Full Cast of Ripley Netflix TV Series - Every Main Character & Actor Who Appears (Photos)

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Ripley  Andrew Scott and Dakota Fanning

Netflix has a new tentpole drama, Ripley, featuring a cast full of A-list actors. 

Based on the characters of Patricia Highsmith's 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, the streaming thriller tells the story of a 1960s con man as he gets tied up in a life of deceit, fraud, and murder, after accepting a job to help convince a magnate's son to return home from Italy. 

Led by the likes of Andrew Scott, the series marks the latest adaptation of Highsmith's seminal works, with actors like Matt Damon, Dennis Hopper, and John Malkovich having taken on the starring role before. 

Every Character and Actor in Netflix's Ripley Series

Andrew Scott - Tom Ripley

Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley in Ripley on Netflix

Andrew Scott stars in Ripley as the series' namesake Tom Ripley. Starting as a down-on-his-luck grifter in 1960s New York, Tom is quickly swept into a world of deceit after accepting a job to help convince a millionaire's son to come home from Italy. 

In Italy, Tom's true colors begin to show as he craves a better life for himself. According to series creator Steven Zaillian, Tom Ripley is "a petty criminal who feels he deserves better than his meager circumstances" (via Tudum).

Scott is best known for his work in All of Us Strangers, Amazon Prime Video's Fleabag, and the Benedict Cumberbatch-led Sherlock series. 

Johnny Flynn - Dickie Greenleaf

 Johnny Flynn as Dickie Greenleafin Ripley on Netflix

Johnny Flynn plays Dickie Greenleaf, the son of a wealthy American looking to bring his boy home. Dickie lives in the Italian countryside where he does work as an 'artist.'

Dickie bears a striking resemblance to Andrew Scott's Tom Ripley, which - after the down-on-his-luck American gets a taste of his extravagant lifestyle - proves to be valuable as Tom takes on his identity. 

Flynn's previous work includes Emma., The Outfit, and Operation Mincemeat.

Dakota Fanning - Marge Sherwood

Dakota Fanning as Marge Sherwood in Ripley on Netflix

Marge Sherwood (played by Dakota Fanning) is also a rich young expatriate living in Italy, and she is in a relationship with Dickie Greenleaf. 

Marge is one of the few people skeptical of Tom's affability after arriving in her and Dickie's lives, questioning just why this young American is being so friendly with the couple. 

Fanning can also be seen in Tom Cruise's War of the Worlds, Man on Fire, and I Am Sam

Eliot Sumner - Freddie Miles

Eliot Sumner as Freddie Miles in Ripley on netflix

Taking on the role of Freddie Miles in Netflix's Ripley is Eliot Sumner. Freddie is one of Dickie's wealthy friends who are enjoying the Italian countryside and all it has to offer. 

Sumner previously appeared in No Time To Die, The Gentlemen, and Infinite Storm.

Maurizio Lombardi - Inspector Pietro Ravini

Maurizio Lombardi as Inspector Pietro Ravini in Ripley on Netflix

Maurizio Lombardi brings to life Inspector Pietro Ravini, an Italian detective who ends up on the tail of Tom Ripley while investigating a mysterious murder among the Atrani's upper class. 

Lombardi will be familiar to fans of The New Pope and Citadel: Diana

Margherita Buy - Ripley's Landlady

Margherita Buy as Ripley's Landlady in Ripley on netflix

Margherita Buy plays Ripley's Landlady, Ripley's Landlady. She owns the apartment Tom Ripley rents in Rome, becoming suspicious of her young tenant. 

Buy's other work includes Mia Madre, The Station, and Days and Clouds

John Malkovich - Reeves Minot

John Malkovich as Reeves Minot in Ripley on netflix

Reeves Minot (played by John Malkovich) is another American abroad in Italy. Reeves and Tom become friends while in Europe, but it is unclear what Malkovich's character has planned for the former New York grifter.

Malkovich previously played Tom Ripley in 2005's Ripley's Game, but can also be seen in Being John Malkovich, and Burn After Reading

Kenneth Lonergan - Herbert Greenleaf

Kenneth Lonergan as Herbert Greenleaf in Ripley on netflix

The man responsible for Tom Ripley's trip to Italy is Kenneth Lonergan's Herbert Greenleaf. Herbert is a wealthy New York businessman who hired Tom to bring his son back from Italy for payment, as he believes Dickie needs to get on with his life and stop avoiding responsibility. 

Lonergan is best known for his work in Manchester By the Sea, You Can Count on Me, and Gangs of New York

Bokeem Woodbine - Alvin MacCarron

Bokeem Woodbine as Alvin MacCarron in Ripley on Netflix

After the disappearance of his son, Herbert Greenleaf hires Alvin MacCarron (played by Bokeem Woodbine). Alvin is an American private investigator that - like Italian authorities - follows close behind Tom Ripley in the chase to discover who killed Dickie Greenleaf.

Woodbine previously appeared as Shocker #2 in Spider-Man: Homecoming, FX's Fargo, and the Paramount+ Halo TV series. 

Ann Cusack - Mrs. Greenleaf

Ann Cusack as Mrs. Greenleaf in Ripley on Netflix

Ann Cusack takes on the role of Mrs. Greenleaf, the wife of Herbert Greenleaf and the mother of the Dickie Greenleaf. Following her son's disappearance, Cusack's character does everything she can to get to the bottom of what happened. 

Cusack's other credits include A League of Their Own, Grosse Pointe Blank, and Tank Girl

Renato Solpietro - Carlo

Renato Solpietro as Carlo in Ripley on netflix

Renato Solpietro's Carlo is a drug dealer in Mongibello who Tom Ripley asked Dickie Greenleaf to meet. 

Solpietro can also be seen in The Competition, The Librarian, and Prigioniero di un segreto

Ripley is streaming on Netflix now. 

- About The Author: Klein Felt
Klein Felt is a Senior Editor at The Direct. Joining the website back in 2020, he helped jumpstart video game content on The Direct. Klein plays a vital role as a part of the site's content team, demonstrating expertise in all things PlayStation, Marvel, and the greater entertainment industry.