Meet the cast of McMafia

The BBC1 drama starring James Norton drama has a large cast of international actors

David Strathairn as Semiyon Kleiman

McMafia (BBC, EH)

A Russian expat turned Israeli businessman, Kleiman pulls Alex into his shadowy world.


American actor David Strathairn is a longtime star of the big and small screen, with notable roles including CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen in the Bourne films, Edward R Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck and Peter Kotsiopulos in The Blacklist.

He’s also appeared in projects including sci-fi TV series Alphas, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Billions, Z: The Beginning of Everything, Lincoln, The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Sopranos.

Caio Blat as Antonio Mendez

Caio Blat, McMafia (BBC, EH)

A mysterious member of the Mexican cartel who wants to do business with Alex.

Blat is a critically acclaimed actor in Brazil. He has starred in the series Lady Revolution, Side by Side, India: A Love Story and Ciranda de Pedra, to name a few.

Alexey Serebryakov as Dimitri Godman

Alexey Serebryakov as Dimitri Godman in McMafia (BBC, HF)

Alex’s father is a former mafia boss turned exile, who pines for his homeland within the luxury confines of a cushy London life. 

Alexey Serebryakov is one of the most popular and highly-paid actors in his native Russia (he also has Canadian citizenship), with high-profile roles in Russian productions including Ivanov, Cargo 200, Leviathan and Legend of Kolovrat.


Serebryakov also plays the titular lead role in Doctor Richter, a Russian remake of US medical drama House.