*Contains spoilers, so beware :)
Can you tell me a bit about your character in ‘The Fall’?
“I play Rose Stagg, who is the ex-girlfriend of Paul Spector
[played by Jamie Dornan]. In the first series, we just have an interview
with her when she comes along and talks about an experience she had
with an ex-boyfriend which appears to be similar to what the serial
killer is doing.
“She is very normal, married, and a lovely mother of two, and in
the second series she obviously gets herself into a bit of trouble
because she has gone to the police about Paul Spector, who she knows is
How were you cast in ‘The Fall’?
“I was cast in the normal way, I had to put myself on tape and
send it into the casting director. But I think a friend of Alan’s [the
writer] had seen me in a play prior and had mentioned my name and
suggested I would be good for a role. So when the role was written I put
myself on tape and they decided to give me the part, which was great.”
As I understand, you’ll be playing a bigger role in the upcoming series?
“Yes, it’s exciting, very much so. When it was talked about,
after the series aired, I was really excited about it but you can never
really get your hopes up in this game because there is a lot of stuff
that’s talked about. But when the script actually landed on my front
door and I read the part I was just over the moon that Alan had written
such an incredible role for me.”
What can we generally expect from series 2 of ‘The Fall’?
“It’s funny because I recently saw the first two episodes at a
press screening in London for the cast and crew. There’s a lot more of
the same cool style that the first series had, but there will be more
focus on Paul and we see more of who Paul Spector is. There is more of a
personal relationship with Rose Stagg and with Katie, the babysitter
[played by Aisling Franciosi], as well.”