JENNIE Readman from Rossmore is waiting patiently for news from Los Angeles and the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Jennie, who works for both theatre and film companies as a hair and costume designer, has been nominated for an Emmy for her work on the award-winning TV series Vikings.
‘I am delighted to be nominated and while I won’t be able to make it to the ceremony, I know that some of my colleagues from the show will be there to represent us all,’ Jennie told The Southern Star.
At the moment Jennie is working on the TV spin-off of the smash hit movie ‘Young Offenders’, which is currently in production in Cork city.
‘We’re in the middle of filming here in Cork at the moment,’ Jennie said. And while I would like to be at the Emmys, the ‘Young Offenders’ and the filming here comes first, but also I am really enjoying the production. It’s going to be a fantastic series.’
Jennie’s love of hair and costume design can be traced back to a very special and hugely popular 1970s TV series.
‘Before I left school I knew what I wanted to do,’ Jennie said. I remember watching Upstairs Downstairs and I was fascinated by the hairstyles and costumes. From that time on, I knew what I wanted to do.’
After completing her training, Jennie got her first job at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
‘We moved to Ireland in 1995 and from then on I have worked with the Cork Opera House, as well as on other productions, such as Mrs Brown’s Boys, The Tudors and of course Vikings,’ Jennie said. ‘It’s a huge honour just to be nominated for an Emmy and I want to wish my friends from Vikings who will be attending the awards all the best. We’ll wait and see what happens on the Sunday night.’
The Emmys, which will be hosted by Stephen Colbert, takes place and will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday September 17th.