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Irish Actress Niamh Algar Named Among BAFTA Breakthrough Honourees 2019

The Westmeath native's performance in The Virtues saw her named 2018 Screen International Star of Tomorrow.

The Westmeath-native is one to watch.

Irish actress Niamh Algar has been nominated among 20 rising stars for BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits 2019.

The 29-year-old, who is originally from Mullingar, wowed audiences earlier in the year in the BBC's The Virtues which was written and directed by Shane Meadows.

She also starred opposite Barry Keoghan in Calm with Horses and has also wrapped filming on Raised by Wolves, a new sci-fi TV series from director Ridley Scott.

She has been chosen among the best of film, games and television – with the list including actors, directors, producers and more.

Algar and her fellow BAFTA honourees will be celebrated at a special event at the Banqueting Hall on London's Whitehall next week.

The BAFTA honourees:

Abubakar Salim - Actor (Raised By Wolves)

Chance Perdomo - Actor (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)

Chris Cox - Art Director (Ordia)

Coco Jackson - Producer (Dancing on Ice)

Daniel Dewsbury - Director (The Mighty Redcar)

Gemma Langford - Writer/Indie Games Studio Manager (Overcooked 2)

Jen Kenwood - Producer (Pure)

Kayleigh Llewellyn - Writer (In My Skin)

Kirstie Swain - Writer (Pure)

Laurie Nunn - Screenwriter (Sex Education)

Lesleyann White - Principal Quality Analyst (Sunless Skies)

Liam de Valmency - Senior Principal Programmer (Dreams)

Luke Hull - Production Designer (Chernobyl)

Niamh Algar - Actor (Calm with Horses)

Oliver Kassman - Producer (Saint Maud)

Rose Glass - Director/Writer (Saint Maud)

Sarah Brocklehurst - Producer (Animals)

Simon McMahon - Film Editor (For Sama)

Stella Corradi - Director (Trigonometry)

Vicky Knight - Actor (Dirty God)

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