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Meet the cast of Succession season 3

Everything you need to know about the mammoth cast for the third series of the hit drama.

Succession season 3
Published: Monday, 29th November 2021 at 12:15 pm

The third season of Succession is now in full swing as the bitter civil war between media magnate Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his vengeful son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) rages on.

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The new episodes have seen us introduced to a host of new characters, including Waystar board member Josh Aaronson, played by Oscar-winner Adrien Brod, and lawyer Lisa Arthur, played by Sanaa Lathan.

The most recent episode, titled Too Much Birthday, also featured Alexander Skarsgard in the role of tech mogul Lukas Matsson.

Future episodes will also introduce us to the new step-father of Kendall, Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) in the form of the new husband of their mother, Lady Caroline Collingwood (Dame Harriet Walter).

Read on for everything you need to know about the Succession cast, including all the new additions for season three.

Brian Cox plays Logan Roy

Brian Cox plays Logan Roy

Who is Logan? The hot-headed patriarch of the Roy family, Logan is the Dundee-born billionaire founder of media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar RoyCo. His company is his main focus – and he is often at loggerheads with his four children, Connor, Kendall, Shiv and Roman.

What else has Brian Cox been in? Veteran Scottish actor Cox has a number of impressive credits to his name, with highlights including Rob Roy, Braveheart, Adaptation, Churchill and playing Hannibal Leckter in Manhunter. He is also an acclaimed stage actor and is a two time Olivier Award winner.

Jeremy Strong plays Kendall Roy

Jeremy Strong plays Kendall Roy

Who is Kendall? Logan's first son from his second marriage, Kendall is ambitious but is often derailed by his substance abuse issues. He has regularly struggled to prove himself to his father and went rogue in the season two finale, throwing Logan under the bus and kicking off a bitter civil war that leads directly into the third season.

What else has Jeremy Strong been in? Kendall has become Strong's most well-known role, but he also has a string of film credits to his name including roles in Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Selma, The Big Short, Molly's Game, The Gentlemen, and The Trial of the Chicago 7

Sarah Snook plays Shiv Roy

Sarah Snook plays Shiv Roy

Who is Shiv? Logan's only daughter and youngest child, Shiv is a respected political fixer whose own views are sometimes at odds with Waystar – although she nonetheless has strong leadership ambitions. She has a turbulent marriage with Waystar executive Tom Wambsgans.

What else has Sarah Snook been in? Snook has appeared in a range of films, including Sisters of War (2010), Not Suitable for Children, These Final Hours, Predestination, The Dressmaker, Steve Jobs, and Pieces of a Woman.

Kieran Culkin plays Roman Roy

Kieran Culkin plays Roman Roy

Who is Roman? The second child from Logan's second marriage, foul-mouthed Roman is rather immature and doesn't always take his responsibilities seriously – but is still desperate to vie with Kendall and Shiv for control of the company.

What else has Kieran Culkin been in? Like his brothers Macauley and Rory, Culkin started his career as a child actor in films such as Father of the Bride, The Mighty and The Cider House Rules, and has also starred in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Wiener-Dog, and No Sudden Move.

Matthew Macfadyen plays Tom Wambsgans

Succession - Tom

Who is Tom? A Waystar executive and Shiv's husband, Tom serves as the head of ATN, the company's global news outlet. While he is close to the Roy family due to his marriage, he is often dismissed by the inner circle – although he greatly enjoys tormenting his underling Greg.

What else has Matthew Macfadyen been in? A regular face on British TV and film, Macfadyen's most prominent credits include playing Mr Darcy in the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice, John Birt in Frost/Nixon and Detective Inspector Edmund Reid in Ripper Street. He has also previously won a BAFTA for his work on Criminal Justice and last year played the main role in ITV drama Quiz.

Nicholas Braun plays Greg Hirsch

Nicholas Braun plays Greg Hirsch

Who is Greg? Logan's great nephew who joined Waystar in the first series with little experience, Greg is a rather bumbling presence but nonetheless has plans to climb the ranks at the company. He works most often with Tom – whom he is regularly bullied by.

What else has Nicholas Braun been in? Greg is Braun's most recognisable role, but other credits include Sky High, Princess Protection Program, Red State, Prom, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Date and Switch, How to Be Single, and Zola.

Alan Ruck plays Connor Roy

Alan Ruck plays Connor Roy

Who is Connor? Logan's eldest son from his first marriage, Connor is largely removed from the family's power struggles – but has ambitions of his own to enter politics and run for US President.

What else has Alan Ruck been in? Ruck first found fame starring as Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's best friend in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, while other film credits include roles in Three Fugitives, Young Guns II, Speed, Twister and Freaky.

Read more: Is the Roy family based on the Murdoch dynasty?

Sanaa Lathan plays Lisa Arthur

Sanaa Lathan plays Lisa Arthur

Who is Lisa? A high profile, well-connected New York lawyer, who begins to work for Kendall at the start of the series.

What else has Sanaa Lathan been in? Sanaa Lathan is best known for voicing Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show and Family Guy, as well as her roles in The Best Man, Love & Basketball, Alien vs. Predator, Contagion and Now You See Me 2. She currently voices Catwoman in animated series Harley Quinn and had a recurring role on The Affair.

Hiam Abbass plays Marcia Roy

Hiam Abbass plays Marcia Roy

Who is Marcia? Logan's third wife, who doesn't always have a great relationship with her husband's children. Despite leaving Logan at the end of season two, she decides to return to support her husband.

What else has Hiam Abbass been in? Palestinian actress Abbass has appeared in a number of films and TV shows, with recent credits including Blade Runner 2049, The OA and Ramy.

Peter Friedman plays Frank Vernon

Peter Friedman plays Frank Vernon

Who is Frank? A longtime confidant of Logan's Roy is WayStar's COO – but has recently lost some of his boss' trust. He has previously served as a mentor to Kendall, who wants him to switch sides in the Roy family civil war.

What else has Peter Friedman been in? Throughout his career, Friedman has appeared in guest roles in a number of TV shows including Miami Vice, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, Ghost Whisperer, The Affair and Damages. Big screen roles include the Todd Haynes films Safe and I'm Not There.

J. Smith-Cameron plays Gerri Kellman

J. Smith-Cameron plays Gerri Kellman

Who is Gerri? The general counsel to Waystar RoyCo, and another of Logan's old guard, Gerri emerges as one of the leading candidates to take control of the company. She also has a rather unusual relationship with Roman and becomes the new CEO of Waystar RoyCo – although Logan doesn't actually intend on giving her actual power.

What else has J. Smith-Cameron been in? Smith-Cameron previously starred as Janet Talbot on the television series Rectify and has also appeared in a number of other popular TV shows including True Blood and Search Party.

Arian Moayed plays Stewy Hosseini

Arian Moayed plays Stewy Hosseini

Who is Stewy? Kendall's friend from college who is now a private-equity investor with a seat on Waystar's board. He is in partnership with Logan's rival Sandy Furness.

What else has Arian Moayed been in? Moayed is an acclaimed stage performer and two-time Tony Award nominee, while he will star in upcoming MCU film Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Larry Pine plays Sandy Furness

Larry Pine plays Sandy Furness

Who is Sandy? The owner of a rival media conglomerate who is in partnership with Stewy and backs his private equity fund.

What else has Larry Pine been in? A star of stage and screen, Larry Pine has appeared in films such as Maid in Manhattan, Moonrise Kingdom, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Beirut, however, he is best known for his roles in House of Cards, Gotham, Homeland and Oz.

Justine Lupe plays Willa Ferreyra

Justine Lupe plays Willa Ferreyra

Who is Willa? Connor Roy's young girlfriend who aspires to be a playwright and is a former call girl.

What else has Justine Lupe been in? Lupe is best known for appearing in Mr. Mercedes, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, Sneaky Pete, Cristela and Madam Secretary.

Dagmara Domińczyk plays Karolina Novotney

Who is Karolina? Karolina is the head of Waystar Royco's PR and also is a member of the media giant's legal team.

What else has Dagmara Domińczyk been in? Domińczyk has appeared in the films Rock Star, Kinsey, Lonely Hearts, Running with Scissors, The Letter, The Immigrant and The Lost Daughter. She is married to actor Patrick Wilson.

David Rasche plays Karl Muller

David Rasche plays Karl Muller

Who is Karl? Waystar RoyCo's chief financial officer and member of the company's legal team.

What else has David Rasche been in? Rasche is best known for starring as the titular character in satirical police sitcom Sledge Hammer and for his roles in Burn After Reading, In the Loop and Men in Black 3 as well as shows like The West Wing, Ugly Betty and Veep.

Fisher Stevens plays Hugo Baker

Justine Lupe plays Willa Ferreyra

Who is Hugo? A senior communications executive in charge of managing a scandal involving Brightstar cruise lines.

What else has Fisher Stevens been in? Actor and director Fisher Stevens's break out role was that of Ben Jabituya in 1986's Short Circuit, with the actor going on to appear in Hackers, LOL, Hail Caesar!, Isle of Dogs, The French Dispatch and series like Lost, The Blacklist, The Night Of and The Good Fight. He was also a producer on hit Netflix docuseries Tiger King and won an Academy Award for producing 2009 documentary The Cove.

Alexander Skarsgård plays Lukas Matsson

Alexander Skarsgard

Who is Lukas? A tech founder and CEO, new for season 3.

What else has Alexander Skarsgård been in? Swedish A-lister Alexander Skarsgård has dominated Hollywood since making his film debut in Zoolander, having starred in Generation Kill, True Blood, Battleship, The Legend of Tarzan and more recently, Big Little Lies – which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award. More recently, Skarsgård has appeared in The Aftermath, Godzilla vs Kong, The Stand and On Becoming a God in Central Florida.

James Cromwell plays Ewan Roy

James Cromwell plays Ewan Roy

Who is Ewan? Logan's estranged older brother and Greg's grandfather who resides in Canada. He personally despises Logan and his business empire, but stops short of actively working against his brother.

What else has James Cromwell been in? James Cromwell is best known for his roles in L.A. Confidential, Spider-Man 3, Big Hero 6, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as well as Boardwalk Empire, The Young Pope, American Horror Story: Asylum and Betrayal.

Jihae Kim plays Berry Schneider

Jihae Kim plays Berry Schneider

Who is Berry? A leading public relations consultant, new for season 3.

What else has Jihae Kim been in? South Korean musician Jihae Kim, who is also known by the mononym Jihae, has released a number of studio albums, including the recent Illusion of You and Life on Mars, while Succession is set to be her third TV project, having previously appeared in sci-fi series Mars and Altered Carbon. She also played Anna Fang in 2018's Mortal Engines.

Adrien Brody plays Josh Aaronson

Adrien Brody

Who is Josh? New for season 3, Josh is a billionaire activist investor who becomes involved in the ownership of Waystar.

What else has Adrien Brody been in? Academy Award winner Adrien Brody became the youngest actor to take home an Oscar when he starred in The Pianist and has since appeared in films like The Village, Predators and a host of Wes Anderson titles such as The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The French Dispatch and The Grand Budapest Hotel. He recently appeared in Peaky Blinders and Chapelwaite.

Harriet Walter plays Lady Caroline Collingwood

Succession

Who is Caroline? The second wife of Logan Roy, and estranged mother to Kendall, Shiv, and Roman.

What else has Harriet Walter been in? British acting royalty Harriet Walter is best known for her roles in films such as Sense and Sensibility, Atonement, The Young Victoria, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rocketman and The Last Duel. She recently appeared in Ted Lasso, Doctor Who and Killing Eve as Dasha.

Annabelle Dexter-Jones plays Naomi Pierce

Annabelle Dexter-Jones plays Naomi Pierce

Who is Naomi? Nan Pierce's cousin who suffers from substance abuse and falls for Kendall.

What else has Annabelle Dexter-Jones been in? British actor Dexter-Jones has appeared in The Meyerowitz Stories, Josie & Jack, Under the Silver Lake and The Deuce.

Dasha Nekrasova plays Comfry

Dasha Nekrasova plays Comfry

Who is Comfry? New for season 3, a crisis PR representative who works for Kendall.

What else has Dasha Nekrasova been in? Belarusian actor Dasha Nekrasova has appeared in Cake, Dickinson and The Serpent.

Natalie Gold plays Rava Roy

Natalie Gold plays Rava Roy

Who is Rava? Kendall's estranged wife with whom he has two children.

What else has Natalie Gold been in? Natalie Gold is best known for her roles in Rubicon, Love & Other Drugs, Birdman, Collateral Beauty, Unsane and shows like The Leftovers, Sneaky Pete and Elementary.

Hope Davis plays Sandi Furness

Hope Davis

Who is Sandi? Sandy's daughter who joins the cast for season 3.

What else has Hope Davis been in? Emmy-winning actress Hope Davis is best known as Tony Stark's mother Maria Stark in Captain America: Civil War, as well as her roles in In Treatment, Love Life, For the People and Wayward Pines.

Linda Emond plays Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven

Who is Michelle-Anne? A senior White House aide, new for season 3.

What else has Linda Emond been in? Esmond has appeared in The Big Sick, Gemini Man, Julie & Julia, Lodge 49, The Knick and The Good Wife.

Zoe Winters plays Kerry

Who is Kerry? Logan's personal secretary has appeared since the second season. Kerry has taken more of a vocal role in the third run and has grown closer to Logan Roy, with hints the pair are in a sexual relationship.

What else has Zoe Winters been in? Winters has appeared in the series Hunters, Instinct, the Good Fight and Avenues.

Justin Kirk plays Jeryd Mencken

Who is Jeryd? A far-right congressman who gains the support of the Roy family as a presidential nominee with help from Roman Roy. Shiv Roy fears his political leanings.

What else has Justin Kirk been in? Kirk was nominated for an Emmy for his turn in HBO's adaptation of Angels in America and has also appeared as Andy Botwin in Weeds. He has also appeared in Modern Family, Tyrant, Animal Practice, Kidding, and Perry Mason.

Pip Torrens plays Peter Munion

Pip Torrens

Who is Peter? The new husband of Lady Caroline Collingwood and step-father to Kendall, Roman and Shiv Roy. Munion is the CEO of Lavender Park Care Homes and carries a great deal of wealth.

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What else has Pip Torrens been in? Torrens is best known for his turns as Tommy Lascelles in The Crown, Lord Massen in The Nevers, plus roles in Poldark, Versailles, Preacher, The Iron Lady, and Patrick Melrose.

Succession airs weekly on Mondays on Sky Atlantic and NOW. 
If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide and visit our Drama hub for more news and features.
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