Profile: How Jessie Buckley conquered the worlds of music, musicals, theatre, television and film

Jessie Buckley last week won an Olivier award for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in a revival of Cabaret, and was recently nominated for an Oscar for her role in the film The Lost Daughter, but the Killarney-born singer and actor had to cope with numerous disappointments as she embarked on what has become a stellar career

Can you name who came second on the last season of The X Factor, or any of the beaten finalists from any season of The Voice? If TV talent show winners tend to blaze brightly for a time before the public’s attention turns elsewhere, those that trail in their wake rarely, if ever, catch a spark.

As a contestant on the BBC talent show I’d Do Anything in 2008, a then 18-year-old Kerry woman called ...