Meet the cast of Britannia

Who’s who in Sky Atlantic’s new historical drama

Zoë Wanamaker as Queen Antedia

Zoe Wanamaker, Britannia (Sky, EH)

Antedia, Queen of the Regni, is full of hatred. She is fierce and unforgiving and is seeking revenge on the Cantii tribe because, by edict of the Druids, Antedia was forced to see her son and only heir Gildas wed to princess Kerra.

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Where do I recognise Zoë Wanamaker from?

My Family has to be Wanamaker’s most famous show, in which she played the scatty mother Susan Harper. Wanamaker also appeared as flying instructor Madame Hooch in the Harry Potter films. A prolific actress, you might have also seen her in the 90s series Love Hurts or more recently Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Mr Selfridge. She’s currently starring in new ITV series Girlfriends.


Eleanor Worthington-Cox as Cait

Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Britannia (Sky, EH)

A young Cantii, Cait is soon to be initiated into womanhood in her village’s Solstice Eve ceremony. But before this ritual can happen, Roman soldiers attack the settlement, setting her home on fire, killing her sister, and leaving her stuck in between being a girl and a woman.

Where do I recognise Eleanor Worthington-Cox from?

Worthington-Cox was nominated for a BAFTA for playing Janet Hodgson in the Sky1 miniseries The Enfield Haunting. You might have also seen her in Cucumber and Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather.


Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Divis

Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Britannia (Sky, EH)

Once a Druid, Divis has become an outcast and is living off the land. Callous and erratic, the tribes keep him at arm’s length.

Where do I recognise Nikolaj Lie Kaas from?

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Danish actor Nikolaj Lie Kaas is famous for his role as Mathias Borch in The Killing, the sidekick and long-lost love of lead character Sarah Lund. He was also in the financial crime thriller series Follow the Money.