The Artful Dodger is the Australian-based follow-up to Charles Dickens’s “Oliver Twist” and is one of Disney+’s most hotly anticipated releases.
Set in the 1850s and filmed in Sydney, the cast is made up of a mix of massive international and local names. Among the three main characters is Australian actor Maia Mitchell, who is already being touted as the next big Aussie star to become a household name internationally.
Ahead of the release of the eight-episode series, check out the actors who make up the cast of The Artful Dodger.
If you’re not already familiar with Thomas Brodie-Sangster, then he probably looks familiar – and for good reason. The 33-year-old has been in a number of popular films and shows, including Love Actually, The Queens Gambit and the Maze Runner series, and was even nominated for an Emmy. He plays the main character of Jack Dawkins.
As for his personal life, the English actor is engaged to actress Talulah Riley whom he met while filming Pistol. Riley has previously been married to Elon Musk twice; once in 2010 and then again in 2013. They last split in 2016.
David Thelis (Landscapers, Fargo) as Fagin;
David Thelis plays Fagin in The Artful Dodger, and he too has a pretty stacked resume. He played Remin Lupin in the Harry Potter franchise, and was in Wonder Woman and Black Beauty, amongst many other popular titles. He’s been nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and two BAFTA’s.
Thelis is married to French designer and artist Hermine Poitou and has one daughter Gracie with his ex Anna Friel.
Maia Mitchell plays Lady Belle Fox and is a home-grown Aussie who boasts a very impressive 10.1 million followers on Instagram.
She broke into the international scene with her role as Callie Adams Foster in the drama The Fosters, which is available to stream on Disney+.
When The Fosters ended, Mitchell and her co-star Cierra Ramirez starred in a spin-off called Good Trouble which has run for five seasons so far.
Mitchell dated actor Rudy Mancuso for six years, however, the couple called it quits earlier this year.
Other cast members
The cast also has a number of Australian actors in smaller roles including:
The Artful Dodger premieres on November 29 on Disney+.