding Hood (c21), The Pride (Blue Eagle Productions).

​Orla has also worked extensively in Film and TV with her screen credits including: Bad Day for the Cut (Six Mile Hill Productions), Paula (BBC), The Fall Season 2 (BBC), Emmerdale (ITV), Peter Kay's Britain’s Got the Pop Factor (Channel 4), I’d Do Anything (BBC.).

Check out Orla's show reel below:

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