Know the Cast: ‘Old’

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The Old cast includes Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps and Rufus Sewell. This info article contains spoilers and character details for M. Night Shyamalan’s 2021 movie on HBO Max. Take a look at other streaming guides in the Know the Cast section.

Old follows a couple who vacations with their two young children. As Guy and Prisca discuss their marriage at a private island, they discover that their kids suddenly aged several years. The storyline follows the main players as they investigate a possible conspiracy. Here’s every actor and character in Old.

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Old Cast: Gael García Bernal as Guy

Gael García Bernal as Guy in Old

Character Profile: An insurance risk assessor. He organizes a family trip before separating from his wife, who has a potentially-fatal tumor near her abdomen. Guy shows little emotion throughout the movie and dies from old age next to his family on the beach.

Bernal’s Resume: Octavio in Amores Perros, Julio Zapata in Y Tu Mamá También, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in The Motorcyle Diaries, Santiago in Babel, Rodrigo De Souza in Mozart in the Jungle

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Old Cast: Vicky Krieps as Prisca

Vicky Krieps as Prisca in Old

Character Profile: Guy’s wife, a museum curator, who cheated on him in the past. She’s unsurprisingly confused by her children’s rapid aging, and later survives a medical procedure to remove a tumor in her abdomen. Prisca recovers but ultimately dies from old age.

Krieps’ Resume: Johanna Zadek in Hanna, Ursel in Colonia, Lucy Loschetter in Gutland, Alma in Phantom Thread, Erika Berger in The Girl in the Spider’s Web 

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Old Cast: Rufus Sewell as Charles

Rufus Sewell as Charles in Old

Character Profile: A doctor who struggles with schizophrenia. He believes that Brendan killed a woman, and later attacks several people with a knife. Charlies dies from an infection after being cut by Prisca.

Sewell’s Resume: John Murdoch in Dark City, Count Adhemar in A Knight’s Tale, Crown Prince Leopold in The Illusionist, Sid Luft in Judy, John Smith in The Man in the High Castle

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Old Cast: Alex Wolff as Trent

Alex Wolff as Trent in Old

Character Profile: Guy and Prisca’s son who rapidly ages from six to 15. He’s a naive character at the beginning of Old but emerges as a wise expert of the island who escapes during his fifties.

Wolff’s Resume: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Patriots Day, John “Derf” Backderf in My Friend Dahmer, Young Spencer in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Peter in Hereditary, Amir in Pig

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Old Cast: Thomasin McKenzie as Maddox

Thomasin McKenzie as Embeth in Old

Character Profile: Guy and Prisca’s daughter who rapidly ages from 11 to 16. She doesn’t understand why her mother is so confused, and carries on normal conversations with her father, who seems entirely perplexed and traumatized by the entire experience. Maddox escapes with her brother Trent during their fifties.

McKenzie’s Resume: Tom in Leave No Trace, Philippa, Queen of Denmark in The King, Elsa in Jojo Rabbit, Mary Hearn in True History of the Kelly Gang, Eloise in Last Night in Soho

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Old Cast: Abbey Lee as Chrystal

Abbey Lee as Chrystal in Old

Character Profile: Charles’ wife who suffers from hypocalcemia. She initially prances around the beach while taking selfies but later retreats and hides upon aging. Chrystal dies in one of the film’s most grotesque scenes.

Lee’s Resume: The Dag in Mad Max: Fury Road, Sarah in The Neon Demon, Anat in Gods of Egypt, Tirana in The Dark Tower, Christina Braithwhite in Lovecraft Country

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Old Cast: Eliza Scanlen as Kara

Eliza Scanlen as Kara in Old

Character Profile: Charles and Chrystal’s daughter who ages from six to 15. She befriends Trent and then becomes pregnant but loses her baby because of the time dilemma. Kara dies after falling from a cliff.

Scanlen’s Resume: Amma Crellin in Sharp Objects, Beth March in Little Women, Milla in Babyteeth, Lenora in The Devil All the Time

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Old Cast: Aaron Pierre as Brendan aka Mid-Sized Sedan

Aaron Pierre as Mid-Sized Sedan in Old

Character Profile: A rapper with hemophilia. He’s initially suspected of killing his female travel partner by Charles, who eventually kills Mid-Sized Sedan while experiencing a schizophrenic episode.

Pierre’s Resume: Antonius in Britannia, Dev-Em in Krypton, Caesar in The Underground Railroad

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Old Cast: Nikki Amuka-Bird as Patricia and Ken Leung as Jarin

Nikki Amuka-Bird as Patricia and Ken Leung as Jarin in Old

Character Profile: Patricia is a psychologist with epilepsy. She endures several seizures on the island and dies from her condition. It’s revealed in the climax that doctors are thrilled with their test experiments on Patricia, as she went 16 full years without an epileptic incident.

Amuka-Bird’s Resume: Dr. Becker in The Omen, Diomika Tsing in Jupiter Ascending, Rita Williams in A Private War, Miranda in The Laundromat, Rav Mulcair in Avenue 5

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Character Profile: Jarin is Patricia’s husband, a nurse. He drowns during an attempt to escape from the main island area.

Leung’s Resume: Carter Chong in The Sopranos, Miles Straume in Lost, Admiral Statura in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Dr. Topher Zia in The Night Shift, Eric Tao in Industry

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The Old cast also includes Embeth Davidtz (Army of Darkness), Emun Elliott (Game of Thrones), Alexa Swinton (Billions), Gustaf Hammarsten (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Kathleen Chalfant (The Affair) and Francesca Eastwood (M.F.A.).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.