Irish Eye on Hollywood:
Ruth Negga Returns in Preacher

Ruth Negga as Tulip O'Hare in AMC's Preacher.

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
February / March 2017

Ruth Negga – born in Africa to an Ethiopian father and Irish mother – was one of the only Irish actors to receive an Academy Award nomination this time around, for her portrayal of Mildred Loving in Loving (yes, that was really their name), about the fight to overturn laws which banned interracial marriages in the U.S. Suffice it to say, Negga should soon be flooded with movie roles of varying quality, though right now she does not have anything “coming out soon,” as they say in Hollywood. She will be appearing in the new season of the AMC series Preacher, which is based on County Down native Garth Ennis’ graphic novel, and features, among other things, an Irish vampire. ♦

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