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The Wheel of Time cast, characters, and actors

The Amazon Prime fantasy series has a lot of faces and names to its storyline. Here we break down The Wheel of Time cast and their on-screen counterparts.

The Wheel of Time cast

Who’s in The Wheel of Time cast? It’s a good time to be alive if you’re a fantasy fan. With frequent prequels, sequels, and spin-offs, the small screen has come alive with tales of faraway places and strange beings with magical quests.

The Wheel of Time is no exception. Piggy-backing off the success of Game of Thrones (and its successor, House of the Dragon), the Amazon Prime series has set out to earn itself a spot on the list best fantasy series of all time. And while one season might be too little to say for sure, it certainly has its fans already.

But with so many characters moving around, who’s who in The Wheel of Time, and where have you seen them before? Fear not, weary wanderer — here’s everything you need to know about The Wheel of Time cast.

The main The Wheel of Time cast:

  • Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred
  • Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran
  • Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara
  • Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere
  • Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor
  • Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara

Wheel of Time cast: Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred

Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred

Moiraine Damodred is the protagonist of this fantasy show. She also happens to be a legend, due to her avoidance of being placed on the Sun Throne, and her position as an advisor of the Dragon Reborn. She also survived an encounter with not one, but four of the Forsaken (the channelers who served the Shadow in the War of Power). Basically, she’s a badass.

Rosamund Pike has been dominating the industry for a while now. In the early 2000s, she mainly stuck to roles within TV movies, but would hit her stride when she earned the role of Miranda Frost, the femme fatale in the James Bond movie, Die Another Day. After this, she also appeared as Jane Bennet in the romance movie Pride and Prejudice (the one with Succession‘s Tom as Mr Darcy, not the Depression Barbie version).

She’s most known for her role as Amy in one of the best thriller movies of all time, Gone Girl. Naturally, you’ll see her again when The Wheel of Time season 2 release date rolls around, but you can also catch her next in Saltburn, the upcoming 2023 drama movie from Emerald Fennell.

Wheel of Time cast: Daniel Henney as al'Lan Mandragoran

Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran

Also known as Lord of the Seven Towers, al’Lan is the only remaining member of the royal line of Malkier. He also serves as Moiraine’s companion throughout the series. al’Lan is dedicated to his duty and honor as a Malkieri. While he can often be cold and impassive, he does often show a sense of humor.

He’s played in the series by Daniel Henney, who began acting in the mid-2000s. He played Agent Zero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and also appeared in the action movie The Last Stand. He also voiced Tadashi in the animated movie Big Hero 6. He’s appeared in several drama series, including the likes of NCIS: Los Angeles and Criminal Minds.

Wheel of Time cast: Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al'Meara

Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara

Nynaeve is another main protagonist. She was the Wisdom of Emond’s Field and becomes the Queen of Malkier as a result of her marriage to Lan Mandragoran. She’s also one of the most powerful female channelers alive. She was originally born into a farming family and was raised to track and hunt until she was later orphaned.

Zoë Robins, a New Zealand actress, took on her first acting role at age 12. She’s not appeared in much, but has starred in the slasher movie Black Christmas and played the White Ninja Steel Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel.

Wheel of Time cast: Madeleine Madden as Egwene al'Vere

Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere

Egwene is the daughter of Emond’s Field’s mayor but also happens to be a Dreamer and exhibits great strength in One Power. Egwene wants to learn, and often goes against the wishes of her father to do so. She catches the attention of Moiraine with her talents and desire to advance. She’s one of the strongest female channelers in a thousand years, and is able to reach her full potential to become a very powerful figure.

Madeleine Madden is an Australian actress, who was the first teenager in Australia to deliver an address to the nation when discussing the future of Indigenous Australians. She would then go on to star in a variety of TV roles, and would also appear in the mini-series Tomorrow When the War Began. She also first made it big in Hollywood when she had a guest role in the adventure movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Wheel of Time cast: Josha Stradowski as Rand al'Thor

Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor

If there’s only one thing you need to know about Rand al’Thor, it’s that he’s the Dragon Reborn. What does this mean? Well, the Dragon is the male champion of the Light against the Dark One, so he’s pretty important. His abilities in the One Power is unmatched, which makes sense since he’s basically the one prophesied to save humanity.

Josha Stradowski is a Dutch actor, who most recently starred in the 2023 movie Gran Turismo, as the main antagonist. He’s also appeared in a handful of Dutch projects, but The Wheel of Time is no doubt his biggest role to date.

Wheel of Time cast: Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara

Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara

Perrin Aybara is also known as the Young Bull. He’s a wolf brother, which is a person who has a special kinship to wolves and inhabits some wolf-like traits. Perrin has great strength but has a calmer temperament and isn’t so quick to lose his temper. He’s thoughtful and chooses his words carefully. That said, when he does get angry, you probably ought to stay out of his way.

Like the rest of the cast, Rutherford doesn’t have the longest filmography. But he has appeared in a few movies, such as Obey and County Lines. Thus far, The Wheel of Time has been his most notable role.

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Everyone in the Wheel of Time cast:

There are plenty of characters and cast members to know, despite there only being one season of the series so far. Here, we break down everyone from the main players to the supporting cast.

Here’s everyone in The Wheel of Time cast:

  • Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred
  • Daniel Henney as al’Lan Mandragoran
  • Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara
  • Madeleine Madden as Egwene al’Vere
  • Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor
  • Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara
  • Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon (season 1)
  • Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale
  • Priyanka Bose as Alanna Mosvani
  • Hammed Animashaun as Loial
  • Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche
  • Kae Alexander as Min Farshaw
  • Fares Fares as Ba’alzamon
  • Lolita Chakrabarti as Marin al’Vere
  • Michael Tuahine as Bran al’Vere
  • Michael McElhatton as Tam al’Thor
  • Johann Myers as Padan Fain
  • Naana Agyei Ampadu as Danya
  • Mandi Symonds as Daise Congar
  • David Sterne as Cenn Buie
  • Juliet Howland as Natti Cauthon
  • Christopher Sciueref as Abell Cauthon
  • Petr Simcák as Tom Thane
  • Litiana Biutanaseva as Bode Cauthon
  • Lilibet Bituanaseva as Eldrin Cauthon
  • Abdul Salis as Eamon Valda
  • Stuart Graham as Geofram Bornhald
  • Pearce Quigley as Master Hightower
  • Alexandre Willaume as Thom Merrilin
  • Álvaro Morte as Logain Ablar
  • Clare Perkins as Kerene Nagashi
  • Izuka Hoyle as Dana
  • Peter Franzén as Stepin
  • Daryl McCormack as Aram
  • Narinder Samra as Raen
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy as Illa
  • Taylor Napier as Maksim
  • Emmanuel Imani as Ihvon
  • Miguel Álvarez as the King of Ghealdan
  • Guy Roberts as Uno Nomesta
  • Amar Chadha-Patel as Lord Yakota
  • Thomas Chaanhing as Lord Agelmar
  • Sanra Yi Sencindiver as Lady Amalisa
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