Then + Now: The Cast of ‘Skins’
'Skins' -- Britain's provocative young adult show -- first gripped viewers with its controversial storylines back in 2007. After seven seasons and three different casts, the television series won a permanent (and nostalgic!) place in our hearts. It also happened to produce quite a few stars.
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.
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!
Nicholas Hoult (Tony Stonem)
Then: Nicolas Hoult charmed viewers as the smooth-talking, confident, charismatic Tony Stonem in Series 1 and 2 of 'Skins.' While Nicholas was previously recognized for his role alongside Hugh Grant in 2002's 'About a Boy,' 'Skins' launched his career as an adult actor. Following his two seasons on the hit TV show, Nicholas went on to appear in Tom Ford's 'A Single Man,' starring Colin Firth.
Now: After being nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2010, Nicholas landed the role of Beast in multiple 'X-Men' spinoffs. 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 2010 and 2014.
Joe Dempsie (Chris Miles)
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. Played by Joe Dempsie, Chris had an affair with one of his teachers before ultimately entering into another relationship with Jal. In 2008, Joe was featured in an episode of 'Doctor Who,' among numerous TV appearances.
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.'
Dev Patel (Anwar Kharral)
Then: Dev Patel played Series 1 and 2's Anwar Kharral, an Islamic teen who struggles with his religious beliefs. In 2008, he starred in the Oscar-winning 'Slumdog Millionaire,' for which he was nominated for a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He won an additional SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
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.'
Hannah Murray (Cassie Ainsworth)
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.'
Kaya Scodelario (Effy Stonem)
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. Kaya plays Effy Stonem, Tony's younger sister. 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.'
Jack O’Connell (James Cook)
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. Jack is slated to appear alongside Christoph Waltz and Judi Dench in 2015's 'Tulip Fever.'
Kathryn Prescott (Emily Fitch)
Then: Kathryn Prescott portrayed Emily Fitch, a twin who eventually comes out as homosexual. After starring in two seasons of 'Skins,' Kathryn went on to appear in numerous other British television shows.
Now: After reprising her role in the final season of 'Skins,' Kathryn became a recurring character on the CW's 'Reign.' In 2014, she landed the starring role in MTV's 'Finding Carter.'
Luke Pasqualino (Freddie McClair)
Then: Season 3 and 4's laidback and likeable Freddy McClair was played by Luke Pasqualino. Following his role on 'Skins,' Luke appeared in Bravo's 'The Borgias' and the web-series 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.'
Now: Luke has since landed one of the lead roles on BBC's historical-action drama 'The Musketeers.' The second season of the series is set to debut in 2015.
Sean Teale (Nick Levan)
Then: Sean Teale played former rugby player Nick Levan in the third cast of 'Skins.'
Now: After the end of 'Skins,' Nick continued to appear in various television projects. The actor portrays Louis of Condé on the CW's 'Reign' and will play Prince Shalem in Lifetime's 'The Red Tent.'