What are the cast of ‘Misfits’ doing now?

Broadcast on E4 from 2009 to 2013, sci-fi comedy-drama Misfits followed a group of young offenders on community service who gained supernatural powers after being caught in an electrical storm.

Misfits ran for five seasons and, like Being Human, by the end had a completely different cast to the one it had started with.

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Here’s a look at what some of those cast members are doing now, just over two years since the show ended

 

Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan Accused

Let’s start with the first original cast member to leave the show. Since exiting Misfits after just two seasons (and causing a bit of outcry by doing so), Robert Sheehan has moved on from playing fan favourite Nathan with a range of work in television, film and theatre.

On TV, as well as a memorable turn in BBC One anthology series Accused, Sheehan had a lead role in Irish crime drama Love/Hate, for which he won an IFTA – the Irish equivalent of a BAFTA. He has also starred in a few films, from indie comedy Killing Bono to Hollywood blockbuster The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

In late 2015, Sheehan was treading the boards as Richard III in The Wars of the Roses, a trilogy of plays directed by Trevor Nunn. He’s now promoting a soon-to-be-released comedy film called Moonwalkers, in which he stars alongside Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman, and recently began filming the second season of Sky Atlantic’s Fortitude.

 

Iwan Rheon

Game of Thrones Iwan Rheon

With a past in both acting and music (he was cast as Simon in Misfits just after an Olivier Award-winning performance in West End musical Spring Awakening), it’s no surprise that Iwan Rheon’s career has continued on these two different paths since he left Misfits at the end of its third season.

After releasing a small number of EPs over the course of a few years, Rheon released his first album Dinard in April 2015. On television, he’s in ITV sitcom Vicious, where he stars alongside Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, and he also appeared in BBC drama Our Girl.

But Rheon is perhaps now best known for his role as Ramsey Snow/Bolton in Game of Thrones, one of the show’s most despicable villains.

 

Antonia Thomas

The Musketeers

After playing Alisha in the first three seasons of Misfits, Antonia Thomas starred in the music video for Coldplay’s ‘Charlie Brown’.

Since then she’s had prominent roles in two critically acclaimed films – Scottish musical Sunshine On Leith, which features songs by The Proclaimers, and British 70s-set film Northern Soul.

She also played one of the three main characters in Channel 4 sitcom Scrotal Recall, and interestingly now provides the voice of the narrator in the Teletubbies.

 

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