Karen was revealed to be the conscious Synth that David Elster created as an identical replacement for his late wife. Unwanted, forced to hide her true self, Karen longed to die and end the Synthetic consciousness experiment – but ultimately, her innate humanity and connection to Leo and her fellow conscious Synths saw her choose to help them. Now she is living quietly with Pete, whom she loves. But the question of who — and what — she really is, is a constant obstacle to happiness. Karen must find a new way to resolve this, but how?
Ruth Bradley is an Irish actress who has had recurring roles in The Clinic, Legend, The Fall, The Innocence Project, Plus One and Love/Hate. In 2007, she won Best Supporting Actress at the Irish Film and Television Awards for her role in Stardust and she also won Best Actress at the 2010 Milan International Film Festival for her role in In Her Skin. In 2016, Bradley won Best Actress in a Lead Role (Drama) at the Irish Film and Television Awards for her performance in Touchpaper Television/RTE’s Rebellion.
Her film credits include The Flag, Daphne, The Sea, I Am You, Alarm, Flyboys and Grabbers, for which she won a 2013 Best Actress statue at the Irish Film and Television Awards. In 2015, she starred in the feature film Pursuit, for which she was nominated for a Best Actress statue at the Irish Film and Television Awards.
In addition to film and television, Bradley has also been seen on stage in Playboy of the Western World (Abbey Theatre, Dublin), Sive (Druid Theatre Company) and Buddleia (Donmar Warehouse, London).