Niamh is the daughter of a high court judge. Not only that, she's gorgeous and bright.
However she feels that more is expected of her because of who her father is. She is in competition with Nick for the tenancy in chambers and only one of them can get it. But at the same time they need to stick together, share their hopes and fears and support each other. This is tough when you are in competition with someone. Niamh is Clive's pupil.
Natalie Dormer was brought up in Berkshire and attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is best known for her portrayal of Anne Boleyn in The Tudors. Natalie made her film debut in Casanova with Heath Ledger and has also appeared in Miss Marple. In March this year, she made her theatre debut at the Young Vic theatre as Mizi in the play, Sweet Nothings.
Watch Natalie Dormers talk about the character of Niamh Cranitch and the relationship that she has with her pupilmaster Clive Reader: