'Sex Education': things you didn't know about the actors
'Sex Education' arrived at Netflix almost without anyone noticing in 2019. The first season was viewed by millions, but the next two hooked the entire world.
With a fourth (and probably last) season already confirmed, let's look back and see what the protagonists were doing before going to Moordale Secondary School.
In the beginning, he is a very shy boy and doesn't really know how to socialize, but, in the end, his character becomes an expert in sentimental and physical affairs. He is in love with Maeve from the get-go.
He began as an actor at just 10 years old and has been part of successful movies such as 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' (2008), 'Hugo' (2011) and 'Ender's game' (2013).
Her character is the classic high school bad girl, but she has the noblest of hearts. Smarter than the average, she teams up with Otis to start the therapy clinic.
The audience didn't know who she was, and as an actress, she had only been part of the cast of 'Badger Lane' (2016) and 'Summit Fever' (2013). The Netflix show that has shot her to fame. She's also starred in 'Death on the Nile' (2022) with Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer.
Aimee is one of the school's most popular girls, but everything will change for her after an uncomfortable incident on a bus. From then, she's starts doubting herself and everything that surrounds her.
She previously had some theater experience, but 'Sex Education' was her TV debut. She auditioned for the role of Lily but ended up playing the sweet Aimee.
The headmaster of Moordale Secondary School is the father of Adam. He is very strict and, like his clothes, he's quite boring.
With almost 30 years of experience in theater, TV, and cinema, he worked in projects like 'Rush' (2013), 'Utopia' (2013-2014), 'Sherlock' (2014) or 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' (2016).
He is the headmaster's son and the classic school bully. Little by little, he will start to face more internal conflicts than any other character in the show. His character's development is simply wonderful.
He had previously appeared in one episode of 'Harlots' and another episode of 'Jamestown' (2017). But since the Netflix show, he has moved on to more important projects.
By the way, between January 2019 and early 2020, he had a relationship with his co-star Aimee Lou Wood.
She is a couples therapist and a best-selling writer. Jean is afraid of commitment and losing the only family she has left: her son, Otis. Definitely, a very powerful and confident character.
We have to bow down before an absolute TV legend. Gillian Anderson has made it to TV history with shows like 'The X Files' (1993-2002) and (2016-2018); 'The Fall' (2013-2016); and 'The Crown' (2020).
Otis' father is a ladies' man and a selfish person who lives in the United States. He has lost contact with his son, and partially, with reality.
It's one of those secondary actors that you have seen a million times but never remember his name. He has appeared in shows like 'Revenge' (2011), 'Episodes' (2012), 'Altered Carbon' (2018) and 'Pennyworth' (2020), to name a few.
He is Moordale's weird science teacher who conducts the school's music band.
He is one of the classic actors in English television. It's worth mentioning his appearance in Guillermo del Toro's movie 'Hellboy' (2004).
He's Moordale role model student: charismatic, natural, funny, swim champion and has excellent grades. Everybody loves him but he struggles to feel completely happy.
Since 2007, he has worked in TV as well as cinema. We have been able to see him in projects like 'Shank' (2010), 'Wolfblood' (2012-2014) and'Roots' (2016).
His character starts out as just a random Swedish plumber with extremely enchanting blue eyes. He ends up becoming Otis's stepdad and central to the Milburn family.
Persbrandt developed his entire career in his natal Sweden. There, he was the protagonist of 'Haevnen' (2010), the Susana Bier movie that won the Oscar for Best International Feature Film in 2011.
She is the queen of the school and one of those villains that gracefully transforms into the sweetest and most relatable person. Her character's arch is just amazing.
Mimi Keene is one of the youngest actresses on the show with a lot of experience. Some of her most relevant jobs are 'Sadie J' (2013), 'EastEnders' (2013-2015) or 'Tolkien' (2019).
He is Otis' best friend and is openly gay. The latter is a problem for his Nigerian and profoundly religious family. He has a love/hate relationship with Adam.
Before 'Sex Education,' he had only starred in two episodes of the series 'Stonemouth' (2015), but he was clearly one of the best casting choices of the Netflix show. The next big role in his career will be... Doctor Who!
In the beginning, Ola is just the daughter of Jakob, but then she becomes Otis' girlfriend and later even his stepsister. In the end, she becomes Lily's girlfriend.
Until the Netflix show, she had only appeared in separate TV episodes of series like 'Les Miserables' (2018) and 'Moving On' (2019).
He was a surprise addition to the second season. His character is a French exchange student who is smart, well-educated, and insanely handsome. He quickly has a connection with Eric.
Before 'Sex Education,' his most relevant role was the one of Illes in the show 'Grown Ups' (2016-2019). He starred in 30 episodes.
Her character is obsessed with adult content alien novels. In the beginning, we don't see much character development from her, until we do…
Even if her character is a high school student, the actress was born in 1991. We could see her as Teresa in 'Delicious' (2016) and as Isobel in an episode of 'Outlander.'