This Is England cast now – co-star romance, Michelle Keegan link and makeover

As BBC actress Vicky McClure turns 38, we're taking a look at where the cast of This Is England is now.

Vicky played Lol in the 2006 movie and starred alongside some big names such as Stephen Graham, Jack O'Connell and Joe Gilgun – but all before they were big themselves too.

The film was seen as some of the actors' big breaks and is noted as a staple British movie and one of the most popular films in the past 20 years.

But what are the stellar cast doing up to now 15 years on? Let's take a closer look…

Vicky McClure

As mentioned, Vicky played Lol in the movie and ended up winning a Bafta for her performance in the movie's first sequel This Is England ‘86, which was then followed by This Is England ‘88 and This Is England ‘90.

Vicky was approached for the role while she was in a pub with Andrew Shim (Milky) and has gone on to carve out an epic acting career.

She became a TV icon by playing DI Kate Fleming in the smash-hit crime drama Line of Duty.

Vicky is now engaged to fellow actor and This Is England co-star Jonny Owen.

The pair have been together for eight years and have appeared in a few TV shows together including This Is England '90.

The happy couple live in Nottingham, after relocating to be close to her family, and have been engaged since 2017.

Thomas Turgoose

Thomas played the lead role of young Shaun when he was 13 and it remains his biggest performance to date.

It was revealed that co-star Stephen Graham and director Shane Meadows offered to adopt him following the death of his mother, who he lost shortly after filming the title.

The actor, now 30, once said: “I spent a lot of time with Shane Meadows and Stephen Graham.

"They agreed between them that if they didn’t get on with my dad, or if they didn’t see my dad fit to bring me up, they was gonna adopt me.”

Thomas has also starred in huge productions such as HBO's Game of Thrones as a Lannister soldier, Kingsman: The Golden Circle as Liam and Swimming with Men, among others.

In 2019, he married his long-term partner Charlotte Revell in a beautiful private ceremony with his This Is England co-stars in attendance.

Stephen Graham

Stephen played racist villain Combo and has since gone on to become one of the UK's most acclaimed actors.

The actor's roster includes the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Boiling Point, The Irishman, Boardwalk Empire and just like Vicky he starred in Line of Duty.

The 48-year-old's wife Hannah Walters, 45, also starred This Is England as Trudy.

He has been married to her since 2008 and the couple shares two children together, Grace and Alfie.

Joe Gilgun

Joe played Woody in This Is England and has since gone on to a successful acting career too.

Prior to the film, he played Jamie Armstrong in Coronation Street between 1994 and 1997.

However, the Lancashire actor, 38, is known for playing some major iconic characters including Rudy in E4's Misfit and Eli Dingle in Emmerdale.

Joe is currently starring in the Sky TV series Brassic alongside Michelle Keegan, where he earned a BAFTA nomination for playing the role of Vinnie.

Andrew Shim

Andrew played Milky in This Is England who famously took a horrific battering from Combo in the film.

The actor had previously collaborated with the film's director Shane Meadows for the 2004 movie Dead Man’s Shoes.

The American-born actor has gone on to a different industry and went on to become an amateur MMA fighter.

However, he got into some trouble in October 2020 when he was arrested in Spain for drug trafficking.

Andrew had reportedly avoided jail time after he was caught with £75,000 worth of cannabis on him.

The actor was narrowly let off with a suspended sentence, however, will still face time behind bars if he reoffends within a five-year time frame.

According to The Mirror, his three-year sentence was suspended after the court heard that he suffered from addiction issues.

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