This is where you see the cast one day before

One Day, Netflix’s adaptation of David Nicholls’ beloved novel, has been a huge success for the streaming service, winning over critics and generating a lot of buzz since its debut.

The show revisits a pair of friends on the same day every year for over a decade, finding out where their lives are now and how things have changed in their favor?/haven’t they? love story.

It also features a largely British cast, meaning many UK viewers may spend most of their time wondering… “where have I seen them before?”.

Well, if you think one of the One Day stars looks familiar, here’s why…

Ambika Mod plays the role of Emma

Ambika Mod in One Day (left) and This Will Hurt (right)Ambika Mod in One Day (left) and This Will Hurt (right)

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Comedian and actor Ambika Mod leads the charge as one of One Day’s lead pair, having previously impressed in medical black comedy This Is Going To Hurt. Her other acting credits include the second season of I Hate Suzie and the Apple TV+ comedy Trying.

Ambika is also one member of comedy duo Megan from HR, alongside fellow comic Andrew Shires, and regularly improvises with improv group The Free Association in London.

Leo Woodall plays Dexter

Leo Woodall in One Day (left) and The White Lotus (right)Leo Woodall in One Day (left) and The White Lotus (right)

Chances are if you already recognize Leo Woodall, it’s from his standout performance in the second season of The White Lotus, which earned him and his co-stars the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series.

Apart from The White Lotus, Leo has also appeared with Tom Holland in the film Cherry and the spy thriller Citadel.

Essie Davies plays Alison Mayhew

Essie Davis in One Day (left) and Game Of Thrones (right)Essie Davis in One Day (left) and Game Of Thrones (right)

As well as her role in One Day as Dexter’s wonderful mother, Essie Davies has previously played Lady Crane in Game Of Thrones, and the title character in Australian series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

His screen work includes The Matrix Reloaded, The Babadook, and Babyteeth.

Tim McInnerny plays Stephen Mayhew

Tim McInnerny in One Day (left) and with Gina McKee in Notting Hill (right)Tim McInnerny in One Day (left) and with Gina McKee in Notting Hill (right)

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Before landing the role of Leo Woodall’s on-screen father, Tim McInnerny was best known for his work on Blackadder, appearing in the first two seasons as Lord Percy Percy and Captain Darling.

Like Essie, he has also appeared in Game Of Thrones, playing Lord Robert Glover, and as Max in Notting Hill, as well as New Tricks, The Trial Of Christine Keeler and both live-action 101 Dalmatians films.

Amber Grappy plays Tilly

Amber Grappy in One Day (left) and The Baby (right)Amber Grappy in One Day (left) and The Baby (right)

As Tilly, Amber Grappy plays Emma’s confidant and lifelong friend in One Day.

The Netflix show is his biggest project to date, but you may have seen him in the horror-comedy Bobby in the Sky, The Baby.

Jonny Weldon plays Ian

Jonny Weldon in One Day (left) and House Of The Dragon (right)Jonny Weldon in One Day (left) and House Of The Dragon (right)

As the story of One Day unfolds, we are introduced to Emma’s new boyfriend, Ian, played by Jonny Weldon.

Jonny’s recent credits include the Game Of Thrones spin-off House Of The Dragon, in which he played Targaryen court singer Samwell, but he has also appeared in projects such as Christmas On Mistletoe Farm, Stath Lets Flats and The People We Hate At The Wedding.

Eleanor Tomlinson plays Sylvie

Eleanor Tomlinson in One Day (left) and Poldark (right)Eleanor Tomlinson in One Day (left) and Poldark (right)

Likewise, Eleanor Tomlinson plays Sylvia, a woman who begins a serious relationship with Dexter.

Eleanor’s first big film role came when she played Georgia’s best friend, Jas, in teen favorites Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, but you might also remember her for her starring performances in Poldark, Colette, or, more recently, The Couple Next Door .

Joely Richardson plays Helen Cope

Joely Richardson in One Day (left) and 101 Dalmatians (right)Joely Richardson in One Day (left) and 101 Dalmatians (right)

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Later in the series, viewers learn more about Sylvie’s family, including her mother, played by Joely Richardson.

Joely previously played Anita Darling in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, Julia McNamara in Nip/Tuck (for which she received two Golden Globe nominations), the female lead in the TV retelling Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Harriet Vanger in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Ethel Cripps in Netflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman.

Toby Stephens as Lionel Cope

Toby Stephens in One Day (left) and Die Another Day (right)Toby Stephens in One Day (left) and Die Another Day (right)

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Joely’s on-screen husband, Lionel, is played by Toby Stephens, who previously won praise for his performance as the villain in the polarizing James Bond film Die Another Day. He also provided the voice of 007 himself in a number of radio dramas based on the character.

He can currently be seen acting as Poseidon in Disney’s fantasy series Percy Jackson And The Olympians, and previously played John Robinson in Netflix’s Lost In Space remake.

Tim Preston as Gary

Tim Preston makes a brief but memorable appearance as one of Emma’s early lovers, Gary.

You may have recently seen him in Apple TV+’s star-studded epic Masters Of The Air, TV comedy Sneakerhead, or true crime drama Four Lives.

One Day is available to stream now on Netflix.

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