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Trudy
Trudy
Portrayed by
Hannah Walters
First seen
Episode count
5
Also known as
Trudes
Family
Son (Winston)
Lovers
Status
Alive


Trudy, is a fictional character in the television series This Is England, and she is portrayed by Hannah Walters.

CharacterizationEdit

Trudy appears all over the place throughout the This is England series from the infamous shoe shop scene to her romantic entanglements with quite a few of the gang, most notably Gadget and Meggy.

Character HistoryEdit

1983Edit

Trudy works in the shoe shop and helps Shaun and Cynthia choose a pair of school shoes. Shaun wants Docs, yet Trudy encourages him to purchase the leather shoes from London.

1986Edit

Trudy is now seen working as a receptionist at the wedding venue. She is training to be a registrar to marry people. It is later revealed she has a son with Meggy, after Gadget and her from a relationship. The dominating part of the relationship, she dresses him in jumpers and makes him grow a moustache whilst they engage in somewhat aggressive lovemaking. Gadget then finishes with her, leaving her in a state.

Sex obsessed, and with a hilarious fetish for Clark Gable, Trudy is also presented as a down-to-earth, working-class single mother with a yearning for a male she can dominate. Although Meadows veers away from male protagonists, the representation of women arguably remains problematic. Lol and Trudy both become victims; Lol has suffered at the hands of her violent, sexually abusive father and Trudy seemingly cannot hold down a relationship.

1988Edit

Trudy appears at the karaoke at the local pub.

1990Edit

Trudy appears dancing seductively with Flip and Higgy at Woody and Lol's wedding reception.

TriviaEdit

  • It is revealed she has been with the majority of the gang, including Harvey, Woody, Milky and now Gadget.
  • She is the wife to Stephen Graham who plays Combo.

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