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Lily Allen’s First Major Onscreen Role Will Be a Surreal TV Comedy

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Lily Allen has had an eventful summer. In June, she joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage at Glastonbury for the life-affirming performance of “Fuck You” dedicated to the Supreme Court justices who voted to oust Roe v Wade . “Who knows, maybe I won’t hang up my microphone,” she later wrote on Instagram. But now we know that music won’t be the only thing keeping her busy in the weeks and months ahead. Every DiversityThe Brit award-winning, Grammy-nominated singer is taking on her first major screen role in a new TV comedy — and the series is currently filming in the UK.

Title Dreamland, a six-part series based on the surreal BAFTA-winning short story of the same name by Sharon Horgan, delves into the secrets, lies, love, and aspirations of four sisters living on the Kent coast. Along with Allen, the cast includes Which doctor?Freema Agyeman by Kiell Smith-Bynoe from GhostAimee-Ffion Edwards from Peaky Blindersand BenidormSheila Reid, with a guest appearance from Samantha Bond.

The diary reads: “Set in the sun-drenched English seaside town of Margate, this is a darkly humorous exploration of intergenerational female relationships and family dynamics. slightly dysfunctional) of them. Big sister Trish (Agyeman) is pregnant for the third time with her partner Spence (Smith-Bynoe). And this time, she decided: it would be a girl. Her two older sisters, Clare (Gabby Best) and Leila (Edwards), rally around her with their mother (Frances Barber) and their legendary Margate (Reid), ‘appearing’ a little girl at the ‘festival’ Trish’s mani’ guild. But, when their other sister, Mel (Allen), unexpectedly reappears in their lives, her return risks destabilizing the entire family. A knock on the door and their ‘Dream Land’ is gone.”

Emma Jane Unsworth, writer of the novel Animals—A gritty tale of two best friends drinking as they turn thirty — and adapted for the screen in 2019, will serve as the series’ host and associate producer. story. She will be joined in the writers’ room by Gabby Best, Sharma Walfall and Sarah Kendall, while Ellie Heydon, known for playing Anne Pettifer in three seasons of Harlots, ready to direct. Sky has also announced that the show will air on both Sky Comedy and the Now streaming service in 2023.

Of course, Allen has acted before — she earned critical acclaim last year with her West End debut in 2:22: A ghost storyand has guest starred in everything from How to build a girl arrive Neighbor (bonus points for anyone who remembers her as a teen woman awaited by Cate Blanchett in 1998) Elizabeth). However, given the scale of this new project, as well as her central role, it could make a significant change in the direction of her career. Here’s hoping it will also feature some musical mixes.


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I am passionate about journalism and using new technology to spread news. I am also interested in politics and economics, and I am always looking for ways to make a difference in the world. I am the CEO of Janaseva News, and I am 24 years old.

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