Know the Cast: ‘The Colony’

The Colony Movie Cast - Every Performer and Character in Tides

The Colony cast features Nora Arnezeder, Iain Glen and Sarah-Sofie Boussnina. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Tim Fehlbaum’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Set in a futuristic world, The Colony follows an astronaut from Kepler-209 during a recon mission to Earth. Louise Blake hopes to discover reproductive technology while researching her father’s disappearance. The protagonist receives good news but also learns that she’s been deceived by a powerful man named Gibson. Here’s every main performer and character in The Colony, otherwise known as Tides.

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The Colony Cast: Nora Arnezeder as Louise Blake

The Colony Cast - Nora Arnezeder as Louise Blake

Character Profile: An astronaut from a space colony called Kepler-209. She lives by the motto “For the Many” upon arriving on Earth for the first time. Louise makes a life-changing discovery after trying to help a mother locate her daughter.

Arnezeder’s Resume: Douce in Paris 36 (2008), Ana Moreau in Safe House (2012), Celia in The Words (2012), Ana Maria in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-18), Lilly in Army of the Dead (2021)

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The Colony Cast: Iain Glen as Gibson

The Colony Cast - Iain Glen as Gibson

Character Profile: The leader of an Earth colony. He informs Louise about her father’s failed rebellion. Gibson hides a big secret about his past.

Glen’s Resume: Richard Coeur de Lion in Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Sir Richard Carlisle in Downton Abbey (2011), Jorah Mormont in Game of Thrones (2011-19), James Willett in Eye of the Sky (2015), Bruce Wayne in Titans (2019-21)

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The Colony Cast: Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Narvik

The Colony Cast - Sarah-Sofie Boussnina as Narvik

Character Profile: A single mother on Earth. She warns Louise about potential dangers. Narvik hopes to find her missing daughter, Maila.

Boussnina’s Resume: Karina in In absentia (2013), Kimmie som ung in Department Q: The Absent One (2014), Jeanette in The Bridge (2015), Martha in Mary Magdalene (2018), Esther in The Birdcatcher (2019)

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The Colony Cast: Sebastian Roché as Father

The Colony Cast - Sebastian Roché as Father

Character Profile: Louise’s father. In the past, he left Kepler-209 for a research mission on Earth. Blake’s father reveals crucial information about Gibson.

Roché’s Resume: Mikael in The Originals (2013-18), Yuri Landau in A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Reichsminister Martin Heusmann in The Man in the High Castle (2016-18), Cardinal Michel Marivaux in The Young Pope (2016), Sheriff Wagy in Big Sky (2021)

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The Colony Cast: Joel Basman as Paling

The Colony Cast - Joel Basman as Paling

Character Profile: Gibson’s head of security. He pats down Blake when she arrives. Paling helps protect a secret about his boss’ background.

Basman’s Resume: Razor in Hanna (2011), German Soldier at Ghent in The Monuments Men (2014), Maturette in Papillon (2017), Military Trainee in A Hidden Life (2019), Harry Jandorf in KaDeWe (2021)

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The Colony cast also includes Sope Dirisu (His House, Gangs of London), Kotti Yun (Tom Atkins Blues, Weak Heart Drop), Bella Bading (It’s Just a Phase, Honeybunny, Jenseits der Spree), Cloé Heinrich (Lotta, The Defeated) and Eden Gough (Apple Tree House, The Princess Switch 3).

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