‘The Walking Dead‘ Season 4, shattered all ‘Ratings Records,’ in the US on Sunday night last, attracting some 16.1 million viewers. To Thurles people this will come as no great shock, since at least some of this same acclaim can be attributed to the stunning performance given by a Thurles, Co Tipperary actress, the very lovely Ms Kerry Condon.
Ms Condon, (Born January 4th, 1983) will be well remembered here in Thurles for her annual talented performances as a teenager in local school plays and her community routines spent as a performer in the now defunct “John Player Tops,” where she took on roles in song and dance routines with others including Una Healy of the Saturdays, in the local Premier Hall in the town.
Ms Condon who was nominated in 2011 for an IFTA for Best Supporting Actress of her portrayal of Grace Thomas in ‘The Runway,’ appears in the ‘The Walking Dead‘ as Clara, a mentally unstable female survivor and character driven to the brink of lunacy, while trying to survive a zombie apocalypse.
‘The Walking Dead,’ Season 4, created by Frank Darabont, based on the popular graphic novel of the same name, follows police sheriff Rick Grimes and a hard pressed small band of survivors, that face the constant daily threat of the flesh-eating ‘Walker,’ is expected to go on air next year on RTÉ Two.
Ms Condon, who won ‘Best Supporting Actress,’ at the 2009 Lucille Lortel Awards for her performance in the Atlantic Theater’s Off-Broadway production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” will be even better known for her performance as Octavia in ‘Rome,’ and her other screen characters of course which include Theresa in Frank McCourt’s ‘Angela’s Ashes,’ Masha in ‘The Last Station,’ Rachel in ‘This Must Be The Place,’ the Cafe Waitress in the comedy, romance and crime drama ‘Intermission,’ and Mairead Reilly in ‘Ballykissangel,‘ to name but a few.
Ms Condon we follow your career with pride – well done.