Niamh Algar: ‘Working with people who don’t know the rules yet means you can break them’

The actress gave a vivid performance as an emotionally damaged woman in The Virtues. Now she’s working with top-tier names such as Ridley Scott

8th March, 2020
Niamh Algar: ‘Working with people who don’t know the rules yet means you can break them’
Niamh Algar has been shooting Raised By Wolves, a major science fiction series from Ridley Scott. Picture: Barry Cronin

February hailstones are pelting off my grey Dublin window with such force that I almost don’t hear the phone ring. “It’s 32 degrees here in Cape Town,” Niamh Algar says sunnily, down a buzzing, crackling line. “Work is finished for the day so I’m going to the beach.” As the hailstones outside turn to freezing sleet, I think to myself: who’d be a movie star?...

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