Rachel Melaugh

Rachel Melaugh.
Rachel Melaugh.
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This week’s Friday’s Child is Derry woman Rachel Melaugh. Rachel has just taken on the role of Maggie and joins a cast of some of the city’s finest actors in Brian Foster’s acclaimed play ‘From the Camp to the Creggan.’

The play opens at the Millennium Forum for a five night run on Tuesday night. To book tickets ring 71264455 or log on to www.millenniumforum.co.uk

How would you describe yourself?

Rachel as a baby.

Rachel as a baby.

Hardworking.. and maybe a bit dramatic.

Happiest childhood memory?

Our old family holiday home, every year.

What was your first job?

Selling Hulk Hogan grills & CDs over the phone..

Favourite book?

Tina Fey’s ‘Bossypants’

Favourite film?

Celeste & Jesse Forever.

Favourite television programme?

Its always sunny in Philadelphia.

Favourite expression?

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”

Favourite method of relaxation?

A glass of wine always helps.

Favourite holiday destination?


Who would you most like to meet?


What makes you angry?

Hearing people eating.

What makes you happy?

I’m happiest when I’m at my busiest.

What human quality do you most admire?


What human quality do you least admire?


What has been the most embarrassing thing to happen to you?

Punched myself in the stomach once when I thought the bow on my shorts was a spider.. one of many..

What was the worst thing to happen to you in your life?

Oh God, don’t get me started here, I said I was dramatic.

What is your greatest fear?

Being buried alive!

What has been the high point of your life to date?

Getting my acting degree was huge for me.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a good friend, and hopefully a talented performer.

What is your most treasured possession?

A bodhran my father handmade for me.

If you won the lotto what would you do with it?

Firstly, throw a huge party!

If you could be granted one wish in life, what would you ask for?

Bernard’s watch - the ability to pause time.

If you could write your own epitaph what would it be?

‘Here lies Rachel Melaugh.... Sure the craic was good!’

To take part in Friday’s child email erin.hutcheon@derryjournal.com