IFTA winning actress Niamh Algar has revealed that the late TV star Derek Davis gave her advice on her chosen career when she was a teenager. 

Speaking on RTE Radio 1's Marty Morrissey Show the double IFTA winning actress said her dad drove her from Mullingar to Dublin to speak with the former Live At Three host.

Algar said: "He told me, 'Your parents are always going to be terrified because that's their job. Their job is to worry about whether or not their kids can look after themselves but this is on you. You just kind of have to go into it with a clear mind and know that it's a really tough industry, it's not always on talent alone. There's a lot of other things to take into account'.

Algar added: "So I had a very serious conversation at 15 with Derek but I think it was the best conversation I think I ever had. I treasure that moment." 

Algar won two IFTAS this year: Best Actress in a leading role in a drama for The Virtues and Best Actress in a supporting role in Film for her work in Calm With Horses.

Calm With Horses is available to watch now on Netflix.