Friday, July 6, 2012
Scottish actress Sharon Rooney (represented by Mark Jermin Management) leads the cast, starring as 16 year old Rae, a a fat, funny girl from Lincolnshire who, despite an eccentric mother and her own mental health issues, has a huge lust for life, love and trying to get laid.
Sharon, in her first major TV role after an early career of comedy theatre and stand-up, is joined by a raft of fresh young talent, many of them newcomers.
Jodie Comer (represented by Independent Talent) from Liverpool, who last year appeared in BBC drama series Justice, plays Rae's best friend, the beautiful and popular Chloe.
Major lust interest Archie is played by newcomer Dan Cohen (represented by Galloways), who graduated from Arts Ed drama school in 2010.
Nico Mirallegro from Manchester, who was one of this year's Screen International Stars of Tomorrow plays fit-but-knows-it Finn. Nico (represented by The Rights House), who appeared in Hollyoaks and Upstairs Downstairs, stars in the up-coming Stone Roses movie Spike Island, as done another My Fat Mad Teenage Diary cast member Jordan Murphy. Jordan (represented by Troika) plays Chop, the joker in the friendship group.
Ciara Baxendale (represented by Linton Management) plays the sweet and innocent Izzy. Caira, from Lancashire, appeared in Jane Horrock's Little Cracker as did a fellow My Fat Mad Teenager Diary cast member, Sophie Wright from Doncaster, who played the young Jane Horrocks herself. Sophie (represented by Sylvia Young Agency) plays Rae's fellow hospital patient Tix.
Sophie Watson (represented by Linton Management) plays the young Rae.
Adapted from Rae Earl's real-life diary and book of the same name, the series is written by Tom Bidwell, a previous alumnus of Channel 4's talent scheme Coming Up, and Oscar-nominee for his short film Wish 143.
The series is directed by Tim Kirkby and Ben Caron, and is a Tiger Aspect production. My Fat Mad Teenage Diary is currently shooting in and around Elstree Studios, and will start on E4 in late autumn.