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Flowers 

Dark comedy about the eccentric members of the Flowers family. Maurice and Deborah are barely together but yet to divorce. They live with Maurice's batty mother and their maladjusted twin children.

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Will Sharpe
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2018   2016  
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Sophia Di Martino ...  Amy / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Olivia Colman ...  Deborah / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Julian Barratt ...  Maurice / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Daniel Rigby ...  Donald / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Will Sharpe ...  Shun / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Leila Hoffman Leila Hoffman ...  Nana / ... 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Colin Hurley ...  Barry / ... 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Georgina Campbell ...  Abigail 6 episodes, 2016
Angus Wright ...  George 6 episodes, 2016
Helen Cripps Helen Cripps ...  Matilda 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Alistair Green ...  Tommy 6 episodes, 2016-2018
Desiree Akhavan ...  Carol 5 episodes, 2016-2018
Amie Buhari ...  Pan 5 episodes, 2018
Maite Jáuregui ...  Vera 5 episodes, 2018
Anna O'Grady Anna O'Grady ...  Dolores 5 episodes, 2018
Mariam Haque Mariam Haque ...  Henri 5 episodes, 2018
Sophie Brooke ...  Avelaine 5 episodes, 2018
Harriet Walter ...  Hylda 5 episodes, 2018
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The eccentric Flowers family are struggling to hold themselves together. Maurice Flowers (Barratt) is the author of the twisted children's books "The Grubbs", he and his wife Deborah (Colman) are barely together but yet to divorce. As Maurice fights inner demons and dark secrets, she begins to suspect that Maurice is having a homosexual affair with his Japanese illustrator Shun (Sharpe). The couple live in a creepy, creaky, crumbling old house with Maurice's dotty mother Hattie (Hoffman) and their maladjusted twin 25-year-old children Amy (Di Martino) and Donald (Rigby). Both twins are competing for the affections of their attractive neighbour Abigail (Campbell). The Flowers family and their often self-inflicted crises are surrounded by odd neighbours - agents of further headaches and heartache. Written by Mark_a_Wood <markawood@hotmail.co.uk>

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In press interviews creator, writer, director and cast member Will Sharpe answered the question of whether the show would return for a third series by saying that he was not sure. He said "I feel like I've said everything I have to say for now with the characters in this world". However, he added, "For now - never say never". See more »

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A gripping television series

"Flowers" is dark, funny, poignant, and smart. A terrible beauty. I couldn't look away, and couldn't stop watching until I'd finished the entire series in a single sitting.

Will Sharpe's superb writing is brought to life by an equally superb cast of actors who give stunning performances. Barratt and Coleman in serious roles are a revelation. Sophia Di Martino and Daniel Rigby are convincingly fragile, but still relatable and even likable. Sharpe's acting is as powerful as his writing, adopting the role of Shun -- the Japanese glue barely holding this broken English family together.

"Flowers" is easily some of the best television I've seen, and I'll be following Sharpe's career with great interest.


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