Niamh Algar nominated for two IFTA Awards

Niamh Algar has been nominated for two Irish Film and Television Awards this morning.

The Mullingar native has been nominated in the Lead Actress in a Drama category for her starring role in the ITV hit series Malpractice.

Niamh is no stranger to nominations in this category having won the award in 2020 for her lead role in Channel 4’s The Virtues.

She also received the nod for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama this year for her role in Disney+ heist thriller Culprits.

There are 28 categories of awards at this year's IFTA’s which are deliberated on by Irish Academy Members, specialist jury panels, and industry experts.

Academy CEO Áine Moriarty said there is an “incredible showcase” of nominees on the shortlist this year.

“Irish talents are proving themselves to be amongst the best in the world, both in front and behind the camera, delivering such high standards of acting, filmmaking, and storytelling,” she said.

“We in the Irish Academy, are proud to showcase this industry’s great work and to reward their achievements.

"Congratulations to all the Nominees - so well deserved!”

The ceremony will be taking place on Saturday, April 20, at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre.