Everything I Know About Love cast: who stars in Dolly Alderton BBC drama with Bel Powley and Emma Appleton?

Everything I Know About Love features a cast you will recognise as having been in everything from M.I. High to The Witcher

Everything I Know About Love is a BBC drama series about two best friends who have grown up together and are now navigating their way through young adulthood together, as they move into a London flatshare.

The series is adapted from the semi-biographical novel by award-winning journalist and author Dolly Alderton.

There’s trouble in paradise when one of the friends gets involved in their first serious relationship and the pair realise that they are growing apart.

The main cast of Everything I Know About LoveThe main cast of Everything I Know About Love
The main cast of Everything I Know About Love

Who is in the cast of Everything I Know About Love?

Emma Appleton as Maggie

Maggie is the chaotic best friend of Birdy, and the series starts with the pair moving into a London house-share together with Nell and Amara.

The character of Maggie is inspired by Dolly Alderton herself and gets herself into a series of fun but messy scrapes.

Emma Appleton as MaggieEmma Appleton as Maggie
Emma Appleton as Maggie

Appleton has previously starred as Fay Brookstone in drama series Clique, and had a leading role as Feef Symonds in the spy series Traitors.

She also played the ill-fated Nancy Spungen in the punk biopic Pistol, and appeared as Renfri in season one of The Witcher.

Bel Powley as Birdy

Birdy is the more trepidatious and sensible of the pair and has been living in a permanent state of singleton for what feels like forever.

But when Birdy gets a boyfriend, the bonds of friendship between her and Maggie are tested.

Bel Powley as BirdyBel Powley as Birdy
Bel Powley as Birdy

Powley may be recognisable to eagle-eyed viewers for one of her earliest roles - that of Daisy Millar in the CBBC series M.I. High.

Since then she has played Bianca in Benidorm, Holly Morten in crime series The Informer alongside Paddy Considine, and Claire Conway in drama series The Morning Show.

Marli Siu as Nell

Nell is Maggie and Birdy’s flatmate who appears to have her life together - she is a newly qualified teacher in a long-term relationship.

However, Nell is tired of her relationship and looking for any excuse to get out of it and move on with her life.

Marli Siu as NellMarli Siu as Nell
Marli Siu as Nell

Siu starred as Echo in the online mystery drama Dixi but may be more recognisable for her role as Kyra in the Anthony Horrowitz adaptation series Alex Rider.

She also had roles in the crime fantasy series The Irregulars and Scottish comedy show Still Game.

Aliyah Oddofin as Amara

Amara is a real estate agent trying to fit into the world of London’s corporate elite.

She has a talent for dancing and regrets giving up on a creative career to go into property, and continues to dream of becoming a successful dancer.

Aliyah Oddofin as AmaraAliyah Oddofin as Amara
Aliyah Oddofin as Amara

Everything I Know About Love marks Oddofin’s first TV appearance, although she has previously starred in two short films - Better Get Better, and Hamlet, NW5.

Who else is in the cast?

  • Ryan Bown as Nathan, the very attractive but painfully new man in Birdy’s life
  • Connor Finch as Street, who Maggie starts to date after a chance meeting on a train
  • Jill Halfpenny as Roisin, Maggie’s barmy boss
  • Craig Parkinson as Maggie’s unnamed landlord

When is Everything I Know About Love on TV?

The series will begin airing on BBC One at 10.40pm, with the rest of the series airing in weekly instalments at the same time.

All seven episodes are also available to watch on BBC iPlayer right now.

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