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'Outnumbered' Claire Skinner to star in ITV's 'Homefront'

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Outnumbered's Claire Skinner and Misfits actress Antonia Thomas are to star in new ITV drama Homefront.

Clare Higgins (The Syndicate) and Nicola Stephenson (Strike Back) will also appear in the series, previously known as SWAGS.

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Actress Antonia Thomas

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Homefront will follow the lives of four wives and girlfriends of soldiers serving in war-torn Afghanistan.

Higgins will play Paula, a veteran army wife who is proud of her soldier son but does not see eye to eye with his young wife Tasha (Thomas).

Stephenson will star as Louise, wife of soldier Joe - played by Luther's Warren Brown. A former Army nurse, Louise did not return to the front following the birth of her two daughters.

Skinner is the show's fourth lead as Claire, an aspiring Officer's wife who is romantically involved with Major Peter Bartham (Greg Wise).

"Homefront is a unique and contemporary show highlighting the women and families left behind while their loved ones risk life and limb on the front line," said producer Kim Crowther.

"Our fantastic ensemble cast, alongside lead director Terry McDonough, will deliver big emotional stories told through four compelling women."

The six-part drama - created by Sue Teddern (Birds of a Feather) - will film on location in Manchester and Cheshire.

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