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