Meet the Pembertons
Mal, Jen, Tina and Freddie make up our new favourite TV family!
Mal Pemberton is a husband and father of two who moves his family to the US, hoping to give them a better life.
Buying an RV park in Florida is a risky venture, but he’s determined to make it work.
He didn’t count on the stubborn residents of the park and their dislike of all progress though.
Mal is played by Philip Glenister, an English actor best known for playing DCI Gene Hunt in the TV crime dramas Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.
His other TV credits include the British TV series Mad Dogs, The Level, Prey, and the US drama Outcast.
He also appeared in the movies Calendar Girls and Bel Ami.
Jen Pemberton is a wife and mother of two, who arrives in the US in the dark about the ins and outs of Mal’s RV park purchase.
When she arrives at their new sunny home she is over the moon.
But it’s not long before she realises exactly what Mal has got the family into…
Jen is played by Lesley Sharp who is probably best known for starring opposite Doctor Foster’s Suranne Jones in the TV drama Scott & Bailey between 2011 and 2016.
She received a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in the 1997 comedy film The Full Monty.
She also appeared in the film From Hell, opposite Johnny Depp, and in the TV series Clocking Off, Afterlife and Paranoid.
Tina Pemberton is Mal and Jen’s teen daughter, who was excited to leave cold England for a new life in the warmer climes of Florida.
More interested in soccer than cheerleading, Tina at first doesn’t seem bothered about making friends with other girls at her new high school.
Boys on the football team are another story though.
Rosie Day most recently appeared in the television remake of Prime Suspect, playing Pam Tennison.
Previously she played Stacey in the miniseries Cuffs and Mary Hawkins in the drama Outlander and had smaller roles on DCI Banks, Holby City and Grantchester.
Freddie seems to be your typical moody teenager when his parents move him across the world to Florida.
He’s a fan of grime music and is rarely seen without his headphones.
Thank goodness he has a good relationship with his sister because he finds the kids at his new school “a bit weird”.
Freddie is played by Brenock O’Connor, who is probably best known as Olly, the character who betrayed Jon Snow in Game of Thrones’ fifth season.
His has also appeared in the TV shows Dickensian, Holby City and Casualty.
The full season of Living the Dream will be available to stream from Sunday 1 April.