Know the Cast: ‘The Vault’

The Vault Cast

The Vault cast includes Freddie Highmore, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey and Sam Riley. This info article contains spoilers and character details for Jaume Balagueró’s 118-minute 2021 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in the Know the Cast section.

Now streaming on Netflix, The Vault follows a heist team that attempts to infiltrate the Bank of Spain as Madrid competes in the 2010 World Cup championship. Freddie Highmore stars as a brilliant engineer who helps a salvage expert reclaim a 17th century treasure. The Vault doesn’t necessarily feature one standout performance, but Netflix streamers will undoubtedly recognize several performers from popular movies and television shows. Here’s a Know the Cast guide to complement your streaming experience.

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The Vault Cast: Freddie Highmore as Thom Johnson

The Vault Cast - Freddie Highmore as Thom

Character Profile: A 22-year-old Cambridge-educated engineer who declines to collaborate with Big Oil executives. He’s recruited by a salvage expert who wants to re-claim a 17th century Spanish treasure that’s locked inside the Bank of Spain. Thom uses his intelligence to identify the most practical ways to outsmart the head of security.

Highmore’s Resume: Peter Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland, Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Norman Bates in Bates Motel, Shaun Murphy in The Good Doctor

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The Vault Cast: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as Lorraine

The Vault Cast - Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey as Lorraine

Character Profile: An art expert who worries about Thom’s age and lack of experience. In the past, her birth father worked for Walter, who rescued her from a life on the streets. Lorraine, aka Claudia Valenti, develops a romance with Thom.

Bergès-Frisbey’s Resume: Syrena in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Juliette in Juliette, Sofi in I Origins, The Mage in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

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The Vault Cast: Sam Riley as James

The Vault Cast - Sam Riley as James

Character Profile: Walter’s long-time colleague who essentially works as the project manager for the heist. He’s a former special forces agent who double crosses Thom and company in the climax.

Riley’s Resume: Ian Curtis in Control, Sal Paradise/Jack Kerouac in On the Road, Diaval in Maleficent, Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Pierre Curie in Radioactive

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The Vault Cast: Liam Cunningham as Walter Moreland

The Vault Cast - Liam Cunningham as Walter

Character Profile: A salvage expert who recruits Thom to break into the Bank of Spain. One year prior, the Spanish government seized a 17th treasure connected to Sir Francis Drake. Walter plans his heist on the same day of the 2010 World Cup championship between Madrid and the Netherlands.

Cunningham’s Resume: Dan in The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Father Dominic Moran in Hunger, Solon in Clash of the Titans, The Father in The Childhood of a Leader, Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones

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The Vault Cast: José Coronado as Gustavo Medina

The Vault Cast - José Coronado as Gustavo

Character Profile: The Bank of Spain’s chief of security and the former head of Spain’s anti-terrorist task force. He’s aware of a heist plot but doesn’t quite understand the specifics. Given the unique location of the treasure, Gustavo knows that he could be outsmarted.

Coronado’s Resume: Luis Sanz in Periodistas, César de Echagüe in The Return of El Coyote, Santos Trinidad in No Rest for the Wicked, Jaime Peña in The Body, Teo Aguilar in The Innocent

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The Vault Cast: Luis Tosar as Simon

The Vault Cast - Luis Tosar as Simon

Character Profile: An acquisitions expert for Walter’s team. He states that it will take 15 days to drill to the vault, which briefly derails the plan. Simon and Walter ultimately find a way to reach the treasure.

Tosar’s Resume: Antonio in Take My Eyes, Malamadre in Celda 211, Costa in Even the Rain, César in Mientras duermes

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The Vault Cast: Famke Janssen as Margaret

The Vault Cast - Famke Janssen as Margaret

Character Profile: An MI6 operative who meets with Walter at the beginning and end of the film. She knows that the heist will ultimately be successful but doesn’t anticipate that she’ll be outsmarted after-the-fact.

Janssen’s Resume: Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye, Evelyn in House on Haunted Hill, Jean Grey in X-Men, Lenore in Taken, Olivia Godfrey in Hemlock Grove

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The Vault cast also includes Axel Stein (Einstein), Emilio Gutiérrez Caba (Common Wealth), Daniel Holguín (Drug Squad: Costa del Sol), James Giblin (Paradise Hills) and Frank Feys (The Innocent).

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