Heartstopper Cast & Character Guide

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A reference guide for Netflix’s “Heartstopper,” including character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.


A reference guide for Netflix’s “Heartstopper,” based on the graphic novel by Alice Oseman. Included are character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.


Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Groups & Organizations

  • Hamlet House (1.1): The form that Nick and Charlie are in

Notable Locations & Items

  • Truman Boys School (1.1): Where Nick, Isaac, Charlie, and Tao go to school
  • Higgs Girls School (1.1): Where Elle, Tara, and Darcy go to school
    • The number of Students (1.4): Approximately 1200

Terminology

  • Form (1.1): Homeroom
  • Canteen (1.2): Lunchroom

Other Noteworthy Information

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Charlie Spring (Joe Locke)

Charlie (Joe Locker) after being rescued by Nick
Charlie (Joe Locker)

Charlie is a Year 10 student who has just survived being bullied the last term after he was outed. Now Charlie is just trying to have a lowkey high school experience that maybe includes finding a boyfriend.

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Ben Hope (Sebastian Croft)

Ben (Sebastian Croft) longing for Charlie's lips
Ben (Sebastian Croft)

Ben is a year 11 student who is on the down-low, meaning he is dating a girl while making out with Charlie whenever he can. Though that situationship ends after Christmas break.

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Nick Nelson (Kit Connor)

Nick (Kit Connor) around the time he saves Charlie from Ben's advances
Nick (Kit Connor)

Nick is a year 11 student known as the Rugby King, even though Truham doesn’t necessarily have a highly competitive rugby league. But, after being scheduled to be in the same form as Charlie, he eventually finds the off kid from Year 10 to be one of his best friends.

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Tao Xu (William Gao)

Tao (William Gao) trying to make a point
Tao (William Gao)

Tao is part of Charlie’s friend group, which includes Elle and Isaac, and he is struggling with Elle now going to a girl’s school and Charlie hanging out with Nick more and more.

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Isaac Henderson (Tobie Donovan)

Isaac (Tobie Donovan) and Tao (William Gao) talking to Charlie
Isaac (Tobie Donovan) and Tao (William Gao)

Isaac is a quiet member of Charlie’s group of friends, who doesn’t say much, and isn’t much for anyone’s drama.

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Elle Argent (Yasmin Finney)

Elle (Yasmin Finney) walking home
Elle (Yasmin Finney)

Elle is Tao’s best friend who recently transferred from Truham Boys School to Higgs Girls School to go to a school that more aligns with their gender identity. This move has not been the easiest since Elle has some trauma from being at Truham, but they’re slowly but surely, making an effort to meet new people.

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Tori Spring (Jenny Walser)

Tori (Jenny Walser) taking a sip of her drink
Tori (Jenny Walser)

Tori is Charlie’s odd older sister, who sometimes pops up randomly.

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Mr. Ajayi (Fisayo Akinade)

Mr. Ajayi (Fisayo Akinade) having a chat with Charlie
Mr. Ajayi (Fisayo Akinade)

Mr. Ajayi is the art teacher who is gay like Charlie and is part of the reason Charlie isn’t bullied anymore – partly since Charlie hides out in Mr. Ajayi’s classroom during lunch.

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Tara Jones (Corinna Brown)

Tara (Corinna Brown) at lunch
Tara (Corinna Brown)

Tara is one of Elle’s classmates who is the first to talk to her and, we learn, is a lesbian dating her friend Darcy.

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Darcy Olsson (Kizzy Edgell)

Darcy (Kizzy Edgell) with her mouth gaping open
Darcy (Kizzy Edgell)

Darcy is Tara’s friend and girlfriend, whom she has known since year 7, and it is said they’ve been friends for 5 years.

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Harry Greene (Cormac Hyde-Corrin)

Harry (Cormac Hyde-Corrin) inviting Nick to his party, and sweetening the deal by noting Tara will be there
Harry (Cormac Hyde-Corrin)

Harry is a rich, recently turned 16-year-old boy, who is friendly with Nick, and might have been one of Charlie’s bullies the year before.

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Imogen Heaney (Rhea Norwood)

Imogen (Rhea Norwood) trying to get a party invite out of Nick
Imogen (Rhea Norwood)

Imogen has a HUGE crush on Nick. However, she doesn’t know that Nick isn’t into her and may not be into girls.

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Sarah Nelson (Olivia Colman)

Nick's Mom (Olivia Colman) talking to her son about Imogen
Nick’s Mom (Olivia Colman)

Nick’s mother often can be seen on her tablet, but always available for a conversation with her son

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Sahar Zahid (Leila Khan)

 

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  • Introduced In: Season 2

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Nick’s Older Brother (Jack Barton)

 

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  • Introduced In: Season 2

Quotes

Mr. Farouk (Nima Taleghani)

 

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  • Introduced In: Season 2

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James (Bradley Riches)

 

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  • Introduced In: Season 2

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