It is a sin that viewers could recognize a familiar face in the third episode of the hit drama, which airs on Friday night (February 5, 2021) – as Mandy from This Country Guest Stars!
But who is Ashley McGuire portraying?
Here is everything you need to know about the actress and her character, plus a rundown of any other guest appearances you may have missed!
*** Warning: Contains spoilers from episode three of It’s a Sin ***
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It’s a Sin guest: Ashley McGuire is Lorraine Fletcher
Actress Ashley McGuire portrays Lorraine Fletcher in episodes three and five of It’s a Sin on Channel 4.
In otherwise tragic scenes, the actress appears as a nurse charged with the difficult job of looking after Colin while he dies of AIDs.
Ashley spoke about the role and tweeted, “Thanks for all the love for #ItsASin.
“I am very proud to be a small part of it in important things and to portray Lorraine.
“One of the many lesbian nurses who have been at the forefront from the start and dignified these beautiful boys.”
Despite the difficult nature of the scenes, Colin actor Callum Scott Howells says it is difficult to film them with a straight face.
In an interview with Esquire he says: “Just let me tell you something, right – when you have to masturbate in a scene and everyone is there and I just look at Olly in a kind of blank expression [Alexander] and Lydia [West]and then Ashley McGuire [playing the nurse Lorraine] come in, who’s the funniest [bleep] Actors in the world …
“I’m not going to lie, there were times when we all lost it.”
What else did Ashley McGuire star in?
Ashley is best known for her role as Mandy in This Country.
She has also appeared in dozens of national theater productions over the years – including the all-female drama Top Girls, as well as The Suicide, Our Country’s Good, and Home.
Her television career includes appearances on Casualty, Miranda, Dead Boss, Man Down and Trollied.
She even portrayed a Death Eater in the Harry Potter films!
Soap buffs will recognize Angela for her role as Ginny Portis on Coronation Street in 2011 and the hideous Bev Slater in EastEnders between 2018 and 2019.
Thank you for all of that #It’s a sin Love. I am very proud to be a small part of it in important things and to portray Lorraine. One of the many lesbian nurses who have been at the forefront from the start, giving dignity to these beautiful boys.
– Ashley McGuire (@AshleyMcGuire_) January 26, 2021
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It’s a Sin guest: Stephen Fry
Actor and comedian Stephen Fry can be seen in episodes three and four of It’s a Sin.
It portrays the prominent politician Arthur Garrison, an oppressed Conservative MP.
Arthur starts a secret affair with Roscoe – mostly because Roscoe likes the view from his posh pad!
Stephen says of his character: “Arthur Garrison is a particularly downtrodden character because he doesn’t think he’s gay.
“The sad thing is when he’s with Roscoe there is a tenderness and real kind of affection, but he’s way too scared!”
It’s a Sin guest: Tracy-Ann Oberman
Former EastEnders star Tracy-Ann is best known for killing Dirty Den for the second time.
In It’s a Sin, she portrays Carol Carter in episodes one, three and five.
Carol is Ritchie’s agent and helps him start his acting career.
In episode three, she soberly warns Ritchie about the spread of HIV and AIDs and the dying men.
She says to him: “These days a lot of boys go home. Don’t be one of those guys who are going home. “
Says Tracy, “Carol is an agent Russell T. Davies knew and who was very supportive of her suffering boys.
“She’s a mix of quite a few agents, but there is one who has been incredibly kind and protective of her young men.”
Neil Patrick Harris appears as Henry Coltrane
Neil has previously starred in Doogie Howser MD and How I Met Your Mother.
He has also won four Tony Awards in the US and was the first gay man to host the Oscars in 2015.
His portrayal of Colin’s work colleague Henry impressed the audience – not least because of his British accent!
Unfortunately, Henry died of AIDs in the first episode of the Russell T Davies drama.
Michelle Greenidge is Rosa Babatunde
Michelle Greenidge portrays Colin’s boss Rosa Babetunde in episodes one, two and five of It’s a Sin.
She is best known for her roles as Valerie in After Life and Lola in Mandy.
Colin’s horny colleague Mr. Hart is portrayed by Nicholas Blane.
Game of Thrones fans will recognize him as the Spice King.
He has also played Winston Churchill in The Good Traitor and Norman Van De Vater in A Very English Scandal.
It’s an episode of Sin that will air on Channel 4 on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 9 p.m.
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