RED CARPET GLAMOUR IN HOLLYWOOD FOR CAITRIONA BALFE
Northern Standard Thursday 14th January 2016 p.1/2
NB that’s Hollywood USA, by the way, not Holywood in Tydavnet parish near Scotstown!
It looks like a busy year ahead for screen actress Caitriona Balfe from Tydavnet. On Sunday night in Beverly Hills, California, she attended the 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards. She had been one of five nominations for best actress in a TV series/drama for her role as Claire Beauchamp in Outlander. The winner was Taraji P. Henson for her role in Empire. Arriving on the red carpet, Caitriona wore a romantic gothic black gown with lace ruffle sleeves by Alexander McQueen, accessorised with Fred Leighton jewellery, a handbag by Christian Louboutin and Roger Vivier shoes.
Earlier this month the Starz series Outlander won a People’s Choice Award as favourite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, with Caitriona receiving an award for Favourite Actress Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Outlander has also received five nominations in the Women’s Image Network Awards, due to be presented next month. Caitriona Balfe has received a nomination in the Actress Drama Series category. A second season of Outlander will start in April.
Prior to this series, Balfe appeared in films such as Super 8, Now You See Me and Escape Plan. She had leading roles in The Beauty Inside, Crush, and H+: The Digital Series.
Meanwhile the trailer has been released for the film Money Monster, Caitriona’s big screen debut. The former model joins a star-studded Hollywood cast of Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Dominic West in the film, which is due to be released in May. Balfe plays the head of PR for a company whose stock market fortunes crashed in the economic downturn. Her fortune, however, seems to be heading in the opposite direction and everyone in Monaghan will wish her well for 2016.