The Irish Independent just named the ten top up-and-coming Irish actresses we can expect to see on the big screen or Broadway before long. Niamh Algar was one. Two years ago, Niamh was cast by Brainstorm Director Kirsten Cavendish in a Cannes Film Festival selected short film, The Square of the Cube.
"I always wanted to be an actor, but come from a diverse, very academic family so I studied design," she recalls.
Paying her way into the Gaiety School of Acting with design jobs, Niamh cut her teeth with Dublin Shakespeare before finding herself in front of the camera.
"I prefer to think that you are your own competition," she says. "I know that rejection will come, but it's my own fault if it does. If acting was that easy, everyone would be doing it."