Meet the cast who bring Sally Rooney’s ‘Conversations With Friends’ to life

Conversations with friends is Sally Rooney’s latest novel to be adapted for the small screen, following in Hulu’s footsteps 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 in at the deep end when she begins an affair with a married man.

After years of waiting, Conversations with friends is now finally available to stream and download via Hulu in the US and the BBC iPlayer in the UK. If you feel like it, you can binge-watch the entire series at once or watch it at your leisure.

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

news week 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 actor Alison Oliver stars as Frances in Conversations with friends.

After befriending writer Melissa (played by Jemima Kirke), Frances meets her husband, Nick (Joe Alwyn). Frances and Nick’s connection is, you might say, undeniable.

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

Conversations with friends is Oliver’s first major on-screen role and it certainly won’t be the last you see her.

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.

While Frances and Nick embark on a serious affair, Bobbi and Melissa openly flirt in front of everyone. With both Bobbi and Frances growing apart, their romantic relationship threatens their close friendship.

Lane is best known for her role as Star in American honey and Hunter C-20 inch loki.

Her other credits include: Cameron Post’s Wrong Educationhellboy, and the American remake of the British TV drama Utopia.

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

Joe Alwyn Returns To Television After Three Years As Actor Nick Conway In Hulu’s 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 as Samuel Masham.

He is also known for playing Bob Cratchit in Steven Knight’s miniseries A Christmas song.

Alwyn is also superstar Taylor Swift’s boyfriend and has even co-wrote some of her songs.

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Melissa (Jemima Kirke) and Nick (Joe Alwyn) in conversations with friends
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Melissa – Jemima Kirko

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 Maniac.

Most recently she starred in Sex education Season 3 as Headmistress Hope.

Paula – Justine Mitchell

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

Mitchell is best known for her role as Lizzie in To attemptConnie in pure, and Maeve Flynn-Dunne in Amber.

Dennis—Tommy Tiernan

Derry Girls star Tommy Tiernan plays the role of Frances’ absent father, Dennis.
The public may also recognize Tiernan from the series small potatoes and the movie The island is dark

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

Philip – Alex Murphy

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

Murphy is best known for playing Conor MacSweeney in the hilarious comedy series, The young offenders.

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

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