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 founded BBCAmerica.com'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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