The Silent Night cast features Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Roman Griffin Davis. This info article contains minor spoilers for Camille Griffin’s 2021 AMC+ movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Silent Night follows numerous individuals who gather at a country home for Christmas. The characters discuss familial and political issues before acknowledging an important fact: a mist will soon kill every one of them, the result of a climate disaster. One by one, the protagonists offer their opinions about an “Exit Pill” while arguing about their inevitable deaths. Here’s every main player in Silent Night.
Silent Night Cast: Keira Knightley as Nell
Character Profile: A married woman with three children. She hosts a Christmas party and tries to accommodate her guests. Nell must face the fact that one of her sons doesn’t agree with her Exit Pill opinions.
Knightley’s Resume: Juliet in Love Actually (2003), Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Franchise (2003-), Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), Cecilia Tallis in Atonement (2007), Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game (2014)
Silent Night Cast: Matthew Goode as Simon
Character Profile: Nell’s husband. He worries about conversational etiquette during a Christmas dinner. Simon acknowledges an impending global disaster but doesn’t seem ready to accept the truth.
Goode’s Resume: Ben Calder in Chasing Liberty (2004), Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias in Watchmen (2009), Charles Stoker in Stoker (2013), Hugh Alexander in The Imitation Game (2014), Matthew Clairmont in A Discovery of Witches (2018-)
Silent Night Cast: Roman Griffin Davis as Art
Character Profile: Nell and Simon’s son. He delivers a passionate speech about climate change during a Christmas dinner. Art refuses to take the Exit Pill and wonders if he could somehow survive.
Davis’ Resume: Jojo in Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Silent Night Cast: Annabelle Wallis as Sandra
Character Profile: Nell’s highly self-aware friend. She is attracted to her long-time friend James and wonders why he never tried to have sex with her. Sandra’s statements naturally upset her husband.
Wallis’ Resume: Jane Seymour in The Tudors (2009-10), Grace Burgess in Peaky Blinders (2013-19), Jenny Halsey in The Mummy (2017), Mia Form in Annabelle: Creation (2017), Madison Mitchell in Malignant (2021)
Silent Night Cast: Lily-Rose Depp as Sophie
Character Profile: The girlfriend of Nell’s friend, James. She makes guests uncomfortable because of her comments during a Christmas dinner. Sophie reveals that she is pregnant, and refuses to take the Exit Pill.
Depp’s Resume: Colleen Collette in Yoga Hosers (2016), Isadora Duncan in The Dancer (2016), Ève in A Faithful Man (2018), Catherine in The King (2019), Wildcat in Wolf (2021)
Silent Night Cast: Sope Dirisu as James
Character Profile: Sophie’s boyfriend. He’s a doctor from Nigeria. James gets confronted by Sandra about the past and tries to be honest with is friends and family members.
Dirisu’s Resume: Fred in Humans (2015-18), Tull in The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016), DS Stanley Hart in Next of Kin (2018), Elliot Finch in Gangs of London (2020), Bol Majur in His House (2020)
Silent Night Cast: Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Alex
Character Profile: The girlfriend of Sandra’s friend, Bella. She drinks heavily and plays Scrabble while other guests argue and dance. Alex passes out but wakes up before the mist arrives.
Howell-Baptiste’s Resume: Beth in Love (2016-18), Simone Garnett in The Good Place (2018-20), Sasha Smith in Barry (2018-19), Elena Felton in Killing Eve (2018), Anita Darling in Cruella (2021)
Silent Night Cast: Lucy Punch as Bella
Character Profile: Alex’s partner. She had sex with Sandra’s husband, Tony, in the past. Bella desperately tries to awaken Alex before the mist arrives.
Punch’s Resume: Hattie in Ella Enchanted (2004), Darla in Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Amy Squirrel in Bad Teacher (2011), Lucinda in Into the Woods (2014), Kate Middleton in The Prince (2021)
Silent Night Cast: Rufus Jones as Tony
Character Profile: Sandra’s husband. He’s a nervous man who worries about the end of the world. Tony gets more upset when Bella reveals the truth about their sexual encounter in the past.
Jones’ Resume: Dr. Foggerty in Hunderby (2012-15), David Wilkes in W1A (2014-17), Miles Mollison in The Casual Vacancy (2015), Tom in Camping (2016), Mark in Flack (2019-20)
Silent Night Cast: Davida McKenzie as Kitty
Character Profile: Sandra and Tony’s daughter. She is excited to have sticky toffee pudding. Kitty clashes with Art.
McKenzie’s Resume: Feature Debut in Silent Night
The Silent Night cast also includes Hardy Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Gilby Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Trudie Styler (Maniac, Pose) and Dora Davis (Feature Debut).
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