(2018 – 2022) Derry Girls « The Dazzling Nicola Coughlan


Nicola as Clare Devlin

Created by: Lisa McGee
Produced by: Hat Trick Productions
Cast Members: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Dylan Llewellyn
Release Date: January 4, 2018
Episode Count: 12
Genre: Comedy
Links: IMDb | Official Website | Netflix

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The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.

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trivia & facts

⦁ Although the main characters are at least 15 years of age, most of the actors were actually in the middle of their twenties at the time of filming. Additionally, Nicola, who appears to be the youngest of the group, was already 30 when production began.
⦁ Since its Netflix debut in December 2018, this show has developed a global cult-following, which came unexpected for the cast and crew. For instance, while visiting the US, Nicola and Dylan Llewellyn were surprised to be recognized by people, with many calling Llewellyn the “wee English fella”.
⦁ Nicola based her Derry accent on Nadine Coyle, while Louisa Harland based hers on her co-star Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who is a Derry native.
⦁ After their first read through together, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Siobhan McSweeney were believing that they did a terrible job and would be fired soon.
⦁ Nicola knew about her character to come out as lesbian well before her cast members.