Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Matriarch’

Matriarch Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Hulu Movie

The Matriarch cast features Jemima Rooper, Kate Dickie and Sarah Paul. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ben Steiner’s 2022 Hulu movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Matriarch follows a drug addict who returns to her childhood home. Laura reunites with her estranged mother after 20 years and investigates suspicious activity in the community. The narrative explores Laura’s quest for clarity as her life spirals out of control. Here’s every main actor and character in Matriarch.

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Matriarch Cast: Jemima Rooper as Laura

Matriarch Cast on Hulu - Jemima Rooper as Laura

Character Profile: A woman who nearly dies from a cocaine overdose. She returns home after a creature saves her life. Laura suspects that her mother is hiding a big secret.

Rooper’s Resume: Nicki Sutton in As If (2001-04), Jenny Krase in A Sound of Thunder (2005), Lorna Mertz in The Black Dahlia (2006), Amanda Price in Lost in Austen (2008), Olivia Winfield Foxworth in Flowers in the Attic: The Origin (2022)

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Matriarch Cast: Kate Dickie as Celia

Matriarch Cast on Hulu - Kate Dickie as Celia

Character Profile: Laura’s mother. She is a widow with a terminal illness. Celia makes big sacrifices while looking after her community.

Dickie’s Resume: Jackie in Red Road (2006), Ford in Prometheus (2012), Chrissie in Filth (2013), Queen in The Green Knight (2021), Halldóra the Pict in The Northman (2022)

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Matriarch Cast: Sarah Paul as Abi

Matriarch Cast on Hulu - Sarah Paul as Abi

Character Profile: Laura’s childhood friend. She is a cancer survivor who has been healthy for 10 years. Abi hides the truth about her recovery from Laura.

Paul’s Resume: Helen Hall in Judge John Deed (2001), Laura Awoyinka in EastEnders (2003-21), Lauren Baiden/Janice Grey/Samantha Sayer in Doctors (2003-14), Miss Valentine in Miss Valentine (2012), Auntie Beryl in The Demon Headmaster (2019)

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Matriarch Cast: Nick Haverson as Gerald

Matriarch Cast on Hulu - Nick Haverson as Gerald

Character Profile: Celia’s neighbor. He makes passive-aggressive statements to Laura. Gerald colludes with Celia for the greater good of his community.

Haverson’s Resume: Daniel in Head Over Heels (1993), Pirelli & Todd Customer in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Colin Dawson in Ashes to Ashes (2010), Accountant in EastEnders (2012), Marley in Men Who Sleep in Cars (2017)

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Matriarch Cast: Franc Ashman as Maxine

Matriarch Cast on Hulu - Franc Ashman as Maxine

Character Profile: Laura’s co-worker. She recently lost her daughter. Maxine worries about Laura’s addiction issues.

Ashman’s Resume: Club Singer in Nil by Mouth (1997), Teresa O’Duncie in Prime Suspect: Tennison (2017), Susy Henny in I May Destroy You (2020), Governor Cameron in Time (2021), DS Ella Lloyd in I Came By (2022)

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The Matriarch cast also includes Anna Frost (Surviving in L.A.), Keith David Bartlett (movie debut), Kathryn McGarr (A Night in 97, EastEnders), Simon Meacock (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Phillipa Peak (Macbeth, King Lear).

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