Some of us were from Bristol, where the series was shot, so we went home after filming. We were in a sky bar and Joe Dempsie introduced me to Disaronno, I’d never had it before.
These Skins lads are certainly a success with the ladies.) Patel went on to star in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its sequel alongside Judy Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy, and as journalist Neal Sampat in HBO's hit series The Newsroom.Later he starred in Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi thriller Chappie, and this week has made headlines for gaining a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars for his role in critically-acclaimed film Lion - the first Skins Oscar nom!To the horror of parents and the delight of just about everyone else, the TV drama Skins blew the lid off what untamed teenagers get up to when let off the leash.With the second series due, Cassandra Jardine went behind the scenes to meet the show's surprisingly sensible cast and its frighteningly young writers. Gulp, I thought, when he told me, looking at my daughter of that age.It prevents us being either shocked or consumed by envy.
But, for the past year, there has been no excuse for innocence, not since Skins was broadcast - a series with the unique claim to authenticity of being written, and acted, by teenagers.Yep, on January 25 2007 Skins premiered on Channel 4, introducing an entire generation to a cast of characters who suffered from the same issues that normal British teenager dealt with: messed up families, mental illness, substance abuse, bullying, and doubts on their sexuality.The show followed three different generations of characters, but for most of us, it’s Tony and Sid and Anwar and Michelle that we most fondly remember.E4’s boundary-pushing series Skins first burst onto our screens 10 years ago today in 2007.In its time on TV the teen drama dealt with sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, as well as suicide, eating disorders, teenage pregnancy, bullying, homelessness... But it's kick-started the careers of plenty of British actors and actresses too. An instant hit, the cult E4 show followed the lives of a group of wild teenagers as they navigated the emotional pitfalls of young adulthood. She wanted posh girls to play the posh girl in series one – she wasn’t looking for main characters. The rest stayed in a hotel and smashed the place up. That’s all I remember and I put it down to him completely.