TV's MVP - Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy is one of those 'that guy and gals' that you see on TV across a variety of shows. She is an Irish actor/singer who elevates any material she is in and is able to play just about anything. The first thing I saw her in was The Commitments, the Alan Parker movie from 1991 based on the Roddy Doyle novel of the same name. Over 20 years later, she is still hitting it out the park.  Here are what I think are some of her great roles:

Mrs S in Orphan Black

Mrs Bates in Downton Abbey

Katherine of Aragon in The Tudors

Sonya in Dexter

Natalie in The Commitments