Success for Past Pupil of Thurles School at Awards Ceremony in London

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There was success for Jessie Buckley at the Laurence Olivier Awards last night in London as she won the Best Actress award for her performance as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.

Her Cabaret co-star Eddie Redmayne also won for Best Actor and he said he would not have taken the role without Ms Buckley as the leading lady.

Overall, Cabaret won seven awards at the annual theatre awards ceremony.

Ms Buckley, who is from Killarney, attended the Urseline in Thurles and was a key participant in music and theatrical events at the school.

Last month, Buckley was among the Best Supporting Actress nominees at the Oscars for her performance in The Lost Daughter.