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Jayne Wisener: ‘Imagining what those on the Titanic went through… it’s devastating’

Ahead of the release of Unsinkable: Titanic Untold, its NI star talks about her role and what audiences can expect from this new depiction of the tragedy’s aftermath

Unsinkable: Titanic Untold explores the aftermath of Titanic’s loss as the US Government rushes to discover the truth about the greatest maritime disaster in history.

In the early hours of April 15, 1912, more than 1,500 people perished during RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

Unsinkable: Titanic Untold charts the arrival of survivors in New York via the RMS Carpathia. Here Senator William Alden Smith (played by Cotter Smith) chairs an inquiry and is involved in interviewing the surviving passengers and crew.

“Everybody knows about the Titanic,” says actress Jayne Wisener (36), who plays Senator Smith’s assistant, Maggie Malloy.

“And being from Northern Ireland, everyone has, in their mind, some kind of affinity with the ship, because obviously it was built in Belfast and you’ve got the Harland & Wolff cranes, which are part of the skyline of the city.

“But I think people don’t know the story of the aftermath, what happened to all the survivors, and then what was done as a result of the tragedy.

“This movie focuses on the inquiry that happened in the States after the Titanic sank. And Senator Smith led the investigation to try to pinpoint who was to blame.”



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