GameFace. Marcella (Roisin Conaty). Copyright: Objective Productions


  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4 / E4
  • 2014 - 2019
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Sitcom starring Roisin Conaty as a hapless 30-something with a complex love life. Also features Damien Molony, Caroline Ginty, Nina Toussaint-White, Dustin Demri-Burns, Karl Theobald and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Hero, Warrior, Fireman, Liar

GameFace. Marcella (Roisin Conaty). Copyright: Objective Productions
A boozy night has some disastrous consequences for Marcella - including a ruined children's party, a lot of missed calls from her ex-boyfriend and an unwanted house-guest.

Further details

A boozy night has some disastrous consequences for Marcella - including a ruined children's party, a lot of missed calls from her ex-boyfriend and an unwanted house-guest who's never seen Friends. Meanwhile her temping job takes an unexpectedly dramatic twist and, in her first life-coaching session, she admits that her dreams of becoming a full time actress aren't going to plan.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th October 2017
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 13th October 2017 1:10am E4
Saturday 14th October 2017 3:20am E4

Cast & crew

Roisin Conaty Marcella
Damien Molony Jon
Caroline Ginty Caroline
Nina Toussaint-White Lucy
Dustin Demri-Burns Simon
Karl Theobald Graham
Guest cast
Ben Clark Steven
CiarĂ¡n Dowd Ian
Ava Hammatt Little Girl
Catriona Knox Amy
Rosa-Marie Lewis Office Lady
Paul Longley Office Guy
Jake Stacey Little Boy
Rachel Stubbings Child's Mum
Clare Willie (as Clare Wille) Jane
Writing team
Roisin Conaty Writer
Production team
Andrew Chaplin Director
Charlotte Lewis Producer
Ben Farrell Executive Producer
Roisin Conaty Executive Producer
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Ros Cumberland Production Designer
Rosalie Clayton Casting Director
Benedict Spence Director of Photography
Marlene Lawlor Costume Designer
Jo Houtmeyers Make-up Designer
Matt Bell 1st Assistant Director
Hannah Mackay Crew


GameFace, which had its pilot in 2014, has been commissioned as a series, which is good news for writer and star Roisin Conaty and for us. Oh, it's not something we've not seen before. Shambolic thirtysomething singleton drinks too much, eats too much cake, reads self-help books - it's more scatological than Miranda, less whimperingly funny than Fleabag, but firmly in that part of the spectrum. Yet Conaty still has the ability to pull something truly leftfield from nowhere, such as the nice, if overdone, gag about the guy who had, somehow, never seen Friends. Immensely likable, surprisingly moreish.

Euan Ferguson, The Guardian, 15th October 2017

Preview - GameFace

Sitcom GameFace originally began as a pilot back in 2014 and has only just now been given a full series on E4.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 12th October 2017

Gameface preview

It's probably impossible to review Roisin Conaty's Gameface without mentioning the F-word: Fleabag.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 12th October 2017

TV review: GameFace, E4

If you are the kind of person who doesn't watch E4 because you think it is a bit too youthy, then make an exception for GameFace, the new series written by and starring Roisin Conaty.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 10th October 2017

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