Emma Appleton: ‘I’m a massive Divine Comedy fan, so as soon as I saw his name attached I was like yeah, sign me up’

The Witcher star is the name on everyone’s lips in acting circles, and her latest film is an Irish production which promises to push her to new heights

Emma Appleton is starring in Lola, which is directed by Irishman Andrew Legge and is due out in April. Picture: Camera Press/Joseph Sinclair

Emma Appleton has had what can only be described as a meteoric rise to success over the past seven years. Starring in the hit Netflix show The Witcher and then playing Nancy Spungen in Pistol, Danny Boyle’s Sex Pistols biopic for Hulu, a performance which Variety rightly described as “bravely, even rigorously, willing to be annoying”, followed by her recent breakout lead role as Maggie in the BBC adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know ...