IFTA AWARD FOR THE LATE NIKA MCGUIGAN

11 July 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The late Nika McGuigan, daughter of the Clones Cyclone Barry McGuuigan, was posthumously honoured with the Lead Actress Film award at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards on Sunday night. The recognition was for her final performance in the upcoming film ‘Wildfire’. Danika McGuigan, known as Nika to her friends and family, died in July 2019 after a short illness aged 33. She was well-known for starring as Danielle in the RTÉ TV series Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, as well as films such as The Secret Scripture and Philomena. Wildfire is dedicated to her memory.

The IFTA Lead Actress Film award was accepted at the virtual ceremony by Nika McGuigan’s parents Barry and Sandra and her brother Blane, who said: “Firstly, on behalf of the family, we…

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