Breeders on Sky cast: Who is in the cast of Breeders?
Breeders starts tonight (Thursday, March 12) on Sky one and ahead of the premiere of the first two episodes, viewers are curious to know who is in the cast of the show. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know
Who is in the cast of Breeders?
Paul – Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman stars in Breeders as Paul, a stressed-out father who is trying to be the best father to his two kids, Luke and Ava.
Breeders was Martin’s own idea and the series is based on his own experiences of being a parent.
He said: “ The series is based on things that happen to me as a dad.
“I love comedy, and I particularly love the sort of comedy like this that is trying to be a bit darker and a bit more thought-provoking about life as a parent. That’s what gave birth to all of it.”
He added: “Then I met Chris Addison, and we got together with Simon Blackwell and bashed it all out really. The idea was that Chris would direct, Simon would write a show round it, and I would act in it.
“Pretty much all the stuff in the show has either happened to me, Chris or Simon.
“Obviously, because I’m playing him, it’s very me. I tried to be myself as much as possible in this.”
Freeman is best known for playing Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film trilogy, Tim Canterbury in The UK Office and Dr John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock.
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Ally – Daisy Haggard
Daisy Haggard stars as Paul’s wife Ally in Breeders.
Haggard described her character as “strong, independent, career-minded, working mother. She’s no-nonsense. She’s the good cop to Paul’s bad cop, but she’s no pushover.”
She added: “She negotiates their relationship and deals with him very well. She is patient and understanding.
“When you have kids, they can be maddening, so God forbid that a couple should turn on each other. But Ally and Paul are pretty good together.”
Haggard is best known for starring in and creating BBC Three’s Back To Life.
She has also starred in Uncle and Episodes.
Jim – Alun Armstrong
Alun Armstrong stars as Jim, Paul’s father in Breeders.
Armstrong is an English actor, best known for his accomplished stage career.
He spent nine years with Royal Shakespeare Company and originated the role of Thénardier in the London production of Les Misérables.
Armstrong won an Olivier Award for playing the title role in Sweeney Todd.
He has starred in numerous television series and films including Brave Heart, Downtown Abbey and Penny Dreadful.
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Jackie – Joanna Bacon
Joanna Bacon stars as Jim’s wife and Paul’s mother in Breeders.
Bacon described her character as: “She doesn’t really know what she’s doing. She’s not trying to be Mrs Quirky.
“She’s actually quite innocent, but she’s unwittingly quirky. Her son is astonished by some of the things she comes out with.”
Bacon is best known for her roles in Love Actually, Last Orders and RocknRolla.
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Leah – Stella Gonet
Stella Gonet plays Leah, Ally’s mother in Breeders.
Gonet described Leah as “a reluctant mother” and “tricky.”
She said: “She is not cuddly. She’s not the type to tell her daughter, ‘Darling, you look lovely.’ She never says the things you would expect a mother to say.
“For instance, she tells Ally, ‘I suppose I have to see your baby,’ but he doesn’t say it with any love. She’s tricky. She’s always busy. She says her daughter, ‘I have to go to Pilates, so really, really don’t ask me to babysit.’”
Gonet is a Scottish theatre, film and television actress.
She is best known for her role as Beatrice Eliot in The House of Eliot and Jayne Grayson in Holby City.
Other cast members in Breeders include George Wakeman and Jayda Eyles who play Ally and Paul’s young children Luke and Ava.
Better Call Saul’s Michael McKean stars as Ally’s estranged father Michael who returns from America on their doorstep.
Breeders starts tonight at 10pm on Sky One
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