The Lair of the White Worm cast features Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant and Catherine Oxenberg. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ken Russell’s 1988 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Lair of the White Worm centers on the legend of a mythological serpent. As Angus Flint excavates an English site, he meets a local man named Lord James D’Ampton. Together, the protagonists learn the truth about a devious female hermit. Here’s every actor and character in The Lair of the White Worm, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1911 novel.
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The Lair of the White Worm Cast: Amanda Donohoe as Lady Sylvia Marsh
Character Profile: An immortal priestess who lives in the Temple House. She is a hermit who claims to hate snakes. Lady Marsh sacrifices humans to a snake god.
Donohoe’s Resume: Cara Jean “C.J.” Lamb in L.A. Law (1990-92), Lady Pembroke in The Madness of King George (1994), Miranda in Liar Liar (1997), Natasha Wylde in Emmerdale Farm (2009-10), Dawn Bradshaw in Blue Iguana (2018)
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The Lair of the White Worm Cast: Hugh Grant as Lord James D’Ampton
Character Profile: A English landlord. He learns that his ancestor killed a mythological worm at Stonerich Cavern. Lord D’Ampton investigates Lady Marsh after Angus’ host disappears.
Grant’s Resume: William Thacker in Notting Hill (1999), Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), The Prime Minister in Love Actually (2003), Fletcher in The Gentlemen (2019), Jonathan Fraser in The Undoing (2020)
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The Lair of the White Worm Cast: Catherine Oxenberg as Eve Trent
Character Profile: The owner of a Derbyshire bed and breakfast lodge. Her father disappeared approximately one year before the film’s events. Eve crosses paths with a reclusive neighbor.
Oxenberg’s Resume: Amanda Bedford Carrington in Dynasty (1984-86), Cassandra Barashe in The Omega Code (1999), Marion Shergold in The Miracle of the Cards (2001), Leandra Thames in Watch Over Me (2006-07), Queen Violet in Sleeping Beauty (2014)
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The Lair of the White Worm Cast: Peter Capaldi as Angus Flint
Character Profile: A Scottish archaeologist. He stays at Eve’s lodge while researching an old convent site. Angus believes that there’s a connection to Romans who lived in Mercia.
Capaldi’s Resume: Oldsen in Local Hero (1983), Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It (2005-12), The Doctor/Caecilius in Doctor Who (2008-20), W.H.O. Doctor in World War Z (2013), Thinker in The Suicide Squad (2021)
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The Lair of the White Worm cast also includes Sammi Davis (Homefront, Four Rooms), Stratford Johns (Cromwell, Splitting Heirs), Paul Brooke (Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Phantom of the Opera), Imogen Claire (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Billy Elliot) and Chris Pitt (Casualty, EastEnders).
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