Derry Girls' star calls out critic who comments on her body in theatre reviews
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Derry Girls' star calls out critic who comments on her body in theatre reviews

NICOLA Coughlan has called out one theatre critic with a history of commenting on her body size in reviews.

The 31-year-old is appearing in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at Donmar Warehouse in London when she received a review of her performance by one critic.

Philip Fisher of the British Theatre Guide described her character as a "kind of overweight little girl" which she took issue with as it was the second time he made comments regarding her appearance.

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She wrote: "Hi @BritTheatreGuid, for the second time your reviewer Philip Fisher has come to see a show I’m in, and as part of reviewing the show he has also reviewed my body.

"How can you continue to support this?"

The British Theatre Guide replied to the actress say they "apologise unreservedly for the offence caused by the wording of this review."

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"The offending words have been removed. While the reviewer may not have intended to offend, he accepts that it is not acceptable to use such descriptions in a review and not BGT policy," they added.