A character guide for Netflix’s The Stranger featuring who plays who, character descriptions, storylines, and more.


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A character guide for Netflix’s The Stranger featuring who plays who, character descriptions, storylines, and more.


This content contains pertinent spoilers.

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General Information

Network
Netflix
Creator(s) Harlan Coben
First Aired 01/30/2020 – Present

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Adam (Richard Armitage)

Adam (Richard Armitage) at a school assembly.
Adam (Richard Armitage)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

A father of two who learns, on one random day in May, that his wife lied to him about a pregnancy that potentially saved their marriage.

Additional Information

Corinne (Dervla Kirwan)

Corinne (Dervla Kirwan) talking to Daisy's mom.
Corinne (Dervla Kirwan)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

A beloved teacher who holds a secret that could wreck her family’s world.

Additional Information

Tom (Jacob Dudman)

Tom (Jacob Dudman) during a school assembly.
Tom (Jacob Dudman)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

Corinne and Adam’s oldest son who is prepping to go to university soon, but that may all be derailed thanks to one crazy night with the girl he loves and his childhood best friend.

Additional Information

Ryan (Misha Handley)

Ryan (Misha Handley) at a school assembly.
Ryan (Misha Handley)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

Tom’s younger brother, alongside Corinne and Adam’s youngest, who is slowly walking in his brother’s footsteps.

Additional Information

Johanna (Siobhan Finneran)

Johanna (Siobhan Finneran)
Johanna (Siobhan Finneran)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

A soon to be retired cop, who is also recently separated, that has a new case that is sure to make it so retirement couldn’t come soon enough.

Additional Information

Wesley (Kadiff Kiwan)

Wesley (Kadiff Kiwan)
Wesley (Kadiff Kiwan)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

Johanna’s partner, who is not necessarily a rookie, but definitely not the veteran she is. However, what he certainly can be at times is a pain in Johanna’s behind.

Additional Information

Dante (Kai Alexander)

Dante (Kai Alexander) at the bonfire party.
Dante (Kai Alexander)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

A young man who is a peer of Tom, Daisy, and Mike who is found naked in the woods after a wild bonfire party and is discovered by Johanna and Wesley. Thus starting a criminal investigation linked to the decapitation to an alpaca.

Additional Information

Daisy (Ella-Raw Smith)

Daisy (Ella-Raw Smith) during an assembly
Daisy (Ella-Raw Smith)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

A close friend of Tom’s, a girlfriend perhaps, who is the more sensible of the group comprised of her, Tom, and Mike.

Additional Information

Mike (Brandon Fellows)

Mike (Brandon Fellows) in the police station.
Mike (Brandon Fellows)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

Tom’s best friend who might be more of a liability than an asset.

Additional Information

Heidi (Jennifer Saunders)

Heidi (Jennifer Saunders) in her cafe.
Heidi (Jennifer Saunders)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

Johanna’s best friend who owns a café and is often Johanna’s traveling companion whenever she takes vacations.

Additional Information

The Stranger (Hannah John-Kamen)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.1

A young woman who comes into people’s lives to do usually one of two things: The first being exposing a secret which could utterly alter their lives or, the second, blackmail someone so that their lives don’t implode.

Additional Information

Patrick Katz (Paul Kaye)

Patrick Katz (Paul Kaye) talking to Heidi.
Patrick Katz (Paul Kaye)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.2

Johanna’s co-worker who intimately knows her friend Heidi.

Additional Information

Kimberly (Callie Cooke)

Kimberly (Callie Cooke) talking to her mom.
Kimberly (Callie Cooke)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.2

Heidi’s daughter, who is studying at university and helps pay her tuition through a means that makes her vulnerable to The Stranger.

Additional Information

Edgar (Anthony Head)

Edgar (Anthony Head)
Edgar (Anthony Head)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.2

Adam’s wealthy father, who he is battling in court to protect a man, Martin, from being evicted from his home.

Additional Information

  • 2: It is revealed Edgar is by no means close to Adam and it seems to be due to Edgar’s second family, who he is far more invested in.

Martin (Stephen Rea)

Martin (Stephen Rea) talking to Adam at the threshold of his home.
Martin (Stephen Rea)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.2

A former cop, who does some private investigative work on the side, who pays Adam to keep him from being put out of his home. But, as Adam’s life is torn apart, Martin becomes an indispensable aide in Adam’s quest for the truth.

Additional Information

Suzanne (Aretha Ayeh)

Suzanne (Aretha Ayeh) shocked.
Suzanne (Aretha Ayeh)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.2

An associate of Corinne, Suzanne, has a very controlled life thanks to her husband Stuart. Thus leading to her committing to a lie that allows her to escape the cage Stuart only lets her out of for work.

Additional Information

Ingrid (Lily Loveless)

Ingrid (Lily Loveless) walking somewhere.
Ingrid (Lily Loveless)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.2

The Stranger’s partner who might be the source of all the information she knows.

Additional Information

Vicky (Jade Harrison)

Vicky (Jade Harrison) talking to Adam.
Vicky (Jade Harrison)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.2

Corinne’s co-worker and Daisy’s mother, who is worried about her daughters, especially her youngest who has just gone through something devastating.

Additional Information

Michaela (Ritu Arya)

Michaela (Ritu Arya) with exercise equipment in hand.
Michaela (Ritu Arya)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.3

One of The Strangers’ many victims who helps Adam realize he wasn’t the only one approached.

Additional Information

Doug (Shaun Dooley)

Doug (Shaun Dooley) during an assembly.
Doug (Shaun Dooley)

Character Description

First Noted In: 1.3

Mike’s father, who may seem a bit like a dimwit but, like most on “The Stranger,” he is hiding things behind the façade he maintains.

Additional Information

Sally (Camila Arfwedson)

Sally (Camila Arfwedson) talking to Adam.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.4

A legal peer of Adam’s who, at one time, he was spending an exuberant amount of time with. To the point Corinne was suspicious.

Additional Information

Olivia (Humera Syed)

Olivia (Humera Syed)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.4

Daughter to Patrick Katz and Leila, she is known for often being sickly as well as having a crush on Mike. A crush that leads to a series of events that nearly derailed Mike’s life.

Additional Information

Phillip (Don Gilet)

Phillip (Don Gilet) talking to his wife.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.4

Johanna’s husband who tries to be supportive, despite her intentions to separate, and perhaps divorce.

Additional Information

Ian (Guy Oliver-Watts)

Ian (Guy Oliver-Watts) talking to Johanna.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.4

Heidi’s husband, Kimberly’s father, whose life is forever altered thanks to “The Stranger.”

Additional Information

Ella (India Brown)

Ella (India Brown) looking sad.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.4

Daisy’s sister, Vicky’s daughter, who is struggling with someone releasing what many are saying are her nudes, even though they aren’t.

Additional Information

  • Ella is 14.

Bob (Clinton Blake)

Bob (Clinton Blake) talking to the cops.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.5

The football coach for Ryan, who is part of the reason “The Stranger” comes into Corinne’s life.

Additional Information

Leila (Kim Vithana)

Leila Katz (Kim Vithana) talking to Thomas, Mike and Daisy.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.5

Patrick’s ex-wife, and Olivia’s mom, who is studying to be a nurse, which may not be a good thing for Olivia.

Additional Information

Larry Powers (Matthew Douglas)

Larry Powers (Matthew Douglas) talking to Patrick Katz.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.6

Patrick’s employer who is the reason he got involved with Heidi and “The Stranger’s” business.

Additional Information

Laurie Powers (Anna Swan)

Laurie Powers (Anna Swan) smiling

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.6

Larry’s very pregnant wife who isn’t aware of all the secrets her husband has.

Additional Information

Max (Robert Ewens)

Max (Robert Ewens) being interrogated.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: 1.7

The manager of the grounds for the football team who finds himself involved in Dante’s case thanks to a misunderstanding between them.

Additional Information

How Does Season 1 of The Stranger End?

The Following Will Be Updated Once Season 1 is Finished

Corinne’s Case

It is discovered Doug killed her after she threatened to expose that he was stealing from the football club. Also, to try to cover himself, he pushed Bob into thinking Corinne was going to pin him with the loss of money. Hence “The Stranger” getting involved.

Dante’s Case

We learn Daisy, who Dante had a crush on, walked with Dante the night of the party and when he proposed going skinny dipping, she took his clothes and ran. As he chased after her, he saw Max, who he doesn’t get along with since he accused Max of tampering with cameras. Add in Max had an axe and Dante feared for his life, tripped, and fell down a hill. Leaving him to be discovered by Wesley and Johanna.

Ella’s Pictures

So, Olivia leaked would be nudes of Ella because she thought Mike, someone either 18 or close to it, was seeing 14 year old Ella. Also, to cover her behind, she told Daisy Mike sent them thus Daisy lacing Mike’s weed with PCP which led to him wandering off, finding an alpaca, freaking out, and cutting off its head.

Which, later on, he buries in the woods, with Daisy and Tom, who are caught by Max, who they thought was a satanist.

Who Is The Stranger

The Stranger is Martin’s daughter Chris, or at least who he assumed his daughter was. In truth, Chris’ mother had an affair with Adam’s father, Edgar, and she actually is Adam’s half-sister. Someone who disappears from the cops’ grasp but still watches over her family.

Heidi’s Case

Patrick is eventually caught for Heidi’s murder. The long story though is Patrick works for Larry, who is working on an app that would allow churches to make investments. Patrick is supposed to make a portion of the sales from said app which he plans to use to take care of his sickly daughter. However, the truth is, Olivia isn’t sick but rather Leila, Patrick’s ex-wife, is making her sick.

That tidit is important for that is Patrick’s motivation. So when Larry reveals he is messing with Kimberly, Heidi’s daughter, and Larry is put in a vulnerable position, Patrick works on destroying any and all evidence which includes Heidi.

Now, as for why Patrick doesn’t get away with this? Well, because he is messy. He tries to use Corinne’s case to point things towards Adam, but that doesn’t stick. Also, he protects Larry from a sting operation and really screws himself over.

Though, the beginning of the end is Wes, Johanna’s partner, discovering Patrick entered Heidi’s shop around the time of the murder and Johanna, while with Patrick, having the conversation on speakerphone. With him hearing this, he tries to kill Johanna, and fails. Then Leila shows up, since Patrick took Olivia to her aunt’s, and he tries to subdue her, and Johanna, and fails.

However, Adam reveals where Chris and Ingrid is, and this leads to him meeting the people who have info on his boss and him killing Ingrid. But, before he can kill Adam, who now knows too much, Chris throws herself over his body. Following that, the cops show up and take Patrick in.

It doesn’t end there though. Corinne and Heidi’s case come together as Chris gives Adam the gun Patrick used and Adam uses that to force a confession out of Doug for the murder of his wife. One that Doug pushes the idea Adam can’t do anything about since, if Adam tries to turn him in, the explanation would seem insane.

So, Adam decides to just murder Doug and empty the gun magazine. Leading to Johanna showing up and with her needing that gun to pin Patrick, she wipes it off and acts like she didn’t damn near witness Adam murder someone.


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