The BBC’s Dublin Murders gives centre stage to newcomer Leah McNamara but what do we know about the up and coming Irish actress?

As well as bringing seasoned talent to shows like Dublin Murders, the BBC are renowned for showcasing up and coming talent in their programmes.

The latest actress to have been given the limelight on the BBC’s centre stage is Leah McNamara who takes on a pivotal role in the grizzly new cop drama.

But besides appearing in Dublin Murders, what else do we know about this new talent in the industry?

What is Dublin Murders about?

After the discovery of a young girl’s body, detectives Rob Reilly and Cassie Maddox are tasked with solving a most bizarre and gruesome murder that will not only test their working relationship but delves into their internal psyche.

Starring as the mean, moody and magnificent detectives are Killian Scott and Sarah Greene.

The duo are joined in the series by the likes of Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Ned Dennehy and Game of Thrones’ Conleth Hill in supporting roles.

For more cast details, check out Dublin Murders on IMDb.

Who is Leah McNamara and who does she play?

In Dublin Murders, Leah McNamara takes on the role of Rosalind Devlin, the sister of the murdered ballerina Katy.

The role is only Leah McNamara’s ninth acting job in total but she’s appeared in a number of high profile shows and films to date but we’ll get onto them in a moment.

Leah was born in Limerick, Ireland but other personal details such as her age are unknown. According to Leah McNamara’s page on casting site Advoice, the Irish actress can portray roles in the 20-30 age range.

On top of that, unlike a number of similar actors, Leah does not have a presence on social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram.  

Leah McNamara’s previous roles

While little is known about McNamara’s personal life, her career is starting to flourish, something that will surely be helped with a role in a BBC drama such as Dublin Murders. 

The Irish actress made her first appearance on screen as a waitress in the 2010 series Jack Taylor alongside Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen.

Since then, Leah has appeared in the films Cherry Tree, Cellar Door and Metal Heart.

However, her biggest role to date undoubtedly came in the Amazon Prime series Vikings where she’s held the role of Aud since 2017.

As well as her role in the BBC’s Dublin Murders, Leah has an upcoming role in the 2020 Hulu series Normal People and is set to feature in five of the series’ 12 episodes.

Until then, viewers can catch Leah McNamara and co in Dublin Murders each Monday and Tuesday at 9pm on BBC One until the series comes to an end on November 5th.  

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