The Menu cast features Ralph Fiennes, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Mark Mylod’s 2022 movie on HBO Max. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Menu takes place at a private island. As guests prepare for a high-priced meal at a famous restaurant, they get nervous about the chef’s motivations. The storyline follows the main protagonists as they learn the truth about their exclusive invitation. Here’s every actor and character in The Menu.
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The Menu Cast: Ralph Fiennes as Chef Slowik
Character Profile: A celebrity chef from Waterloo, Iowa. He provides a unique culinary experience at his restaurant. Chef Slowik personally chooses several guests for specific reasons.
Fiennes’ Resume: Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List (1993), Justin Quayle in The Constant Gardener(2005), Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter Movie Franchise (2005-11), Gareth Mallory in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2012-), M. Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The Menu Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy as Margot
Character Profile: A surprise guest. She arrives with a male companion and initially lies about her background. Margot wounds Chef Slowik by not eating.
Taylor-Joy’s Resume: Thomasin in The Witch (2015), Morgan in Morgan (2016), Casey Cooke in Split (2016), Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit (2020), Emma Woodhouse in Emma (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Invitation’
The Menu Cast: Nicholas Hoult as Tyler
Character Profile: Margot’s date. He is a culinary enthusiast who admires Chef Slowik. Tyler gets publicly embarrassed when offered a chance to cook a meal.
Hoult’s Resume: Marcus Brewer in About a Boy (2002), R in Warm Bodies (2013), Hank/Beast in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Nux in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Peter/Pugachev in The Great (2020-21)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘1923’
The Menu Cast: Hong Chau as Elsa
Character Profile: A restaurant host. She welcomes guests and explains Chef Slowik’s expectations. Elsa is fiercely loyal to her boss.
Chau’s Resume: Ngoc Lan Tran in Downsizing (2017), Jackie in Big Little Lies (2017), Audrey Temple in Homecoming (2018-20), Lady Trieu in Watchmen (2019), Liz in The Whale (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Kindred’
The Menu Cast: Janet McTeer as Lillian
Character Profile: A food critic for Saveur. She makes her own yeast from apples. Lillian wrote a negative review of Chef Slowik’s work in the past.
McTeer’s Resume: Mary Jo Walker in Tumbleweeds (1999), Hubert Page in Albert Nobbs (2011), Camilla Traynor in Me Before You (2016), Edith Prior in Allegiant (2016), Helen Pierce in Ozark (2018-20)
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The Menu Cast: Paul Adelstein as Ted
Character Profile: Lillian’s guest. He is an editor for Saveur. Ted ends up hiding in a chicken coop.
Adelstein’s Resume: Wrigley in Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Paul Kellerman in Prison Break (2005-17), Leo Bergen in Scandal (2013-17), Jake in Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce (2014-18), David Sweetzer in I Feel Bad (2018)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Big 4’
The Menu Cast: John Leguizamo as Movie Star
Character Profile: An unnamed movie star. He is a name-dropper who arrives at Hawthorn Island with his personal assistant. The movie star once appeared in a film that deeply upset Chef Slowik.
Leguizamo’s Resume: Tybalt in Romeo + Juliet (1996), Clown/Violator in Spawn (1997), Toulouse-Lautrec in Moulin Rouge! (2001), Sid in Ice Age (2002), Bruno Madrigal in Encanto (2021)
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The Menu Cast: Aimee Carrero as Felicity
Character Profile: The movie star’s personal assistant. She is a Brown University graduate. Felicity admits to stealing money from the movie star.
Carrero’s Resume: Lucia in The Americans (2014), Princess Elena in Elena of Avalor (2016-20), Adora in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018-20), Carly in Holidate (2020), Danielle in Maid (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Ginny & Georgia’
The Menu cast also includes:
- Reed Birney as Richard
- Judith Light as Anne
- Rebecca Koon as Linda
- Rob Yang as Bryce
- Arturo Castro as Soren
- Mark St. Cyr as Dave
- Peter Grosz as Sommelier
- Christina Brucato as Katherine
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