Her encyclopedic knowledge of Soul music certainly helped secure her role as the strong willed Bernie in Alan Parker’s film adaptation of Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Commitments’. Gallagher caught international attention and appeared in a diverse range of films from Pulp Fiction to Star Wars. As successful on stage as on screen – live audiences have as strong pull for her where she has worked in productions from Street of Crocodiles in the Queens Theatre to Girl from the North Country at The Old Vic.
While acting is what many may know her best for she is a committed and prolific songwriter who is currently working on her fourth album – she performs and tours regularly. Her latest film A Bump Along the Way is based in her home town of Derry.