The BBC’s newest comedy-drama series, Everything I Know About Love, based on the best-selling memoir by Dolly Alderton, is currently streaming on Peacock. The series tackles the ups and downs of being a young woman and experiencing love in many forms, romantic relationships and female friendships alike.
Everything I Know About Love centers around a group of friends as they bond over their shared experiences. However, things can get complicated when it’s time to grow up and grow a part. Along the way, viewers can expect to see a few familiar faces along the 7 episode series.
Emma Appleton – The Witcher (2019-)
The series begins with Maggie, played by Emma Appleton. She is a free-spirited 24-year-old with a positive and carefree attitude. However, eagle-eyed fans might have immediately recognized her from the hit Netflix series, The Witcher, where she played Princess Renfri.
The Witcher is a fantasy drama, based on the book of the same name. Appleton’s character only appeared in 2 episodes, but she still had a lasting impression in the series and proved that she had more than enough talent to lead a show like Everything I Know About Love. She also had a brief role in another Netflix series, The End Of The F*cking World.
Bell Powley – The Morning Show (2019-)
Bell Powley plays Maggie’s best friend, Birdy. Birdy is a shy in comparisons to her friends but comes out of her shell when she’s with them. Powley was most recently in one of the most expensive TV shows ever made, The Morning Show. The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, currently streams on AppleTV and Powley had a role as Claire Conway.
Powley’s turn as Claire was brief, but she did have her own romantic arc which was likely great experience for her role as Birdy. Powley has also starred in the films, Carrie Pilby and The Diary of A Teenage Girl. She also had a role in one of Pete Davidson’s best films, King Of Staten Island.
Marli Siu – Alex Rider (2020-)
Marli Siu plays the role of Nell in Everything I Know About Love, a close friend of Birdy and Maggie’s. Nell is a character in stark contrast to her friends, seemingly having her life on track with a steady job and a stable boyfriend. Siu has made many appearances in many projects, a notable one being the Alex Rider series based on the books by Anthony Horowitz.
The series began streaming in 2020 and follows a teenage spy. Siu plays Kyra, a talented hacker, and character that was created specifically for the series. Siu has also starred in various shorts and the comedy film Anna And The Apocalypse. However, Kyra remains her most recognizable role.
Jordan Peters – Flower In The Attic: The Origin (2022)
Jordan Peters plays the role of Neil, Nell’s long term boyfriend. While Neil’s role is fairly minor, Peterson has also had a few other guest-starring and lead roles various film and shows. He is most recognized from his recent work as Harry in the acclaimed Flowers In The Attic: Origin on Lifetime.
This four-part limited series shows the story follows drama-filled storylines of the wealthy Foxworth family. Peters’ role as Harry brings representation to the well known story of the best-selling Flowers In The Attic. He plays one of the workers for the family that sparks a secret and forbidden romantic interest in one of the family members, offering a stark contrast to the stale relationship between Nell and Neil in Everything I Know About Love. British drama fans may also recognize Peters from a brief appearance in the popular series, Call The Midwife.
Shane Zaza – Doctor Who (1963-)
Shane Zaza is another actor in the series that may be familiar to sci-fi and fantasy fans. Zaza has worked on many films and shows before landing his role as Simon and fans are most likely to recognize him as Prem in Doctor Who.
Known as a show with surprisingly amount of seasons, Doctor Who has been the starting point for many promising British actors, and it seems that Zaza is no exception. Having only starred in one episode of the long-running series, Everything I Know About Love gives the actor more opportunity to show his abilities.
Jill Halfpenny – EastEnders (2002-2005)
Jill Halfpenny plays a small role as Roisin in Everything I Know About Love, the four friends’ landlord and Maggie’s eventual boss. Halfpenny is an actor with notable British drama roles under her belt, as well as having the distinction as the first celebrity to get a perfect score of 40 for a dance on Strictly Come Dancing, the UK’s version of Dancing With The Stars. Her most notable role, however, is in the long-running British soap EastEnders.
Halfpenny played Kate, a police officer and eventual wife of the infamous Phil Mitchell. A clever and competent woman, Kate shares some similarities with Roisin, but Halfpenny’s role in Everything I Know About Love allows her to portray a tougher, more glamorous character.