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Age Before Beauty

Drama series telling the story of a dysfunctional family, set within a family-run beauty salon.

Age Before Beauty will make you laugh and make you cry, and as ever, Debbie has created the most original set of characters that the audience will want to spend time with.

Laura Mackie, Executive Producer

The six-part drama, written by Debbie Horsfield (Poldark, Cutting It) and made by Mainstreet Pictures, is an exploration of youth, age, instant gratification and long-term relationships, all set within a beauty salon. At its heart is an unconventional family rife with sibling rivalries and unconventional parenting through the generations.

Married to Wesley for 25 years, Bel has spent the last 18 years as a homemaker and mum to their twins – but having just waved them off to university, now has a void in her life. Enter Teddy, brother-in-law and long-time best friend, begging her to step in and rescue the family business – a down-at-heel beauty salon in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Like Bel, it could do with a bit of a face-lift. And possibly a clear-out, since it employs her high-maintenance family: mother Ivy-Rae, a Northern Soul fanatic and spray tan technician; sisters Leanne – part-time nail-technician, part-time personal stylist; Tina -‘body artist’ aka tattooist; and Heidi – fillers & Botox, cosmetic surgery addict – mother to Disney, plump, nine year-old wannabe Pageant Queen.

Into the mix comes beautiful 20-something Personal Trainer Lorelei who seems to have caught Wes’s eye… can Bel reconcile the demands of her business, her warring family and the problems in her marriage?

Age Before Beauty Episode Guide

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Age Before Beauty Main Characters

Bel Finch played by Polly Walker
Bel Finch played by Polly Walker
Wesley Finch played by James Murray
Ivy-Rae Regan played by Sue Johnston
Heidi Regan played by Vicky Myers
Teddy Roxton played by Robson Green
Teddy Roxton played by Robson Green
Leanne Roxton played by Kelly Harrison
Tina Regan played by Lisa Riley
Lorelei Bailey played by Madeleine Mantock

Age Before Beauty Cast

Robson Green – Teddy Roxton
Polly Walker – Bel Finch
Kelly Harrison – Leanne Roxton
Sue Johnston – Ivy-Rae Regan
James Murray – Wesley Finch
Lisa Riley – Tina Regan
Vicky Myers – Heidi Regan
Madeleine Mantock – Lorelei Bailey
Amir El-Masry – Dante Roxton
Lucy Polgar – Lexie
Louie Threlfall – Tyler
Laila Rouass – Shameen
Struan Rodger – Chizzler
Eugene Collins – Shaquille
Lucy Jo Hudson – Dayna
Arnold Oceng – Leon
Isabella Gill – Disney
James Quinn – Mrs Goldwag


On the Mirrobel Salon set

On the Mirrorbel Salon set

Age Before Beauty Main Characters

Age Before Beauty: Main Characters