Made in the UK sees home grown talent from Netflix shows revisit the places and people that helped shape their careers
The Made in the UK format sees home grown UK talent from Netflix shows revisit the places and people that helped shape their careers and make them who they are today.
The most recent episode is one about Erin Doherty, who plays Princess Anne in The Crown. Erin went back to her hometown of Crawley and her university city of Bristol to meet some of the inspirational people who helped her on her way to becoming a performer. We see her chat with her mum about making the difficult decision to choose acting over football. She then revisits old teachers and mentors from secondary school and the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to find out how she got from there to lighting up screens across UK living rooms.
In a previous episode Top Boy's Ashley Walters went back to Peckham, South London to rediscover his roots. He talks about everything from growing up south of the river and his double life as he attended drama school to joining So Solid Crew and what his career means to him now. We meet his son, his mum and fellow So Solid member Swiss as Ashley explains what it means to be Made in the UK.
In another episode, Top Boy's Little Simz went back to her hometown of Highbury and Islington, North London. She talks about everything from growing up north of the river to the start of her career at St. Mary's Youth Club and performing for the first time at the O2 Academy Islington. We meet her cousin Paij, find out what her family means to her and what it means to her be born and raised in London.
The first episode saw Queer Eye’s Tan France head back to Manchester to talk about his upbringing. He talks with pride in representing Asian Brits and mentions the first time he went to a gay bar, his favourite food (Nandos) and where he got his start in fashion.