Hatfields and McCoys


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Hatfields and McCoys

19th-century mountain families carried on endless feud in southern U.S. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 942]
See: Rivalry
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He also has a regular role in ITV's comedy drama Doc Martin and featured alongside Kevin Costner and fellow ex-Walford resident Michael Greco in the Western series Hatfields and McCoys. Trivia: He lives in London with his girlfriend Liz and their young children Lyla and Casper.
The plot is a thinly disguised rewrite of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, or the Hatfields and McCoys or every other tale of feuds.
Channel 5's brilliant mini-series, Hatfields and McCoys, starring Kevin Costner, also features British talent including Sarah Parish, Joe Absolom and Michael Greco.
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Nobody knows the Hatfields and McCoys, it's just an expression."
The Cardiff actor, who relocated to the States five years ago, has just starred in a cowboy series called Hatfields and McCoys, which last week became a massive ratings smash.