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Know the Cast: ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Amazon Prime Movie

The Everybody’s Talking About Jamie cast spotlights Max Harwood, Pritti Pasha and Richard E. Grant. This info article contains minor spoilers for Jonathan Butterell’s 2021 Amazon Prime movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie follows a 16-year-old drag queen. Portrayed by Max Harwood, the title character plans to make his official debut as Mimi Mi at the Mayfield prom. Jamie receives plenty of attention; however, many believe that he’s lost his true self by assuming a new identity. Here’s every main player in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Max Harwood as Jamie New

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Max Harwood as Jamie New

Character Profile: A 16-year-old Sheffield native. He wants to be part of a drag queen revolution. Jamie’s circle of friends help him achieve his goals and better understand how to deal with painful memories.

Harwood’s Resume: Feature Debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie — Also, Oliver in The Loneliest Boy in the World (2022), David in Magpie (TBA)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Lauren Patel as Pritti Pasha

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Lauren Patel as Pritti Pasha

Character Profile: Jamie’s Muslim best friend. She wants to study at Cambridge and become a doctor. Pritti describes herself as a “weirdo” and stands up to a bully who teases her.

Patel’s Resume: Feature Debut in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Sarah Lancashire as Margaret New

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Sarah Lancashire as Margaret New

Character Profile: Jamie’s mother. She hides secrets about the boy’s upbringing and what he believes to be true about his father. Margaret means well and fully supports Jamie’s decisions.

Lancashire’s Resume: Yvonne Kolakowski in Clocking Off (2000), Coral Atkins in Seeing Red (2000), Caroline in Last Tango in Halifax (2012-), Catherine Cawood in Happy Valley (2014-), Liz in Yesterday (2019)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Shobna Gulati as Ray

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Shobna Gulati as Ray

Character Profile: Margaret’s friend. She offers Jamie a job to help pay for a prom dress. She’s one of several people who helps him find clarity.

Gulati’s Resume: Anita in Dinnerladies (1998-2000), Sunita Alahan in Coronation Street (2001-13), Nisha Clayton in Where the Heart Is (2006), Najia Khan in Doctor Who (2018-20), Vicky in Murder, They Hope (2021)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Richard E. Grant as Hugo Battersby

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Richard E. Grant as Hugo Battersby

Character Profile: Jamie’s mentor. In the 80s, he was a drag queen known as Loco Chanelle. Hugh helps Jamie prepare for his first big show, and also for the Mayfield prom.

Resume: Withnail in Withnail & I (1987), Darwin Mayflower in Hudson Hawk (1991), George in Gosford Park (2001), Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), Seifert in Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Sharon Horgan as Miss Hedge

Character Profile: Jamie’s teacher who is stern but fair. She educates the students about what to expect after graduation. Miss Hedge urges Jamie to follow the school rules and ultimately agrees to compromise.

Horgan’s Resume: Donna in Pulling (2006-09), Sharon Morris in Catastrophe (2015-19), Sarah in Game Night (2018), Queen Dagmar in Disenchantment (2018-), Shona in This Way Up (2019-)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Samuel Bottomley as Dean Paxton

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Samuel Bottomley as Dean Paxton

Character Profile: The Mayfield school bully. He jokes about Jamie’s sexuality and teases Pritti relentlessly. Dean worries about his future after graduating.

Bottomley’s Resume: Samuel in Tyrannosaur (2011), Brandon Kelleher in Rocket’s Island (2012-15), Young Goodman in Ghost Stories (2017), Jordan Wilson in Ackley Bridge (2017-18), Ian in Get Duked! (2019)

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Cast: Ralph Ineson as Wayne New

Everybody's Talking About Jamie Cast - Ralph Ineson as Wayne New

Character Profile: Jamie’s disapproving father. He urges Margaret to move on after their break-up. Wayne makes hurtful comments to his son and doesn’t seem interested in maintaining a relationship.

Ineson’s Resume: Amycus in the Harry Potter franchise (2009-11), Dagmer Cleftjaw in Game of Thrones (2012), General Tarakanov in Chernobyl (2019), Jim McAlester in Gunpowder Milkshake (2021), Green Knight in The Green Knight (2021)

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The Everybody’s Talking About Jamie cast also includes Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions, The Big Sick), Kacie Doocey, Saskia Davis, Ellis Brownhill and Riya Gadher.

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

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