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Dan Cohen: ‘We find resolution in the last series of My Mad Fat Diary’ (VIDEO)

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My Mad Fat Diary regular Dan Cohen and new addition Faye Marsay reveal what’s in store for Rae Earl (Sharon Rooney (opens in new tab)) and the gang in the last-ever (sob!) series of the cult classic set in 1990s Lincolnshire…

Dan, who plays Archie, told What's on TV: “All the stuff you discovered about the characters in the last two series finds resolution in the last three episodes.” "]

He added: “It’s the last series, definitely. There’s a little leap in time and we pick up two years after series two.”

Faye Marsay (opens in new tab) plays newcomer Katie Springer, who forms a strong bond with protagonist Rae Earl from the start of the three-part finale.

She explains: “Rae bumps into Katie when she goes to Bristol university.

“In the beginning Rae looks up to Katie, who presents a strong sorted person, but actually that unravels... They have an interesting relationship.”

Faye, who also recently starred in Game of Thrones, added: “I’m a massive [My Mad Fat Diary] fan. I felt like I’d won a competition to visit the set and the actors on my first day!”

My Mad Fat Diary is on C4 on Monday, June 22.

For the full interview watch the video, above.

Elaine Reilly
Writer for TV Times, What’s On TV, TV & Satellite Week and What To Watch

With twenty years of experience as an entertainment journalist, Elaine writes for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) covering a variety of programs from gardening and wildlife to documentaries and drama.


As well as active involvement in the WTW family’s social media accounts, she has been known to get chatty on the red carpet and wander into the odd podcast. 

After a day of previewing TV, writing about TV and interviewing TV stars, Elaine likes nothing than to relax… by watching TV.