2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Choose or Die’

Choose or Die Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Movie

The Choose or Die cast features Iola Evans, Asa Butterfield and Robert Englund. This info article contains minor spoilers for Toby Meakins’ 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Choose or Die follows two computer enthusiasts who discover a game called CURS>R. They receive voice instructions from horror icon Robert Englund and try to win $125,000. However, Kayla and Isaac quickly learn that the game somehow detects their thoughts and feeds on their fears. Here’s every main performer and character in Choose or Die.

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Choose or Die Cast: Iola Evans as Kayla

Choose or Die Cast - Iola Evans as Kayla

Character Profile: A college dropout who works as a window cleaner. She pays the bills by providing sexual favors to her landlord. Kayla plays CURS>R with a friend and must re-live the traumatic death of her brother.

Evans’ Resume: Beth in All of Them (2017), Ryma in Carnival Row (2019), Phoebe Dwyer in Vera (2020), Callie in The 100 (2020), Beth in All of Them: Part 2 (2021)

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Choose or Die Cast: Asa Butterfield as Isaac

Choose or Die Cast - Asa Butterfield as Isaac

Character Profile: Kayla’s friend, a coder. He wants to create a game that will literally hurt cheaters. Isaac flirts with Kayla and helps her deal with personal issues.

Butterfield’s Resume: Bruno in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Hugo Cabret in Hugo (2011), Ender Wiggin in Ender’s Game (2013), Jake in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Otis Milburn in Sex Education (2019-21)

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Choose or Die Cast: Robert Englund as Himself

Choose or Die Cast - Robert Englund as Himself

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Character Profile: The voice director of CURS>R. He explains the rules of the game. Robert uses the tagline “Reality Is Cursed.”

Englund’s Resume: Harry in Dead & Buried (1981), Freddy Krueger in the A Nightmare on Elm Street Movie Franchise (1984-), Willie in V (1984-85), Aetherak in Dota: Dragon’s Blood (2021-), Victor Creel in Stranger Things (2022)

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Choose or Die Cast: Angela Griffin as Thea

Choose or Die Cast - Angela Griffin as Thea

Character Profile: Kayla’ mother. She is a drug addict who struggles after the drowning death of her son. Thea gets targeted by the person behind CURS>R.

Griffin’s Resume: Fiona Middleton in Coronation Street (1992-2019), Nita in Brief Encounters (2016), Detective Stevie Hall in The Detail (2018), Anna in White Lines (2020), Tori in Help (2021)

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Choose or Die Cast: Ryan Gage as Lance

Choose or Die Cast - Ryan Gage as Lance

Character Profile: Kayla’s landlord. He’s a community hustler who grew up with Thea. Lance gives Kayla drugs in exchange for sexual favors.

Gage’s Resume: Alfrid Lickspittle in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), King Louis in The Musketeers (2014-16), Alfrid Lickspittle in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014), Ludo Talenti in Endeavour (2020), Chaplain Anselm in Kingslayer (2022)

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Choose or Die Cast: Eddie Marsan as Hal

Choose or Die Cast - Eddie Marsan as Hal

Character Profile: A married man who purchases CURS>R at a clearance site. He plays the game in the opening scene. Hal later reveals that he was forced to make copies.

Marsan’s Resume: Reverend John in 21 Grams (2003), Scott in Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Vic in The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009), Terry Donovan in Ray Donovan (2013-20), Peter Page in The World’s End (2013)

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Choose or Die Cast: Kate Fleetwood as Laura

Choose or Die Cast - Kate Fleetwood as Laura

Character Profile: Hal’s wife. She removes her son’s tongue because of CURS>R. Laura later bonds with Kayla.

Fleetwood’s Resume: Mary Cattermole in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), Nancy Birch in Harlots (2017-19), Sheila in Brave New World (2020), Queen Luna in Fate: The Winx Saga (2021), Liandrin Guirale in Wheel of Time (2021)

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The Choose or Die cast also includes Pete MacHale (The Feed, Gangs of London), Kayleen Aires Fonseca (movie debut), Caroline Loncq (Queen Marie of Romania, The Protégé), Ioanna Kimbook (Inside No. 9, Flatmates) and Delroy Atkinson (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Enola Holmes).

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