Dominion star Roxanne McKee: “Dominion really examines the darkness of humans”
Over the past decade, there’s been a strong shift in US television to include not only movie actors and actresses but those from different countries around the world. No longer is it dominated by familiar American faces but also the best of the UK, Australia and beyond. Hugh Laurie in House, Andrew Lincoln in The Walking Dead and Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary to name a few, it’s great to see these talents taken to the hearts of worldwide audiences. SyFy’s new supernatural action series Dominion certainly takes this approach with its cast – Christopher Egan formerly of Home and Away, everyone’s favourite ex-librarian Tony Head, and Alan Dale – forever known to a generation as Jim Robinson out of Neighbours – the man that seems to have appeared in every US TV show of the noughties.
We had the chance to talk to one of the most popular up and coming homegrown stars we have in Roxanne McKee, well known for playing Louise Summers in Hollyoaks and more recently Doreah in Game of Thrones. Roxanne takes the role of Claire Riesen in Dominion, daughter of General Edward Riesen, the Lord Of The City and a man of much power. Claire is a teacher, caught in the middle of political struggle, constantly fighting to live by her own beliefs while surrounded by the influence of others. As heir to the throne, Claire’s destiny may be far beyond her control.