The lost daughter, which has been receiving some huge buzz at the Oscars in recent weeks, has finally landed Netflix for the whole world to see.
Based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante and adapted by Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daughter is dead is a psychological thriller about motherhood and the consequences of the choices we make.
The film has been critically acclaimed by mid-2021. Olivia Colman is among those predicted to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance, while Dakota Johnson and Jessie Buckley may also be running in the supporting actress category.
Newsweek has everything you need to know about the cast of The Lost Daughter.
Meet the cast of Daughter is gone
Leda Caruso – Olivia Colman
Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman leads the cast as British scholar Leda Caruso, a single middle-aged woman on vacation who is forced to confront her experiences of motherhood when she Infatuated with a mother and young daughter spending time on the same beach.
Speaking to Netflix, Colman described Leda as “tough to pin down.”
Colman explains: “She’s very smart and educated and gets a bit of a glimpse when you see Jessie playing the young Leda talking about her own background, so you know she doesn’t come from an easy place. and she’s worked her way up as a professor of comparative literature, so she’s impressed, but also honest – Leda admits that she’s not her biological mother and she She really struggled with her childhood years.”
Famous Colman credits include Favorite, Father, Sunday Mother, Night Manager, Peep Show, Fleabag and wide church, to name a few.
Young Leda Caruso – Jessie Buckley
Jessie Buckley plays the young Leda Caruso, who appears throughout the film in flashback sequences.
Younger Leda is a young, successful woman who spent her adult years dealing with her private life and academic life, as well as becoming a devoted mother and wife.
When playing the younger Colman, Buckley shared that in preparation for the role, the duo joked about the accents and sweated it out in Italian.
She said: “Our level of closeness is: ‘What accent are you talking about and those Italian obscene words you know? “
Buckley is known for playing Lyudmilla Ignatenko in Chernobyl, Oreatta Mayflower in Fargo, Marya Bolkonskaya in War and peace, and Rose-Lynn Harlan in Wild roses.
She is also known for her stage career, appearing in productions of The Tempest, A Little Night Music, The Winter’s Tale, and Bar.
Nina – Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson stars as Nina, the matriarch of a young American family vacationing on the same Greek island as Leda.
Johnson described Nina as “troubled, drowning, having a difficult, dark moment, feeling frustrated and confused and lost and invisible” when audiences met her in The Lost Daughter.
Johnson is best known for playing Anastasia in 50 shades of gray movie franchise, Nicole in Our friend, and Eleanor The Peanut Butter Falcon.
Will – Paul Mescal
Normal person Paul Mescal describes Will in Daughter is gone, a young pool attendant working on a Greek island, who caught the eye of the older Leda.
Director Maggie Gyllenhaal shared that she cast Mescal as Will long before he became famous for playing Connell in Hulu‘S Normal person.
She said, “Normal people didn’t show up when people sent me tapes to Will. And, because I’m also an actor, I watched every tape. Paul sent a tape and I said, “Wow! ” I didn’t know anything about the Ordinary. He didn’t do anything. And it was clear to me that he was an excellent actor and too young, but I immediately cast him. I met him. but really just to say Hello. I’m sure it’s mine.”
Professor Hardy – Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard plays Professor Hardy, an Italian literature professor who becomes the younger Leda’s love interest.
Sarsgaard is the husband of director Maggie Gyllenhaal in real life, and speaking to Netflix, Sarsgaard shared what it’s like to work with his wife as a director.
He reflects: “Maggie can do anything. She’s been hailed as the screenwriter for this. She can’t be commended as the director for this as well. I would really say that I’m fine with this. The most surprising thing about the factor of production. of the doll, with what the room looked like, with the music, with everything.”
Sarsgaard credits include Broken Glass, Seven Heroes, Murder and Center of the World.
He is currently starring in the miniseries Hulu Dopesick as Rick Mountcastle and will appear as Gil Colson in the upcoming Batman movie, Batman.
Lyle – Ed Harris
Ed Harris plays Lyle, the housekeeper of the apartment where the elderly Leda is staying in Greece.
Harris is best known for starring in films Apollo 13, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollen fish.
On television, Harris is best known for playing Miles Roby in Empire Falls and US Senator John McCain in TV series Game changer. He is currently playing the role of Man in Black in HBO’s Westworld.
Callie – Dagmara Domińczyk
Heir Dagmara Domińczyk plays Callie in The lost daughter, Nina’s pregnant sister-in-law.
Domińczyk is known for playing Karolina in Heir, Ellen in Assistant, Suzanne in Fast as cut and Nadia in One woman, one part.
Other cast members include Ellie James as Bianca, Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Toni, Jack Farthing as Joe, Isabelle Della-Porta as Martha, Athene Martin as Elena and Alba Rohrwacher as Woman.
Daughter is gone currently streaming on Netflix.
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