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Know the Cast: ‘Legacy of Lies’

Legacy of Lies Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2020 Movie

The Legacy of Lies cast features Scott Adkins, Yuliia Sobol and Martin McDougall. This info article contains minor spoilers for Adrian Bol’s 2020 film (now streaming on Netflix). Visit the Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Legacy of Lies follows a former MI6 agent named Martin. He investigates a Russian murder conspiracy and teams up with a young Ukrainian journalist, the daughter of a former colleague. Meanwhile, a Russian underworld baddie kidnaps Martin’s 12-year-old daughter and hopes to acquire digital files that could expose the truth about a nerve agent called Novichok. Here’s a breakdown of the main players in Legacy of Lies.

Legacy of Lies Cast: Scott Adkins as Martin Baxter

Legacy of Lies Cast - Scott Adkins as Martin Baxter

Character Profile: A former MI6 agent. He is haunted by a past mission that resulted in his wife’s death. Martin teams up with a Ukrainian journalist to expose a Russian conspiracy.

Adkins Resume: Hector in The Expendables 2 (2012), Boyka in Boyka: Undisputed (2016), Victor in American Assassin (2017), Barton Geddes in Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019), Max Cloud in The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud (2020)

Legacy of Lies Cast: Anna Butkevich as Tatyana

Legacy of Lies Cast - Anna Butkevich as Tatyana

Character Profile: A Russian underworld figure. She kidnaps Martin’s daughter and uses her for leverage. Tatyana hopes to cover up the death of a Russian leader and his wife.

Butkevich’s Resume: The Nurse in Cold Blood (2019), Magik in Gambit: Playing for Keeps (2020), Rita in De hroshi  (2021)

Legacy of Lies Cast: Yuliia Sobol as Sasha Stepanenko

Legacy of Lies Cast - Yuliia Sobol as Sasha Stepanenko

Character Profile: The Ukrainian daughter of Martin’s former MI6 colleague. She’s a journalist who intends to expose a conspiracy involving a Russian nerve agent. Sasha looks after her best interests while collaborating with Martin.

Sobol’s Resume: Elena in Children of the Night (2016), Elastica in The Invisible Boy: Second Generation (2018), Sylvie in The Champion (2019), Nada Zelenka in Don Matteo (2020), Sofia in A Classic Horror Story (2021)

Legacy of Lies Cast: Honor Kneafsey as Lisa Baxter

Legacy of Lies Cast - Honor Kneafsey as Lisa Baxter

Character Profile: Martin’s 12-year-old daughter. She’s a boxing expert and gambler. Lisa accidentally learns the truth about her mother’s death.

Kneafsey’s Resume: June Mottershead in Our Zoo (2014), Jodie Dawson in Benidorm (2016-17), Emily Morgan in Slumber (2017), Christine in The Bookshop (2017), Josephine Leonides in Crooked House (2017)

Legacy of Lies Cast: Martin McDougall as Trevor

Legacy of Lies Cast - Martin McDougall as Trevor

Character Profile: An MI6 agent. He tracks down Martin to inquire about Sasha’s motivations. Trevor observes both characters while strategizing against the Russians.

McDougall’s Resume: Twist in Judge Dredd (1995), Gotham Dock Employee in Batman Begins (2005), Scott Coldwell in Twenty Twelve (2012), Tommy in Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), W. Marvin Watson in The Crown (2019)

Legacy of Lies Cast: Victor Solé as Maxim

Legacy of Lies Cast - Victor Solé as Maxim

Character Profile: A night club owner. Martin pays him a visit after finding his card in Sasha’s wallet. Maxim briefly appears during the first half of the film.

Solé’s Resume: Mr. Roderick in Clout Atlas (2012), Harpooner in The Heart of the Sea (2015), Segurata in Cross the Line (2020), Esteban Ruiz in Warrior Nun (2020), Blackmail Client in The Innocent (2021)

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The Legacy of Lies cast also includes Leon Sua (Fast & Furious 6, No Time to Die), Andrea Vasiliou (The Dark Knight Rises, Wonder Woman), Stancu Florin (The London Has Fallen, The Zero Theorem) and Tetiana Nosenko (Guns and Kidneys).

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

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