2020s

Know the Voice Cast: ‘Firedrake the Silver Dragon’

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Firedrake the Silver Dragon voice cast includes Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Felicity Jones and Freddie Highmore. This info article contains minor spoilers for Tomer Eshed’s animated Netflix movie. Visit the Vague Visages Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Firedrake the Silver Dragon chronicles the title character’s journey of self-discovery. “Lame Flame” dreams about finding a dragon paradise, and begins a new adventure with his pal Sorrell. The protagonists meet a human who initially lies about his skills, only to become quite useful when the group arrives in India. Firedrake’s crew learns to trust each other, which allows them to experience the world with a new perspective. Here’s a breakdown of the main voice cast for Firedrake the Silver Dragon, an adaptation of Cornelia Funke’s 1997 novel Dragon Rider.

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Firedrake

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Firedrake

Character Profile: The insecure protagonist who wants to live like a “proper dragon.” He’s fascinated by local lore, and gets called “Lame Flame” due to his lack of fire power. Firedrake hopes to find a dragon paradise known as the Rim of Heaven.

Brodie-Sangster’s Resume: Sam in Love Actually (2003), Ferb Fletcher in Phineas and Ferb (2007-15), Newt in the Maze Runner Movie Franchise (2014-), Whitey Winn in Godless (2017), Bennie Watts in The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Felicity Jones as Sorrell

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Felicity Jones as Sorrell

Character Profile: Firedrake’s best friend. She’s a forest “brownie” and not a chipmunk. Sorrell doesn’t think much of humans but ultimately changes her opinion.

Jones’ Resume: The Theory of Everything (2014), Sienna Brooks in Inferno (2016), Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Ruth Bader Ginsberg in On the Basis of Sex (2018), Ellie Haworth in The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021)

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Freddie Highmore as Ben

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Freddie Highmore as Ben

Character Profile: A human thief who claims to be a dragon rider. He joins Firedrake and Sorrell in their journey to find the Rim of Heaven. Ben is identified in India as the prophecized dragon rider Bravatnar-Gobi-Payanakarmi.

Highmore’s Resume: Peter Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland (2004), Charlie Bucket in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Norman Bates in Bates Motel (2013-17), Shaun Murphy in The Good Doctor (2017-), Thomas in The Vault (2021)

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Patrick Stewart as Nettlebrand

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Patrick Stewart as Nettlebrand

Character Profile: A 500-year-old draconoid. He follows the protagonists to a djinn, using his super submersible transport creation. Nettlebrand has a slave named Grevelbeard and doesn’t like to chat about his online dating experiences.

Stewart’s Resume: Charles in Logan (2017), Picard in the Star Trek Franchise (1987-), Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men Movie Franchise (2000-), Avery Bullock in American Dad! (2005-), John Bosley in Charlie’s Angels (2019)

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Meera Syal as Subisha Gulab

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Meera Syal as Subisha Gulab

Character Profile: A famous dracologist. She takes the protagonists to the Temple of the Dragon Rider. Subisha explains the story of Varin, the only human to ever ride a dragon.

Syal’s Resume: Miss Chauhan in Beautiful Thing (1996), Fiona in Absolutely Anything (2015), Dr. Patel in Doctor Strange (2016), Sheila Malik in Yesterday (2019), Elizabeth Churchland in Cade 404 (2021)

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Sanjeev Bhaskar as Mad Doc

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Sanjeev Bhaskar as Mad Doc

Character Profile: Subisha’s charismatic husband, Deepak. He believes that Ben is the prophecized Bravatnar-Gobi-Payanakarmi, and also frequently interrupts his wife’s stories. Mad Doc offers snacks and clothing to the protagonists.

Bhaskar’s Resume: Dr. Raju in London Boulevard (2010), Ray in Absolutely Anything (2015), Sunil “Sunny” Khan in Unforgotten (2015-), Dr. Jafri in Paddington 2 (2017), Jed Malik in Yesterday (2019)

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Nonso Anozie as Mighty Djinn

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Nonso Anozie as Mighty Djinn

Character Profile: A spirit who takes questions from the protagonists. He threatens violence and shoots fireballs from his head. Mighty Djinn squares off against Nettlebrand.

Anozie’s Resume: Batiatus in The Last Legion (2007), Ezra in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Artus in Conan the Barbarian (2011), Xaro Xhoan Daxos in Game of Thrones (2012), Tommy Jepperd  in Sweet Tooth (2021)

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast: Alex Norton as Grevelbeard

Firedrake the Silver Dragon Voice Cast - Alex Norton as Grevelbeard

Character Profile: Nettlebeard’s slave. He prefers the term “partner” and inquires about his master’s love life.  Grevelbeard claims that he once dated a three-headed Cerberus.

Norton’s Resume: Matt Burke in Taggart (1986-2010), Harry in Robin Hood (1991), Bride’s Father in Braveheart (1995), Napoleon in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Captain Bellamy in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

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The Firedrake the Silver Dragon voice cast also includes Jimmy Hibbert (Dog Loves Books), David Brooks (All the Money in the World, Medici), Glenn Wrage (Cold Pursuit, Thomas & Friends), Peter Marinker (Labyrinth, Judge Dredd) and Glen McCready (Casanova’s Last Stand, Above the Clouds).

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

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