Portrayed by
Hannah Walters
First seen
Episode count
Also known as
Son (Winston)

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

Characterization[edit | edit source]

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 History[edit | edit source]

1983[edit | edit source]

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.

1986[edit | edit source]

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 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.

1988[edit | edit source]

Trudy appears at the karaoke at the local pub.

1990[edit | edit source]

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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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