A long, hard road to fame
When Siobhan McSweeney won the role of the sardonic Sister Michael in the acclaimed sitcom Derry Girls, her profile skyrocketed
‘Isn’t it bonkers?” Siobhan McSweeney lets out a throaty chuckle. The Irish actress is talking about the reaction to Derry Girls, the series set in 1990s Derry which affectionately chronicles the lives of four schoolgirls and their pal (“the wee English fellow”) James. The series has become the biggest comedy-drama ever to come out of the North, with millions tuning in to Channel 4 to watch their trials as they essay through various minor disasters...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
TV Review: A Turkish thriller anchored by its one-woman tour de force
Netflix’s new Middle Eastern drama Fatma is powered by a superb performance from Burcu Biricik
Radio review: Two momentous controversies that shaped the North’s future
A pair of new documentaries look back at the Arms Crisis and the Northern Bank robbery