Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Arctic’

Arctic Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2018 Movie on Netflix

The Arctic cast features Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir and Tintrinai Thikhasuk. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Joe Penna’s 2018 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Arctic follows a pilot named Overgård who crashes in the Arctic Circle. When a helicopter attempts to save the protagonist, only one of the two passengers survives. The narrative chronicles Overgård’s quest to save himself and a severely injured young woman. Here’s every main actor and character in Arctic.

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Arctic Cast: Mads Mikkelsen as Overgård

Arctic Cast on Netflix - Mads Mikkelsen as Overgård

Character Profile: A stranded pilot. He fights against the elements while mapping an escape route. Overgård looks after an injured woman. He struggles with his decision-making process while trying to pinpoint the best way out.

Mikkelsen’s Resume: Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006), Lucas in The Hunt (2012), Dr. Hannibal Lecter in Hannibal (2013-15), Kaecilius in Doctor Strange (2016), Martin in Another Round (2020)

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Arctic Cast: Maria Thelma Smáradóttir as Young Woman

Arctic Cast on Netflix - Maria Thelma Smáradóttir as Young Woman

Character Profile: A helicopter crash survivor. Her husband dies while trying to rescue Overgård. The young woman loses consciousness due to an abdominal injury. She mostly stays silent throughout the film as Overgård transports her from place to place.

Smáradóttir’s Resume: Íris in Fangar (2017), Elísabet in Trapped (2021), Elísabet in Entrapped (2022)

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The Arctic cast also includes:

  • Tintrinai Thikhasuk as Helicopter Pilot

Arctic is currently streaming on Netflix. Musician Joseph Trapanese (The Greatest ShowmanShadow and Bone) composed the score, cinematographer Tómas Örn Tómasson (Skjálfti, The Eight) provided the visuals and Ryan Morrison (Stowaway, Release) edited the 97-minute film. Arctic was written by the aforementioned Penna and Morrison. The movie originally premiered in May 2018 at the Cannes Film Festival.

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