"The biggest investigation in the Metropolitan Police's history" - Channel 4's new series looks incredible 1 month ago

"The biggest investigation in the Metropolitan Police's history" - Channel 4's new series looks incredible

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The new true-life thriller series arrives this week.

Niamh Algar has really been on roll lately.


Having appeared in some hit shows like The Virtues, The Bisexual and Vikings, 2019 was the year when it all seemed to be coming together.

She appeared alongside Barry Keoghan in powerful Irish drama Calm With Horses, and worked with Ridley Scott on the huge HBO sci-fi show Raised By Wolves.

This year, she'll appear on the big screen alongside Jason Statham in Wrath Of Man, as well as new creepy horror movie Censor.

We caught up with the actress in the run-up to that movie's release (it arrives in Irish cinemas on Friday, 20 August), but we also discussed another new project Algar is a part of: the new Channel 4 real-life thriller Deceit.

Check out our interview in full with Algar right here:

In Deceit, Algar takes on the real-life role of a UK police officer who is planted as a sort of honey-trap to entice a suspect that was believed to be a murderer of another woman in the area.


This is what Algar told JOE about the role and the show:

"This is a show where I was unfamiliar about the Rachel Nickell story it is based off of. It is based off the investigation into Rachel Nickell's murder. I think I was a baby at the time of that whole event.

"It was the biggest investigation in the Metropolitan Police's history, and so I think for people this will have a very profound effect on them, because it is something that a lot of people lived through.

"It is about the false accusation of Colin Stagg, who was put on trial for the murder of Rachel Nickell. And it follows this character who was at the centre of this investigation. She was an undercover detective, and she was sent undercover to lure out Colin Stagg.

"Emilia [di Girolamo], who is our writer, she has really created an amazing story where every episode, when I was reading it, every episode leaves you on a cliffhanger, that you want to watch the next one. But I think it is the kind of the show that people will watch it, and take a minute and digest it.


"There is a lot happening in it. I'm excited for people to see it, but also I think it is going to open up a lot of conversations as to the way in which women in particular were treated at that time."

The first episode of Deceit airs on Channel 4 on Friday, 13 August at 9pm.

You can check out the trailer for Deceit right here:


Clip via James Brown

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