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Carrigstown calling Game of Thrones star Lacy Moore dreams of Fair City debut

Because that is my home and as proud as I am of the work I have done abroad, I really want to work in Dublin"

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Lacy Moore has her heart set on a Fair City Role. Pic Barry McCall

Lacy Moore has her heart set on a Fair City Role. Pic Barry McCall

Lacy Moore has her heart set on a Fair City Role. Pic Barry McCall

LACY Moore has acted in Hollywood and strutted her stuff on Game of Thrones, but her big dream is to land a recurring role on Fair City. 

The Dubliner has courted fame in Emmerdale and Coronation Street and more recently in Game of Thrones, The Fall, and the movie Kill Ratio (also starring Tom Cooper and Amy Huberman).

She's now set for global recognition having landed a part in series two of Age Of The Living Dead, which has been described as The Walking Dead with vampires, on Amazon Prime.

Despite this impressive back catalogue of work, Lacy admits that she would rather land a part in Fair City than return to Tinseltown.

“I have moved back to Dublin and I live on Meath Street in the Liberties,” she told the Sunday World.

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Lacy hopes her new role in an Amazon Prime vampire series can help her break America. Pic Barry McCaul.

Lacy hopes her new role in an Amazon Prime vampire series can help her break America. Pic Barry McCaul.

Lacy hopes her new role in an Amazon Prime vampire series can help her break America. Pic Barry McCaul.

“I was away for 14 years so a lot of my work in TV, theater and film was in the UK or the north.

“Even though I have a lot of credits behind me on TV, I haven't actually, done any TV in Dublin for some reason.

“And a lot of the casting agents in Dublin think I am from north of the boarder because I did The Fall with a northern accent.

“I can’t wait to be in something like Fair City and play a Dubliner.

“Because that is my home and as proud as I am of the work I have done abroad, I really want to work in Dublin.

"And I would love to work on Fair City, so my folks could watch it.

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“I talk to a lot of my acting friends and they can’t believe that I want to do Fair City.

“Most people want to do English or American stuff like Game of Thrones. And I am very proud of that, but I want to play a real Dublin role."

At 39, Lacy feels that she has found her feet and style when it comes to world of performing.

Rejection, she says, is now her best friend, and is something that she uses for motivation rather than a source of despair.

It is 16 years since she landed her big break on Emmerdale and she says that a lot has changed on set since then.

The most notably being the relationship between directors and female cast members in the aftermath of Me Too.

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Lacy says that things have improved on set since the Me Too movement. Pic Barry McCaul

Lacy says that things have improved on set since the Me Too movement. Pic Barry McCaul

Lacy says that things have improved on set since the Me Too movement. Pic Barry McCaul

“I have noticed it (a change in attitude), with directors and they wouldn’t be as flirty,” she said.

“If I was to go back to the very beginning there was definitely more of a ‘free for all’ attitude on set.

“Nothing specific ever happened to me but there would be a vibe that they can do whatever they want. Now directors would never go there.

“The Me Too movement has really worked for sure and they would be petrified to say the wrong thing.

"There are levels to this and I don’t mind a small bit of flirtation. But there are women who have experienced it to a brutal level and that’s not OK.

“And if you didn't put up with it, you lost your job.

“That's awful and I probably would have gone through it because I am so ambitious and driven and would do anything to get the job.

“Not now, it would have been my younger years.”

Lacy is currently waiting for the restrictions to be lifted so she can return to pre-production on an Irish western starring Pat Shortt and David McSavage that will be filmed in Mayo.

But before all that she is preparing for the second series of Age Of The Living Dead to drop on Amazon Prime in the coming weeks.

“I’ve been really lucky to get over and film that and I am back for season three which is great,” she added.

“I am playing an Irish character which is great.

“I thought she would be English because I am part of the UK Government as Defense Minister.

“I never get to play Dublin parts but the director asked me to be Irish which was amazing.

“Is this a break out role? I was a year on Emmerdale and I was like a child back then.

“I was 23 and had come straight from drama school and went straight onto set for a 12-month contract.

“I was such a child though and it was great.

“Yes, I have been working solidly ever since but this is definitely my biggest role to date.

“It is a bit of a landmark role because it is big and American but I get to be Irish in a vampire series for Amazon Prime.”

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