Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Eileen Colgan Dead at 80

Actress Eileen Colgan, best known for her portrayal of "Esther Roche" in Irish soap opera FAIR CITY, has died at age 80.

RTÉ head of drama Jane Gogan said Ms Colgan was “a great professional who will be sadly missed by those of us who were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to know her and work with her”.

“As an actress in many of RTÉ’s dramas over the years, she brought a great range to her performance. She could be funny, poignant, and tragic in the wide variety of roles she played. In the highly demanding world of FAIR CITY Eileen was an inspiration to those she worked with.”

Irish actor Tom Jordan who knew Colgan for 50 years and worked with her on FAIR CITY said she was “a very brilliant and professional actress, and an extremely thoughtful and kind person who will be greatly missed”.

Lisa Richards, who was Colgan's agent for more than 20 years, said she was “a joy to work with”.

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