First Person: Helen Behan

Helen Behan: 33, nurse, Dundalk.

6th October, 2012
First Person: Helen Behan
'I'm incredibly nervous when I'm acting. I was quite sick going on TV'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

It was pot luck really, that I landed the role of nurse Eveyln in This is England '88.

I met the director, Shane Meadows, in a pub in Ireland. He was on holidays and I said I wanted to get into acting and he said he might have a part for me.

I'm a nurse and I don't know whether he saw that - I won't say compassionate - but listening kind of character in...

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