The True Spirit cast features Teagan Croft, Cliff Curtis and Bridget Webb. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Sarah Spillane’s 2023 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
True Spirit follows an Australian teenager who attempts to sail across the world. As Jessica Watson makes her way home, she encounters a series of nasty storms. The narrative focuses on the protagonist’s inner strength while submerged 15 feet underwater. Here’s every actor and character in True Spirit, an adaptation of Jessica Watson’s 2010 memoir.
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True Spirit Cast: Teagan Croft as Jessica Watson
Character Profile: An Australian sailor. She is a dyslexic teenager who grew up in the Sunshine Coast. Jessica finds strength in being herself.
Croft’s Resume: Bella Loneragan in Home and Away (2016), Indi Sommerville in The Osiris Child (2016), Rachel Roth/Raven in Titans (2018-22)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘You People’
True Spirit Cast: Cliff Curtis as Ben Bryant
Character Profile: Jessica’s advisor. He believes in achieving a specific state of mind while sailing. Ben thinks about a traumatic Millenium Cup experience.
Curtis’ Resume: Porourangi in Whale Rider (2002), Searle in Sunshine (2007), Genesis in The Dark Horse (2014), Travis Manawa in Fear the Walking Dead (2015-17), Cyrus Booth in Reminiscence (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Narvik’
True Spirit Cast: Bridget Webb as Emily Watson
Character Profile: Jessica’s sister. She is a student who moves to Sydney. Emily runs a blog.
Webb’s Resume: The Favourite in The Second (2018), Polly Haberecht in Harrow (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Ginny & Georgia’
True Spirit Cast: Todd Lasance as Craig Atherton
Character Profile: A Sydney reporter. He tracks Jessica’s trip across the world. Craig gets moved by the focal teenager’s sailing achievements.
Lasance’s Resume: Aden Jefferies in Home and Away (2005-10), Quick Lamb in Cloudstreet (2011), Caesar in Spartacus (2013), Dallas in Without Remorse (2021), Jack Shaughnessy in The Secrets She Keeps (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Dog Gone’
True Spirit Cast: Josh Lawson as Roger Watson
Character Profile: Jessica’s father. He worries about safety measures. Roger trusts Jessica’s decision-making process.
Lawson’s Resume: Kench Allenby in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), Paul in The Little Death (2014), Wolfman/Genie/The Pimple in The Strange Chores (2019-22), Kano in Mortal Kombat (2021), Owen in Cobra Kai (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Jung_E’
True Spirit Cast: Anna Paquin as Julie Watson
Character Profile: Jessica’s mother. She worries about her daughter’s safety. Julie and Jessica wish on the same star.
Paquin’s Resume: Flora McGrath in The Piano (1993), Rogue in X-Men (2000), Lili in The Squid and the Whale (2005), Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood (2008-14), Joanie Lockhart in The Affair (2019)
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The True Spirit cast also includes:
- Vivien Turner as Hannah Watson
- Stacy Clausen as Tom Watson
- Freya Callaghan as Young Emily
- Chris Hillier as Instructor
- Alice Tate as Georgina Bauer
- Ling Cooper Tang as Susie the News Presenter
- Liam Wallace as Young Tom
- Molly Belle Wright as Young Hannah
- Luke O’Neill as Kevin Rudd
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