Mare of Easttown continues tonight on Sky Atlantic with its second episode – and a star studded cast.
The seven-part HBO crime drama is packed full of familiar faces and big names from the big and small screen, with Kate Winslet leading the way as Detective Mare Sheehan.
The series sees her character investigating a local murder in a small Pennsylvania town, all the while trying to keep her own life together.
There are plenty more famous actors appearing in the show too, from Evan Peters and Guy Pearce to Julianne Nicholson.
Here’s everything to need to know about the cast…
Kate Winslet (Mare Sheehan)
Kate takes the lead (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Kate Winslet makes her return to the small screen in this show more than a decade after starring in 2011’s mini-series Mildred Pierce.
Her career is iconic, including everything from Titanic, Sense and Sensibility and Iris to Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Steve Jobs.
Julianne Nicholson (Lori Ross)
Julianne is no stranger to TV (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
You might recognise Julianne Nicholson from her stint in Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Detective Megan Wheeler, although that’s certainly not all.
She’s also appeared on TV in the likes of Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Eyewitness and Ally McBeal, as well as big screen roles in Black Mass and I, Tonya.
Jean Smart (Helen Sheehan)
Frasier and Samantha Who fans will recognise Jean (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Jean Smart is a veteran of the stage and screen, with TV appearances as Lana Gardner in Frasier and Regina Newley in Samantha Who, as well as 24, Fargo and Legion.
In terms of movie roles, she’s been in I Heart Buckabees, Sweet Home Alabama, A Simple Favor and more.
Angourie Rice (Siobhan Sheehan)
From Marvel to Mare (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Angourie Rice first rose to fame as Holly March in The Nice Guys back in 2016, and she’s since starred in the likes of Spider-Man: Homecoming and the sequel Far From Home.
She’ll also be familiar to Black Mirror fans, as she was part of Miley Cyrus’ episode Rachel Jack and Ashley Too.
Evan Peters (Colin Zabel)
Evan surprised fans in WandaVision (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Most recently, Evan Peters reprised his X-Men role of Pietro Maximoff in WandaVision, so comic book film fans will know him very well.
He’s also been a huge part of American Horror Story, having starred in eight episodes of the spooky hit anthology series.
Guy Pearce (Richard Ryan)
Another huge name in a star-studded cast (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Where to start? Well, Guy Pierce’s first TV role was as Mike Young in Neighbours, and he’ll be reuniting with Kate Winslet after their turn together in Mildred Pierce.
As well as his roles in the likes of Iron Man 3 and Prometheus, his credits also include LA Confidential, Memento and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Cailee Spaeny (Erin McMenamin)
Cailee is early in her career (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
This is one of Cailee Spaeny’s only TV roles to date, besides appearing as Lyndon in Devs.
However, she’s made a few big screen appearances, including in Bad Times at the El Royale, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Vice and On The Basis of Sex.
David Denman (Frank Sheehan)
Pam’s ex Roy is back in a new role (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
As well as Outcast and Traffic Light, David Denman is best known to The Office US fans as Pam’s ex Roy Anderson.
He’s no stranger to films either, with credits in a range of movies such as Logan Lucky, Big Fish and Brighburn.
John Douglas Thompson (Chief Carter)
John Douglas Thompson is a real stage veteran (Credits: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
John Douglas Thompson has been highly praised for his work on the stage, and even got nominated for a Tony for his performance in August Wilson’s Jitney.
He’s appeared on the big screen in Michael Clayton and The Bourne Legacy – among others – and his TV roles include For Life and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Patrick Murney (Kenny McMenamin)
Seven Seconds fans will recognise the actor playing Kenny (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Although some people may recognise Patrick Murney from a small role The Irishman a couple of years ago, he’s best known for his stint in Netflix’s Seven Seconds.
Elsewhere, he’s appeared in episodes of Suits, Godfather of Harlem and Public Morals.
Joe Tippett (John Ross)
Joe recently appeared in The Morning Show (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Joe Tippett is another cast members with experience on the big screen, as he’s credited in Monsters and Men and Patsy & Loretta.
He was cast in musical drama Rise as Sam Strickland, and also featured in four episodes of The Morning Show.
Neal Huff (Father Dan Hastings)
The Wire, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls – take your pick (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Neal Huff will be known to US viewers from his appearances in the likes of The Wire, Girls, Billions and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
For cinema fans, he’s been cast in films such as Meek’s Cutoff, Beach Rats, Spotlight and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Ruby Cruz (Jess Riley)
Ruby (left) has also been cast in Willow (Photo: 2021 Home Box Office, Inc. Al)
Ruby Cruz is yet to have such a prominent role, although she’s still appeared in episodes of Blue Bloods and Castle Rock.
Elsewhere, she’s also been cast as a lead in the upcoming Willow series.
Mare of Easttown continues on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9pm.
Credit: Original article published here.