Actress Valene Kane: ‘I like rebels. People who have something to say’

The Newry actress known for a star turn in The Fall shares her daily passions

Valene Kane went to drama school instead of Oxford, against her parents’ wishes. Picture: Pip/Beaumont Communications

Actress Valene Kane was raised in Newry, Co Down. She joined the National Youth Theatre aged 15 before moving to London at 17 to train at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Recognised for her roles in The Fall and Gangs of London, Kane is currently starring as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the only Irish cast member among a Scottish cast.

“Being the only Irish person in ...