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Know the Cast: ‘The Wheel of Time’

The Wheel of Time Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Amazon Series

The Wheel of Time cast features Rosamund Pike, Madeleine Madden and Josha Stradowski. This info article contains minor spoilers for the first three episodes of Rafe Judkins’ Amazon series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Based on Robert Jordan’s novel series, The Wheel of Time follows a group of female sorceresses who attempt to identify the “Dragon Reborn.” The opening episodes focus primarily on Moiraine, a member of the Aes Sedai who travels with her male companion, Lan. When a group of monsters called trollocs attack a village, three childhood friends split up and set off toward their respective destinies. Here’s every main player in The Wheel of Time.

The Wheel of Time Cast: Rosamund Pike as Moiraine Damodred

The Wheel of Time Cast - Rosamund Pike as Moiraine

Character Profile: A member of the Aes Sedai. She hopes to locate the Dragon Reborn. Moiraine travels with her warder, Lan.

Pike’s Resume: Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002), Amy Dunne in Gone Girl (2014), Marie Curie in A Private War (2018), Marie Curie in Radioactive (2019), Marla Grayson in I Care a Lot (2020)

The Wheel of Time Cast: Daniel Henney as Lan Mondragoran

The Wheel of Time Cast - Daniel Henney as Lan Mondragoran

Character Profile: Moiraine’s travel companion. He can channel the pain and ecstasy of the Aes Sedai. Lan looks after Moiraine when she gets injured in the opening episodes.

Henney’s Resume: James in My Father (2007), Agent Zero in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Agent Phil Hayes in The Last Stand (2013), Tadashi in Big Hero 6 (2014), Matt Simmons in Criminal Minds (2015-20)

The Wheel of Time Cast: Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara

The Wheel of Time Cast - Zoë Robins as Nynaeve al'Meara

Character Profile: An orphan. Moiraine suspects that she is a Wisdom. Nynaeve looks after Pike’s character in the third episode.

Robins’ Resume: Faygar in The New Tomorrow (2005), Haley in The Killian Curse (2006), Zora in The Shannara Chronicles (2016), Hayley Roster/White Ninja Steel Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017-18), Oona in Black Christmas (2019)

The Wheel of Time Cast: Madeleine Madden as Egwene Al’Vere

The Wheel of Time Cast - Madeleine Madden as Egwene Al'Vere

Character Profile: The daughter of the Emond’s Field mayor. She joins the Women’s Circle and survives a fall into a river. Egwene separates from her love interest, Rand, after a trolloc attack.

Madden’s Resume: Williemai in Around the Block (2013), Tidelands in Ready for This (2015), Crystal Swan in Mystery Road (2018), Violca in Tidelands (2018), Marion Quade in Sammy in Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

The Wheel of Time Cast: Josha Stradowski as Rand Al’Thor

The Wheel of Time Cast - Josha Stradowski as Rand Al'Thor

Character Profile: Egwene’s stoic love interest, a native of Baerlon. Moiraine suspects him of being the Dragon Reborn before a season-opening trolloc battle. Rand travels to Breen’s Spring with Mat and clashes with a bartender named Dana.

Stradowski’s Resume: Pascal Rooze  in Spangas (2011-12), Niels in Boys on Film 13: Trick & Treat (2015), Rutger de Man in High Flyers (2020)

The Wheel of Time Cast: Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara

The Wheel of Time Cast - Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara

Character Profile: A Two Rivers blacksmith. He is traumatized by the death of his love interest, Alaila. Perrin travels with Moiraine after the opening trolloc attack.

Rutherford’s Resume: Leon in Obey (2018), Sadiq in County Lines (2019), Dezzy in Bulletproof (2020)

The Wheel of Time Cast: Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon

The Wheel of Time Cast - Barney Harris as Mat Cauthon

Character Profile: Rand’s aloof friend and travel partner. In Breen’s Spring, he steals money from a corpse. Mat flees with Rand after being targeted by Dana.

Harris’ Resume: Tyler in All Roads Lead to Rome (2015), Sykes in Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016), Barney in Clique (2018), Danny in Brighton Beach (2020), Charles in A Brixton Tale (2021)

The Wheel of Time Cast: Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale

The Wheel of Time Cast - Kate Fleetwood as Liandrin Guirale

Character Profile: A member of the Aes Sedai. She appears in the opening of the series with Moirane and later investigates a man claiming to be the Dragon Reborn.

Fleetwood’s Resume: Mary Cattermole in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), Young Sister Hildegarde in Philomena (2013), Nancy Birch in Harlots (2017-19), Sheila in Brave New World (2020), Queen Luna in Fate: The Winx Saga (2021)

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The Wheel of Time cast also includes Priyanka Bose (Lion, The Miseducation of Bindu), Hammed Animashaun (Pls Like, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Álvaro Morte (Money Heist, Boundless) and Taylor Napier (Crazy, Rich and Deadly, Hanna). New episodes premiere every Friday on Amazon through the fall 2021. This article about the The Wheel of Time cast will be updated as the series progresses.

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