Olivia Nash

Theatre, Film and Television

Olivia Nash is a Northern Irish actress from Larne, to the Northern of Belfast. She is best known for her comedic roles. She appeared with James Young at the Group Theatre, appearing in Up The Long Ladder (1967) and The Cat And The Fiddle (1970). More recently she has been most associated with her prominent role as ‘Ma’ in the BBC comedy “Give My Head Peace”.

She has appeared in a number of films set during the Troubles, including Children of the North (1991) and An Everlasting Piece (2000).

She was awarded an MBE in 2006.