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Lisa Kudrow joins cast of E4 and Netflix’s Mae and George

Find out who else will feature in the cast.

Mae and George
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Production has started on E4 and Netflix’s up-coming comedy drama Mae and George (working title) and the cast has been revealed.

Canadian comedian Mae Martin stars in the series, which she co-wrote with Joe Hampson. She is joined by Lisa Kudrow (Friends), Charlotte Ritchie (Call the Midwife), Sophie Thompson (Bounty Hunters), Adrian Lukis (The Crown) and Philip Burgers (The Passage).

Find out who everyone is playing below:

Charlotte Ritchie stars as Mae’s new girlfriend George, who is both the balm to Mae’s anxiety and the cause of it.

Ritchie said: “It is a total dream to be involved in a show like this. It is so thoughtfully written and full of beautiful details but also makes me laugh so much. I feel so very grateful to be part of it.”

Sophie Thompson (Detectorists, Bounty Hunters) plays Maggie, Mae’s fellow recovering addict and confidante.

Thompson commented: “I wanted this job so much after reading the scripts – to me they were so funny, scorchingly honest and profoundly human. When I got the job – I literally did a jig of deep glee. Mae amazes me, and so does Joe – to be a part of something so original is such a genuine joy.”

Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback, Friends) is Mae’s powerful and charismatic mother Linda who, despite living in Canada, still impacts Mae’s life from afar.

Kudrow added: “I’m thrilled to be playing Linda but I first fell in love with Mae and the scripts she and Joe wrote. It’s sweet and very funny and awkward and well observed.”

Adrian Lukis (The Crown, Pride and Prejudice) plays Mae’s romantic English father, whilst Philip Burgers (The Passage, The Characters) is Mae and George’s enigmatic flatmate Phil.

The series also stars Ophelia Lovibond (W1A, Elementary), Tom Durant-Pritchard (The Crown, Endeavour) and Al Roberts (Stath lets Flats, Flowers) as George’s friends Binky, Hugh and Jared; Pippa Haywood (Bodyguard, Greenwing) as George’s mum Felicity, and Ritu Arya (Humans, Sticks and Stones) as Maggie’s estranged daughter Lava.

Tobi Bamtefa (Tin Star, The Witcher), Steen Raskopoulos (Top Coppers, Scare BnB) and Jack Barry (Turn Up Charlie, Catastrophe) play Mae’s stand-up cohorts, whilst her addicts anonymous support comes in the form of Ramon Tikaram (The Victim, Flowers), Sindhu Vee (Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You), Rosalind March (Denmark, Jonathan Creek) and Tom Andrews (Plebs, Yesterday).

The six-part series is produced by Objective Fiction out of OMG Scotland with international partners all3media international. It is directed by Ally Pankiw.

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