Baby Reindeer has caused quite the stir since it landed on Netflix, with the buzz surrounding Richard Gadd's limited series showing no signs of dying down.

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Inspired by true events, the drama sees Gadd play Donny Dunn, a struggling comedian who experiences stalking at the hands of a woman called Martha (Jessica Gunning) following a friendly interaction at the pub where he works.

It's a gripping watch, one that comes to a close with an intentionally "ambiguous" ending, according to Gadd, and which features brilliant performances, even if they have been recently shadowed by armchair detectives looking for the real people they're based on.

Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of the Netflix series. For more information about the characters in Baby Reindeer and where you've seen the actors before, read on.

Who's in the cast of Baby Reindeer on Netflix?

The following major cast members feature in the show.

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  • Richard Gadd as Donny
  • Jessica Gunning as Martha
  • Nava Mau as Teri
  • Tom Goodman-Hill as Darrien
  • Shalom Brune-Franklin as Keeley

Here's what you need to know about the major players.

Close-up of Teri, sat in a pub
Nava Mau plays Teri in Baby Reindeer. Netflix

Who is Teri? Teri is an American therapist who has lived in London for years and meets Donny from a dating site, but she isn't impressed with the way Donny treats her.

"When I was reading the scrip, it felt like the first time reading a character that was written by someone who actually had known and loved a trans woman," said Mau, who is a trans woman. "And it felt like an honour to even get to read the script because of Richard's vulnerability. There's a light that I think pulsates out of that kind of vulnerability, and so all of the characters in the story then are cast in that light. And I felt that in that first read of Teri."

Where have I seen Nava Mau before? Mau previously appeared in HBO drama Generation.

Jessica Gunning plays Martha

Jessica Gunning as Martha smiling and looking at Donny while holding a restaurant menu and sitting down facing each other.
Jessica Gunning as Martha in Baby Reindeer. Netflix

Who is Martha? Donny's stalker. Her "obsession threatens to wreck both their lives and forces Donny to face his deeply buried trauma".

"If you ever try to play her as a villain, I think you would ruin what a brilliant job Richard has done of the writing," said Gunning when discussing her "sense of care, duty, and responsibility to do the story justice".

Where have I seen Jessica Gunning before? You might recognise her from Stephen Merchant's BBC comedy The Outlaws, Channel 4 sitcom Back starring Robert Webb and David Mitchell, Law and Order: UK, Prime Suspect 1973 and Sky Atlantic thriller Fortitude.

Richard Gadd plays Donny

Donny standing behind the bar in a pub, talking to Martha
Richard Gadd as Donny in Baby Reindeer. Netflix

Who is Donny? A "struggling comedian" who also works as a bartender. During a shift, he meets a "friendly" woman who "begins to stalk Donny relentlessly" after he shows an "act of kindness" to her.

Where have I seen Richard Gadd before? Gadd created and wrote one-man show Baby Reindeer. His on-screen roles include comedy Code 404 with Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays and BBC thriller Clique.

Tom Goodman-Hill plays Darrien

Tom Goodman-Hill sat as Darrien in Baby Reindeer.
Tom Goodman-Hill as Darrien in Baby Reindeer. Ed Miller/Netflix

Who is Darrien? A TV comedy writer who meets Donny at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Where have I seen Tom Goodman-Hill before? He previously appeared in television series including Humans, Ideal, The Devil's Whore, Mr Selfridge, and Inside No. 9. He is also the husband of actress Jessica Raine.

Shalom Brune-Franklin plays Keeley

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Shalom Brune-Franklin plays DC Chloe Bishop in Line of Duty.

Who is Keeley? Donny's ex-girlfriend.

Where have I seen Shalom Brune-Franklin before? Brune-Franklin has previously starred in The Tourist and Line of Duty.

Nina Sosanya plays Liz

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Nina Sosanya.

Who is Liz? Keeley's mother, who allows Donny to continue living with her after his break-up with Keeley.

Where have I seen Nina Sosanya before? Viewers may recognise the star from her previous roles in Channel 4 comedy-drama Screw, Prime Video series Good Omens and BBC drama Killing Eve.

Additional cast includes:

The following supporting players also star in the show.

  • Danny Kirrane (Don't Forget the Driver, Critical) as Gino - one of the pub managers who works with Donny.
  • Michael Wildman (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) as Greggsy - another of Donny's managers at the pub where he works.
  • Hugh Coles (Juice, Defending the Guilty) as Francis - one of Donny's friends from drama school.
  • Chloe Driver (Call the Midwife) as a comedian.

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Baby Reindeer is available to stream now on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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