Actor Niamh Algar: ‘Broken characters are the more rewarding ones’

From The Virtues to Raised By Wolves, the Irish actor has a knack for complex roles.

As she stars in a new British horror and a TV drama, she discusses working with Shane Meadows and boxing her way on to Ridley Scott’s radarNiamh Algar is sitting in front of a stunning, world-famous view.

“Look at that,” she says, sweeping her arm away from her camera, towards a massive vista of Buckingham Palace.

The Irish actor, 29, is holed up in a hotel in London, and the royal residence is in fact a spectacular bit of wallpaper.

She is halfway through compulsory quarantine, having just returned from filming the sci-fi series Raised By Wolves in South Africa.

She’s had a bright and busy few years, bouncing from acclaimed dramas to blockbusters, via indie films and a Guy Ritchie caper, so it’s little wonder she’s happy to have a few days off.

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