Meet the cast who bring Sally Rooney’s “Conversations with Friends” to life

conversations with friends is Sally Rooney’s latest novel adapted for the small screen, following in the footsteps of Hulu normal people

The 12-part series tells the story of 21-year-old college student Frances as she navigates romantic relationships and friendships. However, she is thrown in at the deep end when she begins an affair with a married man.

After years of waiting conversations with friends is now finally available to stream and download via Hulu in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK. If you feel like it, you can watch the entire series at once, or alternatively watch at your leisure.

Unfortunately, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal will not be reprising their roles as Marianne and Connell conversations with friends, But the series has a star-studded cast that’s sure to make you fall in love with it – just like you did normal people.

news week has everything you need to know about the cast of conversations with friends.

Meet the cast of conversations with friends

Frances—Alison Oliver

Aspiring actress Alison Oliver plays the lead role of Frances in conversations with friends.

After befriending writer Melissa (played by Jemima Kirke), Frances is introduced to her husband, Nick (Joe Alwyn). France and Nick’s connection is, one might say, undeniable.

They soon embark on an affair, leading Frances down a path of secrecy, heartbreak, and love.

conversations with friends is Oliver’s first major on-screen role and it certainly won’t be the last you see of her.

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Nick played by Joe Alwyn and Frances played by Alison Oliver in Conversations With Friends.
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Bobbi—Sasha Lane

Sasha Lane plays the role of Bobbi in conversations with friends, France’s best friend and ex-girlfriend.

While Frances and Nick embark on a serious affair, Bobbi and Melissa openly flirt in front of everyone. As both Bobbi and Frances grow apart, their romantic relationships pose a threat to their close friendship.

Lane is best known for starring in American honey and Hunter C-20 in Loki.

Her other credits include Cameron Post’s Error Education, hellboy, and the American remake of the British TV drama utopia.

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Bobbi (Sasha Lane) and Frances (Alison Oliver) in conversation with friends.
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Nick Conway—Joe Alwyn

Joe Alwyn returns to television after three years as actor Nick Conway on Hulu’s conversations with friends.

Alwyn is best known for his role as Robert Dudley in Mary Queen of Scots and for starring opposite Olivia Colman in The favourite as Samuel Masham.

He is also known for playing Bob Cratchit in the Steven Knight miniseries A Christmas song.

Alwyn is also superstar Taylor Swift’s boyfriend and even co-wrote some of her songs.

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Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and Nick (Joe Alwyn) in conversations with friends
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Melissa—Jemima Kirk

Jemima Kirke portrays Melissa, Nick’s wife and a successful author from London.

Kirke is best known for playing Jessa in Lena Dunham’s girl and Adelaide in Insane.

Most recently she played in sex education Season 3 as Headmistress Hope.

Paula-Justine Mitchell

Justine Mitchell plays the role of Paul, Frances’ mother.

Mitchell is best known for her role as Lizzie To attemptConnie in Pure, and Maeve Flynn-Dunne Amber.

Dennis—Tommy Tiernan

Derry Girls star Tommy Tiernan plays Frances’ absentee father Dennis.
Audiences may also recognize Tiernan from the series Small Potatoes and the movie The island is dark.

He also hosts his own program, the tommy tiernan show, in his native Ireland.

Philip-Alex Murphy

Alex Murphy plays the role of Alex Murphy in conversations with friends, Frances close friend at university and colleague.

Murphy is best known for playing Conor MacSweeney in the hilarious comedy series. The young offenders.

conversations with friends Premieres Sunday, May 15 on Hulu and the BBC. Meet the cast who bring Sally Rooney’s “Conversations with Friends” to life

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