‘Skins’ — Britain’s provocative young adult show — first gripped viewers with its controversial storylines back in 2007. While we’ll always think of these actors as the charismatic Bristol residents of our youth, we can’t deny that they’ve grown up and some of them have moved on to equally awesome projects.After seven seasons and three different casts, the television series won a permanent (and nostalgic! We took a look at some of the most successful cast members of the E4 show.Check out the cast of the UK’s ‘Skins’ then and now!
Now: In 2011, Joe joined the cast of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ in the role of Gendry.
He’s slated to appear in 2015’s ‘Monsters 2: Dark Continent.’ Then: Dev Patel played Series 1 and 2’s Anwar Kharral, an Islamic teen who struggles with his religious beliefs.
Now: Dev followed his ‘Slumdog’ success with an appearance in ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ and a role in HBO’s ‘The Newsroom.’ He is scheduled to appear in 2015’s ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.’ Then: Series 1 and 2’s Cassie Ainsworth, an eccentric girl who suffers from numerous mental disorders.
In 2008, she took to the London stage for a well-received performance in the play ‘That Face.’ Now: In 2011, Hannah joined her former ‘Skins’ co-star Joe Dempsie in the cast of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’ She briefly reprised her ‘Skins’ role in 2013, for the seventh-season episode titled ‘Pure.’ Hannah stars in the upcoming movies ‘Lily & Kat’ and ‘Suburbs.’ Then: Although she appeared throughout Series 1 and 2 of ‘Skins,’ Kaya Scodelario didn’t become a regular cast member until the second series was introduced in the third season. She appeared in 2010’s ‘Clash of the Titans’ remake, but also had a successful modeling career.
Now: Kaya appeared in 2014’s ‘The Maze Runner,’ and is slated to appear in the franchise’s 2015 sequel.
Kaya also returned to ‘Skins’ in 2013 for the two-part episode ‘Fire.’ Then: Jack O’Connell portrayed Series 3 and 4’s Cook, the group’s often self-destructive member.Jack appeared in numerous films and TV shows following his ‘Skins’ tenure, most notably alongside Michael Caine in ‘Harry Brown’ and in BBC’s two-part drama‘Dive.’ Now: In late 2014, Jack appeared in Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken.’ Before the movie’s Dec.25 release date, the actor was already receiving positive reviews for his role in the film.Outside of the ‘X-Men’ franchise, Nicholas starred in numerous movies such as ‘Warm Bodies,’ ‘Equals’ and ‘Young Ones.’ He dated Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence on and off between 20.Then: Often a source of comedic relief on Series 1 and 2 of ‘Skins,’ Chris Miles was the endearing party animal of the group of friends.Following his two seasons on the hit TV show, Nicholas went on to appear in Tom Ford’s ‘A Single Man,’ starring Colin Firth.