A brand new TV adaptation of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 movie Snowpiercer (itself primarily based on a French graphic novel) is making its strategy to Netflix – with new episodes launch on a weekly foundation in the coming weeks.
Whereas the sequence can’t declare to incorporate the likes of Tilda Swinton and Chris Evans – as was the case in the movie model – there’s however a powerful, and sizeable, cast of stars showing in the present.
Right here’s a information to every of the main characters, and a few particulars about the place you might need seen the actors earlier than…
Jennifer Connelly performs Melanie Cavill
Who’s Melanie Cavill? Melanie is one of the strongest figures on the practice, serving as the head of hospitality, the voice of the practice, and – most significantly – the second in command to the mysterious Mr Wilford. She can also be retaining a serious secret from the practice’s passengers…
What else has Jennifer Connelly been in? Connelly made her display debut method again in 1984 at the age of simply 14, showing in As soon as Upon a Time in America, and went on to look in a quantity of movies in the ’80s together with Dario Argento’s Phenomena and musical fantasy movie Labyrinth.
Highlights from her movie profession embody acclaimed roles in Requiem for a Dream, Blood Diamond and A Lovely Thoughts – the latter of which noticed her win an Academy Award for Greatest Supporting Actress. Extra just lately she had a supporting function in Alita: Battle Angel, whereas Snowpiercer marks her first small-screen function in practically 20 years.
Daveed Diggs performs Andre Layton
Who’s Andre Layton? One of the residents in the tail part of the practice – the place the least privileged passengers redise, Layton is seen as one thing of a frontrunner amongst those that wish to begin a revolution to finish Snowpiercer’s inflexible class system. He was a detective in his previous life, and this proves necessary when he’s requested to unravel a homicide case additional up the practice…
What else has Daveed Diggs been in? Diggs stays most well-known for his work in musical theatre – he was half of the unique cast of large Broadway hit Hamilton, through which he performed the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson – seeing him declare each a Tony Award and a Grammy Award.
So far as work for the display goes, he wrote, produced and starred in the 2018 movie Blindspotting, had recurring roles on sitcoms Black-ish and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and has appeared in movies together with Marvel and Velvet Buzzsaw – whereas he may even voice a personality in the upcoming Pixar characteristic Soul.
Alison Wright performs Ruth Wardell
Who’s Ruth Wardell? Wardell the second-in-command in the practice’s hospitality division – working immediately for Melanie Cavill. Amongst her duties is the function of stopping revolution in the much less privileged sections of the practice – one thing which is far simpler stated than achieved. She may be very in opposition to the concept of structural change on the practice, and is seen to worship the mysterious Mr Wilford.
What else has Alison Wright been in? Wright’s most outstanding function up to now was on hit spy drama The Individuals – together with her portrayal of Martha Hanson garnering her a nomination for an Emmy Award in 2017. Different display appearances embody a recurring function on Sneaky Pete, one episode on Ryan Murphy’s Netflix sequence Hollywood and a supporting function in 2016 film The Accountant.
Mickey Sumner performs Bess Until
Who’s Bess Until? Bess is a brakesman on the practice and half of Snowpiercer’s safety drive. She has begun to query the practice’s inflexible class system – particularly since her latest transfer to second class to be with a romantic companion and later her introduction to Layton.
What else has Mickey Sumner been in? Sumner has racked up credit in a spread of movies since her large display debut in 2012, with highlights on her CV together with roles in a sequence of Noah Baumbach movies together with Frances Ha, The Meyerowitz Tales and Marriage Story in addition to components in American Made and Battle of the Sexes. Her TV roles have been much less frequent – however she did seem in crime drama Low Winter Solar in 2013.
Iddo Goldberg performs Bennett Knox
Who’s Bennett Knox? Bennett is the long run engineer of Snowpiercer, who works intently with Melanie Cavill – and is one of her foremost allies.
What else has Iddo Goldberg been in? Goldberg could also be acquainted to followers of Peaky Blinders – he appeared as Freddie Thorne in the first sequence of the Birmingham gangster saga. Different roles embody major components on Secret Diary of a Name Woman and horror sequence Salem, whereas he just lately appeared in three episodes of the third season of Westworld.
Susan Park performs Jinju Seong
Who’s Jinju Seong? Jinju is the Head Agricultural Officer aboard the practice and one of the elite passengers.
What else has Susan Park been in? Snowpiercer is arguably Park’s largest function up to now, however she has appeared in a quantity of TV reveals in supporting roles together with season one of Fargo, 5 episodes of Contemporary Off the Boat and two episodes of Hawaii 5-0.
Katie McGuinness as Josie Wellstead
Who’s Josie Wellstead? Josie is a “tailie” and has adopted Miles as his personal son, on condition that his mother and father didn’t make it onto the practice. She can also be very shut pal – and typically lover – of Layton, and is far admired amongst her fellow tailies.
What else has Katie McGuinness been in? You would possibly just lately have seen McGuinness in two episodes of Hollywood – however Snowpiercer marks her first main function on a TV present.
Sam Otto performs John Osweiller
Who’s John Osweiller? John is a younger brakeman who goes about retaining order on the practice in a considerably militant method – he was a footballer in his life earlier than boarding the practice.
What else has Sam Otto been in? Otto entered the highlight in 2017 when he performed one of the leads on Channel four sequence The State, whereas additional appearances embody roles in miniseries Collateral and 2019 movie The Flood.
Sheila Vand performs Zarah Ferami
Who’s Zarah Ferami? Zarah is Layton’s ex-wife who escaped the tail part of the practice to work in the Nightcar in Third Class. She has just lately been residing in solitary confinement after rising as one of the suspects for the murders that Layton has been charged with fixing.
What else has Sheila Vand been in? Vand’s most high-profile function stays her look in Ben Affleck’s Greatest Image winner Argo, whereas different credit embody the lead in horror movie A Woman Walks Dwelling Alone at Night time and a major function on TV sequence 24: Legacy.
Mike O’Malley performs Roche
Who’s Roche? Roche is the chief of the brakesman, and is sad that Layton has been referred to as on to assist clear up the homicide case. He’s notably resentful of the tailies, evaluating them to rats.
What else has Mike O’Malley been in? O’Malley began his showbiz profession presenting kids’s TV, earlier than starring in his personal NBC sitcom titled The Mike O’Malley Present. He additionally starred as Burt Hummel in Glee – a job which noticed him nominated for an Emmy, whereas extra just lately he has starred in episodes of reveals together with The Good Place and The Morning Present.
Annalise Basso performs LJ Folger
Who’s LJ Folger? LJ is one of the youngest characters residing in the practice’s firstclass – and has a penchant for inflicting chaos. She turns into caught up in the homicide thriller that Layton is requested tos clear up.
What else has Annalise Basso been in? Basso has made appearances in a spread of movies together with Bedtime Tales and Ouija: Origin of Evil. TV credit embody an episode of Philip Okay. Dick’s Electrical Goals and an everyday function on drama sequence The Crimson Street. She appeared in 2017 movie Captain Implausible reverse Viggo Mortensen.
Jaylin Fletcher performs Miles
Who’s Miles? Miles is a younger boy residing in the tail finish of the practice who makes use of his probability at an apprenticeship to assemble info from the entrance to relay to Layton. Talking solely to RadioTimes.com, Fletcher described his character as a “very optimistic, clever, and gifted individual”.
What else has Jaylin Fletcher been in? That is the most main function up to now for younger actor Fletcher, who can also be set to look in the upcoming Netflix sequence Clickbait.
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