Meet the cast that brings Sally Rooney’s ‘conversations with friends’ to life

conversations with friends is the latest Sally Rooney novel to be 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 into the deep end when she begins an affair with a married man.

After years of waiting, conversations with friends is finally available to stream and download via Hulu in the US and on BBC iPlayer in the UK now. If you’re in the mood, you can watch the entire series in one go, or alternatively, watch it whenever you want.

Unfortunately, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal will not be reprising their roles as Marianne and Connell in conversations with friends, but the series features a star-studded cast that you’re sure to fall in love with – as much as you did with Normal people.

newsweek has everything you need to know about the cast of Conversations With Friends.

Meet the cast of conversations with friends

Frances—Alison Oliver

Up-and-coming actress Alison Oliver stars in 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). Frances and Nick’s connection is, one could say, undeniable.

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

conversations with friends it’s Oliver’s first big screen role and it certainly won’t be the last you’ll 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 Bobbi in conversations with friends, Frances’ best friend and ex-girlfriend.

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

Lane is best known for her role as Star in american honey and Hunter C-20 in Loki.

Your other credits include Cameron Post’s Miseducation, hell boy, and the American remake of the British TV drama Utopia.

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

Joe Alwyn makes his return to television after three years as actor Nick Conway on Hulu 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 favorite like Samuel Masham.

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

Alwyn is also the boyfriend of superstar Taylor Swift and has even co-written some of her songs.

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Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and Nick (Joe Alwyn) in Chats with Friends
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Melissa – Jemima Kirk

Jemima Kirke plays Melissa, Nick’s wife and a successful writer from London.

Kirke is best known for playing Jessa in Lena Dunham’s girls and Adelaide in Manic.

More recently, she starred sex education Season 3 as Principal Hope.

Paula—Justine Mitchell

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

Mitchell is best known for playing Lizzie in TryingConnie in Pure, and Maeve Flynn-Dunne in 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 Darkness is on the Island.

He also hosts his own show, The Tommy Tiernan show, in his native Ireland.

Felipe – Alex Murphy

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

Murphy is best known for playing Conor MacSweeney in the hilarious comedy series, Young Delinquents.

conversations with friends premieres Sunday, May 15 on Hulu and the BBC.

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