Skins is a classic British teenage drama series that follows the lives of a group of teenagers living in Bristol. It explores themes surrounding dysfunctional families, mental illnesses, substance abuse and bullying. The show ran for 7 seasons, ending in 2013. If you were a huge fan of the TV series, Skins, you might be wondering what the cast are up to now. Many have been seen to move onto bigger roles in Hollywood or even iconic British films. This article looks at a few of the cast members to give you an update on what they have been up to. Here are where the Skins cast are now!
1. Kaya Scodelario
Kaya was best known for her role as Effy Stonem in the show from series 1 all the way through series 4. She has acted in other films and TV series since then, including Wuthering Heights, Southcliffe, and The Maze Runner. Her most recent on-screen involvement has been in the Ted Bundy documentary, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile, where she portrayed as his wife, Carole Ann Boone. Aside from the documentary, in 2019, she also landed herself roles as Claire Redfield in the horror action game Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City, and is the lead for the Netflix series Spinning Out, which debuted in 2020. The series looked at the challenges with mental health within a family against highly competitive sports.
2. Nicholas Hoult
In Nicholas’ time in the show, he acted as Tony Stonem alongside Kaya Scodelario. Since his time in the show, he has taken up other roles such as Hank Macoy in X-Men: First Class and R in the zombie romantic comedy, Warm Bodies. Most recently, Nicholas has starred as Peter III of Russia in the historical-comedy series, The Great, which aired in May 2020, as well as starred in the survival thriller, Those Who Wished Me Dead. This year, Nicholas’ production company, Dead Duck Films, signed a first look deal with Civic Centre Media and MRC Television. In his personal life, Nicholas Hault can be found looking after his son with his girlfriend, Bryana Holly Bezlaj.
3. Joe Dempsie
Joe was cast as Chris Miles in the series from 2007 to 2008. However, this is not the only role he is most known for. He was also cast as Gendry Baratheon in Game of Thrones in 2011-2013 and 2017-2019. Nick has been involved in multiple aspects of filming such as TV, film, and voiceover. He has also explored the world of radio, where he voiced Steven in Once Upon a Time for Radio 4. Currently, his most recent work includes voice-over work as Ardbert and Arenvald Lentinus for Final Fantasy XIV. It has also been announced that he will be acting as Nick in the upcoming Netflix thriller series, Pieces of Her.
4. Hannah Murray
Just at the age of 17, Hannah was Cassie Ainsworth in Skins from 2007 to 2008 and reappearing in 2013. Prior to her rise to fame, Hanna studied English at Cambridge University. Like Jo Dempsie, Hannah Murry was also in Game of Thrones, however, it was from 2012 to 2019 where she acted as Gilly. She was nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards alongside her castmates as ensemble players. Hanna Murry is to be noted for her incredible theatre work where she played roles such as Martine in Martine and Mia in That Face. Hannah’s most recent work occurred last year, where she played Cara in The Expected and voiced the little girl in the video game, Shady Part of Me.
Skins is just one of several British teen comedy-dramas that have been a huge success. The show replaced its primary cast every two years; however it still had an incredible impact on the British youth of that time and even now! Looking at such important topics and directing it at teenagers allowed there to be a path into understanding these difficult subjects and how to tackle them. Do you have any favourites? If you liked Skins, other shows such as Euphoria, Misfits, and Sex Education are found to be quite similar; check them out when you get a chance!