The Gavin and Stacey cast: where are they now?


Gavin and Stacey

by Polly Foreman and William Marriott |

Believe it or not, it's been a massive twelve years since sitcom Gavin and Stacey burst onto our TV screens, starring Mathew Horne and Joanna Page as the title characters.

James Corden confirmed the 2019 Christmas special of the iconic show by posting a photo of the script with the caption, "Ruth Jones and I have been keeping this secret for a while... We’re excited to share it with you. See you on Christmas Day", but our appetite for more Nessy, Smithy and the like is a bottomless pit so we've taken a look back at the cast to see what they're up to now.

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The cast of Gavin & Stacey: where are they now?

James Corden : then
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James Corden: now
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James Corden is now thousands of miles away from his Smithy days - quite literally. He lives in America, and presents his own TV show, The Late Late Show with James Corden. His ever-popular segment Carpool Karaoke attracts millions of views whenever they are uploaded to YouTube.

Nessa Gavin & Stacey
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Arguably the best character of anything ever, here's Ruth Jones' Nessa in her heyday.

Ruth Jones (Nessa) now:
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Ruth looks SO DIFFERENT these days. Since the end of Gavin and Stacey Ruth has appeared in countless TV shows and adverts.

Joanna Page (Stacey) then
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"It's like chocolate and bits of rocks".

Joanna Page (Stacey) now
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Joanna has changed loads since Gavin and Stacey, but is still definitely recognisable as the character she played nearly a decade ago. Joanna is still an actress, including appearing in an episode of Doctor Who, featuring in Nativity! and starring on stage.

Mathew Horne (Gavin) then
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Remember Gavin's weird, weird hair?

Mathew Horne (Gavin) now
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Mathew's hair is now considerably more normal. In recent years Mathew has been touring with Catherine Tate in The Catherine Tate Show Live and appearing in various TV shows.

Larry Lamb (Mick) then
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"It's the last thing you expect to find when you get to work in the morning".

Larry Lamb (Mick) now
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Since Gavin and Stacey finished, Larry has appeared in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, in 2016 and the film The Hatton Garden Job, based on the true story.

Alison Steadman (Pam) then
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"DO YOU THINK ILL OF ME MY CHILD?" We forever are in love with Pam.

Alison Steadman (Pam) now
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Alison Steadman looks VERY different now. She has starred in various TV shows since, including the critically-acclaimed BBC drama Care, alongside her Gavin and Stacey co-star Sheridan Smith.

Rob Brydon (Bryn) Gavin & Stacey
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Bryn is forever Uncle goalz!

Rob Brydon (Bryn) now
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Rob Brydon has really changed much looks-wise! Since the end of Gavin and Stacey he's appeared in loads of TV programmes and film including, HBO's The Brink and The Huntsman: Winter's War. We also can't forget he is the face of P&O Cruises. Iconic.

Melanie Walters (Gwen) then
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We're forever fantasising about Gwen's omelettes.

Melanie Walters (Gwen) now
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As well as appearing in a panto, Melanie has also continued as a TV actress starring in Hollyoaks and Doc Martin.

Steffan Rhodri (Dave Coaches) then
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"How's it goin', alrigh'?"

Steffan Rhodri (Dave Coaches) now
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LOOK AT DAVE NOW! Completely different!

Julia Davis (Dawn) then
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Dawn and Pete - the ultimate relationship goals. ud83dudc95

Julia Davis (Dawn) now
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Julia Davis is still looking fab! For three years 2012 - 2015 Julia starred as Dorothy in Hunderby getting nominated for countless awards. Since then, she has also been nominated for a British Academy Television Award her series Camping.

Adrian Scarborough (Pete) then
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"I will try y y y y to fix you".

Adrian Scarborough (now)
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Looking quite different now, Adrian Scarborough now works mainly as a stage actor in Scarborough. He recently starred in the second series of Killing Eve, alongside Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, as well as popping up in various ITV and BBC drama's in cameo roles.

The Christmas special came as a surprise to everyone, especially as it had been off-air for nine years, and most of the cast members had always dismissed the chance for a reunion.

Yet when Larry Lamb did his first TV interview on This Morning just after the news broke, he admitted he was shocked to get a call from James, and even confessed to crying when he read the script.

Larry said, "All of a sudden I got this Los Angeles number, I answered and we had about a 10 minute chat.

"He [James] said: 'I just want to know if you'll be available in the next little while because it looks like we are going to be doing a Christmas special' - it was quite extraordinary."

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"I'd got to the point where I just figured they'd left this jewel as it was and they didn't want to go on - they were only going to do one series in the first place."

He went on to say, "It's amazing what he and Ruth have managed to do, I finally read the script and it really got me."

"I just started to read the first little sequence and I just found myself crying - it was just like running into somebody who was a major part of your life and you are just so happy about it.

"It didn't really matter what they were doing - it wasn't funny, it wasn't anything... It was just so poignant and I immediately was into the feeling of the whole thing and it just took me along."

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