‘I feel more at home standing on the stage than I do in real life’ – actor Zara Devlin bounces back

The talented young Tyrone actor’s dream opening on Broadway was slammed shut in 2020 as Covid-19 struck. But now she’s about to make a splash at the Gaiety in a new production of Martin McDonagh’s play The Lonesome West

Zara Devlin: ‘I just don’t want to do anything else.’ Picture: Marc O’Sullivan

In the upstairs space of a photographer’s studio in Dublin’s city centre, Zara Devlin is throwing shapes. Clad in a black, puffy-sleeved dress, Devlin leans this way and that, playing deftly with a vintage bowler hat, and flipping attitudes for the camera, from thoughtful to cheeky to sultry, as easily as riffling through a deck of cards.

From two hours previously, when she arrived in jeans and a jumper to sit quietly for hair and ...