Know the Cast: ‘Grudge’

Grudge Cast - Every Main Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Grudge cast features Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yigit Uzümoglu and Duygu Sarisin. This info article contains minor spoilers for the 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Grudge follows a veteran Istanbul cop named Harun. He wins “Policeman of the Year” and becomes the prime target of a serial killer who seeks revenge for a botched investigation. Directed by Turkan Derya, the Turkish film explores themes of justice, honor and legacy. Here’s every main player in Grudge (also known as Kin).

Grudge Cast: Yilmaz Erdogan as Harun

Grudge Cast - Yilmaz Erdogan as Harun

Character Profile: Istanbul’s “Policeman of the Year.” He kills a man during a first act incident and discovers the following day that someone hung the corpse outside the department headquarters. Harun tries to maintain a code of honor while investigating the “Crane Killer.”

Erdogan’s Resume: Mükremin Çitir in Bir Demet Tiyatro (1995), Deli Emin in Vizontele (2001), Commissar Naci in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Behcet Necatigil in The Butterfly’s Dream (2013), Major Hasan in The Water Diviner (2014)

Grudge Cast: Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan as Cevat

Grudge Cast - Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan as Cevat

Character Profile: Harun’s superior. He worries about the department’s reputation and releases a suspect who claims to be the Crane Killer. In the past, Cevat ignored Harun’s warnings about targeting the wrong suspect in a poisoning case.

Taylan’s Resume: Driver Arab Ali in Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Iskender Cinar in Leyla and Mecnun (2011-), Ahad in More (2017), Kerami in Money Trap (2019), Karadayi in Weasel (2020)

Grudge Cast: Cem Yigit Uzümoglu as Tuncay/Emre

Grudge Cast - Cem Yigit Uzümoglu as Tuncay/Emre

Character Profile: An inexperienced police officer who learns from Harun. On the surface, he appears to be a naive individual. Tuncay protects Harun throughout the movie while manipulating the investigation.

Uzümoglu’s Resume: Hakan Sahin in Adi Efsane (2017), Emir in The Protector (2018), Fatih Sultan Mehmet in Rise of Empires: Ottoman (2020)

Grudge Cast: Ruzgar Aksoy as Yadigar

Grudge Cast - Ruzgar Aksoy as Yadigar

Character Profile: Harun’s colleague. He’s an inspector who realizes that a convicted murderer left behind two children who were adopted. Yadigar discovers the true identity of the Crane Killer.

Aksoy’s Resume: Ferruh in Adanali (2008-10), Tarik Soydere in Endless Love (2015-17), Sultan Mehmed in Vlad the Impaler (2018), Halef in Ramo (2020), Balaban in Ariza (2021)

Grudge Cast: Duygu Sarisin as Gul Cankir

Grudge Cast - Duygu Sarisin as Gul Cankir

Character Profile: An actress and drug addict. She shows up at the Istanbul Police Department and claims to be the Crane Killer. Gul seeks revenge for a childhood incident involving her father.

Sarisin’s Resume: Meltem in Cennetin Sirlari (2011), Hülya in Kaçak Gelinler (2014), Sema in Içerde (2016-17), Burcu in Ufak Tefek Cinayetler (2017-18), Asya Gündogan in Azize (2019)


The Grudge cast also includes Yosi Mizrahi (Filinta, Ali Baba and the Seven Dwarfs), Elif Gizem Aykul (Milat, Çukurdere), Enes Küllahçi (Ariza), Ümit Belen (Disi kurt, Kurulus: Osman) and Ilyas Özçakir (Tarla, Söz Vermistin).

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

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