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In 2018 Niamh Algar was named one of Screen International’s ‘Screen Stars of Tomorrow’ and in 2019 she was selected by BAFTA as one of their Breakthrough Brits, a highly coveted nod of support from the academy.
Niamh was recently nominated for three IFTA awards in the categories: Actress in a Lead role in Drama, Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama and Actress in a Supporting Role in Film, for her three most recent projects: The Virtues, Pure, and Calm with Horses.
In Calm with Horses, Niamh stars with Barry Keoghan and Cosmo Jarvis. The film saw its Irish release earlier this year and will release in the US later this month with a new title The Shadow of Violence. The film premiered at Toronto Film Festival and received a wave of positive reviews, with Niamh being highlighted as the ‘beating heart’ of the film.
2019 was a breakout year for Niamh with leading roles in critically acclaimed projects across Channel 4 and the BBC. Niamh was seen in TV mini-series The Virtues for Channel 4 from the multi-award-winning director Shane Meadows (This is England). Niamh also starred in Channel 4 series Pure with Charley Clive, Joe Cole, and Anthony Welsh. The series will release on HBO Max in the US later this year.
Niamh recently finished filming Censor, directed by Prano Bailey-Bond, the psychological horror is about a young film censor who starts to lose her grasp on reality after watching a 1980s video. Niamh has also filmed Guy Ritchie’s latest project starring Jason Statham. The untitled film will be released by Paramount and sees Niamh as the lead female actress.