Shaun Fields
Portrayed by
Thomas Turgoose
First seen
Episode count
Also known as
Cynthia (mother)
Unknown father (deceased)
Smell (1983, 1986-1988)
Fay (1988)
Juliette (1990)

Shaun Fields, is a fictional character in the television series This Is England, and the protagonist in This Is England, he is portrayed by Thomas Turgoose.


Shaun was born in 1971. He was a 12 year old schoolboy during the early 80's, who joined a skinhead gang in 1983. Having lost his father in the Falklands War, he had a hard time fitting in at his school.

Character HistoryEdit


Shaun in 1983, when he was 12.


Shaun met Woody after being bullied at school, who introduced them to his gang and he gained new friends. However Combo, an old friend of Woody's, returned from prison and divided the gang by introducing racist views to them. Shaun, wanting to make his father proud, sided with Combo and attended National Front meetings. However, his friendship with Combo ended when he went violently attacked Shaun's black  friend Milky. Shaun distanced himself from all of his friends, ashamed of his actions and what had happened. 


Shaun finishes his exams and rejoins the group. He is bullied by Flip. He helps Combo gain his footing after stumbling into Shaun's house, and losing his mother.


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Shaun carried on his relationship with Smell until Christmas of 1988, when he was cast in a school play and cheated on her with his co-star Fay. Ashamed at himself, he spent christmas alone with his family.


Shaun now 19, is now a member of the young gang, attending raves and the Madchester town hall night. He is struggling to stay happy without Smell. After gaining a place on a photography course and Cynthia buying him the latest camera, at the local college he meets Juliette whom he forms a relationship with. At Woody and Lol's wedding he is seen fighting off an estranged Smell.



Shaun's appearance over the series.

  • In the IMDB cast for Shane Meadow's other film A Room For Romeo Brass it says Male Nurse (as Shaun Feilds) and played by Shane Meadows.
  • Shaun is based on a young Shane Meadows. The becoming a skinhead, being involved in the rave/Madchester scene and then starting a photography course (which Meadows recently collected an abandoned BA in from Nottingham Trent University) are all experiences that Meadows went through in the 80s.
  • Even the name is similar: Shane/Shaun and Meadows/Fields.

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