Killing Eve Series 4 cast: who stars in spy thriller with Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, and Fiona Shaw?

Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of Killing Eve, where you recognise them from, and what you need to watch them in next.

Killing Eve comes to a close this weekend with its fourth and final series airing on BBC iPlayer.

The cat-and-mouse spy thriller about an MI5 profiler (Sandra Oh) and a glamorous assassin (Jodie Comer) began in 2018 and quickly built up a passionate fanbase.

Here’s everything you need to know about the cast of Killing Eve, where you recognise them from, and what you need to watch them in next.

Jodie Comer as Villanelle

Jodie Comer as Villanelle in Killing Eve (Credit: BBC America/Anika Molnar)

Who do they play in Killing Eve? Jodie Comer plays Villanelle, the glamorous and mercurial assassin at the heart of the show.

Where do I recognise them from? Killing Eve has hugely raised Comer’s star power, catapulting her to high-profile roles in films like Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel, Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy, and Channel 4’s care home drama Help. Prior to Killing Eve, though, Comer was already acclaimed for appearances in My Mad Fat Diary and Doctor Foster.

What should I watch them in next? One particular well-received – though comparatively underseen – entry in Comer’s filmography is Thirteen, a five-part BBC Three miniseries from 2016. The series starred Comer as Ivy, a 26-year-old woman who escapes from the cellar she’s been imprisoned in since 13.

Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri

Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, wearing a blonde wig as a cunning disguise, in Killing Eve series 4 (Credit: BBC America/Anika Molnar)

Who do they play in Killing Eve? Sandra Oh plays Eve Polastri, the MI5 profiler who first notices Villanelle, and gets drawn into obsessive pursuit of her.

Where do I recognise them from? Oh is best known for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, which she starred in for ten seasons, but she’s also a prolific voice actor with roles in Invincible, Phineas and Ferb, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power amongst others.

What should I watch them in next? You might be interested in The Chair, a recent Netflix drama starring Oh as a newly promoted academic, or the third series of American Crime (not American Crime Story), an instalment of the anthology series focused on immigration.

Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens

Fiona Shaw as Carolyn Martens in Killing Eve series 4 (Credit: BBC America/Anika Molnar)

Who do they play in Killing Eve? Fiona Shaw plays Carolyn Martens, the MI6 administrator who recruits Eve to pursue Villanelle.

Where do I recognise them from? Shaw is probably most easily recognised from a small role in the Harry Potter films as Aunt Petunia, but she’s also appeared in True Blood, Fleabag, and Ammonite.

What should I watch them in next? Fiona Shaw’s next project is Andor, a Star Wars spinoff for Diego Luna’s rebel spy from Rogue One – more likely than not, that’s going to be Star Wars’ answer to Killing Eve, with Shaw’s as yet unannounced role proving to be broadly similar to Carolyn Martens.

Anjana Vasan as Pam

Anjana Vasan as Pam in Killing Eve (Credit: BBC America/Anika Molnar)

Who do they play in Killing Eve? Anjana Vasan plays Pam, a young assassin near the beginning of her training who comes into conflict with Villanelle.

Where do I recognise them from? You might know Vasan from supporting roles in television series Fresh Meat, Call the Midwife, and Temple, or from films like Mogul Mowgli and The Children Act. And, of course, there’s her absolutely stellar lead turn in We Are Lady Parts last year.

What should I watch them in next? Obviously, if you haven’t seen it yet, watch We Are Lady Parts, but Vasan also starred in the cancer-comedy Ill Behaviour with Tom Riley, Chris Geere, Lizzy Caplan and Jessica Regan – at three episodes it’s a quick watch, but it’s also one of the best shows of 2017.

Who else stars in Killing Eve series 4?

Killing Eve series 4 also stars Adeel Akhtar (Back to Life) as psychopath-expert Martin, Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) as Carolyn’s daughter Geraldine, Robert Gilbert (Star Trek: Lower Decks) as Eve’s new colleague and love interest Yusuf, Steve Oram (Doctor Who) as local vicar Phil, and Zindzi Hudson (River City) as May, a new love interest for Villanelle in the church community she joins.

Who’s the showrunner for Killing Eve series 4?

Killing Eve has had a new showrunner every year. The first series was helmed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Crashing), the second by Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), and the third by Suzanne Heathcote.

Laura Neal – who previously wrote episodes of Series 3 – has taken over for Series 4. Across her career, Neal has written episodes of Sex Education and the Jodie Comer-starring My Mad Fat Diary; she’s also written Daybreak, a clever and experimental Netflix teen zombie series which is both much missed and well worth a watch.

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