Who's on TV? Get to know the cast and characters of the hit show, Succession
Star World’s new programming line-up - The Stage brings a lot of exciting shows for its audience, one of them being Succession, a show based on a dysfunctional Roy family and their media conglomerate.
The story moves around Logan Roy and his four children trying to contemplate what the future holds for them as their father steps down from the position of the mastermind boss.
What makes Succession a must-watch drama about money, politics, family, and power is the cast and their characters. So, before you decide to binge-on the awesome drama, take a look at the cast and characters of the show.
Matthew Macfadyen as Tom
The award-winning actor is unfolding a whole new level of his talent with each and every project that he does. The BAFTA TV Award & Camie Winner is most famous for his role in Pride & Prejudice and The Three Musketeers.
The 43-year-old has a diverse range of characters under his name that keeps him far away from being typecast. In Succession, he has played Shiv’s boyfriend Tom Wambsgans who is an admirer of power and wealth of the Roy family, but in his constant desire to blend in, he often gets humiliated by the family.
Brian Cox as Logan Roy
The Primetime Emmy Winner and the Golden Globe Nominee, Brian has given a powerful performance as Logan Roy. The actor has played the role of an ageing patriarch who is the brain behind the entire business. In real life, Brian works with the Royal Shakespeare Company and is widely known for his portrayal of King Lear.
Other than the above-mentioned awards, the actor has also received BAFTA, Boston Film Festival Prize, BSFC Award and several other recognised awards and nominations. He’s also the first actor to play Hannibal Lecter in 1986's Manhunter.
Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy
It’s the first time that the critically acclaimed Palestinian actress has played a major TV role. Hiam is known for her prominent performances in various independent films like The Syrian Bride, Paradise Now, and Amreeka.
In Succession, she has played Marcia Roy, the third wife of Logan Roy, a devoted wife struggling to win the trust of her step-children. Marcia is one of the most mysterious characters in the series.
Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch
Nicholas started his career while he was still a teenager by making appearances on shows like Law & Order. He started getting recognition after his roles in The Perks of being a wallflower and 10 Things I Hate About You.
The Young Artist Award Winner is seen in Succession as Logan’s careless and opportunistic great-nephew who comes to New York to find a stable job in Roy’s conglomerate.
Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy
Kieran started his acting career as a child actor with his brother Macaulay. The kid from Fargo and Home Alone has grown into an actor with a supreme craft. Kieran has played Logan’s cocky son Romay Roy. He’s smart but his lack of focus and immaturity comes in his way to get to the top of the company.
The stunning actor got a mind-blowing response from the audience for his performance and he was nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series at Golden Globes 2019.
Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy
Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominee Jeremy has played the second-eldest son of Logan Roy who is apparently going to replace Logan and lead the company.
There’s only one challenge for him - to win Logan’s complete trust. Jeremy has called the character of Kendall Roy the anti-hero of our time. Jeremy has been a part of a lot of amazing movies based on true stories like Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln.
Alan Ruck as Connor Roy
Conor is Logan’s oldest son from his first marriage, completely uninterested in the politics of Waystar- Roy’s media conglomerate. He would rather live peacefully at his farm then lead the company.
Alan Ruck is a genius actor and the audience has seen his outstanding performance in movies like Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Twister, and Speed. The actor has also been a part of the Jury Award Winning film Close Up.
Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy
The award-winning actress Sarah Snook has been flawless in her portrayal of Shiv Roy. The youngest of the Roy family, Shiv has all the leadership that it needs to take control of the company. However, she would rather invest herself in politics than put her qualities in good use and lead the conglomerate.
Sarah has won and been nominated for various critics’ choice awards for the stunning performances that she has delivered throughout her career. She has marked her presence in the industry with blockbuster movies like Predestination and Steve Jobs.
Catch the drama of the Roy family in Succession on Star World in India.