Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Old People’

Old People Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The Old People cast features Melika Foroutan, Stephan Luca and Gerhard Bös. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Andy Fetscher’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Old People focuses on a woman who returns to her hometown. As Ella learns that her father’s health has significantly declined, she becomes suspicious of a creepy retirement home resident. The storyline follows Ella and her children as they react to an unusual rebellion. Here’s every main actor and character in Old People.

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Old People Cast: Melika Foroutan as Ella

Old People Cast on Netflix - Melika Foroutan as Ella

Character Profile: A mother who visits her ailing father. She reunites with her estranged husband and his new partner. Ella confronts a retirement home resident who seems to hate young people.

Foroutan’s Resume: Fida Emam in Wiener Blut (2019), Pari in Pari (2020), Rasha in Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea (2021), Varvara in Tribes of Europa (2021), Sophia in The Empress (2022)

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Old People Cast: Stephan Luca as Lukas

Old People Cast on Netflix - Stephan Luca as Lukas

Character Profile: Ella’s ex. He reunites with his children during a weekend getaway. Lukas tries to calm his concerned girlfriend.

Luca’s Resume: Thomas in Eva – ganz mein Fall (2002), Germanus in Held der Gladiatoren (2003), Enrique Garcia-Bartels in Die Albertis (2004-05), Claudius Zorn in Zorn (2015-17), Herr Wieland in School of Magical Animals (2021)

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Old People Cast: Gerhard Bös as The Old Man

Old People Cast on Netflix - Gerhard Bös as The Old Man

Character Profile: A menacing resident of a retirement home. He leads a rebellion against young people. The Old Man states that he doesn’t want to live like an animal.

Bös’ Resume: Rüdiger in Teufels Großmutter (1986), Jimmy Hufnagel in Liebling Kreuzberg (1990), Fritz in Die Tigerin (1992), Harald Michalek in Leipzig Homicide (2016), Schmetterlingmann in O Beautiful Night (2019)

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Old People Cast: Paul Fassnacht as Opa Aike

Old People Cast on Netflix - Paul Fassnacht as Opa Aike

Character Profile: Ella’s father. He lives in a retirement home. Aike appears to have been traumatized by something.

Fassnacht’s Resume: Hugo Draak/Dr. Bollinger/Manni in Tatort (1983-2020), Onkel Frank Hauser in The Lives of Others (2006), Franz in Ein Geschenk der Götter (2014), Paul Rabe in Professor T. (2017-18), Karl Zerbes in Das Weiße Haus am Rhein (2021-)

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Old People Cast: Bianca Nawrath as Laura

Old People Cast on Netflix - Bianca Nawrath as Laura

Character Profile: Ella and Lukas’ daughter. She rebels against her parents while hanging out with a local boy. Laura gets targeted by The Old Man.

Nawrath’s Resume: Sarah in Klassentreffen 1.0 (2018), Mia in Rampensau (2019), Paula in Six Minutes to Midnight (2020), Mareike Elling in Marnow Murders (2021), Lina in Inventing Anna (2022)

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The Old People cast also includes Otto Emil Koch (Professor T., The Salvation of The World as We Know It), Anna Unterberger (What We Wanted, Tatort), Maxine Kazis (Haunted Hospital, Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei), Richard Manualpillai (Sex Zimmer, Küche, Bad, In aller Freundschaft) and Louie Betton (Tatort, Morden im Norden).

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