The cast of the time traveler’s wife | Theater characters and actors

The show stars Rose Leslie as Clare and Theo James as Henry, alongside a stellar supporting cast who play the couple’s family and friends.

Moffat recently spoke to exclusively about the show and said, “I hope we found a way to make it work like a TV show. It’s hard to do. Oh my God, I hope people like it. I mean, I love the book, so hopefully my love translates to the screen.”

Read on for everything you need to know about The Times Traveler’s Wife cast.

Rose Leslie plays Clare Abshire

Rose Leslie as Clare Abshire HBO

Who is Clare Abshire? Since the age of 6, Clare has had an imaginary friend, Henry: a kind and funny man, sometimes old, sometimes young, who appears in the woods behind her house and tells her stories of the future. Over the years, she realizes that Henry is not imaginary, but a time traveler from her future. She then meets Henry DeTamble and becomes the titular time traveler’s wife. Younger versions of the character are played by Caitlin Shorey and Everleigh McDonell.

Where have I seen Rose Leslie before? Leslie is best known for her roles as Ygritte in Game of Thrones, Gwen Dawson in Downton Abbey and Maia Rindell in The Good Fight. She recently appeared in Death on the Nile by Kenneth Branagh.

Theo James as Henry DeTamble

Theo James as Henry DeTamble

Theo James as Henry DeTamble HBO

Who is Henri DeTamble? Henry has been traveling through time since he was 8 years old. Whenever he is stressed or worried – or sometimes for no reason at all – he loses his grip on the present moment and falls naked into the past or the future. He may be stuck there for quite some time, making his life a roller coaster of constant danger. One day he meets Clare in the library where he works, she claims to have known him all her life. Younger versions of the character are played by Brian Altemus and Jason David.

Where have I seen Theo James before? James played Tobias “Four” Eaton in the Divergent film series, and also appeared in The Inbetweeners Movie, Castlevania and in season 1 of Sanditon.

Desmin Borges plays Gomez

Desmin Borges as Gomez in The Time Traveler's Wife

Desmin Borges as Gomez HBO

Who is Gomez? Gomez is one of Clare’s best friends, but he is also secretly in love with her. Truculent, intelligent, and fiercely honorable, he also ends up becoming Henry’s best friend over the years.

Where have I seen Desmin Borges before? Borges is best known for his roles in You’re the Worst, Utopia, and Paul Rudd’s Netflix series Living With Yourself. This year he appeared in the remake of American This Country Welcome to Flatch.

Natasha Lopez plays Charisse

Natasha Lopez as Charisse

Natasha Lopez as Charisse HBO

Who is Charise? Charisse is Clare’s roommate, closest confidante, and Gomez’s girlfriend. She has no sense, has no filter and is a bit neurotic. When she meets Henry, she is determined to find out who he really is.

Where have I seen Natasha Lopez before? Lopez appeared in the Ben Affleck film Runner Runner and an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Michael Park plays Philip Abshire

Michael Park as Philip Abshire

Michael Park as Philip Abshire HBO

Who is Philip Abshire? Philip is Clare’s father and a sharp, orderly, and powerful Chicago lawyer. He expects his children to fall into line.

Where have I seen Michael Park before? Park appeared in Stranger Things but is best known for his stage roles, including as the original Larry Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen.

Jaime Ray Newman as Lucille Abshire

Jamie Ray Newman

Jamie Ray Newman Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Who is Lucille Abshire?? Lucille is Clare’s sweet but emotionally distant mother. Her controlling husband Phillip leads the family and she follows.

Where did I see Jaime Ray Newman before? Newman has appeared in Veronica Mars, Stargate Atlantis, and Marvel’s The Punisher, among other series. She also appeared in the 2021 Disney Plus series Dopesick.

Taylor Richardson as Alicia Abshire

Taylor Richardson

Taylor Richardson Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Who is Alicia Abshire? Alicia is Clare’s younger sister who is trying to find her place in the world and enjoys nagging Clare.

Where did I see Taylor Richardson before? Richardson has had roles in series such as Julian Fellowes’ The Gilded Age and Rise.

Peter Graham plays Mark Abshire

Who is Marc Abshire? Mark is Clare’s older brother with whom she has never been close. He’s in law school to follow his equally brutal father.

Where have I seen Peter Graham before? Graham has appeared in Will & Grace and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Kate Siegel as Annette DeTamble

Kate Siegel as Annette DeTamble

Kate Siegel as Annette DeTamble HBO

Who is Annette DeTamble? Annette is Henry’s mother and a world famous opera singer. She is the heart and soul of the family, but a freak car accident one Christmas changes Henry’s life forever.

Where have I seen Kate Siegel before? Siegel is best known for her roles in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House and Midnight Mass.

Josh Stamberg as Richard DeTamble

Josh Stamberg as Richard DeTamble

Josh Stamberg as Richard DeTamble HBO

Who is Richard DeTamble? Richard is Henry’s father who played violin in the Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, where he met Annette. After Annette’s accident, he and his son Henry are never the same again.

Where have I seen Josh Stamberg before? Stamberg recently appeared as villain Tyler Hayward on WandaVision, but has also had roles in The Affair and Nashville.

Chelsea Frei plays Ingrid

Chelsea Frei

Chelsea Frei Leon Bennett/WireImage/Getty

Who is Ingrid? Ingrid was dating Henry before she met Clare, and when she finds out about their relationship, she’s not afraid to speak her mind.

Where have I seen Chelsea Frei before? Frei recently had a starring role on The Moodys series and also appeared on the Hulu series Dollface.

Marcia DeBonis as Nell

Marcia DeBonis as Nell

Marcia DeBonis as Nell HBO

Who is nell? Nell is the governess of Abshire and a friend of Clare.

where did i see Marcia DeBonis before? DeBonis has appeared in films including 13 Going on 30 and The Dictator, as well as series such as Orange is the New Black and The Deuce.

The Time Traveler’s Wife will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK from 16 May 2022. You can order the book from Amazon.

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