The Death on the Nile cast features Kenneth Branagh, Tom Bateman and Annette Benning. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Kenneth Branagh’s 2022 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Death on the Nile follows a Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. During a honeymoon trip, he investigates the murder of a well-to-do bride named Linnet. The case becomes especially complicated when Poirot identifies each guest as a logical suspect. Here’s every main performer and character in Death on the Nile, an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel and a sequel to the 2017 film Murder on the Orient Express.
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Death on the Nile Cast: Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot
Character Profile: A famous Belgian detective. He investigates the murder of a beautiful heiress. Poirot receives guidance from his good friend Bouc.
Branagh’s Resume: Director of Thor (2011) and Belfast (2021) — Also, King Henry V in Henry V (1989), Hamlet in Hamlet (1996), Sator in Tenet (2020)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Tom Bateman as Bouc
Character Profile: Poirot’s pal from Murder on the Orient Express. He visits Egypt with his mother and then joins a wedding party. Bouc forms a romantic connection with Linnet’s classmate.
Bateman’s Resume: Bouc in Murder on the Orient Express (2017), James in Snatched (2017), Trevor “Viking” Calcote in Cold Pursuit (2019), John Beecham in Beecham House (2019), David in Behind Her Eyes (2021)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Annette Bening as Euphemia
Character Profile: Bouc’s mother, an artist. She doesn’t approve of his relationship with a woman named Rosalie. Euphemia seemingly resents Linnet for introducing Bouc to his love interest.
Benning’s Resume: Myra Langtry in The Grifters (1990), Virginia Hill in Bugsy (1991), Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty (1999), Nic in The Kids Are All Right (2010), Dorothea Fields in 20th Century Women (2016)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Russell Brand as Linus Windlesham
Character Profile: Linnet’s former fiancee. He is a doctor who was born as a lord. Linus appears morose and upset before Linnet’s murder.
Brand’s Resume: Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Aldous Snow in Get Him to the Greek (2010), Arthur in Arthur (2011), Lonny in Rock of Ages (2012), Creek in Trolls (2016)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Ali Fazal as Andrew Katchadourian
Character Profile: Linnet’s cousin. He is a trustee for the Ridgeway family affairs. Andrew embezzles money from Linnet.
Fazal’s Resume: Monty Kapoor in Bollywood Hero (2009), Safar in Furious 7 (2015), Abdul Karim in Victoria & Abdul (2017), Zafar in Fukrey Returns (2017), Guddu Pandit in Mirzapur (2018-20)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Gal Gadot as Linnet Ridgeway-Doyle
Character Profile: The focal bride and murder victim. She worries about being followed by her husband’s ex-girlfriend, Jackie. Linnet gets shot while resting in her honeymoon room.
Gadot’s Resume: Gisele in the Fast & Furious Movie Franchise (2009-), Natalie Jones in Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016), Diana/Wonder Woman in the DCEU (2017-), Shank in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Sarah Black/The Bishop in Red Notice (2021)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Armie Hammer as Simon Doyle
Character Profile: Linnet’s husband. He leaves Jackie at the beginning of the movie. Simon hides a big secret about his motivations.
Hammer’s Resume: Cameron Winklevoss/Tyler Winklevoss in The Social Network (2010), John Reid in The Lone Ranger (2013), Illya in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Oliver in Call Me by Your Name (2017), Maxim de Winter in Rebecca (2020)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Rose Leslie as Louise Bourget
Character Profile: Linnet’s maid. She appears sporadically throughout the film. Louise reveals that Linnet forced her to end a marriage engagement.
Leslie’s Resume: Gwen Dawson in Downton Abbey (2010-15), Ygritte in Game of Thrones (2014), Bea in Honeymoon (2014), Maia Rindell in The Good Fight (2017), Kirsten Longacre in Vigil (2021)
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Death on the Nile Cast: Emma Mackey as Jacqueline de Bellefort
Character Profile: Simon’s ex-girlfriend. She tracks down the focal couple to Egypt. Jackie colludes with one of the main characters.
Mackey’s Resume: Maeve Wiley in Sex Education (2019-), Holly inThe Winter Lake (2020), Adrienne Bourgès in Eiffel (2021)
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The Death on the Nile cast also includes Letitia Wright (Black Panther, Small Axe “Mangrove”), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda, His Dark Materials), Dawn French (French and Saunders, The Vicar of Dibley), Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, Shrek 2) and Susannah Fielding (This Time with Alan Partridge, Life).
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