Meet the cast of Black Mirror season 4

Did you spot the Harry Potter and Sherlock stars in the dystopian anthology series? Everything you need to know about the cast and characters of the Netflix sci-fi show

Black Mirror season 4 (Netflix, TL)

USS Callister

Join Captain Daly and his trusty crew as they explore the galaxy and the dangers of unknown alien planets.

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Jesse Plemons plays Captain Daly

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Daly is the head of the titular ship, a Kirk-style captain beloved by his crew – but not for obvious reasons.

Who is Jesse Plemons?

Todd from Breaking Bad (who you probably know as Meth Damon due to his likeliness to actor Matt Damon). Plemons has also starred in The Master, Battleship, Black Mass, and US comedy Friday Night Lights.


Cristin Milioti plays Lieutenant Cole

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The latest (extremely reluctant) recruit on the USS Callister.

Who is Cristin Milioti?

Milioti is best known as Tracy McConnell, the mother from How I Met Your Mother, but the actor has also had roles in Fargo, The Mindy Project and comedy A to Z. She also played Jordan Belfort’s first wife, Teresa Petrillo, in The Wolf of Wall Street.


Jimmi Simpson plays James Walton 

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Walton is another member of the Callister crew, one that has a special relationship to Captain Daly.

Who is Jimmi Simpson?

Yes, Westworld fans, Simpson did play William in HBO’s sci-fi/western series. He also played Gavin Orsay in House of Cards, Liam McPoyle in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Jack Spaniel in The Newsroom.


Michaela Coel as Lowry

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Lowry is the communication officer aboard the USS Callister

Who is Michaela Coel?

As star and creator of comedy Chewing Gum, Coel is a Bafta-winning actor. She’s also one of the few stars to star twice in Black Mirror: Coel played an Airport Stewardess in season three’s Nosedive.


Billy Magnussen plays Valdak

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There’s no other way of saying it: he’s the Khan to Captain Daly’s Kirk.

Who is Billy Magnussen?

The US actor has starred in the likes of Bridge of Spies, The Big Short and Into the Woods. Magnussen is also set to play Prince Anders in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake.


Milanka Brooks plays Elena Tulaska 

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Elena is the blue-coloured member of the USS Callister.

Who is Milanka Brooks?

The British actor is best known for starring as Ionela in ITV sitcom Benidorm.


Osy Ikhile plays Nate Packer

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A pilot aboard the Callister.

Who is Osy Ikhile?

If you do recognise Ikhile, it’ll be from his role in In the Heart of the Sea (as Richard Peterson) or The Legend of Tarzan (as Kwete).


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Aaron Paul is the Gamer Voice at the episode’s end

Who is Aaron Paul?

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Like his Callister co-star Jesse Plemons, Aaron Paul starred in Breaking Bad (as lead Jesse Pinkman – the one who LOVES saying “b****”). He’s also starred in Need for Speed, The Path and lent his voice to Netflix’s BoJack Horseman.


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