The Pale Blue Eye cast features Christian Bale, Harry Melling and Simon McBurney. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Scott Cooper’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Pale Blue Eye examines a murder mystery at the United States Military Academy. In 1830, a grizzled detective investigates a suspicious death. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he receives special assistance from a poet with unclear motivations. Here’s every actor and character in The Pale Blue Eye, an adaptation of Louis Bayard’s 2003 novel.
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The Pale Blue Eye Cast: Christian Bale as Augustus Landor
Character Profile: A retired detective. He is a widower of three years with a drinking problem. Landor hides a secret about his missing daughter.
Bale’s Resume: Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (2000), Bruce Wayne/Batman in The Dark Knight (2008), Dicky Eklund in The Fighter (2012), Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013), Ken Miles in Ford v Ferrari (2019)
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The Pale Blue Eye Cast: Harry Melling as Edgar Allan Poe
Character Profile: A U.S. military cadet. He is a fourth classman who loves poetry. Edgar helps Landor investigate several cadets.
Melling’s Resume: Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter Movie Franchise (2001-10), Artist in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018), Roy in The Devil All the Time (2020), Merrick in The Old Guard (2020), Harry Beltik in The Queen’s Gambit (2020)
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The Pale Blue Eye Cast: Simon McBurney as Captain Hitchcock
Character Profile: A U.S. Military Academy officer. He is second-in-command and invites Landor to investigate a murder. Captain Hitchcock believes that Poe might be guilty.
McBurney’s Resume: Atticus Noyle in The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Stone in The Last King of Scotland (2006), Simon McBurney in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Mr. Brocklehurst in Jane Eyre (2011), Runyan Millworthy in Carnival Row (2019-)
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The Pale Blue Eye Cast: Timothy Spall as Superintendent Thayer
Character Profile: Captain Hitchcock’s colleague. He vows to protect the U.S. Military Academy. Superintendent Thayer gets angry about Landor’s lack of progress.
Spall’s Resume: Maurice in Secrets & Lies (1996), Thomas Tipp in Vanilla Sky (2001), Simon Graham in The Last Samurai (2003), Beadle in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Bayard in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
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The Pale Blue Eye Cast: Toby Jones as Daniel Marquis
Character Profile: A U.S. Military Academy doctor. He theorizes about preserving a victim’s heart. Dr. Marquis’ son is a murder suspect.
Jones’ Resume: Dobby in the Harry Potter Movie Franchise (2002-10), Percy Alleline in Tinkor Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Arnim Zola in the MCU (2011-), Claudius Templesmith in The Hunger Games Movie Franchise (2012-15), Sir William Ingram in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)
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The Pale Blue Eye Cast: Harry Lawtey as Artemus Marquis
Character Profile: Dr. Marquis’ son. He is a cadet commandeer who keeps an eye on Poe. Artemus and his sister protect a dark secret.
Lawtey’s Resume: Andrew in Marcella (2018), Robert Spearing in Industry (2020-), Maurice in The Letter for the King (2020), Bobby Andrews in Benediction (2021), Robert Blakiston in Magpie Murders (2022)
The Pale Blue Eye Cast: Fred Hechinger as Randolph Ballinger
Character Profile: A U.S. Military Academy cadet. He urges Poe to drink alcohol and later attacks him. Randolph gets mixed up in a murder conspiracy.
Hechinger’s Resume: Trevor in Eighth Grade (2018), John Calley in News of the World (2020), Ethan Russell in The Woman in the Window (2021), Simon in Fear Street: Part One – 1994 (2021), Quinn Mossbacher in The White Lotus (2021)
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The Pale Blue Eye cast also includes:
- Joey Brooks as Cadet Stoddard
- Charlotte Gainsbourg as Patsy
- Lucy Boynton as Lea Marquis
- Robert Duvall as Jean Pepe
- Gillian Anderson as Julia Marquis
- Steven Maier as Cadet Fry
- Brennan Keel Cook as Cadet Huntoon
- Orlagh Cassidy as Mrs. Fry
- Scott Anderson as Benny
- Gideon Glick as Cadet Horatio Cochran
- Jack Irving as Cadet Hamilton
- Hadley Robinson as Mattie
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