Daisy Haggard as Ally | Breeders on FX
"Ally," portrayed by Daisy Haggard, has spent years trying to stay on top of her career, her kids, her marriage, her relationship with her mother and her sanity. And she’s just about succeeded. But now, every strand of her life is suddenly unraveling and the peri-menopause is driving her to distraction, and then on a bit further.
Haggard is a BAFTA®-nominated actress and writer.
Haggard created, co-wrote, starred and produced the much loved and critically acclaimed BBC/Showtime comedy drama series Back to Life. She plays protagonist “Miri Matteson,” who returns home after eighteen years in prison and attempts to integrate back into her old life, alongside Adeel Akhtar and Geraldine James, with Adrian Edmondson joining season two. The first season hit screens in 2019 and the second aired in 2021 and received enormous critical and audience response. The Guardian wrote, “the beauty of the script and the performances…will take your breath away” and The Telegraph called it an “out and out triumph.”
Haggard starred in seasons one and two of the FX/Sky comedy series Breeders, for which she received a BAFTA TV nomination for her turn as “Ally.”
Haggard’s turn as “Myra Licht” in Episodes has become a widely loved and oft referenced performance. She appeared opposite Matt LeBlanc and Tamsin Greig, a role she reprised frequently over the five seasons. She is also known for her roles as “Emmy” in Channel 4’s Green Wing and as “Debbie Hart” in the BBC comedy horror series Psychoville.
Her recent credits include season three of Black Mirror for Netflix, Calloused Hands, I Give It a Year and Honeymooner. She’s additionally starred in Ballot Monkeys, Uncle, Man Stroke Woman, Sense & Sensibility, Parents, Doctor Who and The Persuasionists.
Haggard’s theater credits include the lead role of “Becky” in Becky Shaw at the Almeida Theatre, You for Me for You at the Royal Court Theatre and most recently Consent by Nina Raine at the National Theatre.
Luke can be a loner who often finds the world a challenge. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that Paul’s style of parenting isn’t really working for Luke any more.
Since Luke’s illness, Ava has felt very protective towards him and tries as much as possible to smooth his relationship with Paul.