The Witcher Cast: Who Are They?

By Amelia Slater

23rd July 2020

The Witcher Cast: Who Are They?

Meet The Witcher cast; the stars bringing the fantasy novels and short stories to life. The Witcher series came out on Netflix at the end of last year.

If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, then you’re going to love this show…

The show stars Henry Cavill as the mutated monster hunter Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allen as princess Cirilla ‘Ciri’, Joey Batet as Jaskier, Geralt’s hapless right hand man and Anya Chalotra as sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg.

The Witcher Cast: The Main Characters

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Geralt Of Rivia (Henry Cavill)

The Witcher’s leading man Geralt, an outcast mutated monster hunter, is played by Superman star Henry Cavill.

The hunk came into the running for becoming the next James Bond but lost out to Daniel Craig.

He is currently dating stuntwoman Lucy Cork so keep dreaming of being the next real life bond girl ladies – Pierce Brosnan’s wife Keely Shaye Smith has beaten the lot of us there…

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Born in Jersey, Henry Cavill rose to prominence after starring in Showtime’s period drama series The Tudors before being cast as Superman.

He told GQ:

‘For me it was about bringing my love for the character to the show, as a fan – I want to protect it. It would’ve hurt my heart to hear there was a show that I didn’t jump on, [especially] if someone else had a unique and perhaps even brilliant interpretation of Geralt, but one not who I, as a fan, sees.’

For me it was about bringing my love for the character to the show, as a fan – I want to protect it’

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Henry recently baked his own birthday cake, whilst the UK has been under lockdown due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and it turns out Henry isn’t the only celeb to be whipping out the apron.

 

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Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden also showed off her daughter Hollie’s impressive baking skills, after the youngster baked a batch of rainbow cupcakes.

Yennefer Of Vengerburg (Anya Chalotra)

Next up on the biggest stars of the Witcher cast is Yennefer, a mage born with body deformities such as a curved spine and partial facial paralysis. At the start of her life, she lives a miserable home life filled with bullying and torment.

Upon being sold to a sorcerer for less than half the price of a pig, she later transforms into a powerful sorceress and falls in love with Geralt.

Yennefer is played by Anya Chalotra.

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23-year-old actress Anya Chalotra appeared in a number of West End productions before landing the role of Yennefer.

She grew up in South Staffordshire before going on to train at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Princess Cirilla (Freya Allan)

Princess ‘Ciri’ Cirilla is the crown princess of Cintra and granddaughter of Queen Calanthe. She possesses strong powers and when the Kingdom falls under attack, she is forced to flee and find Geralt who is ‘her destiny’.

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At just eighteen years old, this is Freya Allan’s first major role after she previously had a minor part in the first episode of BBC Drama The War of the Worlds.

Freya previously studied acting at the National Film and Television school in Beaconsfield.

 

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Jaskier (Joey Batey)

The travelling bard and loveable companion of Geralt, Jaskier brings a comic relief to the show in its darker, more serious moments.

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Newcastle actor Joey Batey studied French and Spanish at Cambridge University before landing his big break in The Witcher.

Having grown up in a ‘musical family’, Joey is also a vocalist and musician for the indie folk band The Amazing Devil.

 

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Everyone had a bad hair phase… Right? With the world going mad – and the beautiful heart-wrenching response we’ve had from all our Dear Hearts around the world – @theamazingdevil moved the streaming release of our new album The Horror and the Wild up a bit. We figured you might like some fairy lights and fire in this dark shiny world. It’s out today on all the usuals (Spotify, iTunes and the like). It’s there if weary bands need welcome notes. Also I’ve gone totally bonkers self-isolating so would be just lovely to hear from you all. I’m full on eating ice cream with a fork right now. So. Stay home. Stay safe. And if you’re alone, just know you’re not. Love, Jx

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Who’s Next Up In The Witcher Cast…

Dara (Wilson Radjou-Pujalte)

Dara, the refugee elf boy who befriends Ciri whilst she is searching for Geralt, becomes the princess’ companion.

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Dara is played by 18-year-old actor Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, best known for his roles as Dodger in Dickensian (2016) and Jake Hunter in Hunter Street (2018-2019).

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Tissaia de Vries (MyAnna Buring)

The sorcerer Tissaia, the head of a training academy for female mages, becomes a mentor to Yennefer.

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Tissaia is played by MyAnna Buring, a swedish actress known for her role as Tanya in The Twilight Saga.

Aged 16, MyAnna moved to the UK where she attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

 

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Istredd (Royce Pierreson)

Before she is taken into the mage training academy, Yennefer meets sorcerer Istredd after she accidentally portals herself to the grotto of the Tower of the Gull.

The pair strike up a friendship that quickly turns into more…

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Istredd is played by Royce Pierreson, who first rose to fame after starring in BBC3’s Murdered by My Boyfriend. He has since appeared in Line of Duty and Wanderlust.

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Fringilla Vigo (Mimi Ndiweni)

Fringilla trained with Yennefer at Aretzua, the training academy for female mages. She later leads the army alongside Cahir for the Nilfgaardian invasion of Cintra.

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Fringilla is played by British-Zimbabwean actress Mimi Ndiweni who joined the Yvonne Arnaud theatre school in Guildford when she was a teen.

After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, she won the Spotlight Prize at 21 years of age – beating competitors from the top UK drama schools. Dame Judi Dench has previously won the prize.

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Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach (Eamon Farren)

Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach, is not only an absolute b*gger of a name to say, but also belongs to a b*gger of a bloke. He also goes by the ‘Black Knight’ which we think is a tad catchier.

Cahir is the Nilfgaardian army commander and bad guy who wants to hunt down Cirilla amidst the invasion of Cintra.

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Actor Eamon Farren is actually Australian, born in Queensland. He once revealed in an interview:

‘I can’t remember a time when I didn’t watch a movie and think, ‘That’s what I want to do’… Growing up, people said you have to have a plan B. I never felt that, I always thought, nah, this is what I’m going to do.’

The star got his big break after appearing in The Outsider alongside Naoimi Watts and Tim Daly. He graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 2007 before going on to star in theatre productions and TV movies.

 

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The Witcher Cast Will Reprise Their Roles For The Witcher Season 2

The Witcher cast members will return for a second series of The Witcher although we don’t yet know when it will be released on Netflix.

Peaky Blinders’ Paul Bullion is set to join the cast.

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