The Man Who Fell To Earth Cast & Character Guide

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A reference guide for Showtime’s “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” including character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.


A reference guide for Showtime’s “The Man Who Fell To Earth,” including 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

  • World Enterprises (1.1): Thomas Newton’s tech company that he started over 40 years ago
    • Subsidiaries (Movie): At one time, there were 6 subsidiaries
  • OriGen (1.2): A tech company Faraday is told is in Seattle but actually is in London and holds all of Thomas Newton’s patents
    • Originally (1.3): It was an Industrial Supplier
    • Best Days Behind Them (1.3): Around 1975, they were given Thomas’ patents, and it is noted they haven’t really been considered innovative since 1978

Notable Locations

  • Anthea (1.1): Where Faraday is from
  • Langley (1.2): The CIA site Spencer’s office is
  • Tinkertown (1.2): The nickname of the Falls’ home
  • Haneyville (Movie): Where Thomas J. Newton landed/ the first town he came across
  • Cambodia (1.10): Where Thomas Newton is hiding out

Terminology

  • Adept and Drones (1.1): The two titles for beings on Anthea with drones being subservient to Adept people – example: Faraday is a Drone and Thomas an Adept
  • Base 60 (1.1): A Sumerian math that Thomas Newton used for his tenth patent
  • Pupa (1.3): A baby drone
  • Nephilim (1.8): Mary Lou’s term for someone with human and Anthean blood

Other Noteworthy Information

  • The Tenth Patent (1.3): The Tenth Patent builds off of Thomas Newton’s design for quantum fusion by creating a regeneration cell that could make an unlimited supply of energy
    • The Previous Nine Patents (Movie): The nine original patents Thomas presented to Oliver Fransworth were overall worth $300 million and he noted there were three years worth of patents. Most of which dealt with sound and imaging, such as a instant camera (Think Polaroid Camera)
  • Icarus Program (1.3): The CIA’s secret program, done in September 1984, which led to the death and/ or disappearance of Thomas Newton
  • Anthea Population (1.3): According to Faraday, there are a few thousand left
  • Time Left (1.5): Faraday says his people have 2.4 years left and humanity only until 2030.
  • DNA Replication (1.7): Anthean DNA replicates quicker than human DNA

Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor)

K. Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor) learning about English
K. Faraday (Chiwetel Ejiofor)

A drone from Anthea, the four stomach Faraday was chosen by Thomas Newton to come to Earth to help Justin Falls create a regenerative battery for the quantum device he developed.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Hallo Spaceboy”
  • Where Did The Name Come From (1.1): From the woman who arrested Faraday after he landed on Earth
  • Family? (1.1): Faraday has two kids and a wife
  • Weakness (1.2): Radiation makes Faraday ill and prone to vomiting
  • Allergy (1.4): Fear makes him sneeze
  • The Chosen One (1.9): One of the reasons Faraday says he was chosen deals with him having Black skin

Quotes

Either I am incapable of understanding, not ready to understand, or it’s nonsense.
— Faraday (1.5)

Shame is fear towards inward
— Faraday (1.6)

Mercy exists when we are able to truly see each other, and ourselves. So does power.
—Faraday (1.10)

Justin Falls (Naomie Harris)

Justin Falls (Naomie Harris) thinking about something
Justin Falls (Naomie Harris)

An MIT alumnus who was last in school in 2013, as of late, Justin has been doing anything but pursuing science as she takes care of her father, Josiah, and daughter Molly.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Hallo Spaceboy”
  • Some Difficult Years (1.4): She was in graduate school at MIT when 22, and around 5 years ago killed her partner and has been cleaning bio waste ever since.
  • Mother (1.6): Justin’s mother didn’t raise her due to being unable to adjust to American culture

Quotes

Thomas Newton (Bill Nighy & David Bowie)

Thomas Newton is an adept from Anthea who came to Earth in search for a way to solve the water crises on Anthea. However, thanks to becoming enthralled by alcohol and television, he lost his way.

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Josiah Clarence Falls (Clarke Peters)

Josiah in Faraday and Justin's lab

An immigrant from the Bahamas, who came to the US 25 years ago on an Eb-1-1 visa, due to his extraordinary intelligence, at this point in his life, while Josiah still has his wits, his body is worse for wear.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1 “Hallo Spaceboy”
  • Before New Mexico (1.2): When Josiah first came to the US, he was in Chicago but later moved to New Mexico
  • Area of Expertise (1.2): Particle Physics
  • Birth (1.6): Was born in 1955 on New Providence Island in the Bahamas

Quotes

Molly (Annelle Olaleye)

Josiah Falls (Clarke Peters) and Molly (Annelle Olaleye) singing
Josiah Falls (Clarke Peters) and Molly (Annelle Olaleye)

Molly is Justin’s precious daughter.

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Spencer (Jimmi Simpson) & Young Spencer (Louie Mynett)

A disgraced CIA agent with a white whale obsession and is usually the rudest person in the room

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Dr. Gregory Papel (Paul Freeman)

Dr. Papel (Paul Freeman) torturing Spencer
Dr. Papel (Paul Freeman)

An agency psychologist who was part of the team which interrogated and tortured Thomas Newton

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Drew (Kate Mulgrew)

Drew (Kate Mulgrew) happy that Spencer is taking the assignment she asked him to
Drew (Kate Mulgrew)

Drew is Spencer’s only friend, not just only friend in government, and perhaps is the sole reason he still has a job or the ability to investigate the 40-year-old dormant file, which has just become relevant due to Faraday’s arrival and a signal he used to communicate.

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Edie (Sonya Cassidy)

Edie (Sonya Cassidy) contemplating her brother being fired
Edie (Sonya Cassidy)

Edie is Hatch’s younger sister who currently runs OriGen since their father didn’t trust Hatch to do so

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Hatch (Rob Delaney)

Hatch (Rob Delaney) learning he is beign fired
Hatch (Rob Delaney)

A now disgraced risk assessor, and lawyer, since his sister kicked him out of his family’s company in 2017, Hatch now works as the “Wizard of Risk” in Seattle.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 3 “New Angels of Promise”
  • Sickness (1.3): He is dealing with a case of Shingles
  • Mother’s Death (1.4): His and Edie’s mom died when he was 10
  • Upbringing (1.4): He was partly raised in California, where his mom is from, before his family moved to Cromwell

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Lisa (Joana Ribeiro)

Lisa (Joana Ribeiro) accepting her new assignment
Lisa (Joana Ribeiro)

Lisa is a CIA intel operative who is the daughter of Portuguese immigrants, went into ROTC at 18, and did tours in Islamabad.

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Clive (Laurie Kynaston)

Edie and Clive (Laurie Kynaston) facing off
Edie and Clive (Laurie Kynaston)

Clive is Edie’s son that she had when she was 16 who has multiple tics and is a drug user.

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Mary Lou (Juliet Stevenson & Candy Clark)

Mary Lou Prescott is from Kentucky and met Thomas Newton while working at a motel. He had a wife, but she loved him, so she embedded herself into his life, with the hope she wouldn’t be disposable.

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Danny Holland (Victor Alli)

Danny Holland (Victor Alli) smiling and playing piano with Justin
Danny Holland (Victor Alli)

Danny is Molly’s father and Justin’s ex who died due to Justin nearly creating Quantum Fusion, but without the right safety precautions in place.

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Dr. Nathan Bryce (Rip Torn)

Dr. Bryce (Rip Torn) being let into Thomas' inner circle
Dr. Bryce (Rip Torn)

When introduced to Dr. Bryce, he is a man whore who uses being a teacher to have sex with 18-year-old students at his school. However, the more he learns about World Enterprise, the more he desires to work for them, only to end up part of their downfall.

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Oliver (Buck Henry)

Oliver (Buck Henry) without his glasses on
Oliver (Buck Henry)

Oliver was Thomas’ lawyer, and the public head of World Enterprise, who followed Thomas’ orders to make the company a success.

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Mr. Peters (Bernie Casey)

Mr. Peters (Bernie Casey) lounging and having a conversation with his agents
Mr. Peters (Bernie Casey)

Mr. Peters was a CIA agent who was tasked into investigating Thomas and World Enterprise

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Watt (Zoe Wanamaker)

Watt (Zoe Wanamaker) waiting for Faraday to be ready for where she plans to take him
Watt (Zoe Wanamaker)

Watt is a mirage of sorts that Faraday comes up with as he struggles to break from a drone mindset and solve Thomas Newton’s puzzle.

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Teddy (Christopher Colquhoun)

Teddy (Christopher Colquhoun) looking at Hatch in his office
Teddy (Christopher Colquhoun)

Teddy is Hatch’s former partner who is a doctor.

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Porsha (Tanya Moodie)

Porsha (Tanya Moodie) giving Faraday a look
Porsha (Tanya Moodie)

Porsha is Justin’s best friend who she formerly worked with when cleaning up toxic waste.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1

Quotes & Gifs

Penny (Victoria Smurfit)

Penny (Victoria Smurfit) interviewing Justin and Faraday
Penny (Victoria Smurfit)

Penny is a friend of Hatch, who is a writer for the Washington Post.

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Henning (Art Malik)

Henning (Art Malik) negotiating with Hatch for his shares in OriGen
Henning (Art Malik) | “The Man Who Fell To Earth, season 1, episode 8, “The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell,” directed by Joss Agnew, 6/19/2022, Showtime.”

Henning is a representative of Mr. Thorn, who has an interest in purchasing a stake in OriGen

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Edward (Adrian Lukis)

Edward (Adrian Lukis) before revealing to Edie that he is going to give controlling interest of the company to Hatch
“Edward (Adrian Lukis) before revealing to Edie that he is going to give controlling interest of the company to Hatch,” Olatunde Osunsanmi, The Man Who Fell To Earth, “As The World Falls Down” 2022.

Edward is Edie and Hatch’s father, who is the former head of OriGen. From Hatch’s point of view, he was a bastard, especially toward Edie. As for how Edie saw him? She wanted to like and love him, but he made that hard by being a misogynist.

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Valentina (TBD)

Valentina in a picture, holding Ivan
“Valentina in a picture, holding Ivan,” Joss Agnew, The Man Who Fell To Earth, “Cracked Actor” 2022.

Valentina is Spencer’s mother who is from Russia, moves to Chicago, and he was raised thinking she abandoned him after committing a terrorist act.

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