Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Casting News - Lesley Manville Joins 'Dangerous Liaisons'; Chris Lowell to Co-Star on 'How I Met Your Father'; Plus 1 More Update!

Casting News - June 16, 2021

AppleTV+'s Surface; Hulu's How I Met Your Father; and Starz's Dangerous Liaisons.

  • Lesley Manville, Carice van Houten, Paloma Faith, Micheal McElhatton, Kosar Ali, Nathanael Saleh, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Hilton Pelser, Mia Threapleton, Colette Dalal Tchantcho, Lucy Cohu, Fisayo Akinade, Maria Friedman and Clare Higgins have joined the cast of the upcoming drama starring Alice Englert and Nicholas Denton.
  • Manville (Phantom Thread) will play Genevieve de Merteuil, a Marquise who becomes Camille's (Englert) mentor in the world of the Parisian nobility.
  • Van Houten (Game of Thrones) will play Jacqueline de Montrachet, a pious noblewoman with a mysterious connection to Camille.
  • Faith (Youth) will play Florence de Regnier, a playful and fiery noblewoman.
  • McElhatton (Game of Thrones) will play Jean de Merteuil, Genevieve's husband and a powerful Marquis who threatens Camille's rise in society.
  • Ali (Rocks) will play Victoire, Camille's sparky, cynical and brave best friend.
  • Saleh (Mary Poppins Returns) will play Azolan, Pascal's (Denton) gentle and thoughtful young companion.
  • Kae-Kazim (Godzilla vs. Kong) will play Majordome, who runs the Merteuil house.
  • Pelser (Moffie) will play Gabriel Carrè, a police officer obsessed with Camille.
  • Threapleton (A Little Chaos) will play Rose, an impressionable young prostitute with dreams of a better life.
  • Tchantcho (The Witcher) will play Ondine de Valmont, Pascals caustic and social-climbing stepmother.
  • Cohu (The Queen's Sister) will play Christine de Sivigny, a shred, ambitious Duchess and nemesis to Camille.
  • Akinade (The Personal History of David Copperfield) will play Chevalier de Saint-Jacques, the preferred composer to Queen Marie Antoinette, and Pascal's best friend.
  • Friedman (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) will play Berthe, an effervescent dressmaker for the great and good of Paris.
  • Higgins (Ready Player One) will play Madame Jericho, the eccentric proprietor of a brothel in the slums of Paris.
  • Chris Lowell has been cast as a series regular on the upcoming comedy starring Hilary Duff. He previously starred for one season in The CW's Veronica Mars (as well as its 2014 feature film), three seasons in ABC's Private Practice, two seasons in Epix's Graves and three seasons in Netflix's GLOW.
  • He will play Jesse, one of Sophie's (Duff) friends who is smart, with a bit of an edge and cynical about love. He's an aspiring musician who works as an Uber driver to make ends meet and lives with his best friend Tom.
  • Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stephan James, Ari Graynor, François Arnaud, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Millie Brady will co-star on the upcoming drama starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Jackson-Cohen previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's The Haunting anthology series. James starred for two seasons in Amazon's Homecoming. Graynor starred for two seasons in Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here and in the FX on Hulu limited series Mrs. America. Arnaud starred for two seasons in NBC's Midnight, Texas and two seasons in FOX's The Moodys. Jean-Baptiste starred for seven seasons in CBS' Without a Trace and one season in NBC's Blindspot. Brady starred for three seasons in Netflix's The Last Kingdom.
  • Jackson-Cohen will play James, Sophie's (Mbatha-Raw) husband and a well-connected, successful partner at a venture capital firm.
  • James will play Baden, an undercover cop with a strong connection to Sophie.
  • Graynor will play Caroline, an heiress and old friend of Sophie and James.
  • Arnaud will play Harrison, a colleague and friend of James.
  • Baptiste will play Hannah, Sophie's therapist.
  • Brady will play Eliza, a mysterious woman who connects to Sophie's past.