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Netflix’s horror-mystery series 1899 features a diverse ensemble cast amidst its passengers on a mysterious 19th-century ocean voyage. The ambitious series comes from Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, who previously created German-language time-travel Netflix hit Dark. The series features protagonists of many nationalities with over a half-dozen spoken languages, making for a unique international cast.


1899‘s central characters are a group of European migrants traveling from London to New York on the ship Kereberos. They eventually find themselves getting off course when they come to the rescue of the lost ship Prometheus. What they find on board sends the ship on a strange odyssey, and not all the characters make it out. Here are the actors behind the characters in 1899.

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Emily Beecham as Maura Franklin

Maura Franklin is one of the main viewpoint characters of 1899. She is a British neurologist and one of the first female doctors in the UK, traveling to New York after receiving a message from her brother. Beecham is an English actress who has previously received the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in Little Joe. She has also previously appeared in Hail, Ceasar! and cult action series Into the Badlands.

Aneurin Barnard as Daniel Solace

Aneurin Barnrd as Dniel Solace in 1899.

Daniel is one of the most mysterious figures on board the Kereberos, a man who takes an interest in Maura. Barnard is a Welsh actor who has previously appeared as Gibson in Dunkirk and Doctor Holford in Peaky Blinders, among other roles.

Andreas Pietschmann as Eyk Larsen

Andreas Pietschmann as Eyk in 1899.

Eyk is the captain of the Kereberos, who makes the unusual decision to take a detour in an attempt to find the Prometheus. Pietschmann is a German actor who made a big impression as The Stranger in Dark, and is also known in Germany for narrating audiobooks.

Miguel Bernardeau as Ángel

Miguel Bernardeau as Ángel in 1899.

Ángel is a rich Spanish man traveling on the Kereberos who take interest in a mysterious scarred young man. Bernardeau is a Spanish actor best known for playing Guzman in the hit Netflix series Elite. He has also been tabbed for the upcoming Amazon Zorro revival.

Isabella Wei as Ling Yi

Isabella Wei as Ling Yi in 1899.

Ling Yi is a mysterious Chinese young woman who is disguising herself as Japanese through elaborate makeup as part of an unknown ruse. Wei is a Hong Kong actress whose only previous on-screen role was in the short film Our 4C – Able World.

Mathilde Olivier as Clémence

Mathilde Ollivier as Clémence in 1899.

An aristocratic young woman from Paris, Clémence finds herself aboard the Kereberos having newly begun a miserable arranged marriage. She is played by Mathilde Ollivier, a French stage and screen actress who has also appeared in Hollywood movies such as J. J. Abrams’ horror movie Overlord and Boss Level.

Yann Gael as Jérôme

Yann Gael as Jérôme in 1899.

Jérôme is a stowaway from France who ends up as a part of the ship’s below-decks crew. Gael is a French-Cameroonian actor who previously appeared in Netflix as the lead of Sakho & Mangane, the streamer’s first French-language African series, and has also appeared in drama films The French Dream and Saloum.

Maciej Musial as Olek

Maciej Musial as Olek in 1899.

Olek is a Polish stoker working below decks on the Kereberos, who provides a window into the working class that keeps the ship running. He also becomes drawn to Ling Yi as 1899‘s story unfolds. Musial is a second-generation Polish actor who has also appeared in Netflix series The Witcher and 1983 (no relation).

1899 Supporting Cast

The passengers of the Kereberos assembled in 1899.

José Pimentão as Ramiro — Ramiro is a man traveling with Angel, posing as a priest. Pimentão is a Brazilian actor who has previously appeared in the Portugese drama film Al Berto and the soap opera Valor da Vida.

Jonas Bloquet as Lucien — Clémence’s new husband is Lucien, an uncaring man who doesn’t like the arrangement any more than she does. Bloquet is a Belgian actor whose filmography includes the Paul Verhoeven thriller Elle and American horror movie The Nun.

Gabby Wong as Yuk Je — Yuk Je is a Chinese woman who accompanies Ling Yi on the journey, helping her to maintain the facade. Wong previously had a small part in Rogue One as Gold Nine, and has also acted for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Rosalie Craig as Virginia Wilson — Virginia is a British socialite on board the Kereberos who is secretly involved with Ling Yi and Yuk Je. Craig is a British actress who has spent most of her career in London’s West End, as well as appearing on television shows such as Midsomer Murders and The Queen’s Gambit.

Lucas Lynggard Tønnesen as Krester — Krester is a Danish boy who bears a mysterious scar across his face. Having got this start in Denmark’s children’s circus, Tønnesen also played Rasmus on Netflix series The Rain.

Clara Rosager as Tove — Krester’s sister, Tove is a young woman who is pregnant and traveling with her Danish family. Born in Denmark, Rosager recently appeared in surprise Netflix success Morbius as Jean.

Fflyn Edwards as “The Boy” — Edwards portrays a mysterious mute child found on board an abandoned ship. The child actor has previously had roles in Save the Cinema and The Snow Spider.

Anton Lesser as Henry Singleton — Singleton is Maura’s father a rich businessman. While the role is fairly minor, Lesser is one of the most experienced actors in 1899‘s cast, having previously portrayed Qyburn in Game of Thrones and Harold Macmillan in The Crown, among others.

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Ryan Eggold, Isaiah Mustafa Join Aldis Hodge in Alex Cross Series at Amazon

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Ryan Eggold and Isaiah Mustafa have been cast in Amazon’s upcoming series based on James Patterson’s Alex Cross novels.

The pair join previously announced series lead Aldis Hodge in the series, which is titled “Cross.” Amazon ordered the show to series in October.

“Cross” is described as thriller mystery series. Per the official logline, “Alex Cross is a detective and forensic psychologist, uniquely capable of digging into the psyches of killers and their victims, in order to identify—and ultimately capture—the murderers.”

Eggold will play Ed Ramsey. The character is said to have “humble Midwest roots that are the core of his irresistible charm, but he’s got elbows sharp enough to carve out space in the elite social and political circles of DC and New York. Smooth, well connected, and devious, Ramsey can also be physically imposing when he needs to be – and he has some very dark secrets. While he’s initially a fan of Cross’s, he soon becomes a formidable adversary.”

Mustafa will play John Sampson, also known as “Two-John” and “Man-Mountain.” Sampson is described as “Alex’s partner on the force and best friend of 30 years. Full of swagger and larger than life, he believes that Cross is at a crisis point in his life and needs to seek professional help.”

Eggold currently stars in the NBC medical drama “New Amsterdam,” which is airing its fifth and final season at present. He is also known for his role in the NBC drama “The Blacklist” and the spinoff series “The Blacklist: Redemption.” His other notable credits include The CW series “90210” as well as films like “BlacKkKlansman” and “Fathers and Daughters.”

He is repped by Gersh, Entertainment 360, and Hirsch Wallerstein.

Mustafa is known for starring in the cult hit Freeform series “Shadowhunters” and in films like “IT: Chapter Two” and “Murder at Yellowstone City.” He got his big break onscreen in the Old Spice “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” advertising campaign, which was very well received by the public.

He is repped by APA, Megan Silverman Management, and Yorn Levine.

Variety exclusively reported that “Cross” was in the works in January 2020. Ben Watkins is writing and executive producing the series, and will also serve as showrunner. Hodge is a producer in addition to starring. Sam Ernst, Jim Dunn, and Craig Siebels also executive produce, with Patterson, Bill Robinson, and Patrick Santa executive producing for James Patterson Entertainment. David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Bill Bost executive produce for Skydance Television. Paramount Television Studios and Skydance are producing.



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Billie Eilish Addresses Euphoria Season 3 Casting Rumors

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Billie Eilish clarifies social media rumors claiming that she will make an appearance in the upcoming Euphoria season 3 on HBO.


Pop sensation Billie Eilish addresses the rampant rumor claiming she was joining the cast of Euphoria season 3. Earlier this year, a viral tweet from an account posing as an entertainment update page reported that Eilish had been cast in season 3 of the Sam Levinson-created teen series as Nate Jacob’s (Jacob Elordi) latest love interest. Though no official sources confirmed the news at the time, social media was instantly flooded with speculation surrounding Eilish’s potential burgeoning acting career that would see her appear in one of the biggest dramas currently airing.

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Now, in her annual interview with Vanity Fair, Eilish clears up the rumor that she will appear on Euphoria season 3 alongside Zendaya and Elordi. Though the pop star grew up in Los Angeles where she tried her hand at acting under the guidance of a family of performance artists, Eilish has made it clear that the offer to appear on the HBO show, though tempting, never came her way. Check out what she had to say below:

“[The biggest rumor about me is that] I’m in the third season of Euphoria. That’s not true. I’d like to be. Euphoria’s fucking fire.”

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Zendaya as Rue in Euphoria S2

Though Eilish has made it clear she is only a fan of Euphoria rather than one of its incoming stars, her public image and the thematic interests she has explored through songwriting would make her a natural addition to the darkly cinematic teen series. Not only has Eilish’s music been featured on the show, but her depictions of the specific type of teenage angst that is particular to the Gen-Z era reflect many of the same modern struggles that Euphoria has explored since its 2019 release. Both breakout sensations, Eilish and Euphoria, have come to prominence for their ability to create moving art out of the pain and conflict of the teenage experience during an era that has seen a rise in technology and adolescent addiction, making a collaboration or cameo seem more fitting than it may appear at face value.

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Maddy floats in a pool while babysitting in Euphoria.

With Euphoria quickly becoming one of HBO’s most watched shows, second only to Game of Thrones, it should come as no surprise that the series was renewed for a season 3 following the dramatic eight-part second season that saw protagonist Rue try to maintain her sobriety amidst a new friendship with Eliot that threatened her relationship with Jules. Additionally, best friends Maddie and Cassie endured a ruthless falling out that came to physical blows in the season 2 finale. While filming for Euphoria season 3 is not expected to begin until February 2023, the cast and Levinson have teased some of what fans can expect. Similarly to the show’s first two seasons, Euphoria season 3 is expected to contain 8 episodes that various cast members have teased will explore even darker storylines, which Zendaya has expressed she hopes will extend into an exploration of the characters once they graduate from high school and enter their collegiate years.

Though Eilish hasn’t joined the show’s upcoming season, viewers can still expect a cast shakeup. Following speculation of on-set tension between cast member Barbie Ferrera and Levinson, Ferreira took to Instagram to announce she would not be reprising her role as the vibrant fan-favorite Kat. Furthermore, though there was talk of lead Zendaya, who now has 2 Emmys under her belt for her depiction of Rue, leaving the show after season 2, she has been confirmed to return to the series alongside the rest of its central cast. The biggest cliffhanger that Euphoria season 3 is expected to address is the possible death of Ashtray and Fezco’s impending prison stay. How Euphoria answers the open-ended questions it has posed and deals with its evolving central cast will only become clear when season 3 hits HBO.

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Will Smith Appears on ‘The Daily Show’ in First Late-Night Interview Since Oscars Slap: ‘That Is Not Who I Want to Be’

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After a series of online statements and quiet public appearances over recent months, Will Smith took further steps back into the spotlight Monday evening, appearing for an interview on “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.” Promoting his new historical drama “Emancipation,” Smith’s conversation with the late-night host naturally dug into his Oscars night controversy, in which he slapped Chris Rock onstage as the comedian was introducing the category of best documentary feature.

“I have been away,” Will Smith said, drawing a laugh from the crowd when the topic of his absence from the public eye came up. “What have y’all been doing?”

“That was a horrific night, as you can imagine. There’s many nuances and complexities to it. But at the end of the day, I just — I lost it, you know?” Smith continued. “I was going through something that night, you know? Not that that justifies my behavior at all… It was a lot of things. It was the little boy that watched his father beat up his mother, you know? All of that just bubbled up in that moment. That is not who I want to be.”

Noah interjected, offering his own perspective on the situation and recalling the discussions about the controversy that he had with peers.

“I love Chris. I’m friends with him. I love you, but this is fucked up… I know that as Black people, Black people get together and go, ‘What was Will doing? What the hell happened?’ A lot of Black people were like, ‘He should go to jail.’ Like, you need to relax yourself,” Noah said, earning a laugh from Smith. “Some people were overreacting, which made some people underreact.”

Smith shared an anecdote from the aftermath on Oscars evening, when he was already having to deal with the reverberations of his outburst in his private life.

“I was gone. That was a rage that had been bottled for a really long time,” Smith said, “My nephew is nine. He is the sweetest little boy. We came home. He had stayed up late to see his uncle Will and we are sitting in my kitchen and he is on my lap and he is holding the Oscar and he is just like, ‘Why did you hit that man, Uncle Will?’ Damn it. Why are you trying to Oprah me?”

Smith also discussed “Emancipation,” sharing the decision-making that led him to the project. Based on true events, the film stars Smith as a runaway slave who becomes known to the world as “Whipped Peter” after widely distributed photographs of keloid scarring on his back expose the extreme brutality of slavery.

“First seeing that image was one of the things that really got me excited to explore this, because you see the image, but you don’t know who he is. You don’t know what the story is,” Smith said. “American slavery was one of the most brutal aspects of human history… It is hard to understand the level of human cruelty. My daughter asked me, ‘Daddy, do we really need another slave movie?’ I said, ‘Daby, I promise you, I wouldn’t make a slave movie. This is a freedom movie.’”

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, director Antoine Fuqua addressed the decision to release “Emancipation” eight months after Smith’s Oscars controversy, saying “the film to me is bigger than that moment.”

“400 years of slavery is bigger than one moment,” Fuqua stated. “My hope is that people will see it that way and watch the movie and be swept away with the great performance by Will and all the real hard work that the whole crew did.”

“Emancipation” will debut in select theaters this Friday before premiering on Apple TV+ on Dec. 9.

Watch Noah’s full interview with Smith below.



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