2020s

Know the Cast: ‘The Last Letter from Your Lover’

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Nabhaan Rizwan as Rory McCallan and Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth

The Last Letter from Your Lover cast includes Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley and Callum Turner. This info article contains spoilers for the 110-minute Netflix film. Check out more streaming guides in the Know the Cast section.

Directed by Augustine Frizzell, The Last Letter from Your Lover follows a London journalist, Ellie, who investigates a series of hand-written notes from the late 60s while researching a new story. She learns about a romance between a British socialite and a foreign correspondent, all the while developing an intimate relationship with her archivist colleague. American actress Shailene Woodley arguably delivers the most refined performance in the Netflix film, as she’s tasked with portraying a woman who attempts to remember her past while suffering from amnesia. Here’s a full Know the Cast breakdown of the main players in The Last Letter from Your Lover.

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast: Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Felicity Jones as Ellie Haworth

Character Profile: A journalist for “The London Chronicle” who researches the life of her recently-deceased boss for a feature article. She forms a romantic bond with an archivist named Rory, and reveals that she had an eight-year relationship with her ex-fiancee. Ellie discovers a series of love letters from the 60s involving Jennifer Stirling and Anthony O’Hare. She helps reunite them in the heart-warming final act.

Jones’ Resume: Anna in Like Crazy, Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, Sienna Brooks in Inferno, Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ruth Bader Ginsberg in On the Basis of Sex

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast: Nabhaan Rizwan as Rory McCallan

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Nabhaan Rizwan as Rory McCallan

Character Profile: A archivist and album collector who collaborates with Ellie. He actively pursues a romance with the journalist but gets frustrated when his texts aren’t returned after five days. Rory waits patiently and ultimately re-connects with Ellie.

Rizwan’s Resume: Raza Shar in Informer, Sepoy Jondalar in 1917, RPG in Mogul Mowgli, Hari Dhar in Industry, Frank Chaudhary in Station Eleven

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast: Shailene Woodley as Jennifer Stirling

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Shailene Woodley as Jennifer Stirling

Character Profile: A socialite in 60s London who loses her memory after a car accident. Flashbacks reveal that she cheated on her husband with a journalist named Anthony, who was presumably killed in the aforementioned auto wreck. Four years later, Jennifer learns that her former lover survived, but she decides to stay with her husband. Fifty years later, Jennifer reveals the full truth to Anthony.

Woodley’s Resume: Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Alexandra King in The Descendants, Hazel in The Fault in Our Stars, Tris in Divergent, Jane Chapman in Big Little Lies

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast: Callum Turner as Anthony O’Hare

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Callum Turner as Anthony O'Hare

Character Profile: A divorced foreign correspondent with an alcohol problem. He’s assigned to write a feature about the industrialist Lawrence Stirling, only to fall in love with the man’s wife, Jennifer. Anthony actively pursues the female socialite and invites her to New York City. He ultimately keeps his distance after the car accident and mistakenly believes that Jennifer doesn’t want to leave her husband. In the present, Ellie helps Anthony reunite with his former lover.

Turner’s Resume: Bill Rohan in Queen & Country, Tiger in Green Room, Anatole Kuragin in War & Peace, Danny in Tramps, Frank Churchhill in Emma.

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast: Joe Alwyn as Laurence Stirling

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Joe Alwyn as Lawrence Stirling

Character Profile: Jennifer’s husband, a successful industrialist. After his wife’s car wreck — resulting in her memory loss — he states that Anthony died in the accident. Jennifer later confronts Lawrence upon learning the truth and reunites with Anthony in 1969.

Alwyn’s Resume: Billy in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Klaus Eichmanm in Operation Finale, Masham in The Favourite, Robert Dudley in Mary Queen of Scots, Henry in Boy Erased

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast: Ben Cross as Older Anthony O’Hare

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Ben Cross as Older Anthony O'Hare

Character Profile: In the present timeline, Anthony agrees to meet with Ellie about her investigation; however, he wants to respect Jennifer’s privacy. Anthony changes his mind upon learning crucial facts about the past.

Cross’ Resume: Harold Abrahams in Chariots of Fire, Prince Malagant in First Knight, Sarek in Star Trek, Mr. Rabbit in Banshee

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast: Diana Kent as Older Jennifer Stirling

The Last Letter from Your Lover Cast - Diana Kent as Older Jennifer Stirling

Character Profile: Jennifer initially refuses to meet with Ellie in the present timeline. By the end, she decides that it’s worth reuniting with Anthony and meets him at Postman’s Park.

Kent’s Resume: Hilda Hulme in Heavenly Creatures, Rachel Petkoff in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Mrs. Cope in One Day, General Engell in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

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The Last Letter from Your Lover cast also includes Emma Appleton (The Witcher), Ncuti Gatwa (Sex Education), Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker), Ann Ogbomo (Zack Snyder’s Justice League) and Wendy Nottingham (Atonement).

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

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