Morfydd Clark never expected to become an actress. Born in Sweden and brought up in Wales, Clark has always struggled with dyslexia and severe A.D.H.D. Since the age of seven, she “was medicated, and school was not easy,” she explains. “I’m now looking back and realizing that when school started to become O.K., it was basically because I was just performing ‘good student.’ And I think that made acting seem natural to me.”

At 16, Clark left school altogether. “My mom didn’t want me sitting around doing nothing. But she never expected me to go to drama school,” something Clark had set her mind to. “My ambitions were very small then. I did National Youth Theatre of Wales and National Youth Opera. I was finally in an environment where the bits of me that were very much issues in school were suddenly celebrated,” she says. “That was a real turning point.”