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Know the Cast: ‘Army of Thieves’

Army of Thieves Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Army of Thieves cast features Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel and Ruby O. Fee. This info article includes minor spoilers for Netflix’s Army of the Dead prequel movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Army of Thieves follows a German safecracker named Dieter. He is recruited by an international heist team consisting of notorious European criminals. Directed by and starring Army of the Dead’s Matthias Schweighöfer, the Netflix movie chronicles the collective antiheroes’ attempts to break into three safes owned by a billionaire named Bly Tanaka. Here’s every main performer and character in Army of Thieves.

Army of Thieves Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer as Sebastian Schlencht-Wöhnert/Ludwig Dieter

Army of Thieves Cast - Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter

Character Profile: A safecracker extraordinaire. He gets recruited by an elite heist team, led by his eventual love interest, Gwendoline Starr. As a child, Sebastian wrote a comic series about an imaginary safecracker named Ludwig Dieter.

Schweighöfer’s Resume: Manfred von Richthofen in The Red Baron (2008), Alex in What a Man (2011), Clemens Klina in The Manny (2015), Lukas Franke in You Are Wanted (2017-18), Dieter in Army of the Dead (2021)

Army of Thieves Cast: Nathalie Emmanuel as Gwendoline Starr

Army of Thieves Cast - Nathalie Emmanuel as Gwendoline

Character Profile: The leader of an international heist crew who recruits Dieter. She abandoned her privileged lifestyle as a teenager and made Interpol’s Red Notice list by age 19. Gwendoline grows fond of Dieter but hides a big secret about her motivations.

Emmanuel’s Resume: Missandei in Game of Thrones (2013-19), Ramsey in the Fast and Furious Movie Franchise (2015-), Harriet in the Maze Runner Movie Franchise (2015-), Maya in Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019), Deet in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019)

Army of Thieves Cast: Ruby O. Fee as Korina Dominguez

Army of Thieves Cast - Ruby O. Fee as Korina

Character Profile: A master hacker. She is the head of logistics for the focal heist operation. Korina makes a move on Dieter yet backs off when she realizes that he’s fond of Gwendoline.

Fee’s Resume: Nine-Year-Old Rebecca in Womb (2010), Sternchen in Als wir träumten (2015), Ruth Arndt in The Invisibles (2017), Sindy in Polar (2019), Romy in Asphalt Burning (2020)

Army of Thieves Cast: Guz Khan as Rolph

Army of Thieves Cast - Guz Khan as Rolph

Character Profile: A getaway driver. He works at the Hill Lux Hotel as a valet. Rolph appreciates Dieter’s personality and naïveté.

Khan’s Resume: Mobeen in Man Like Mobeen (2017-20), Del in Turn Up Charlie (2019), Cheese in Curfew (2019), Basheer in Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019), Postman in Corner Shop: Thank You, Come Again (2019)

Army of Thieves Cast: Stuart Martin as Alexis Broschini/Brad Cage

Army of Thieves Cast - Stuart Martin as Brad Cage

Character Profile: The self-proclaimed leader of Gwendoline’s crew. He was inspired by Nicolas Cage and Brad Pitt as a child. Brad grew up with Gwendoline and tries to prevent her from developing a friendship with Dieter.

Martin’s Resume: Lorenzo in Medici (2016), Silas Sharrow in Jamestown (2017-19), Terry Mooney in Our Ladies (2019), William “The Duke” Wellington in Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020), Kurjak in Dampyr (2021)

Army of Thieves Cast: Jonathan Cohen as Delacroix

Army of Thieves Cast - Jonathan Cohen as Delacroix

Character Profile: An Interpol agent. He is always one step behind Gwendoline’s team. Delacroix leads the investigation with his female colleague Beatrix.

Resume: Patrick Benmussa in Mafiosa (2008), Serge le Mytho in Serge le Mytho (2016-17), Arnaud in Budapest (2018), Joseph Hazan in Family Business (2019-20), Marc in La Flamme (2020)

Army of Thieves Cast: Noémie Nakai as Beatrix

Army of Thieves Cast - Noémie Nakai as Beatrix

Character Profile: Delacroix’s Interpol colleague. She’s a level-headed agent who tries to keep up with her partner. Beatrix offers a deal to a member of Gwendoline’s crew.

Nakai’s Resume: Christine Robbins in Mischievous Kiss: Love in Tokyo (2014-15), Manami in Never Let Me Go (2016), Furuno in High & Low: The Red Rain (2016), J in Death Note: Light Up the New World (2016), Emilie Brunat in Red Sash: The Tomioka Silk Mill Story (2017)

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The Army of Thieves cast also includes Christian Steyer (Tatort, Dark), Dan Bradford (Unlocked, The Alienist), Tonya Graves (The Omen, I Served the King of England), Trent Garrett (New Girl, Andi Mack) and Barbara Meier (The Old Fox, Endless).

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

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