Ireland 18

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 35

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 09/01/1985

PLACE OF BIRTH: Dublin, Ireland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: White/Irish

OCCUPATION: voiceover artist and writer

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

The subject was born in Dublin, moved to London at six months of age, and returned to Dublin at five years old. She lived in various districts of coastal South Dublin before moving to Bray, County Wicklow, at 13. She lived in London for five years in her early 20s and, at the time of this recording, had settled in County Wicklow.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

She went to drama school from 2004 to 2006 and has worked as an actor and voiceover artist since. She is university-educated (Trinity College Dublin). Her sister and nieces have lived in North London all their lives and have Cockney accents. She lived in London for 10 years total (North and East London), and her partner has a strong Bray accent.

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RECORDED BY: Subject

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/09/2020

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Em, I grew up in Dublin, or I was born in Dublin in Dalkey, em, in a little house outside the village. And then we moved to, eh, London in about 1985, lived there for five years, came back in the 90s here, to Dublin. Lived around South Dublin, and I went to school, primary school and secondary school in South Dublin. And then when I was about 13, I moved out to Bray in County Wicklow, near Kilmacanogue, and lived there, despite five years in London in my twenties, em, when I was persuing acting. Em, so I’ve been pretty much in Wicklow most of the time, but I suppose my formative years were more in South Dublin. And I went to a South Dublin school with, uh, lots of people who lived in that area even while I lived in Bray, so. I went to drama school when I was, em, 19 or so, 19 or 20. I went to drama school for a couple of years and, em, worked as an actor and voiceover artist since then. I don’t act anymore, but I work as a voiceover artist and writer, so I went to university in Trinity as well and, uh, read English there. So, that’s that.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Subject

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 16/09/2020

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