Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Heartsong’

The Heartsong cast features Erkan Kolçak Köstendil, Hazar Ergüçlü and Bülent Emin Yarar. This info article contains minor spoilers for Soner Caner’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Heartsong centers on a band of gypsy musicians. When a fiddler named Piroz falls in love with a bride-to-be, he tracks the woman down and helps her escape from a violent situation. The narrative follows the focal gypsies as they clash with an angry father. Here’s every main performer and character in Heartsong.

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Heartsong Cast: Erkan Kolçak Köstendil as Piroz

Character Profile: A gypsy musician. He’s a fiddler who falls in love with a bride-to-be. Piroz begins a new life with his love interest but anticipates trouble.

Köstendil’s Resume: Karlos in Ulan Istanbul (2014-15), Sahin Giray Han in Muhtesem Yüzyil: Kösem (2015-16), Güven in Kara Bela (2015), Toprak Beyoglu in Familya (2016), Salih Koçovali/Vartolu Saadettin in Çukur (2017-21)

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Heartsong Cast: Hazar Ergüçlü as Sümbül

Character Profile: The daughter of farmer. She prepares for an arranged marriage and falls in love with Piroz. Sümbül fakes her death after learning about a plot to kill her.

Ergüçlü’s Resume: Medcezir in Kuzey Güney (2011-13), Eylül Buluter in Medcezir (2013-15), Müzeyyen in Snow (2017), Hatice in The Wild Pear Tree (2018), Zeynep Erman in The Protector (2018-20)

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Heartsong Cast: Bülent Emin Yarar as Mirze

Character Profile: Piroz’s father. He is a widower who dreams of reuniting with his late wife, Dilo. Mirze helps Sümbül find happiness.

Yarar’s Resume: Kasap in Insan nedir ki? (2004), Imam in Bes Vakit (2006), Kemal in Arka siradakiler (2007-12), Tevfik in Bes Sehir (2009), Ali Kemal in Dip (2018)

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Heartsong Cast: Ali Seçkiner Alici as Hogir

Character Profile: Piroz’s brother. He is a gambler who travels with his son. Hogir helps his brother start a new life with Sümbül.

Alici’s Resume: Reha in Anons (2017), Hasan Karatas in Champion (2018), Naim Türedi in Persona (2018), Zafer Erguvan in Yargi (2021-), Nadir in Sardunya (2021)

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Heartsong Cast: Selim Bayraktar as Kalender

Character Profile: Piroz and Hogir’s friend. He is a farmer and medicine man. Kalender devises a plan to fake Sümbül’s death.

Bayraktar’s Resume: Sümbül Aga in The Magnificent Century (2011-14), Aykut in Ask Sana Benzer (2015), Ali in Vlad’s Legacy (2016), Ömer in Istanbul Kirmizisi (2017), Alpagu Han in Destan (2021-)

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The Heartsong cast also includes Sevval Sam (Crossroads, Yasak Elma), Asiye Dinçsoy (Recep Ivedik, Toz Bezi), Nazmi Kirik (Magic Carpet Ride, The Miracle), Ferit Kaya (Mortal World, Miracle in Cell No. 7) and Haydar Koyel (Kuzgun, Sol Yanim).

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