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‘Wild Rose’ lead Buckley is still a rising star

Above: Jessie Buckley stars as Lyudmilla Ignatenko in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl."

Assuming that all goes as planned and the film "Wild Rose" does open at the Magic Lantern on Friday, here is a link to a New York Times story about the movie's star Jessie Buckley.

Curiously enough, my wife and I just finished watching the five-part HBO miniseries "Chernobyl." In it Buckley stars as Lyudmilla Ignatenko, the wife of a firefighter who died of radiation poisoning after battling the blaze following the 1986 nuclear power plant catastrophe.

Buckley is barely recognizable in the miniseries, and that's a testament to her acting ability. As the embed below demonstrates, Buckley has come a long way from when she was the runner-up in the 2008 BBC series "I'd Do Anything."