Charly Clive Leads Adaptation Of Rose Bretécher’s Pure

Channel 4 has announced that Charly Clive takes the lead role in its six-part adaptation of Rose Bretécher’s memoir Pure, written by Kirstie Swain (Clique), which explores what it means to be a young woman today while dealing with mental illness, and what it means to discover a whole new world.

Moving from a small village to London in desperation to finally find out what is wrong with her and to sort her life out, Marnie (Charly Clive) unwittingly discovers a whole new world. As well as being a story of a young woman’s battle with her mental illness, Pure is also the story of life in the big city, finding new friends and learning how to love.

In London, Marnie meets whip-smart charmer and recovering porn addict Charlie (Joe Cole); confident and acerbic ladies-woman Amber; charismatic and irresistibly droll boy-next-door, Joe (Anthony Welsh); and her over-enthusiastic, and unapologetically eccentric, old school friend Shereen (Kiran Sonia Sawar).

Marnie’s group of friends alternately helps and hinders her along the route to find her real self. And as Pure unfolds, these characters reveal their own insecurities, idiosyncrasies and personal challenges. Woven into this tale of self-discovery is an unusual love story. Initially drawn to Joe, Marnie finds love in an unexpected place as she grows and learns more about herself.

Pure is currently filming in London, with a cast that also includes: Arabella Weir, Ewan Stewart, Olive Gray, Tori Allen-Martin and Jacob Collins-Levy.