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Know the Cast: ‘The Last Duel’

The Last Duel Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Last Duel cast features Matt Damon, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer. This info article contains minor spoilers for Ridley Scott’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Set in 14th century France, The Last Duel examines conflict between two neighbors. When Sir Jean de Carrouges returns home from war, his wife Marguerite claims that she was sexually assaulted by their neighbor, Jacques Le Gris. Meanwhile, Count Pierre d’Alençon and King Charles VI watch as the drama escalates into a deadly confrontation. Here’s every main performer and character in The Last Duel, an adaptation of Eric Jager’s 2004 book.

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The Last Duel Cast: Matt Damon as Sir Jean de Carrouges

The Last Duel Cast - Matt Damon as Sir Jean de Carrouges

Character Profile: A French Knight. He’s a confrontational man and accomplished war veteran. Jean defends his wife after she accuses a male acquaintance of rape.

Damon’s Resume: Will in Good Will Hunting (1997), Jason Bourne in The Bourne Identity Movie Franchise (2002-2016), Colin in The Departed (2006), Mark Watney in The Martian (2015), Bill in Stillwater (2021)

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The Last Duel Cast: Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris

The Last Duel Cast - Adam Driver as Jacques Le Gris

Character Profile: Jean’s neighbor. He becomes the most trusted advisor of the Count of Alençon. Jacques agrees to a duel after being accused of sexually assaulting Jean’s wife.

Driver’s Resume: Adam Sackler in Girls (2012-17), Al Cody in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Charlie Barber in Marriage Story (2019), Kylo Ren in the Star Wars Movie Franchise (2015-), Henry McHenry in Annette (2021)

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The Last Duel Cast: Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges

The Last Duel Cast - Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges

Character Profile: Jean’s wife. She is the daughter of a disgraced landowner whose property is acquired by a Count. Marguerite claims that Jacques sexually assaulted her while Jean was away at war.

Comer’s Resume: Chloe in My Mad Fat Diary (2013-15), Elizabeth of York in The White Princess (2017), Villanelle in Killing Eve (2018-), Rey’s Mother in Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019), Millie/Molotovgirl in Free Guy (2021)

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The Last Duel Cast: Harriet Walter as Nicole de Buchard

The Last Duel Cast - Harriet Walter as Nicole de Buchard

Character Profile: Jean’s mother. She’s a feisty woman who hopes to intimidate Marguerite. Nicole internalizes her grief upon losing her husband.

Walter’s Resume: Fanny Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995), Queen Adelaide in The Young Victoria (2009), Lady Caroline Collingwood in Succession (2018-), Dasha in Killing Eve (2020), Deborah in Ted Lasso (2021)

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The Last Duel Cast: Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d’Alençon

The Last Duel Cast - Ben Affleck as Count Pierre d'Alençon

Character Profile: A man known as “The Noble” who was knighted in 1350 as a 10-year-old. He clashes with Jean and enlists Jacques as his right-hand man. Pierre provides comic relief and naturally maintains an elitist attitude.

Affleck’s Resume: Director of The Town (2010) and Argo (2012) — Also, Chuckie in Good Will Hunting (1997), Nick Dunne in Gone Girl (2016), Bruce Wayne/Batman in the DCEU (2016-), Charlie Moehringer in The Tender Bar (2021)

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The Last Duel Cast: Alex Lawther as King Charles VI

The Last Duel Cast - Alex Lawther as King Charles VI

Character Profile: The 18-year-old King of France. He smiles throughout the movie as Jean and Jacques work out their differences. King Charles VI is present for the climactic duel.

Lawther’s Resume: Young Alan Turing in The Imitation Game (2014), Kenny in Black Mirror “Shut Up and Dance” (2016), James in The End of the F***ing World (2017-19), Morisot in The French Dispatch (2021), Laurence in Earwig (2021)

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The Last Duel cast also includes Marton Csokas (xXX, The Equalizer), William Houston (Wednesday, The Salisbury Poisonings), Oliver Cotten (Shanghai Knights, Wonder Woman 1984), Aurélien Lorgnier (feature debut) and Nathaniel Parker (The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The Beast Must Die).

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