Know the Cast: ‘Spencer’

Spencer Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Spencer cast features Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall and Sally Hawkins. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Pablo Larraín’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Spencer follows Princess Diana during a December 1991 trip. She visits the Queen’s Sandringham estate and reflects about her childhood in Norfolk. Diana worries about Royal responsibilities and thus upsets various people with her erratic behavior. Written by Steven Knight, the film examines the Princess of Wales’ perspective as she attempts to find moments of peace with her children. Here’s every main performer and character in Spencer.

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Spencer Cast: Kristen Stewart as Diana

Spencer Cast - Kristen Stewart as Diana

Character Profile: The Princess of Wales. She attends a Christmas event at the Queen’s Sandringham estate and visits her childhood home. Diana realizes that anything she says can be used as “currency.”

Stewart’s Resume: Tracy Tatro in Into the Wild (2007), Bella Swan in the Twilight Movie Franchise (2008-11), Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Maureen in Personal Shopper (2016), Abby in Happiest Season (2020)

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Spencer Cast: Timothy Spall as Major Alistair Gregory

Spencer Cast - Timothy Spall as Major Alistair Gregory

Character Profile: The Queen Mother’s equerry. He keeps a close eye on the Princess of Wales. Alistair makes passive-aggressive statements to Diana and suggests that there could be major consequences for rebelling against the Royal Family.

Spall’s Resume: Maurice in Secrets & Lies (1996), Thomas Tipp in Vanilla Sky (2001), Simon Graham in The Last Samurai (2003), Beadle in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Bayard in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

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Spencer Cast: Jack Farthing as Charles

Spencer Cast - Jack Farthing as Charles

Character Profile: Diana’s husband, the Prince of Wales. He makes condescending statements about his wife’s behavior. Charles warns Diana about photographers while carrying on an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.

Farthing’s Resume: Freddie Threepwood in Blandings (2013-14), George in The Riot Club (2014), George Warleggan in Poldark (2015-19), Dan in Burn Burn Burn (2015), Joe in The Lost Daughter (2021)

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Spencer Cast: Sean Harris as Darren

Spencer Cast - Sean Harris as Darren

Character Profile: The Royal chef. He spots Diana outdoors by herself and inquires about her security detail. Darren warns the Princess about creating “currency” that can be used against her.

Harris’ Resume: Stretch in Harry Brown (2009), Micheletto in The Borgias (2011-13), Solomon Lane in the Mission: Impossible Movie Franchise (2015-), Macduff in Macbeth (2015), King in The Green Knight (2021)

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Spencer Cast: Stella Gonet as The Queen

Spencer Cast - Stella Gonet as The Queen

Character Profile: The Queen of the United Kingdom. She talks to Diana about style and portraits. Queen Elizabeth II fully understands how her image translates to literal currency.

Gonet’s Resume: Beatrice Eliott in The House of Eliott (1991-94), Mrs. Nickleby in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Jayne Grayson in Holby City (2007-09), Mrs. McEvoy in How I Live Now (2013), Miss Prism in The Importance of Being Earnest (2018)

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Spencer Cast: Sally Hawkins as Maggie

Spencer Cast - Sally Hawkins as Maggie

Character Profile: The Royal dresser. She assists Diana and then gets sent away to London. Maggie enjoys heart-to-heart conversations with the Princess of Wales and reveals a big secret.

Hawkins’ Resume: Poppy in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Ginger in Blue Jasmine (2013), Maud Lewis in Maudie (2016), Elisa Esposito in The Shape of Water (2017), Mother Something in A Boy Called Christmas (2021)

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The Spencer cast also includes Jack Nielen (feature debut), Freddie Spry (feature debut), Richard Sammel (Casino Royale, Inglourious Basterds), Elizabeth Berrington (In Bruges, Last Night in Soho) and Lore Stefanek (The New Pope, Baltic Crimes).

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