Sunday, June 3, 2012

Misfits star joins the Homefront

Misfits star Antonia Thomas joins Claire Skinner, Clare Higgins, Nicola Stephenson in portraying the remarkable wives and girlfriends of soldiers serving in war torn Afghanistan in ITV Studios new six part drama series Homefront.

The 6 x 60 minute drama tells the stories of the four service wives-and-girlfriends who fight their own battles on the home front while thousands of miles away their loved ones are facing up to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Antonia plays Tasha who's husband Matt has headed out to Helmand to serve alongside his brother Tom. After a troubled upbringing by single mum Cheryl (Lorraine Ashbourne) Tasha’s even more determined to prove herself as a brilliant wife and good mother to toddler son, Alfie, but she doesn't always see eye-to-eye with mother-in-law Paula (Clare Higgins).

The cast are joined by two teenage actors whose families are joined together when Claire Marshbrook (Claire Skinner) marries widowed Major Peter Bartham (Greg Wise). 18 year old Rosie Day plays Pete’s wayward daughter, Millie, while Waterloo Road and CBBC's Friday Download star Ceallach Spellman plays Sam, her geeky new step-brother.

Created by Sue Teddern, the series directors include international and award-winning director Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, No Ordinary Family, The Street).
Homefront is currently filming on location in Manchester and Cheshire until August.

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