Siobhan McSweeney was born in County Cork, Ireland, and studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, where she currently lives. Her career began on the stage – she has appeared in five National Theatre productions and most recently performed a monologue by Maxine Peake, inspired by the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, at London’s Old Vic. Her role as the caustic nun Sister Michael was a standout in Derry Girls, Channel 4’s comedy about teenage girls set during the Troubles. Ahead of shooting season two, McSweeney returns to the stage in Rory Mullarkey’s surreal comedy Pity, which is at the Royal Court, London from Thursday.
Read the interview in the Observer.
[This piece was published on 08/07/18]