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Know the Cast: ‘Cinderella’

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Camila Cabello as Cinderella

The Cinderella cast features Camila Cabello, Idina Menzel and Nicholas Galitzine. This info article contains spoilers for the 2021 Amazon Prime movie. Check out the Know the Cast section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.

Written and directed by Kay Cannon (Blockers), Cinderella provides a modern spin on Charles Perrault’s famous folk tale. The adaptation follows as female peasant who dreams of being a fashion designer. Her goals seem attainable after meeting a local prince, but she’d rather create her own path than take orders from royal figures. Here’s every main performer and character in the 2021 Amazon Prime movie Cinderella.

Cinderella Cast: Camila Cabello as Cinderella

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Camila Cabello as Cinderella

Character Profile: A peasant who hopes to becomes a fashion designer. She’s ridiculed by her step-mother before catching the attention of Prince Robert. Ella, aka Cinderella, rejects a royal offer of marriage and pursues her professional dreams.

Cabello’s Resume: A Former Member of Fifth Harmony and a Grammy-Nominated Pop Star

Cinderella Cast: Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Nicholas Galitzine as Prince Robert

Character Profile: A prince who declines a marriage offer from the Princess of Northphalia. He desires true love and looks for a potential bride in the community. Prince Robert wants Cinderella to be his wife, and decides to make a key compromise in the process of courting the young woman.

Galitzine’s Resume: Tom in The Beat Beneath My Feet (2014), Johnnie Blackwell in High Strung (2016), A.J. in Share (2019), Elliott Lefevre in Chambers (2019), Timmy in The Craft: Legacy (2020)

Cinderella Cast: Idina Menzel as Vivian

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Idina Menzel as Vivian

Character Profile: Cinderella’s step-mother who criticizes her appearance. She wants one of her other two daughters to marry Prince Robert. Vivian developed a tough demeanor due to past experiences with men.

Menzel’s Resume: An Iconic 21st Century Broadway Actress — Also, Maureen Johnson in Rent (2005), Nancy Tremaine in Enchanted (2007), Elsa in the Frozen Movie Franchise (2013-), Dinah Ratner in Uncut Gems (2019)

Cinderella Cast: Pierce Brosnan as King Rowan

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Pierce Brosnan as King Rowan

Character Profile: Prince Robert’s father. He wants to acquire more land, including the domain of the sea monster, and criticizes his son for turning down Princess Laura’s offer. King Rowan speaks down to his wife but ultimately realizes the error of his ways.

Brosnan’s Resume: James Bond in the James Bond Movie Franchise (1995-2002), Julian Noble in The Matador, Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown Affair, Sam in Mamma Mia!, Erick Erickssong in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Cinderella Cast: Minnie Driver as Queen Beatrice

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Minnie Driver as Queen Beatrice

Character Profile: King’s Rowan’s wife. She’s supportive of their son and reminds her husband about the man he used to be. Queen Beatrice leads the way for change within the royal family.

Driver’s Resume: Benny in Circle of Friends (1995), Skylar in Good Will Hunting (1997), Dahlia Malloy in The Riches (2007-08), Fiona in About a Boy (2014-15), Maya DiMeo in Speechless (2016-2019)

Cinderella Cast: Tallulah Greive as Princess Gwen

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Tallulah Greive as Princess Gwen

Character Profile: Prince Robert’s sister. She has a comprehensive plan to reduce poverty in the urban row housing. Princess Gwen is known for her intellect and potential as a leader.

Greive’s Resume: Melissa Albright in M.I.High (2013), Lauren in Millie Inbetween (2014-18), Orla in Our Ladies (2019), Maddie Douglas in Penance (2020), Lily in Locked Down (2021)

Cinderella Cast: Billy Porter as Fab G

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Billy Porter as Fab G

Character Profile: Cinderella’s fairy godparent. The character doesn’t have a gender and turns mice into men. Fab G helps Cinderella change her personal style.

Porter’s Resume: A Tony Award and Grammy Award-Winning Broadway Performer — Also, Little Richard in Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999), Taylor in The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000), Behold Chablis in American Horror Story (2018), Pray Tell in Pose (2018-)

Cinderella Cast: Maddie Baillio as Malvolia

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Maddie Baillio as Malvolia

Character Profile: Vivian’s “obnoxious” daughter. She’s a devilish character who isn’t phased by local creeps. Malvolia’s personality reflects that of her mother.

Baillio’s Resume: Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray Live! (2016), Millie in Dumplin’ (2018)

Cinderella Cast: Charlotte Spencer as Narissa

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Charlotte Spencer as Narissa

Character Profile: Vivian’s “self-absorbed’ daughter. She’s a narcissist with a bright demeanor. Narissa displays better behavior than her sister Malvolia.

Spencer’s Resume: Carly in Line of Duty (2014), Tina in Glue (2014), Charlotte Appleby in The Living and the Dead (2016), Esther Denham in Sanditon (2019), Megan Ford in Baghdad Central (2020)

Cinderella Cast: Mary Higgins as Princess Laura

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Mary Higgins as Princess Laura

Character Profile: The Princess of Northphalia. She proposes marriage to Prince Robert at the beginning of the film. Laura makes flippant statements and doesn’t seem that devastated about being rejected.

Higgins’ Resume: Feature Debut in Cinderella (2021)

Cinderella Cast: Doc Brown as Town Crier

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - Doc Brown as Town Crier

Character Profile: A local man who delivers news to the community. He raps in the style of characters from Hamilton. The performer is the younger brother of novelist Zadie Smith.

Brown’s Resume: A Founding Member of the UK Rap Group Poisonous Poets — Also, Tyrone in Hunted (2012), Nathan in 4 O’Clock Club (2012-15), Joel in Level Up (2016), DC Brian Lodge in Des (2020)

Cinderella Cast: James Corden as James

Cinderella Cast 2021 on Amazon Prime - James Corden as James

Character Profile: A mouse who becomes a human via Fab G’s magic. He’s caught brushing his phantom whiskers by two other mice pals. James turns back into his true self by the third act.

Corden’s Resume: The Host of The Late Late Show with James Corden — Also, Baker in Into the Woods (2014), Biggie in the Trolls Movie Franchise (2016-), Hi-5 in The Emoji Movie (2017), John Frazier in Ocean’s Eight (2018), Bustopher Jones in Cats (2019)

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The Cinderella cast on Amazon Prime also includes James Acaster (Grave New World, Mark Smith vs the People), Romesh Ranganathan (The Reluctant Landlord, King Gary), Rob Beckett (Fresh Meat, Meet the Richardsons), Jenet Le Lacheur (Last Commanders) and Beverley Knight (Premonition, The Halcyon).

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

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