ED- It is with the greatest pleasure to introduce Actress Ceallach from the land down-under, Australia. Ceallach, we are both of Scots/ Irish decent, so for me this is a personal pleasure. We understand that you have many GREAT talents, none the least of which you are actually a Doctor. Tell us of your early days at the University of Queensland and Griffith University.
C- I loved campus life, not all study I must say…I was performing more in choirs and bands and stage performances when I should have been studying. I have always had an academic side to me, an inquisitive nature if you will. I have 4 honor degrees which I gathered over 8 years full-time and then specialized as a Surgeon. I started my surgical training in Obstetrics & Gynecology and then generalized later and have been until last year working in Neurosurgery assisting with skull base tumor microsurgery. Even now I perform Plastic Surgery assisting Australia’s’ leading Nip/Tuck Surgeon to keep my skills up, but just one operating list a week as my time is being devoted to my passion for film. The time is now coming that I will be soon laying down my scalpel and I feel honored to have been part of Medicine and Surgery as it is the ultimate service of beneficence I believe.
C- I have been in the entertainment industry since I was around 8 years of age. To me performing is the ultimate form of self expression and self actualization. I can’t remember a time when I have not had a play or performance to prepare for. I also am a choreographer in hip-hop and contemporary dance which keeps me reaching for new heights in personal creation .
I have always been involved heavily in dance, music, and theatre and I also enjoy the production side as well. I was fortunate to have a family of performers and “Drama Queens” and was raised by my mother who loved a classic vintage diet of “ Classic Old Hollywood Movies and Stars – Cary Grant, Rock Hudson, Robert Redford, Audrey Hepburn, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Robert Mitchum, Sidney Poitier ,Gregory Peck, Paul Newman. I also like Directors like Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock. .As a medium, I enjoy film the most. My secret hideaway and safe haven is a movie cinema. As soon as I enter, just the lighting and atmosphere immediately makes me feel like I am home, and once the lights go out, I am transported into another realm. (more…)