From ‘Fringe’ to ‘Smash': How ‘Mistresses’ Have Invaded U.S. TV

Sharon Small

Who is she on Mistresses? Trudi, mother to three teenage daughters and owner of a booming cake business.

Where else on American TV might you have seen her? Well, you’ve likely seen Small in re-airings of the Hugh Grant classic comedy About a Boy, but Downton Abbey fans will see her in the show’s Christmas special as servant Marigold Shore.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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