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4 October 1982
|Education||Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch|
|Alma mater||Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama|
Niamh McGrady (born 4 October 1983) is a film, stage and television actress from Castlewellan, County Down, Northern Ireland, Ulster. She is best known for her parts as Mary-Claire Carter in Holby City and PC Danielle Ferrington in the psychological thriller The Fall.
Early life and education
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After landing a role in Summer 2003 in Italy, on graduation she joined a Welsh production of Romeo and Juliet and then pantomime in Belfast, before moving to London for Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee's production of Girls & Dolls. McGrady then featured in a production of the Shakespeare play Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart. After a critically acclaimed run in London's West End, it then relocated to Broadway, New York City in 2008.
On return to London, she made her television début in the George Best biopic Best: His Mother's Son in 2009, but her part was eventually removed in the cutting room. Shortly afterwards she joined the cast of Holby City as a cast semi-regular, in the role of nurse Mary-Claire Carter.
After appearing in many short independent films through mainly uncredited roles, she was cast in the crime drama television series The Fall, based in Northern Ireland, alongside Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. She rejoined the cast of Holby City in 2013 as a regular cast member, after which she gave-up her part-time waitressing and bar jobs. However, in early 2015, McGrady left Holby City to coincide with the departure of Jules Knight and their departure scenes aired in April 2015.
|2009||Best: His Mother's Son||Martha Devine|
|2009||Holby City||Mary-Claire Carter||Semi-regular|
|2012||Doctors||Sarah Needham||1 Episode|
|2012||Upstairs Downstairs||Enid Soaper|
|2013-15||Holby City||Mary-Claire Carter||Regular 103 episodes|
|2013-16||The Fall||P.C Danielle Ferrington||Regular 10 episodes; Guest 5 episodes|
|2014||Crossing Lines||Rose McConnell||2 episodes|
|2015-||Learning to Breathe||Amelia||post-production|
|2018-||Midsomer Murders||Penny Kingdom||Episode 'Death of the Small Coppers'|
|2019||Moving On||Kelly||Episode ‘Beaten’|
|2019||Doctors||Zoe Hammond||Episode 'Sisterhood'|
|2011||Bats and Balls||Girl||Short Film|
|2012||Thank you for coming||Sara||Short Film|
|2016||Night Must Fall||Olivia||UK Theatre tour|
|2009||The Building site||Shauna||Arcola Theatre|
|2009||Girls and Dolls||Clare||Old Red Lion, Islington|
|2008||MacBeth||Witch||BAM and Lyceum Theatre on Broadway|
|2007||MacBeth||Witch||Chichester Festival Theatre & Gielgud Theatre|
|2007||Twelfth Night||Olivia's Maid||Chichester Festival Theatre|
|2006||Jack and the Beanstalk||Princess Jill||Waterfront Hall, Belfast|
|2005||Romeo and Juliet||Juliet and Mercutio||Volcano Theatre Company|
|2003||A life of the Mind||Sally||Royal Welsh College|
|2003||Ecstasy||Mary Fisher||Royal Welsh college|
|2003||The Importance of being earnest||Cecily||Royal Welsh College|
|2002||King Lear||Regan||Royal Welsh College|
|2001||Three Sisters||Masha||Royal Welsh College|
- Maeve Quigley (29 November 2014). "The Fall: Actress Niamh McGrady backs female violence message in crime drama". The Irish Mirror.
- Pavel Barter (30 November 2014). "Legend of the fall". The Sunday Times.
- Legend of The Fall, The Sunday Times, 2 December 2014