Know the Cast: ‘My Father’s Violin’

My Father's Violin Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The My Father’s Violin cast features Engin Altan Düzyatan, Belçim Bilgin and Gülizar Nisa Uray. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Andaç Haznedaroglu’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

My Father’s Violin follows an Istanbul musician named Mehmet. After a familial tragedy, he agrees to briefly look after his eight-year-old niece, Özlem. The protagonists live together in harmony until Mehmet’s ego forces him to reassess long-term goals. Here’s every main player in My Father’s Violin.

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My Father’s Violin Cast: Engin Altan Düzyatan as Mehmet Mahir

My Father's Violin Cast - Engin Altan Düzyatan as Mehmet Mahir

Character Profile: A well-known musician. He reunites with his estranged brother and struggles with abandonment issues from their childhood. Mehmet agrees to take care of his niece temporarily but feels that she might be better off in a child welfare home.

Düzyatan’s Resume: Timur in Act of Vengeance (2010), Mert Akbay in Bir Avuç Deniz (2011), Halil Okutan in Son (2012), Ertugrul Bey in Dirilis: Ertugrul (2014-19), Oruç Reis in Barbaros: Sword of the Mediterranean (2021-)

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My Father’s Violin Cast: Belçim Bilgin as Suna

My Father's Violin Cast - Belçim Bilgin as Suna

Character Profile: Mehmet’s wife. She is an ambassador’s daughter and a talented musician. Suna bonds with Özlem but leaves home because of Mehmet’s patronizing behavior.

Bilgin’s Resume: Zeynep in Silent (2012), Eylem/Psychologist in Last Stop: Kurtulus (2012), Suzan Özsoy in The Butterfly’s Dream (2013), Banu in Stranger in My Pocket (2018), Selin Kurt in Hekimoglu (2020)

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My Father’s Violin Cast: Gülizar Nisa Uray as Özlem

My Father's Violin Cast - Gülizar Nisa Uray as Özlem

Character Profile: Mehmet’s niece. She is a violinist who struggles emotionally after her father’s death. Özlem moves in with Mehmet but doesn’t realize that he plans to return her to a child welfare home.

Uray’s Resume: Feature Debut in My Father’s Violin

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My Father’s Violin Cast: Selim Erdogan as Ali Reza

My Father's Violin Cast - Selim Erdogan as Ali Reza

Character Profile: Özlem’s father. He is a street musician who believes that everyone has their own melody. Ali prepares for his death by telling his daughter that he will always be listening when she plays the violin.

Erdogan’s Resume: Genç in Beans (2000), Taxifahrer in Head-On (2004), Erhan in Iffet (2011-12), Sabahattin in The Magician (2006), Siyar in Savasci (2021)

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The My Father’s Violin cast also includes Erdem Bas (Magic Carpet Ride, Seksenler), Yener Sezgin (Kollama, Payitaht Abdülhamid), Yigit Çakir (Kuzgun, Saygi), Ayfer Dönmez (Dila Hanim, Hayat Sirlari) and Ulrich Mertin (feature debut).

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