Meet the cast of Troy: Fall of a City

Everything you need to know about the characters and actors in the BBC's epic new drama series, from the Greeks and Trojans to the Gods and Goddesses

Hakeem Kae-Kazim plays Zeus, King of the Gods

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 13/02/2018 - Programme Name: Troy - Fall of a City - TX: n/a - Episode: Troy - Fall of a City episode 1 (No. 1) - Picture Shows: Zeus (HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM) - (C) Wild Mercury Productions - Photographer: Patrick Toselli BBC, TL

Zeus is the God of storms, tumult and justice, who holds ultimate power over both gods and mortals. He chooses not to take sides in the Trojan War, despite all attempts to engage his loyalty. He insists that even the Gods cannot change Fate, which will decide the outcome of the war. Zeus is married to Hera and father of many gods including Athena, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis and Hermes.

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Who is Hakeem Kae-Kazim?

The British actor has starred in Black Sails, season 7 of 24 and US TV series Dynasty.


Inge Beckmann plays Hera, Queen of the Gods

Hera is the goddess of marriage and wife of Zeus, but they have a turbulent relationship. She is furious at Paris for not choosing her in the judgment of the goddesses and fiercely loyal to the Greeks.

Who is Inge Beckmann?

Although her acting CV is short (apart from Troy she’s only starred in the likes of US TV series Dominion), Beckmann has enjoyed success as part of electronica band Lark.


Lex King plays Aphrodite  

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Aphrodite is the goddess of love. She is loyal to Paris, who chooses her as the finest of the three goddesses, so she supports the Trojans in the war.

Who is Lex King?

King has starred as Kat in the Dominion TV series and also enjoyed a small role in South African-German mini-series Cape Town.


Shamilla Miller plays Athena

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Athena is goddess of wisdom and war. She sides with the Greeks, angry at her rejection by Paris. In particular, she favours Odysseus and Diomedes.

Who is Shamilla Miller?

Miller has also starred in TV series Hooten & the Lady.


Here are the other characters and actors in Troy…

Pandarus Alex Lanipekun

Hermione Grace Hogg-Robinson

Oenone Lise Slabber

Troilus Christiaan Schoombie

Agelaus Danny Keogh

Deiphobus Chris Fisher

Hermes Diarmaid Murtagh

Simoisus Garion Dowds

Clytemnestra Emily Child

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Iphigenia Lauren Coe