2020s

Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Bad Sisters’

The Bad Sisters cast features Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff and Eva Birthistle. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Brett Baer, Dave Finkel and Sharon Horgan’s Apple TV+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Bad Sisters follows four sisters who plot against their emotionally abusive brother-in-law. The series begins with the death of John Paul Williams and then goes back in time to explore the motives of several female characters. Meanwhile, a desperate insurance agent and his brother get mixed up in a murder mystery. Here’s every main performer and character in Bad Sisters, an adaptation of Malin-Sarah Gozin’s Flemish TV series Clan.

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Bad Sisters Cast: Sharon Horgan as Eva Garvey

Character Profile: The sister of a widow. She is a financial director who worked with the focal murder victim, John Paul. Eva gets angry when she is chastised and emotionally abused by her brother-in-law.

Horgan’s Resume: Donna in Pulling (2006-09), Sharon Morris in Catastrophe (2015-19), Sarah in Game Night (2018), Queen Dagmar in Disenchantment (2018-), Shona in This Way Up (2019-)

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Bad Sisters Cast: Anne-Marie Duff as Grace Williams

Character Profile: A widow. She grieves the death of her husband and gets questioned by an insurance agent. Grace falsely claims that she was with her sisters when John Paul passed away.

Duff’s Resume: Margaret in The Magdalene Sisters (2002), Fiona Gallagher in Shameless (2004-13), Julia in Nowhere Boy (2009), Violet Miller in Suffragette (2015), Erin Wiley in Sex Education (2020-21)

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Bad Sisters Cast: Eva Birthistle as Ursula Flynn

Character Profile: Grace’s sister. She is a photographer with a husband named Donal. Ursula has an affair with a younger man.

Birthistle’s Resume: Roisin Hanlon in Ae Fond Kiss… (2004), Eily Bergin in Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Edie in Imagine Me & You (2005), Hild in The Last Kingdom (2015-), Georgina in Brooklyn (2015)

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Bad Sisters Cast: Sarah Greene as Bibi Garvey

Character Profile: Grace’s sister. She dreams about hurting John Paul. Bibi hatches a plan with Eva to kill their brother-in-law.

Greene’s Resume: Sinead Mulligan in The Guard (2011), Hecate Poole in Penny Dreadful (2015-16), Kaitlin in Burnt (2015), Rosie Davis in Rosie (2018), Lorraine in Normal People (2020)

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Bad Sisters Cast: Eve Hewson as Becka Garvey

Character Profile: Grace’s sister. She is a masseuse who looks for a romantic partner. Becka develops a relationship with an insurance agent who investigates John Paul’s death.

Hewson’s Resume: Lucy Elkins in The Knick (2014-15), Carol Donovan in Bridge of Spies (2015), Nennete in Papillon (2017), Marian in Robin Hood (2018), Adele in Behind Her Eyes (2021)

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Bad Sisters Cast: Brian Gleeson as Thomas Claffin

Character Profile: An insurant agent. He suspects foul play in John Paul’s death. Thomas worries about a potential insurance payout that would end his business.

Gleeson’s Resume: Gus in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Young Joseph in Assassin’s Creed (2016), Dr. Robert Hardy in Phantom Thread (2017), Sam Bang in Logan Lucky (2017), Jimmy McCavern in Peaky Blinders (2019)

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Bad Sisters Cast: Daryl McCormack as Matt Claffin

Character Profile: Thomas’ half-brother. He is a musician who used to live in London. Matt pursues a relationship with Becka.

McCormack’s Resume: Young Arab Man in Vikings (2017), Isaiah Jesus in Peaky Blinders (2019-), Harland McKenna in Pixie (2020), Aram in The Wheel of Time (2021), Leo Grande in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (2022)

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Bad Sisters Cast: Claes Bang as John Paul Williams

Character Profile: Grace’s late husband. He appears in flashback scenes throughout the series. John Paul is known as a rude and insensitive man.

Bang’s Resume: Christian in The Square (2017), Jan Holtser in The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018), James Figueras in The Burnt Orange Heresy (2019), The Dean in The Outlaws (2021), Fjölnir the Brotherless in The Northman (2022)

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The Bad Sisters cast also includes Yasmine Akram (Sherlock, Murder in Successville), Peter Coonan (Love/Hate, Doineann), Lloyd Hutchinson (Anonymous, Florence Foster Jenkins), Seána Kerslake (The Hole in the Ground, Smother) and Nina Norén (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Wallander).

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