The Foundation cast features Jared Harris, Lee Pace and Lou Llobell. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman’s Apple TV+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Foundation explores the power dynamics within an interstellar society. As a scientist plans for the future, he recruits a young mathematician to assist with his master plan. The narrative examines the sociopolitical conflict between privileged clones and a group of revolutionaries over the course of one-thousand years. Here’s every main actor and character in Foundation, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s literary series.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Hijack’
Foundation Cast: Jared Harris as Hari Seldon
Character Profile: A psychohistory mathematician. He believes that death will galvanize the foundation. Hari dies but reemerges as a digital version of himself.
Harris’ Resume: Lane Pryce in Mad Men (2009-15), King George VI in The Crown (2016-17), Francis Crozier in The Terror (2018), Valery Legasov in Chernobyl (2019), Captain Crow in The Sea Beast (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Crowded Room’
Foundation Cast: Lee Pace as Brother Day
Character Profile: The middle Empire. He is a clone of Cleon I. Brother Day changes his perspective upon learning about his flawed DNA.
Pace’s Resume: Richard Hayes in The Good Shepherd (2006), Ned in Pushing Daisies (2007-09), Thranduil in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), Joe MacMillan in Halt and Catch Fire (2014-17), Ronan in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Platonic’
Foundation Cast: Lou Llobell as Gaal Dornick
Character Profile: A genius from Streeling University. She flees Synnax upon winning a math contest. Gaal collaborates with Hari for his master plan.
Llobell’s Resume: Zandie in Voyagers (2021), Claire in The Pilgrim (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘High Desert’
Foundation Cast: Leah Harvey as Salvor Hardin
Character Profile: Gaal’s daughter. She is a revolutionary who feels driven by her instincts. Salvor flees home to find her biological mother.
Harvey’s Resume: Gina in Dustbin Baby (2008), Estelle in On the Road (2016), Hortense in National Theatre Live: Small Island (2019), Hannah in Fighting with My Family (2019), Matelote in Les Misérables (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘City on Fire’
Foundation Cast: Laura Birn as Eto Demerzel
Character Profile: A majordomo for the Empire. She is an 11-thousand-year-old android. Eto provides insight into Luminist beliefs.
Birn’s Resume: Aliide in Purge (2012), Leila Alvarez in A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Pihla Sucksdorff in Void (2018), Helene Schjerfbeck in Helene (2020), Annika in Any Day Now (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Silo’
Foundation Cast: Terrence Mann as Brother Dusk
Character Profile: The eldest Empire. He is a hunter and traditionalist. Brother Dusk clashes with the younger Empires.
Mann’s Resume: Johnny Steele/Ug in Critters (1986), Randy Cobra in Smash (2012), Whispers in Sense8 (2015-18), John Whitehead in Instinct (2018), Harris Van Ness in The Blacklist (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Drops of God’
Foundation Cast: Cassian Bilton as Brother Dawn
Character Profile: The youngest Empire. He is a clone who gets mixed up in a political conspiracy. Brother Dawn flees home because of his imperfect DNA.
Bilton’s Resume: TV Debut in Foundation
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’
The Foundation cast also includes:
- Sasha Behar as Mari
- Elliot Cowan as Lewis Pirenne
- Daniel MacPherson as Hugo
- Kubbra Sait as Phara
- Pravessh Rana as Rowan
- Nikhil Parmar as Freestone
- Jairaj Varsani as Poly
- Chloe Lea as Gia
- Clarke Peters as Abbas
- Amy Tyger as Azura
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