This August 25 on CANAL + and myCANAL, and after the success of Normal People, a new adaptation of a work by Sally Rooney promises to pick us up. In Conversations with Friends, head to Dublin to meet Frances, Nick, Bobbi, Melissa…
Conversations with Friends is available on myCANAL.
Alison Oliver is Frances
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A keen observer and erudite student, nothing escapes Frances…except perhaps her own feelings. If she leaves a relationship with Bobbi, she remains inseparable from her ex-girlfriend with whom she does not hesitate to stage their poems.
But everything changes when she meets Nick’s charming smile. In order to exorcise her demons, she writes down her heart stories that we follow through the 12 episodes of this first season.
It’s at Alison Oliver that Lenny Abrahamson and Leanne Welham, the creators of the series, entrusted the complex score of the young Frances. For her very first role on screen, the Irish actress takes up the challenge brilliantly!
Joe Alwyn as Nick
A slightly disillusioned theater actor, Nick may be lost in his own feelings, but he is certain of one thing: having an extramarital affair does not pose the slightest problem for him. If the seducer is quick to lure Frances into his net, he is much less skilled when it comes to expressing his feelings…
Joe Alwyn perfectly embodies the dark young man. In addition to his acting talents, the one we saw in Final Operation and Boy Erased is a fine music lover who notably composed and wrote for a certain Taylor Swift !
Sasha Lane is Bobbi
Coming straight from New York, Bobbi has a strong character and boundless energy. She defines herself as Frances’ “muse”, and although she thinks she has turned the page on their relationship, seeing her ex fall into the arms of a man brings her back to her fear of abandonment.
Sasha Lane plays Bobbi in this adaptation of the novel by Sally Rooney. Revealed by her role alongside Shia Labeouf in American Honey in 2016, she also holds that of Jessica Hyde in Utopia. More recently, she has made a name for herself in Loki !
Jemima Kirke as Melissa
You may have recognized her, Jemima Kirke played Jessa in the series Girlsand more recently starred in the third season of Sex Education. In Conversations with Friendsshe takes on the role of Melissa, Nick’s wife.
Sometimes mannered, Melissa is always up for new experiences. Intrigued by the duo formed by Frances and Bobbi and by their work, she gets closer to the latter who is therefore a woman…: a great first for this renowned writer.
Justine Mitchell is Paula
Justine Mitchell (Smother) lends her features to Paula, Frances’ mother in the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel. Always ready to welcome her daughter when she returns for a weekend, she is an excellent ear for her heart problems.
Alex Murphy as Philip
Philip, played by Alex Murphy (The Young Offenders), is the friend and confidant of Frances and Bobbi. During the summer, he finds Frances a job in the publishing house where he works: the opportunity to exchange with her the most crispy gossip over a cup of coffee.
Tommy Tiernan is Dennis
Under the guise of Tommy Tiernan (Father Ted), Dennis is the father of Frances. Never really recovered from the separation with Paula and having fallen into alcohol, he may prove to be too heavy a burden for his daughter to bear…