Who is the cast of Sally Rooney adaptation Conversations with Friends?

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Rooney is also the author of Normal People, the hit BBC show released during lockdown in 2020 that made the world fall in love with Paul Mescal.

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The new series shares many similarities with Normal People – it focuses on two students at Dublin college and the bond they form with a married couple.

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The show explores themes of love, friendship and betrayal as relationships between characters develop at the expense of others.

Bobbi and Frances in conversation with friends

Who is in the cast of Conversations with Friends?

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Frances is a 21-year-old aspiring writer who performs spoken-word poetry with her ex-girlfriend, Bobbi, who is now her best friend.

Conversations with Friends marks Oliver’s film debut and she was offered the role shortly after graduating from college.

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Oliver will also star as Katie in the upcoming four-part BBC Best Interests series about the parents of a child with a life-threatening illness.

Sasha Lane as Bobbi and Alison Oliver as Frances

Bobbi is more outgoing than her ex-girlfriend – she acts as the couple’s mouthpiece and even reads the poems Frances wrote.

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One of Lane’s previous roles was as Jane in The Miseducation of Cameron Post opposite Chloë Grace Moretz.

She had a starring role in the A24 road movie American Honey and also had supporting roles in Marvel’s Loki and the action-mystery series Utopia.

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Nick is an actor whose fame has waned – he is married to Melissa but begins an affair with Bobbi.

Alwyn starred as Masham in The Favourite, alongside Emma Stone and Olivia Colman, and is also credited for his goofballs in Boy Erased and Mary Queen of Scots.

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He will be appearing in the upcoming miniseries Brideshead Reveal and the medieval comedy Catherine Called Birdy, due out later this year.

Alwyn is Taylor Swift’s partner and worked with her on her albums Folklore and Evermore.

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Joe Alwyn as Nick and Jemima Kirke as Melissa

Melissa is a successful photographer and author and is married to Nick. She meets Frances and Bobbi at a poetry reading. Melissa grows closer to Bobbi and Frances feels neglected.

Kirke is best known for her role as Jessa Johansson in the HBO comedy Girls, starring Lena Dunham.

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She also starred as Hope Haddon, the new principal, in Season 3 of Sexual Education and as Adelaide in the comedy sci-fi series alongside Jonah Hill and Emma Stone.

Philip is Frances’ colleague and friend and tries to support her, although he doesn’t agree with her decision to have an affair with Nick.

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Murphy played Conor MacSweeney in the comedy film Young Offenders and TV series of the same name.

He will also star as Doug in upcoming horror comedy The Loneliest Boy Alive.

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When is Talks with Friends on TV?

The series premieres on BBC Three on 15 May at 10pm and the second episode airs at 10:30pm the same day.

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All episodes are available to stream on BBC iPlayer from May 15th.

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