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Valeria

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Valeria (Diana Gómez) seems to have it all figured out, she has a book deal, a great group of friends and is seemingly happily married.

But a closer look at Valeria’s life shows problems with writer’s block and a magnetic spark with a man who’s not her husband.

Meet rising star Lily Newmark

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Lily Newmark is increasingly hard to miss on screen, dividing her time between TV – Sex Education, Temple and Les Misérables – and UK film – Nick Hornby adaptation Juliet, Naked, the critically acclaimed Pin Cushion and Misbehaviour, set during the 1970 Miss World competition. She even had a blink-and-you-miss-it role in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Netflix reveals the trailer for the final series of 13 Reasons Why

L to R: Brandon Flynn, Dylan Minnette, Grace Saif and Alisha Boe (Credit: David Moir/Netflix)

The show was initially inspired by the novel of the same name by Jay Asher and focused on the suicide of Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford), who created tapes detailling the 13 reasons why she killed herself.

Series three ended with the shocking death of Monty (Timothy Granaderos), who was in prison following his sexual assault of Tyler (Devin Druid).

So far it is not known how Monty died, but he was used as a scapegoat to take the blame for the death of Bryce (Justin Prentice), but the truth of his innocence may not stay hidden.

Micheal Ward on Top Boy, going global and working with Steve McQueen

“[Top Boy] came out in September. Before that, no one knew who I was,” says Ward.

Flashforward a mere six months and Ward, the breakout star of Netflix’s London crime drama, is nominated alongside the illustrious actors Stephen Graham (The Virtues) and Jared Harris (Chernobyl) for an RTS Programme Award.

Everything you need to know about After Life series two

Ricky Gervais and Kerry Godliman (Credit: Ray Burmiston/ Netflix)

What happened in series one?

Series one introduced journalist Tony (Ricky Gervais), a man whose life is turned upside down when his wife Lisa (Kerry Godliman) dies from breast cancer.

Overtaken by grief and unable to move on, Tony considers suicide but instead decides to live a life doing and saying whatever he wants, regardless of who he offends.

Talking to his therapist, he remarks that a good day for him is "when he doesn’t want to shoot random strangers and then turn the gun on himself”.