The All the Light We Cannot See cast features Aria Mia Loberti, Louis Hofmann and Lars Eidinger. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Steven Knight and Shawn Levy’s 2023 Netflix miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
All the Light We Cannot See takes place in France during World War II. As a blind girl broadcasts readings from Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, she inspires a German soldier who opposes the Nazi regime. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they try to survive the war. Here’s every actor and character in All the Light We Cannot See, an adaptation of Anthony Doerr’s 2014 novel.
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All the Light We Cannot See Cast: Aria Mia Loberti as Marie-Laure
Character Profile: A blind girl from Paris. She delivers radio broadcasts from an attic in Saint-Malo. Marie-Laure secretly delivers messages for the resistance while thinking about her great-uncle and father.
Loberti’s Resume: TV Debut in All the Light We Cannot See
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Wingwomen’
All the Light We Cannot See Cast: Louis Hofmann as Werner
Character Profile: A German soldier. He is an orphan and an expert codebreaker. Werner feels inspired by short wave radio broadcasts from someone known as “The Professor.”
Hofmann’s Resume: Phil in Center of My World (2016), Jonas Kahnwald in Dark (2017-20), Bank Manager in Red Sparrow (2018), Jürgen in Life After Life (2022), Lucilius in Seneca (2023)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Sister Death’
All the Light We Cannot See Cast: Lars Eidinger as Reinhold von Rumpel
Character Profile: A Nazi sergeant. He is a jeweler with a terminal illness. Reinhold vows to find a stone known as the “Sea of Flames.”
Eidinger’s Resume: Marko Heidtmann in Home for the Weekend (2012), Klaus Diesterweg in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), Ingo in Personal Shopper (2016), Alfred Nyssen in Babylon Berlin (2017-22), Klaus Koch in Persian Lessons (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Pain Hustlers’
All the Light We Cannot See Cast: Hugh Laurie as Etienne LeBlanc
Character Profile: Marie-Laure’s great-uncle. He is a traumatized war hero who used to broadcast as “The Professor.” Etienne works with fellow resistance members in Saint-Malo.
Laurie’s Resume: Dr. Gregory House in House (2004-12), Ian in Flight of the Phoenix (2004), Mr. Watts in Mr. Pip (2012), Tom James in Veep (2015-19), Nix in Tomorrowland (2015)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Old Dads’
All the Light We Cannot See Cast: Mark Ruffalo as Daniel LeBlanc
Character Profile: Marie-Laure’s father. He is a carpenter from Paris who transports the “Sea of Flames” to Saint-Malo. Daniel leaves Marie-Laure in order to evade Nazi officials under a false identity.
Ruffalo’s Resume: Paul in The Kids Are All Right (2010), Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the MCU (2012-), David Schultz in Foxcatcher (2014), Mike Rezendes in Spotlight (2015), Rob Bilott in Dark Waters (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Bodies’
The All the Light We Cannot See cast also includes:
- Jakob Diehl as Captain Mueller
- James Dryden as Monsieur Caron
- Corin Silva as Frank Volkheimer
- Marion Bailey as Madame Manec
- Luna Wedler as Jutta
- Nell Sutton as Young Marie-Laure
- Andrea Deck as Sandrina
- Rosie Hilal as Frau Elena
- Bernd Hölscher as Bastian
- Elizabeth Dulau as Jacquelne
- Rhashan Stone as French Museum Foreman
- Sarah Crowden as Jacqueline
- Maggie Daniels as Madame Fontineau
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