Niamh Walsh Wiki Bio
Niamh Walsh was born in Arklow, Ireland, on 17 April 1988 – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds Irish nationality. She’s an actress and a social media star, who’s been credited with appearing in three movies and eight TV series, and is probably known best for her portrayal of Martha Almond in the historical sports mini-series “The English Game”, which has been airing since 2020. It stars Edward Holcroft, Kevin Guthrie and Charlotte Hope, and follows the invention of soccer, and how it has become one of the most popular sports in the world.
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Early life and education
Niamh was raised alongside her sister by their parents who prefer to be left out of media, thus not a lot about them is known. Because of their work, the family often moved, and Niamh lived in The Netherlands, the Middle East and South Africa, as well as in Malaysia; the family eventually settled in London, England.
Niamh grew up being interested in acting, and began appearing in plays while still attending an elementary school. She was also interested in singing and dancing, but her parents still insisted that she focuses on her education.
Upon matriculating in 2006, she enrolled at college, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2010.
Niamh then turned to acting, and launched her career two years later.
Roles in movies
Niamh made her debut film appearance in 2012, with her portrayal of Amy in the short drama “Rat Trap”, written by Shaun Prendergast, directed by A. J. Quinn, and which starred Jonathan Akingba, Matthew Cavendish and Dani Heron. It follows the police investigating the death of a young woman who died at a wild party.
In 2014, she starred as Girl alongside James Kermack, in the short horror “Forever”, written and directed by Matthew R. Corbett.
Her only other movie role has been her portrayal of Alex in the 2015 short comedy “Send in the Clowns”, written and directed by Kate Shenton, and in which she starred alongside David Wayman and Adam Rhys-Davies. It follows David who’s dressing up as a clown, but scaring people in the streets.
Roles in TV series
Niamh made her debut TV series appearance in 2013, with her portrayal of Hannah Spence in the episode “Smoke and Mirrors” of the drama “Casualty”, and the year 2015 saw her play Young Maggie Kendall in the episode “The Cutter” of the action adventure mini-series “Jekyll and Hyde”.
She gained recognition in the same year, when cast to play Cara Martinez in the drama “Holby City”, which has been airing since 1999, and stars Hugh Quarshie, Rocie Marcel and Jaye Jacobs. The series follows the lives of patients, nurses and doctors, at Holby City General Hospital, and has won four of the 21 awards for which it’s been nominated. Niamh was a member of the cast for a year, and she then began playing Verity Rutter, one of the lead characters in the historical drama “Jamestown”, set in 1617, and which follows English settlers in America. In 2019, she was invited to play Greta Kleinschmidt in the episode “Hard Times” of the fantasy comedy mini-series “Good Omens”.
The series was created by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, starred David Tennant and Michael Sheen, and follows the lives of an 11 years old Antichrist, a demon and an angel. It was a hit, winning five of the 19 awards for which it was nominated, including three Primetime Emmy nominations.
In 2021, Niamh began starring as Jenny Ahern in the thriller “Smother”, which has so far aired six episodes, and follows Val Ahern, whose husband has been found dead the morning after a party organized by his close family members. Niamh’s most recent TV series role has been her portrayal of Young Ethel Cripps, in the action adventure drama “The Sandman”.
In 2020, Niamh made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “Chatterbox”.
Husband and children
Niamh’s amongst the most secretive of actresses, as she hasn’t shared details of any men (or women) whom she has perhaps been with, however, there are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that the actress is today married to a non-celebrity man, and that they have children together. No evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Niamh commented on this.
There are also those who claim that she’s a lesbian, and that this is why Niamh prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself. A fan once wrote on Reddit.com that he’d seen her holding hands and kissing a woman in the streets of London, but this hasn’t been confirmed, and the post has since been deleted.
As she hasn’t spoken of anyone whom she might be dating today, Niamh’s single as of June 2021, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Niamh enjoys being active on Instagram, as she likes the attention she’s receiving from her 18,500 followers. She’s uploaded close to 700 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life, and has thus allowed her fans to learn more about her hobbies and interests.
Niamh likes to go cycling in nature in her spare time; summer’s her favorite season, as she enjoys being close to the sea, sun tanning at the beach and playing beach sports with her friends.
She’s a fashionista, and goes shopping for clothes several times every month, as she’s trying to keep up with the latest fashion trends.
Niamh’s a big lover of animals, with dogs being her favorites.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Julia Roberts, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Leon: The Professional”, “V for Vendetta” and “The Runaway Bride”.
Niamh’s physically active, and has a couple of training sessions at the gym each week.
Age, height and net worth
Niamh’s age is 33. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m), and she weighs around 112lbs (51kgs).
As of June 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000.