Who is Gemma McElhinney from Karen Pirie? Everything you should know about the ITV drama actress

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Gemma McElhinney is a beautiful actress who is getting a lot of attention for her role as PC Janice Hogg in the movie Karen Pirie.

Gemma McElhinney played the role in a brand new drama which debuted on ITV tonight, Sunday 25 September from 8pm to 10pm

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The book “The Distant Echo” by the famous author Val McDermid was the basis for the murder drama “Karen Pirie”. British actor and playwright Emer Kenny, who also stars in the show, adapted the book into a film.

Following Val McDermind’s lead character, Lauren plays the series’ title character, who is “a brave young Scottish detective with a quick mouth and a dogged pursuit of the truth”.

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Who is Gemma McElhinney from Karen Pirie?

Gemma McElhinney is an actress. She was born in the UK and raised by parents who are very loving and supportive. She’s getting a lot of attention right now because she was so great in Karen Pirie.

Although she has acted a lot over the years. Although the actress is well known in the film business, she is a very private person who has never told the general public anything about herself.

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She likes to keep a low profile like a lot of famous people. She looks like a young actress who is probably 25 years old or younger. It is believed that she comes from a Caucasian family.

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She also has brown hair and blue eyes which makes her look even better

Her parents are no doubt proud of their daughter’s great acting career. She has undoubtedly also earned an advanced degree and has all the required academic qualifications.

In Karen Pirie, Gemma McElhinney PC plays Janice Hogg

The type of PC person is Gemma McElhinney is the person who plays Janice Hogg. Set in the Scottish town of St Andrews, the show follows a detective sergeant as he reopens an investigation into the unsolved murder of Rosie Duff, which happened in 1996 and is now the subject of a PC game 25 years later.

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PC Janice Hogg is the cop the drunk boys call when they say they found Rosie Duff’s body. McElhinney previously appeared in the films Outlaw/King and Wild.

Karen Pirie’s new ITV detective series The Distant Echo is based on one of Val McDermid’s best-known books, but she adds a few twists.

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The show is set between 1990 and 2022 while the book is set between 1970 and 2000. Karen Pirie is the main character in this book and the rest of McDermid’s series. She didn’t show up until the very end of the last book.

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Gemma McElhinney can be found on social media

Gemma McElhinney is different, just like any other actor. She likes to keep to herself and is not very active on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

She is currently doing nothing and can only be seen on Twitter. She used to use the @gem mce account she was active on. In January 2010, she started using the account. She has just over 365 followers, but she has already sent more than 200 private tweets.

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Her Twitter bio says she enjoys acting, walking up hills and drinking tea. Fewer people are interested in tea. She differs from other actresses who are usually too busy working out to have time for tea.

Even more on trains. The actress puts on headphones even when not connected to music, buries her face in a book and dons a mask of disinterest.

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So no one can see her. She can’t talk to anyone.

Gemma McElhinney
Gemma McElhinney

And it almost always works. “But the other day a guy from London got on the train and put his beer cans on the table in front of me,” she says with a wry smile.

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“As soon as I saw the cans go down, I knew he was ready, and sure enough, a few hours later he was trolled and then started talking to me.”

Up until then, McElhinney, who recently starred in the rave culture film Beats, had done a great job of avoiding conversation/chat.

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“Later, when he left, he was rude to another girl. He told her to get out of the way, but then her boyfriend hit him and gave him a bloody nose.”

“Sometimes it’s better not to talk to people on public transport,” says the Glasgow-born actor.

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We’re talking about Strangers on a Train because this week’s Oran Mor’s new play, Don’t Press This Button, is based on that idea.

In Alan Bissett’s play, McElhinney plays Maria, a train passenger who meets Ben (David Rankine) and, later, Terry.

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The premise of the story immediately makes you think about how a woman should act when a man appears in such an intimate setting.

And are women very wary now that predatory men have been in the news so much? Or is there something in people that makes them less likely to talk to someone of the opposite sex on a train?

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“Yeah, that comes from doing it,” says the actor. “The experience of getting angry about things that bother you. When the scene happens in the play, the women in the audience will all moan at the same time. We were all there.”

McElhinney doesn’t want to say too much about the play because he doesn’t want to “show Alan Bissett’s layers” (which is unfortunate when you have 800 words to discard and curious readers to satisfy).

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However, she says that Maria is an anthropologist. She spends her whole life studying people. Although suspicious of Ben when he sits down, she begins talking to him after the lawyer cleverly attracts her.

But Maria is also someone to keep an eye on. “You never know if she’s genuinely interested in the conversation or if she’s just trying something out. You never know if she’s paying attention or not.”

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When the third character, the straight and stocky Terry, appears, he makes it easier for the first two to talk to each other. But then he realizes that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Terry doesn’t have a degree in subtext, which is a shame.

“Sorry, I can’t say more,” she says with a tight-lipped smile. OK, but tell me more. Do Maria and Ben seem to like each other? Yes, there seems to be a connection. Even when two people fight, it could be because they like each other.

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“On the other hand, sometimes people who like someone can’t even look at them. But strangers get to know each other somehow.”

Well, do they? The actress won’t share everything, but she does talk about when she decided to become an actress.

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“I played the innkeeper in a school play, but I was sad that I couldn’t wear robes and a headpiece like Mary Magdalene.”

She laughs at how quiet her distress was. “It was a way to get attention. When you’re the youngest in the family, that happens. But I think I knew right away that I wanted to do something.”

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Acting, on the other hand, can be a fickle friend. McElhinney was allowed to show what she can do in the films Wild Rose and Outlaw King.

Since entering a graduate program at Dundee Rep, she has excelled in plays like Mother Courage and Oran Mor’s Divided, where she plays broken characters in a deliciously consistent way.

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Still, she says business is tough on the soul. “I can understand why it would be difficult to stay motivated after not working for six months,” she says in an understanding tone.

McElhinney eventually left and he went to London. “I worked as a physio assistant in a London hospital. I liked learning how the body works. But (an offer to work in the Vanishing Point production) Interiors brought me back.

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“The best way to get a role is to go on vacation or to your friends’ wedding,” says the actor with a smile.

Gemma McElhinney is a beautiful actress who is getting a lot of attention for her role as PC Janice Hogg in the movie Karen Pirie.

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Gemma McElhinney played the role from 8pm to 10pm in a brand new drama which begins at 8pm tonight Sunday September 25

The book “The Distant Echo” by the famous author Val McDermid was the basis for the murder drama “Karen Pirie”. British actor and playwright Emer Kenny, who also stars in the show, adapted the book into a film.

Advertisement

Following Val McDermind’s lead character, Lauren plays the series’ title character, who is “a brave young Scottish detective with a quick mouth and a dogged pursuit of the truth”.

Who is Gemma McElhinney from Karen Pirie?

Gemma McElhinney is an actress. She was born in the UK and raised by parents who are very loving and supportive. She’s getting a lot of attention right now because she was so great in Karen Pirie.

Advertisement

Although she has acted a lot over the years. Although the actress is well known in the film business, she is a very private person who has never told the general public anything about herself.

She likes to keep a low profile like a lot of famous people. She looks like a young actress who is probably 25 years old or younger. It is believed that she comes from a Caucasian family.

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Her brown hair and blue eyes make her look even better. Her parents are no doubt proud of their daughter’s amazing career as an actress. She has undoubtedly also earned an advanced degree and has all the required academic qualifications.

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