This Life Had No Life
The cast apparently said that they wouldn't have done it unless the script had been good, but this script just proved that Amy Jenkins never could write. She had a brilliant programme idea, but I suspect the person who authorised the £150,000 advance she recieved for her first 2 novels recognised that they would sell anyway with a decent cover. Not worthy of BBC2 at all, I was led to think of what life after This Life had been like for the cast. All have been successful & I suspect this just put presents under their trees.
Jack Davenport played Miles Stewart
Since the show ended in 1997, he has made the biggest splash of the This Life cast in America, starring as the loveable Peter in The Talented Mr Ripley, and as Commodore James Norrington in Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley. He has been a familiar face on the small screen in Coupling.
Daniela Nardini played Anna Forbes
Famed for her association with the Largs ice-cream shop of the same name, Nardini has flitted between theatre, television and film. Notable roles include the stage lead in Camille, as well as TV roles in Big Women, Sirens and Quite Ugly One Morning. She starred in 2005's BAFTA-nominated film, Festival, Annie Griffin's sardonic expose of the Edinburgh's Fringe festivities.
Amita Dhiri played Milly Nassim
The most low-key of all the housemates, Dhiri is married to music producer Bradley Carroll. She has made her name starring in hits such as Judge John Deed, Silent Witness and McCallum.
Andrew Lincoln played Edgar 'Egg' Cook
Like Davenport, Lincoln has enjoyed success across the board. His voice is familiar in the UK as he provides voice-overs. His brother is a teacher and he went to school with him to research his part as loveable rogue Simon Casey in hit Channel 4 drama Teachers. Film roles include the part of the lovelorn Mark in Love Actually.
Jason Hughes played Warren Jones
A range of supporting roles both in television and film have ensured Hughes has not disappeared from view. One of his most notable film roles was in the 2002 thriller, Killing Me Softly. He also played the role of Detective Ben Jones in Midsomer Murders.
I have only ever seen Andrew Lincoln on stage, strolling along the South Bank with time on my hands one afternoon, it came into my mind that a friend had just interviewed a playwright she rather liked about his play Blue/Orange. Matinee tickets still being available, I was lucky enough to see a brilliant drama about mental health, which Joe Penhall describes writing “to present an extraordinary argument that couldn’t be held in conversation”.