The Transatlantic cast features Gillian Jacobs, Lucas Englander and Cory Michael Smith. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Daniel Hendler and Anna Winger’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Transatlantic takes place during World War II. As the Emergency Rescue Committee helps Jews leave Nazi-occupied France, an American heiress leads a team of revolutionaries. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they strategize while forming unbreakable bonds. Here’s every actor and character in Transatlantic, an adaptation of Julie Orringer’s 2019 novel The Flight Portfolio.
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Transatlantic Cast: Gillian Jacobs as Mary Jayne Gold
Character Profile: An American heiress from Chicago. She finances an operation for the Emergency Rescue Committee. Mary Jayne secretly works with British intelligence.
Jacobs’ Resume: Cherry Daiquiri/Beth in Choke (2008), Britta Perry/Buzzkill in Community (2009-15), Dana in The Box (2009), Mickey Dobbs in Love (2016-18), Chris Riley in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Unstable’
Transatlantic Cast: Lucas Englander as Albert Hirschman
Character Profile: A Jewish refugee. He flees from Nazi soldiers with his sister Ursula. Albert is a former economist who falls in love with Mary Jayne.
Englander’s Resume: Lieutenant Mirovich in Catherine the Great (2019), Chireadan in The Witcher (2019), Torsten Muckenstrum in Parlement (2020-22), Jonas Karez in Appearances (2020), Lukas in Cuisine Interne (2022)
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Transatlantic Cast: Cory Michael Smith as Varian Fry
Character Profile: An American journalist. He is a married man who runs a secret network for anti-Nazi refugees. Varian develops romantic feelings for a Jewish man.
Smith’s Resume: Edward Nygma/The Riddler in Gotham (2014-19), Kevin Coulson in Olive Kitteridge (2014), Tommy Tucker in Carol (2015), Thomas Christie in Utopia (2020), Dean in Call Jane (2022)
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Transatlantic Cast: Ralph Amoussou as Paul Kandjo
Character Profile: A hotel concierge. He is a West African who recruits for the Emergency Rescue Committee. Paul begins a sexual relationship with a Jewish woman.
Amoussou’s Resume: Etienne in Diaz — Don’t Clean Up This Blood (2012), Gaëtan/Marlon in La fine équipe (2016), Samuel Becker in Missions (2019-21), Seby in Marianne (2019), Adjudant Théodore Sempé in Capitain Marleau (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Close to Home: Murder in the Coalfield’
Transatlantic Cast: Deleila Piasko as Lisa Fittko
Character Profile: A Jewish refugee. She functions as the muscle for Mary Jayne’s operation. Lisa develops a romantic relationship with Paul before reuniting with her husband.
Piasko’s Resume: Corinne in Sternenberg (2004), Laura in Boys Are Us (2012), Maklerin in The Ibiza Affair (2021), Ina in Agent Hamilton (2022), Natalie in A Stasi Comedy (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Who Were We Running From?’
Transatlantic Cast: Amit Rahav as Thomas Lovegrove
Character Profile: A Jewish refugee. He is a Winston Churchill supporter who works with British intelligence. Thomas develops romantic feelings for Varian.
Rahav’s Resume: Hanan in Mishpaha Sholetet (2014), Aaron in Dig (2015), Aviv in The Damned (2018), Yanky Shapiro in Unorthodox (2020), Moti in Matchmaking (2022)
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Transatlantic Cast: Grégory Montel as Philippe Frot
Character Profile: A French police commissioner. He gets upset about Mary Jayne’s collusion with British intelligence. Philippe holds an American consul responsible for war crimes.
Montel’s Resume: Gabriel Sarda in Call My Agent! (2015-20), Vincent in Thirst for Life (2017), Henri Baumann in Rebecca (2021-22), Jonas in The Love Letter (2021), Rebecca in The Fear Index (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Furies’
Transatlantic Cast: Corey Stoll as Graham Patterson
Character Profile: An American consul for the Foreign Service. He is a business-focused man who plans to retire at 50. Graham considers a job opportunity with the ACM.
Stoll’s Resume: Detective Tomas Jaruszalski in Law & Order: LA (2010-11), Ernest Hemingway in Midnight in Paris (2011), Peter Russo in House of Cards (2013-16), Ephraim Goodweather in The Strain (2014-17), Michael Prince in Billions (2020-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Noise’
The Transatlantic cast also includes:
- Birane Ba as Jacques “Petit” Kandjo
- Henriette Confurius as Lena Fischmann
- Risotto as Dagobert
- Lolita Chammah as Lorene Letoret
- Luke Thompson as Hiram “Harry” Bingham
- Louis-Do de Lencquesaing as Andre Breton
- Hande Kodja as Jacqueline Lamba
- Mila Rigaudon as Aube Breton
- Rafaela Nicolay as Margaux
- Bogdan Zamfir as Victor Brauner
- Nadiv Molcho as Bill Freier
- Yoli Fuller as Souleymane Toure
- Isalinde Giovangigli as Madame Nouget
- Yulia Antoshchuk as Ukrainian Woman
- Grégory Di Meglio as Patterson’s Limo Driver
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
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