Nika McGuigan Tribute. Danika 'Nika' McGuigan (4 January 1986 – 23 July 2019)


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Danika 'Nika' McGuigan (4 January 1986 – 23 July 2019)
McGuigan was born in 1986, to Barry McGuigan and Sandra McGuigan.
She is deeply missed by Brothers Shane, Jake and Blane, Mother Sandra and Father Barry.
**FNI would like to note that this podcast was recorded before Elliot Page made his announcement. The point Wiebke makes in the context of Nika McGuigan's career referring to Elliot's former identity as Ellen Page felt important to include. There was no disrespect intended.

The daughter of former WBA Featherweight champion Barry McGuigan, Nika, Nika battled childhood leukemia from the ages of 11 to 13. The disease sadly then returned when she was an adult, claiming her life in 2019 at age 33. She was known for her starring role as art student Danielle Mullane in Can't Cope, Won't Cope (2016–2018).
She appeared in several films and TV shows, including The Secret Scripture, Mammal (2016) alongside Rooney Mara and Jack Reynor.
Traders, Stay opposit Aiden Quinn Directed Wiebke von Carolsfeld.
Her last film was Cathy Brady's Wildfire. Which will be released in 2021.
McGuigan was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 11 in 1997, but recovered from the illness after two years of treatment. However, she died on 23 July 2019, from a cancer-related illness.
Remie Michelle Clarke is an Author, Screenwriter and highly regarded Voiceover artist. Remie joins the ongoing team at Wrapchat and we're delighted to welcome Remie as a new co host on the Show. for more info.
Joining Remie in tribute to the wonderful light that was Nika
is Director Imogen Murphy (Dead Still, Can't Cope, Won't Cope)
Wiebke von Carolsfeld is a German/Canadian film director, writer and editor. Originally from Germany.
Cathal Quinn is one of the most in demand voice coaches in Ireland today – and is currently the Head of Voice and Speech in The Lir Academy, Trinity College Dublin. He was formally Head of Voice and speech at the Gaiety School of Acting where he taught Nika for two years. He is the artistic director of both Mouth on Fire Theatre Company and Guthanna Binne Sioraí.
We also have also some great snippets of some of Nika's Class mates.
If you'd like to make a donation in honour of Nika please visit


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