Hi Calam, really great to chat with you. And thanks for taking the time to be part of our series on the YMC journal.
Not at all; it’s my pleasure.
You’re an actor so some of our readers might recognise you even though you are still relatively new to the biz. Can you tell us what people might have seen you in?
Yeah. I left uni in 2017 and I’ve done a few things since then but people would probably know me best from last year’s BBC drama Mrs. Wilson or, most recently, Wife at the Kiln Theatre in north London.
Your parents [Finbar Lynch and Niamh Cusack] are also actors as are quite a few of your relatives. Did you always want to be an actor?
I didn’t really. Until I was 19 I was much more interested in football than acting but I’ve always loved stories. In fact one of my favourite things about football is the narrative, the drama. And I think it was a matter of time before I gave it a proper go. As a kid I really looked up to my cousin Max [Irons] so I think when he started acting professionally it made it seem like a much more real prospect.