Joseph Gilgun Network

Joseph Gilgun Network

Welcome to Joseph Gilgun Network! You may know Joe from This Is England, Misfits and more. You can catch Joe appearing in upcoming titles such as Pride, This Is England '90 and Enemy of Man. Here you will find all the latest news/updates on Joe's career, a comprehensive photo gallery and don't forget to check out our growing video archive. Enjoy your stay!

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 – Back in 2006 up and coming Uttoxeter-born director Shane Meadows (Dead Mans Shoes) began working on a low-budget British movie centring around the skinhead subculture in the aftermath of the Falklands War in the early 80’s. Based on his own childhood experiences during the time, the movie struck a delicate and poignant chord in the UK and helped launch the careers of young British actors including Vicky McClure (Line Of Duty, Broadchurch), Thomas Turgoose (Eden Lake), Joe Gilgun (Pride) and Jack O’Connell (Starred Up). It was hailed by many critics as one of the best British movies of the decade and in 2008 it won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the BAFTAs. It spawned two very successful TV miniseries – This Is England ’86 and This Is England ’88 – with a third instalment on the horizon.

After almost three years of waiting it now looks like This Is England ’90 finally has it’s shooting date. Last week announced via Twitter that the show would begin filming “in September in and around Sheffield”. This was then confirmed by Thomas Turgoose yesterday, who clarified that he will begin shooting this Saturday…


The Director and writer for This Is England, Shane Meadows, says the next instalment will be the best yet.
He revealed that the latest series, This is England 90, will begin shooting later this year.
The show will follow on from This Is England ’86 in 2010 and This Is England ’88 in 2011.
It originally started life as a film, This is England, released in 2006, and many of the original cast members are attached to the new series.

The show follows the story of the coming of age of 13-year-old Shaun, a lonely boy welcomed into a gang of skinheads.

Speaking at last week’s NME Awards Shane Meadows admitted that he’d not yet finished writing the script but said he’s really excited about the project.

“The stories that we’ve got lined up for this one I think could top it all,” he said.

The coming of age adventures of Woody and the gang are confirmed to return to Channel 4 next year.

Stephen Graham, who played Combo in the film and subsequent series, confirmed that the new season will follow up on the gang in 1990, and will definitely be going into production next year.

“This Is England” was originally a 2006 independent film, centering on a young bullied boy who finds support in a closely knit group of skinheads in 1983 working class England. The film explored the skinhead subculture characteristic of the time, with some of the members of the group leading the boy down a malicious, racist path.

The movie, produced by Channel 4’s film division, spawned two television series that followed up on the gang in 1986 and 1988 as they struggled through the British recession and family strife.

The series was originally commissioned for 2012, but series creator and writer Shane Meadows was forced to delay the new series after signing on to film a documentary on the reunion of The Stone Roses. “[‘This Is England ’90′] was the one I was looking forward to the most because I was going to get to use the Roses’ music,” Meadows explained at the time. “And the only thing that could have superseded me doing that was the Roses themselves reforming and asking me to make that film. It was kind of like whatever I’m doing, I’ll put down because that’s like the job of the world for me.”

The delay prompted some fans of the sequel series, which will look at rave culture and revolve around the 1990 FIFA World Cup, would be stalled indefinitely. Graham assuaged these fears, stating “Shane is doing the Stone Roses documentary, but we’re definitely gonna do [the new series] next year… my character is going to be coming out of prison, so I’m really looking forward to that.”

As a fan of the series, I can say I genuinely am looking forward to that too!


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Rudy Richard Nairn was born in 1975 in Kent, England and has been drawing cartoons and caricatures ever since his chubby baby fingers grasped a pen.

A messpent childhood glued to Warner Bros and Disney cartoons led to an obsession that continues to this very day.

At school Richard would draw his teachers (much to their annoyance) in exercise books which would end up confiscated, destroyed or passed around the pub to raucous laughter, while Richard sat in detention stealing chalk.

In 1993 he attended the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury. It soon became clear to the frustrated tutors that he had no intention of embarking on a career as a “proper” artist – where they chop cows in half and stuff – when a prolific output of cartoons first appeared during fine art.

The new millennium saw Richard team up with college friend Robert Martin to create Pantomime Press, where they produced comic books for all ages. Under Pantomime Press’ banner Richard created among others, the Dr. Ripper’s Multiplex series and the aptly named Cursed Cartoonist.

Untitled-9Finally, after a decade of “proper” jobs and part-time cartooning, Richard finally took the inky plunge and became a full-time Cartoonist/Caricaturist. He hasn’t looked back since – well, maybe once or twice – just to watch out for infuriated art tutors and affronted teachers with pitchforks and flaming torches.

Now you can find Richard drawing caricatures all over the UK, including a regular pitch in the victorian streets of Dickens World and is available for weddings, parties, street events, and, oh, and special occasion, frankly.

His Jospeh Gilgun related art is absolutely amazing and it is my pleasure to share his work with you all. A big thank you to Richard for allowing me to use his art for this article.



Please check out Richard’s official website and take a look at his galleries full of brilliant and amazing art!

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