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Friday 30 January 2015

Andrea Corr's acting career takes to Jane Eyre

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

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.

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