Home Fires is a British drama television series on ITV, which is set in a Cheshire village during the Second World War, which originally premiered on May 3rd, 2015. The show explores the lives of Women’s Institute members living on the “Home Front”. The series is based off of the book Jambusters by Julie Summers. The first series consisted of six parts and achieved very high ratings for ITV. The television station ordered a second six-part series, which premiered in April 2016. The first episode of the second series on April 2nd, 2016 had 5.2 million viewers.
I’ve heard there are some really good actresses on this program, can you tell me more about them?
There are some very prominent actresses featured on #HomeFires. These actresses include Samantha Bond, Claire Rushbrook, Fenella Woolgar, and Leanne Best among many other cast members.
Samantha Bond plays Frances Barden. Barden is the ambitious and reformed leader of the Women’s Institute.
Samantha is an English actress who is perhaps best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond films. She also starred as Lady Rosamund Painswick on the popular series, Downton Abbey.
Claire Rushbrook plays Pat Simms. Pat is a member of the Women’s Institute. She was a victim of her husband’s physical and mental abuse for a long time. Much of her plotline revolves around her relationship with her husband and his departure for London.
Claire is an English actress who has had roles in film, television, and as a stage actress. Her films include Under the Skin (1997) and Secrets and Lies (1996). She has starred in television shows including The Sins and Linda Green. In theater, she has had roles in Three Sisters as Olga and Festen as the character Helene.
Fenella Woolgar plays Alison Scotlock. She is a member of the WI. She lost her husband during World War I. She cares for her dog Boris and has a new tenant, Teresa who later reveals she is a lesbian.
Fenella is also an English actress. She is most famous for her role in the film You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger. In this film, she played the character Jane. She has also had some television roles including on the show Spies of Warsaw and guest starring in the Doctor Who series.
Leanne Best plays Teresa Fenchurch. Teresa is the new local teacher. She becomes a tenant in Alison’s home. She loses Alison’s dog Boris while out for a walk, which causes friction in their relationship. Alison later forgives Teresa and the two form a friendship.
Leanne is also an English actress. She studied at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. She has had roles in both film and television including Ripper Street, Fortitude, and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death. She also appeared in the 2015 Star Wars sequel, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Are there any male actors starring in this show at all?
Alongside the leading ladies, the cast includes Ed Stoppard. Ed plays the local doctor, Will Campbell, who is described as a very kind and honest man. He has made it his mission in life to help people through medicine. He later discovers that he has lung cancer.
Ed Stoppard is a notable member of the cast because he is one of the most famous male British actors on the show. He has also
Who else is on the cast of the show?
Other cast members include Francesca Annis, Daisy Badger, Mark Bazely, Claire Calbraith, Chris Cohill, Ruth Gemmel, Frances Grey,RachelHurd-Wood, Leila Mimmack, Mike Noble, Claire Price, Daniel Ryan, Mark Bonnar, and Eileen Davies.
Can I watch Home Fire in the United States?
Yes! It premiered on PBS on October 4th, 2015. You can also check the series out in Australia on BBC First.