Nicola Lindsay


Novelist, Poet, Actor, Play and Screen Writer, VO Artist

There are several quite distinct areas of the professional life of Nicola Lindsay which re-blossomed about 25 years ago after her three children grew from being typical teenagers to being fully independent .

She began to put together a collection of her poetry which led to the publication of her first book of poems Lines of Thought.  She then turned to writing novels and the first of these, Diving through Clouds, was published by Poolbeg. It was subsequently released in the USA by The Readers Digest Special Editions and has gained a very wide range of interest internationally. Her second novel with Poolbeg, A Place for Unicorns, was published in 2002 and was later translated into German by Bertelsman, an imprint of Random House. This was followed by a series of novels outlined within the Novels section of this website.  And Nicola has also written 2 childrens’ books, Battycat and My Magic Place more details of which can be seen on her link to Childrens Books

From November 2012 her novels have now begun to be available worldwide on  Amazon Kindle

Nicola Lindsay has been a regular contributor to RTE Radio 1 Sunday Miscellany programme with over 80 contributions to date and has read one of her novels on the late night bedtime book slot Book on One also on Radio 1. Throughout the years her work has been included in many anthologies of Irish prose and poetry.  See  Anthologies

She has developed a wide collection of monologues, some of which she has performed as part of her popular one-woman performances. She makes these available to others who may wish to perform them on stage.  See  Recorded Work.

Nicola Lindsay has written several screenplays and both wrote and produced a comic Christmas show called Christmas Fairy Tells All , which played at The New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar in December 2010.

Originally trained as a professional model at the Miriam Woodbyrne Agency, she has featured on RTE TV’s fashion series Off The Rails for several years and many TV / cinema advertising campaigns such as for Allied Irish Banks, Discover Ireland, Dunnes Stores, Actimel and An Post.  Billboard campaigns have included series for Dennys, EBS and the SIPTU trade union. She has also been commissioned for  a variety of VO’s and has her own hi-tech recording facility for fast turn-around of recorded work.  See Commercials

Over the years Nicola Lindsay has had parts in many films, an area of her career which has taken off again in recent times. She has also played the part of Grace Cleary in the long-running RTE TV soap Fair City.  In 2011 she played the lead in a new film for TV, Harvest Festival whilst also producing her first short film Best Practice.  2015 saw her play the part of Mrs. Blake opposite Stephen Berkoff in the TV Drama, The Frankenstein Chronicles. See Stage and Screen. Nicola played the part of Miss Henderson in the award-winning TV production ‘Zombie Bashers’ which was made for RTE Television.