‘The best artists are those people who have a bit of history behind them, who have a few scars. Those are the ones I respond to’

A star-making performance in country music drama Wild Rose looks set to launch Killarney actor Jessie Buckley into the big league, but she’s much more at ease with the loners and the outcasts, she tells John Maguire

7th April, 2019
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Jessie Buckley: ‘I’m not a brand. I’m not interested in going to a party for a shoe’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

Jessie Buckley has her own take on her role as tearaway singer Rose-Lynn Harlan in the uplifting Scottish country music drama Wild Rose. “It’s a prison break film, isn’t it?” she says, flicking her mop of flame-red hair to one side as she tilts her head enquiringly. “I mean, it’s about a girl who sings country music in Glasgow with ambitions of getting to Nashville, which is enough to be getting on with, but it’s...

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