How many times have we paused watching our TV series to be able to puzzle over where we have already seen the actors on stage? Too many times, so much so that a platform like Amazon Prime Video has decided to put the list of performers in the series among its functions in the pause menu, complete with an insight into their past filmography. Seeing The White Lotusserie HBO released in our country thanks to Sky, with its large and varied cast, surely such a guide would have served! How many times, in fact, peering into the holidays of these rich and multifaceted characters, have we found ourselves asking ourselves: “But where have I seen this actor before?“!
In addition to instantly recognizable top-level stars such as Jennifer Coolidgewho even today, despite the talent shown, is still recognized as the “mother of Stifler” of American Pie, or the very talented Michael Imperioli who made the history of The Sopranos or the magnificent Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Legion ecc.), Alexandra Daddario e Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria). The White Lotus has hosted actors who are quite well known but some viewers have struggled to recognize right away, such as Murray Bartlett, Conny Britton e Meghann Fahy.
So we’ll take care of refreshing your memory, explaining where you’ve probably already seen the faces of The White Lotus.
We start our list with one of the protagonists of the first season of The White Lotus, Conny Brittonwho plays in the HBO series rich millionaire Nicole, mother of the Mossbacher family. If you thought you recognized the woman it is because, in fact, she has a good career behind her which has seen her act in some popular films and TV series. Among her most famous roles we certainly find that of Tami Taylorwife of Eric, protagonist and coach football school where the series takes place Friday Night Lightsas well as the mother of Julie and Gracie-Belle Taylor and a high school and college counselor cantante country Rayna Jaymes in Nashville. But not only: American Horror Story, American Crime Story e 9-1-1… From a film point of view, however, the actress is best known for the remake of 2010 of Nightmare, That amazing worst year of my life, Bombshell e A promising woman.
Murray Bartlett, the revelation of The White Lotus
His unforgettable performance as Armond, manager of the resort at the center of the first season of The White Lotus certainly did not go unnoticed.
This prompted audiences to find out where else they’ve seen the talented actor Murray Bartlett before. Well, the man in question has a very long career behind him, especially as regards Australian series and soap operas which, however, have rarely seen him as the main protagonist. Among the most popular series in which he has received minor parts we find Sex and The City and, further on, White Collar e The Good Wife. However, the most important roles played by the man are those of the character of Cyrus Foley in the soap opera Trails between 2007 and 2009 (257 episodes) and that of Dom Basaluzzoone of the protagonists of Looking, a series that explores the life and story of a group of homosexual friends. If you can’t wait to see Murray Bartlett still at work we suggest you watch The Last of Usnew HBO series, released weekly on Sky in which he will play Frank’s character.
Probably fans of The Office they will not have had too much trouble recognizing the interpreter of the irritant Shane Patton of the first season of The White Lotus which, in the comedy of NBC starred Petemore commonly known by the epithet of Plop in the show’s ninth season. However, the actor’s career is much richer than that! From a serial point of view, in fact, the actor is also known for having participated in about ten episodes of the series Lena Dunham Girlsto the series I’m Dying Up Here and the wonderful miniseries Mrs. America. Currently, Jake Lacey is busy in the tv series High Fidelitywhere he interprets Clyde, one of the main characters. From a film point of view, however, the actor is known for having participated in the award-winning Carolto some romantic comedies (Suddenly Christmas, Single but not too much, Johnny English strikes again) and to the film of Aaron Sorkin About the Ricardos.
Surely you’ve all seen this British actor before: Theo Jameswhich in The White Lotus plays the vicious and petty Cameron Sullivan in fact, he has a good career behind him. From a serial point of view, from the first appearances in Downton Abbey it’s not The Ghosts of Bedlam between 2010 and 2011, James landed his first lead role in the series The Golden Boy up to the success with A love without time, in which he acted alongside Rose Leslie (the Ygritte of Game of Thrones). However, it is in the cinema that Theo James probably made himself most known: from his debut with You will meet the man of your dreams Of Woody Allen up to the participation in two films of Underworld and to the films of the fantasy saga Divergentpassing through Zoe, The art of cheating, The end e Power games.
Will Sharpe, another revelation from The White Lotus
A particular face that has already made its debut for many years in the world of cinema and television, but which has managed to explode among the general public thanks to its interpretation in The White Lotus: let’s talk about Will Sharpe. The Japanese-British actor first made his name on the long-running series medical drama britannica Casualty (consisting of 37 seasons) between 2009 and 2010. After various appearances in other shows such as Sirens e Sherlockthe actor managed to get a part in the sitcom Defending the Guilty and in the series Giri / Haji – Duty / Shame from the BBCthe result of a Japanese and British collaboration and production. In addition to his acting career, Will Sharpe is also a director and screenwriter.
But now let’s talk about Meghann Fahyone of the protagonists of the second season of The White Lotusin which he plays the character of Daphne Sullivanwife of the aforementioned Cameron, an actress who has already appeared in numerous popular TV series, whose most famous role is certainly that of Sutton Bradyone of the protagonists of the Freeform series The Bold Typewhich aired between 2017 and 2021. Before achieving maximum success, Meghann Fahy, however, is known for having taken part in some episodes of Shock therapy, Political Animal e Chicago Fireas well as for having participated in the very famous soap opera americana One life to live (aired between 1968 and 2013).
After Meghann Fahy here is the turn of Jon Gries.
Returning in the second season of the series distributed by Sky after appearing in the first, Jon Gries plays the enigmatic husband of Jennifer Coolidge’s character. Even if you may not have been able to immediately reconnect his face to the other roles he played, we are sure that it will take little to refresh your memory. As well as playing Uncle Rico in the indie comedy Napoleon Dynamitethe man has also appeared in other films such as Men in Black, I will find you e The Secret of the Amazon and in TV series such as Jarod the chameleon (very popular TV series of the late 90s) and Lost, in which the man plays the role of Roger LinusBen’s father, the subject of one of the funniest jokes in the entire series.
F. Murray Abraham
A man who needs no introduction, but who unfortunately many still do not know or in any case do not connect to the great works in which the actor participated: let’s talk about the the great F. Murray Abrahamwhich in the series HBO spread in Italy by Sky plays Bert, the di Grasso patriarch. Most famous for having won an Oscar thanks to his interpretation of Anthony SalieriMozart’s enemy, in the 1984 film Amadeusthe man is also remembered for his roles in great films such as Scarface, Inside Llewyn Davis e Grand Budapest Hotel. Recently, man he is known for his role on the CW in the hilarious comedy Mythic Quest of Apple Tv Plus, but also for taking part in Homeland. The man was the voice actor of Konshu in Moon Knight of Marvel.
But now we come to talk about Tom Hollander, presented in the second season of the series, an actor we have known in many films and TV series. After his debut in 1996 with A choice of lovethe man is remembered above all by the general public for his role as the obnoxious Cousin Collins in the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice of 2005 and for that of the villain Lord Cutler Beckett in the Disney saga de The Pirates of the Caribbean. We recently saw it in the cinema Bohemian Rhapsody e in The King’s Man – Le Origini. If we consider the serial side, however, Tom Hollander is mostly known for roles in The Night Managernext to Tom Hidlleston e Tabooevenings he sees Tom Hardy as protagonist.
Haley Lu Richardson
In The White Lotus plays the assistant of asked McQuoidunwillingly involved in complex and terrible machinations, but Haley Lu Richardson has already been active for about ten years: from the recurring role of Tess in teen drama Ravenswood (spin-off Of Pretty Little Liars) to the brief appearances in Recovery Road e Jane the Virgin. In addition to this, it is in the film field that the girl has managed to get noticed the most: after being awarded for her interpretation of her in the independent film Columbusthe actress has participated in films such as Operation Finale and especially, One step away from youromantic drama in which Haley Lu Richardson plays the protagonist, a girl suffering from cystic fibrosis, alongside the actor of Riverdale Cole Sprouse.
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