The Skins Alumni

Final series begins tonight

Award-winning teen drama Skins is back!

Launching the seventh series tonight on E4, Effy, Cook and Cassie will return for one last time.

We have grown up with the young cast – notable members include Kaya Scodelario and Nicholas Hoult – and as they emerge in to adulthood, the show’s creators are giving us the chance to say goodbye to some of the more memorable characters.

And what a talented cast they have proven to be.


Here’s our run down of the most notable success stories:

Ultimate teenage bad girl, Effy (Kaya Scodelario) takes centre stage in tonight’s episode, FIRE.

In addition to her Skins role, Scodelario starred in blockbuster Clash of the Titans and played Cathy is last year’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

With a ton of new films out this year and in 2014, we’ll be seeing a lot more of Scodelario but for now, it’s good to have her back in the role that made her.


Hoult’s first notable performance was back in 2002 in About a Boy, starring opposite Hugh Grant (we’ll never let you forget that bowl haircut Nick, sorry).

He moved on to play Tony in Skins in 2007 and since then his career has continued to catapult in to the Hollywood stratosphere.

As if this wasn’t enough, he’s friends with Tom Ford and has dated our fantasy best friend, Jennifer Lawrence.

You can expect to see even more great things from him with 2014’s X-men: Days of Future Past and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Hannah Murray

Murray plays the loveable and flighty Cassie in Skins but is also known for her role in our TV obsession as Gilly.

On the big screen, the Bristol-born actress featured in 2012’s Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp – nice work if you can get it.

Skins, Slumdog Millionaire (which won him a Bafta nomination) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel are just a few of Patel’s memorable roles so far and he’s only 23.

Audacious success and he gets to go home to Frieda Pinto. Dev owes Skins big time.

Jack O’Connell

With roles in This is England (2006) and Harry Brown (2009), O’Connell’s gritty performances always evoke emotions that make his character so memorable.

He’s set to appear on the silver screen next year in 300: Rise of an Empire alongside Eva Green. Hollywood, here he comes.

Skins is on E4 tonight at 10pm

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