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Queer as Folk 

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Series (1999–2000)
A groundbreaking gay adult drama which chronicles the lives of Stuart and Vince, as well as 15-year-old Nathan, who is in love with Stuart.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Aidan Gillen ...  Stuart Jones 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Craig Kelly ...  Vince Tyler 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Charlie Hunnam ...  Nathan Maloney 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Denise Black ...  Hazel Tyler 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Andy Devine Andy Devine ...  Bernard Thomas / ... 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Esther Hall Esther Hall ...  Romey Sullivan 10 episodes, 1999-2000
Alison Burrows Alison Burrows ...  Sandra Docherty 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Caroline O'Neill ...  Janice Maloney 9 episodes, 1999-2000
Carla Henry ...  Donna Clarke 8 episodes, 1999
Caroline Pegg Caroline Pegg ...  Rosalie Cotter 8 episodes, 1999-2000
Alfie Robinson Alfie Robinson ...  Baby Alfred 8 episodes, 1999
Antony Cotton ...  Alexander Perry 7 episodes, 1999-2000
Saira Todd Saira Todd ...  Lisa Levene 7 episodes, 1999
Ben Maguire Ben Maguire ...  Christian Hobbs 7 episodes, 1999-2000
Juley McCann Juley McCann ...  Siobhan Potter 6 episodes, 1999
Sarah Jones Sarah Jones ...  Suzie Smith 6 episodes, 1999
Peter O'Brien ...  Cameron Roberts 5 episodes, 1999
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Storyline

Two gay friends, Vince and Stuart, live on a cocktail of sex, drugs and clubbing. They are both 29, and Stuart is the type of guy who cops off every time he goes out. One night, he spots 15-year-old Nathan, and brings him back to his apartment where they make love. Now, Nathan is still after Stuart, but Stuart just thinks of Nathan as one in a long line of one night stands. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Diferentes Como Nós See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Trivia

The role of Alexander was written for Phil Collinson, a good friend of writer and creator Russell T. Davies. However when Antony Cotton arrived for the audition, everyone agreed that he was better suited to the role. Collinson went on to be a producer, and was hired by Davies to produce Doctor Who (2005). See more »

Quotes

Stuart Alan Jones: Right, Nathan we're off. It's all getting a bit lesbian in here.
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Connections

Referenced in Life on Earth (2011) See more »

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There's a whole lotta shaggin' goin' on
19 September 1999 | by mermattSee all my reviews

I am one of the few people in the US fortunate enough to

see this British TV series. It's certainly better than the majority of American sitcoms and mini-series. The story lines give a mature, humorous, satiric look at the life of gays in Manchester, England. There are serious elements of parents rejecting their gay children, homophobia, and the dangers of picking up people, but overall the stories are

kept brisk, funny, and delightful.

The closest that American TV comes is DYNASTY, MELROSE

PLACE, ACTION, and MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN, but this show

is more gutsy and even has Shakespearian irony. It presents interesting characters, bold plotting, and transcends its own open sexual elements. Following the

adventures of the three main characters (sexual-magnet

Stuart, unrequited romantic Vince, and teenaged conqueror

Nathan), the story includes a whole wide world of other

people and in wonderfully playful.

It would be nice to think that one of the US cable lines

will be bold enough to show it.


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