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.So, with a whole decade passing since we first met the original generation of Bristolian sixth-formers, here's what some of them are up to now...Of late, Welsh actress Edwards has participated in some of the very best that British television has to offer - , before taking centre stage in its third and fourth series.She returned in the final episodes, ending up behind bars for insider trading.Mike Bailey After posting some questionable things on Twitter, dissing Skins in the process, Mike Bailey kind of fell off the grid.
Both of Headey’s characters use their particularly sharp minds to run circles around the men that try to take them down.
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 10: (L-R) Actors Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, Hannah Murray, Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Alfie Allen, and Gwendoline Christie pose onstage at the 'Game of Thrones' panel during Comic-Con International 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 10, 2015 in San Diego, California.
E4’s boundary-pushing series Skins first burst onto our screens 10 years ago today in 2007.
Nicholas Hoult Before Skins, Nicholas Hoult was pretty much purely known for his 2002 portrayal of Marcus Brewer in About A Boy. But Hoult is probably Skins' biggest success story (though Jack O'Connell, Dev Patel and Kaya Scodelario are hot on his tail).
Since leaving arrogant Tony Stonem behind in 2008, the 27-year-old Berkshire-born lad has abandoned the small screen for Hollywood roles in X-Men: First Class, Days of Future Past and Apocalypse, Jack the Giant Slayer, Warm Bodies and Oscar-winning action flick Mad Max: Fury Road among others.
Later generations of the show failed to excite viewers like the first did, and while teenagers might have moved on, so had the cast. Obviously I said yes and eventually got cast.” Who did you meet during the process? It was literally: ‘Hi, this is the guy playing Tony.