New Channel 4 series Pure launches on Wednesday night (January 30th) and is already receiving top-notch reviews from critics.

The comedy-drama series follows 24-year-old Marnie, who is plagued by sexual thoughts in the form of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).

Smart, witty, funny and pure to the core, you will undoubtedly fall in love with Marnie’s character. But who is the actress behind the dark-haired ‘Pure O’?

Channel 4 Pure - Marnie

Channel 4 Pure – Marnie

What is Pure About?

The brand new C4 series follows Marnie, nicknamed ‘Pure O’, as she packs up her stuff and moves to London for a new adventure.

Her mind is XXX-rated and sexually intrusive thoughts are plaguing her everyday life, from excessive compulsions to repetitive mental rituals.

Channel 4 Pure - Marnie

Channel 4 Pure – Marnie

Marnie’s journey in London brings new friends, old reunions, fresh romances and awkward weekly sex addicts anonymous meetings.

The story was inspired by Rose Cartwright’s memoir on her OCD, which was published in The Guardian in 2013.

Who Plays Marnie?

Marnie is played by 28-year-old comedian and actress Charly Clive.

She was born outside of Oxford but holds dual US/UK citizenship and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in New York

Charly was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was 23. However, she used the experience to write a sellout comedy show about the tumour, even naming it ‘Britney’.


Charly successfully recovered from the operation and moved into acting by starring in 2015 independent comedy Never Better.

However, Marnie’s role in Pure will be her first time on TV!

Channel 4 Pure - Marnie

Channel 4 Pure – Marnie

Channel 4 Pure - Marnie

Channel 4 Pure – Marnie

How to Watch Pure on Channel 4

Pure will air every Wednesday night on Channel 4, at 10 pm.

There are six episodes in total, taking you up to March 6th.

Each episode will be uploaded to the official Channel 4 player, ALL4, shortly after airing.



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