Congratulations to Amy Conachan who have been nominated in Scots Performer o the Year sponsored by Tracs in the Scots Language Awards 2020. Vote now!
We asked Amy Conachan the following questions.
Tell us aboot yersel or yer ootfit.
I am a Scottish actress. I trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating in 2015. I’ve worked on various theatre production in Scotland since graduating and for the past 4 years have played Courtney Campbell in Channel4 soap, Hollyoaks.
Whit wis it got ye involvit wi the Scots leid?
We had classes in Scots as part of our training at the Conservatoire. I then went on to play the title role in Skeleton Wumman by Gerda Stevenson for a Play, a Pie and a Pint. During lockdown an excerpt from Skeleton Wumman was chosen to be featured in the National Theatre of Scotland’s project, Scenes for Survival. I filmed the piece completely in isolation in my flat in Liverpool. It was wonderful to revisit that beautiful text 6 years after it’s initial run and explore it in a more filmic context.
Ony particlar career heighlichts?
A couple of years ago, I was involved in a storyline where my character on Hollyoaks was being blackmailed to smuggle drugs! This took us to Spain where we filmed for a week. It was my first time filming abroad and it was just so much fun. I’ll never forget it and feel really grateful to have been part of that. Also, I felt really cool that our ‘sensible girl’ Courtney was once an international drugs cartel!
Wha’s yer plans fir the days aheid?
I’m currently still filming Hollyoaks and working on a couple of theatre things here and there. I think the main thing we’re all doing is keeping safe and working to keep our wonderful industry running during this very challenging time.
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The Scots Language Awards 2020 will be online at www.scotslanguageawards.com. We will have a mixture of events on the 23rd / 24th October. Performing at the Award on Saturday 24th September will be Gerda Stevenson, Gary Robertson, Shona Donaldson and Jim Malcolm.
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