Cast Of ‘Conversations With Friends’ Announced – Here’s The List

The cast of the popular TV show from Sally Rooney’s novel ‘Conversations With Friends’ has been announced, with Joe Alwyn, Taylor Swift’s boyfriend, among the cast members.

Conversations With Friends will follow last year’s hit show Normal People, also based on Rooney’s novel.

And like Normal People, the follow-up is set in Dublin, made by BBC Three and Hulu, and could make stars of its cast.

The story follows the confused relationship of four friends. Here’s the complete list of the cast members:

Joe Alwyn

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The 29-year-old Londoner has appeared in films such as Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, The Favorite, Mary Queen of Scots and Harriet, and starred as Bob Cratchit in the sequel to A Christmas Carol in 2019.

His acting career is really taking off… but you might still know him best as Taylor Swift’s other half, the assumed inspiration for her song London Boy, and the co-writer on her latest album Folklore.

In Conversations With Friends, he will play Nick, a “handsome but reserved actor” who has an intense, secret affair with Frances, played by…

Alison Oliver

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The young lady attended the same drama school as the star of Normal People Paul Mescal, The Lir Academy in Dublin.

And Conversations with Friends can give her a boost in the same way, because 21-year-old college student Frances is the main character in the story.

Oliver herself graduated last year and has only one professional credit in her name since then – in a socially-distanced theatre two-hander to an audience of 10 in Dublin last summer.

Sasha Lane

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This 25-year-old US actress knows a thing or two about being plucked from obscurity. At the age of 19, she was spotted while sunbathing on a Florida beach by British director Andrea Arnold, who cast her in the lead role of her award-winning 2016 film American Honey opposite Shia LaBeouf.

Since then, Lane has appeared in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Hellboy and the American remake of the British TV drama Utopia.

He will play Frances’ ex-girlfriend who is now his best friend, “confident, open-minded and compelling” Bobbi.

Jemima Kirke

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Kirke is best known for playing Jessa in her childhood friend Lena Dunham’s series Girls, and has joined the cast of the forthcoming third season of Netflix comedy Sex Education as the new headmistress.

The 35-year-old actress will star in Conversations With Friends as Nick’s wife Melissa, author Frances and Bobbi.


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