Maria Shukshina as Oksana Godman
Alex’s mother has adjusted better to Western life than her husband, and longs to pull him out of his stupor.
Maria Shukshina is best known in her native Russia for film roles including Burnt by the Sun 2: Exodus, Bury Me Behind the Baseboard and American Daughter, also appearing in TV shows like Dear Masha Berezina, Take Me With You, The Village and My Family is Crazy.
She also hosts TV show Zhdi Menya on Channel One Russia, and was a judge on Russia’s equivalent of Britain’s Got Talent, Minuta slavy.
Faye Marsay as Katya Godman
Alex’s little sister Katya has completely acclimatised to life in the UK, and has little interest in her family’s shady past.
Faye Marsay is best known for breakout roles in The White Queen, Game of Thrones and Fresh Meat, with more recent appearances in Black Mirror, Love, Nina and Bancroft. She has also appeared in Pride, Doctor Who, My Mad Fat Diary and Glue.
Kirill Pirogov as Ilya Fedorov
Ilya is Vadim’s right-hand man and godfather to his daughter.
Pirogov is a Russian actor. He has starred in Dark Planet, The Admirer, Wake Me Up and Trotskiy.