Skins star unrecognisable as he lands huge new role on Netflix show | The Sun

SKINS star Joe Dempsie looks unrecognisable these days.

Actor Joe, 36, is best known for playing Chris Miles in the E4 teen comedy-drama, but now he's landed a huge new Netflix role.

In thriller-drama, Pieces of Her, he plays the leader of a domestic terrorist group, Army of the Changing World, in the late 1980s.

Toni Collette stars as Laura Oliver, a speech pathologist and breast cancer survivor with a dark past.

Upon its release last March, the series received mixed reviews with Rotten Tomatoes giving it a 50% approval rating.

It's not the only major role he's had.

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Joe played Gendry Baratheon in Game of Thrones between 2011 and 2013, before returning in 2017.

The Scouser even revealed he'd auditioned for Jon Snow before landing the part of Gendry despite having his "worst ever audition".

He said at the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival last year: "I auditioned for Jon Snow eventually, pretty much every actor of a certain age went for it.

"18 months after that I auditioned for Pip and another of Jon's mates at the wall.

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"My audition for Gendry is the worst I'd ever done, after every scene there was silence and they said they were worried nobody would understand me."

While Kit Harington won the role, thankfully show bosses cast Joe as Gendry and he quickly gained a legion of fans.

So much so, Joe believed they were fundamental in his return in series seven.

He said: "At the end of season three when they said Gendry would disappear for a while, they did say the plan was for me to come back.

"So I always had that in the back of my mind. They wanted to leave it long enough that people started to forget about him, so him coming back was a surprise.

"In some ways I think Twitter got me my job back, they wanted fans to forget about Gendry but they underestimated them.

"The longer a loose end is left untied the more conspicuous it gets rather than just fading from memory."

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