Jen’s locks of love of love to the sick

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SQUARE EYES -

When theatre ac­tress Jen­nifer Kirby landed the part of nurse Va­lerie Dyer in Call the Mid­wife, she was un­der­stand­ably thrilled. Then came the catch – bosses on the BBC One drama needed her to get rid of her thick, el­bow-length hair. Jen­nifer tells us: “I just said, ‘Cut away, take all my hair, shave my head if they wanted’. “I was ready to get rid of it, so I’ve no re­grets.” The ac­tress, who fea­tured in the har­row­ing week­end sto­ry­line about female gen­i­tal mu­ti­la­tion, then do­nated her tresses to Locks of Love, which makes wigs for peo­ple suf­fer­ing from cancer. “It felt nice that it was go­ing some­where use­ful,” she says. We get the feel­ing she’s cer­tainly go­ing to fit in at Non­na­tus House.

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