The Red Rose cast features Amelia Clarkson, Isis Hainsworth and Natalie Blair. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Michael Clarkson and Paul Clarkson’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Red Rose follows a group of teenagers from Bolton in North West England. As Rochelle works out relationship issues with her best friend Wren, she engages with a mysterious phone app. The narrative follows the self-described “Dickheads” as they investigate a dark web conspiracy. Here’s every main actor and character in Red Rose.
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Red Rose Cast: Amelia Clarkson as Wren Davies
Character Profile: A Bolton teenager. She works at The Splattered Cheesecake while pursuing a relationship with a boy named Noah. Wren’s life spirals out of control when her best friend passes away.
Clarkson’s Resume: Young Jane in Jane Eyre (2011), Kelly Grimes in The Assets (2014), Muriel Mottershead in Our Zoo (2014), Aelflaed in The Last Kingdom (2018-22), Louise in Intrigo: Dear Agnes (2019)
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Red Rose Cast: Isis Hainsworth as Rochelle Mason
Character Profile: Wren’s best friend. She lives with her father and looks after twin siblings. Rochelle receives online messages from her late mother.
Hainsworth’s Resume: Abigail Warren in Harlots (2018), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2019), Elizabeth Martin in Emma. (2020), Jenny in Misbehaviour (2020), Emily Spector in Metal Lords (2022)
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Red Rose Cast: Natalie Blair as Ashley Banister
Character Profile: A member of the Dickheads. She is an obsessive Princess Diana fan. Ashley maintains a vision board while building a bond with a male classmate named Taz.
Blair’s Resume: TV Debut in Red Rose
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Red Rose Cast: Ellis Howard as Antony Longwell
Character Profile: A member of the Dickheads. He is a closeted teenager who participates in a cricket club. Anthony feels ashamed of his sexuality and alcoholic mother.
Howard’s Resume: Ivan VI in Catherine the Great (2019), Sampson in Romeo & Juliet (2021), Robbie in Help (2021)
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Red Rose Cast: Ali Khan as Tariq “Taz” Sadiq
Character Profile: An unofficial member of the Dickheads. He gets invited to hang out by Rochelle. Taz develops a romantic relationship with Ashley.
Khan’s Resume: Callum in Pin Cushion (2017), Gas Attack Helper in 6 Underground (2019), Chaddick in The School for Good and Evil (2022), Attu in Halo (2022), Freddy in Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything (2022)
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Red Rose Cast: Ashna Rabheru as Jaya Mahajan
Character Profile: A Bolton teenager. She secretly sets up a meeting with the Dickheads in Manchester. Jaya is a tech expert who investigates the death of a teenager named Jacob Taylor.
Rabheru’s Resume: Shamshad Dalal in Indian Summers (2015-16), Sofia in Bounty (2018), Tilly in Year of the Rabbit (2019), Gwen in Sex Education (2020), Janet in The Smeds and the Smoos (2022)
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Red Rose Cast: Harry Redding as Noah Royston
Character Profile: A member of the Dickheads. He builds a relationship with Wren. Noah gets confused when Rochelle spontaneously kisses him.
Redding’s Resume: TV Debut in Red Rose
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Red Rose Cast: Natalie Gavin as Rachel Davies
Character Profile: Wren’s mother. She worries about the presence of her ex-husband in Bolton. Rachel’s fiancee gets implicated in a dark web conspiracy.
Gavin’s Resume: The Girl in The Arbor (2010), Alice Hardcastle in Gentleman Jack (2019-22), Nadine Murgatroyd in Ackley Bridge (2019), PS Tina Tranter in Line of Duty (2019), Angel in You Don’t Know Me (2021)
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Red Rose Cast: Samuel Anderson as Vinny
Character Profile: Rochelle’s father. He is a widower who looks after three children. Vinny bonds with Wren after Rochelle’s death.
Anderson’s Resume: Crowther in The History Boys (2006), Jehovah’s Witnesses in The Lady in the Van (2015), Patrick in Witless (2016-18), David in Gunpowder Milkshake (2021), DC Paul Wilkie in Landscapers (2021)
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Red Rose Cast: Adam Nagaitis as Rick Bennett
Character Profile: Wren’s father. He shows up in Bolton to protect his daughter. Rick has a bad reputation because of a manslaughter sentence.
Nagaitis’ Resume: Branwell Brontë in Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters (2016), Emile Curda in The Man with the Iron Heart (2017), Cornelius Hickey in The Terror (2018), Conductor Jimmy in The Commuter (2018), Vasily Ignatenko in Chernobyl (2019)
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The Red Rose cast also includes:
- Nia Roberts as Shelley Royston
- Rod Hallett as Quite Simon
- Harry Cadby as Ciaran
- Emma Fryer as Jennifer
- Ruaridh Mollica as Patrick Hume
- Silvie Furneaux as Little Jenna
- Hannah Griffiths as Big Jenna
- Jennifer Hennessy as Andrea
- Ellie James as Gloria Mason
- Poppy Jhakra as Mrs. Mahajan
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