Articles Tagged 'Shameless'

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What Are Brits Watching: ‘Skint’

Channel 4’s Skint examines the broke life. What’s on: Skint What is it: This four-part observational documentary series tells the stories of individuals and families who are surviving without working due to long-term unemployment or have never worked at all. Some of the younger people featured don’t even expect to get a job when they grow […]

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Anne-Marie Duff Returns to UK ‘Shameless’ Finale

Bafta-nominated actress Anne-Marie Duff is set to return to the Channel 4 hit show Shameless, which launched the career of Duff and her now-husband James McAvoy, as it comes to an end in 2013, reports BBC News. She will reprise her role as the eldest daughter Fiona who she played in the first and second season. […]

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UK ‘Shameless’ Comes to an End after 10 Years

Channel 4’s hit show Shameless, which launched the career of James McAvoy, Anne-Marie Duff and Maxine Peak, comes to an end in 2013. Creator Paul Abbott has made it the last hoorah for Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall) – the beer guzzling single father of seven children (initially six) in Manchester, England – after 11 series of the […]

New Paul Abbott Drama Has Personal Associations For Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent, the Oscar-winning British character actor, has revealed that, like all good thespians, he draws on his own personal experiences to bring a touch of reality to the roles he plays. So when asked to portray a former journalist, Sam, who is battling with Alzheimer’s, for the new BBC drama Exile — written by […]

A Half-Century After the Beatles, Is Another British Invasion Underway?

Is this all some sort of post-colonial payback? Has a gang of rogue Brits suddenly descended upon Hollywood and replaced our American-born gods with UK ones? At Anglophenia, our longstanding tagline has been “British culture with an American accent.” But over the past month, Britishness has so thoroughly permeated American pop culture that we can […]

‘Skins,’ ‘Being Human’ Remakes Score Record-Breaking Launches

Guess all of the promos worked: MTV’s Skins, the U.S. remake of the British teen drama seen on BBC America, has proven a huge ratings success for the channel. In its first airing on Monday (January 17), it received a stunning 3.26 million viewers and garnered the largest audience in the core 12-34 demographic for […]