Heartstopper Cast: Why They Are In Trend These Days?

Joe Locke as Charlie Spring

Actor Joe Locke, who is just 18 years old, is a relative newbie to the business; according to IMDb, Heartstopper is his first credited part. You’d never guess the actor is actually from the Isle of Man-based on his performance. As Charlie Spring, the film’s protagonist, Joe portrays a quiet youngster who comes out as gay and is in a “relationship” with a popular classmate who refuses to acknowledge their relationship in public.

Reflecting on his own high school experience, he told Attitude magazine, “I think that with gay people there is a universal experience of school that everyone sort of relates to, but then there are variations.” As far as I’m concerned, bullying never happened to me. Only a few people have ever said anything negative about me. That’s a big problem for Charlie. There are undoubtedly some advantages and disadvantages to attending an all-boys school,” I believe.

And so, in Heartstopper, Charlie has to work on his self-esteem, but he has a supportive group of friends and a new love interest to help him along the way…


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Kit Connor as Nick Nelson

Kit Connor, an 18-year-old actor, has been in the business for almost a decade. War & Peace and His Dark Materials are only two of the many television and film roles he’s had, as well as a starring role in Ready Player One and Rocketman.

Kit portrays Nick, a talented rugby player who is regarded as one of the school’s most straight-laced students. He’s well-liked and well-known, and he has an easy self-confidence to go along with it. And there are instant sparks as he and Charlie sit next to each other in class for the first time. Kit said in an interview with Teen Vogue’s K-Ci Williams that the series has influenced his own life. According to him, “it’s forced me to be myself and be proud of who I am.” “As well as being more sincere and genuine”

Heartstopper Cast
Heartstopper Cast

Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent

A rookie to the industry, Yasmin Finney makes her acting debut in Heartstopper, and wow, what a role! A teacher at the all-boys school where Elle Argent attends refused to name her Elle, so she transferred to the neighboring girls’ school. Her narratives are just as interesting as those of Charlie’s friends. Bullying isn’t a major theme in Elle’s story; instead, we follow her as she makes new friends, interacts with existing ones that are altering, and perhaps even develops her own crush.

While it’s not unheard of, it’s extremely uncommon to read about a transgender person who doesn’t deal with the negative aspects of transition such as gender dysphoria or depression, but instead focuses on the positive aspects, like making new friends and switching schools, “During a roundtable discussion with PinkNews, Yasmin, an 18-year-old, shared her thoughts. “There is a lot of emphasis on how natural it is to be transgender… Because she doesn’t have someone telling her what to do, act, look like, or who to love or how to be, she can simply be herself, and I think that’s why the trans tale in Heartstopper is so lovely.


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William Gao as Tao Xu

When people take William Gao’s Tao Xu for granted, he’s still the most faithful buddy you can have. Although Tao, with his ubiquitous beanie, is always attempting to protect his buddies and prove that he’s tough, is there anything more to him than meets the eye?

In a press interview, William discussed how startling it was to find a Heartstopper casting call for a “British East Asian actor.” That was William’s first encounter with East Asian actors who had never before seen anything like it, and it was “a bit of a shock,” he added. For me, the fact that we have such a broad set of people shows how meticulous they were in their casting process. I think the casting process was excellent, and the result is a cast that is “wonderfully diverse” in every sense.”

William’s first television appearance is in Heartstopper, but he clearly has a wide range of abilities: Wasia Project, the band in which he plays, will release their debut EP, How Can I Pretend? on May 10, 2022.

Corinna Brown as Tara Jones

Nick’s childhood sweetheart, played by Corinna Brown’s Tara Jones, returns to the Heartstopper gang after Elle gets them all together for a reunion. As one of Elle’s new school’s first pals, she’s taking an exciting step in her connection with Darcy.

Corinna lauded the show for its depiction of a diverse range of romantic relationships. In a press roundtable, she said, “It teaches everyone, all young people, that love is okay, whatever age you are, let’s not run away from it.” “It doesn’t matter if you’re gay or straight; it’s the range of feelings you experience at the time. Oh my God, I wish I had this show when I was a teenager! It would have made everything so much easier!”

Many more film parts await her, and she’s already got a few. Congratulations to Corinna, who recently graduated from the University of Essex’s East15 Acting School.


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Other Members

  • Kizzy Edgell as Darcy Olsson
  • Tobie Donovan as Isaac
  • Sebastian Croft as Ben Hope
  • Rhea Norwood as Imogen
  • Cormac Hyde-Corrin as Harry Greene

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