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Who’s in the cast of Netflix’s ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar?’

The much-anticipated film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar has finally arrived on Netflix! Directed by Wes Anderson, the movie is part of a four-part anthology based on Dahl's works. With a perfect 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is already receiving high praise from critics. And let's not forget about the star-studded cast that Anderson has assembled for this project. Get ready to see some familiar faces and a few new ones!

Benedict Cumberbatch

Beloved actor Benedict Cumberbatch takes the lead in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. This is Cumberbatch's first collaboration with Wes Anderson, and he's not just playing one character, but two! In the film, Cumberbatch portrays Henry Sugar, a wealthy aristocrat who discovers the ability to see without using his eyes. He also takes on the role of Max Engelman. Cumberbatch's impressive filmography includes roles in The Imitation GameThe Power of the Dog, and the iconic Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Ralph Fiennes

Wes Anderson fans will be thrilled to see Ralph Fiennes back in another one of his films. Fiennes previously collaborated with Anderson on The Grand Budapest Hotel, and now he's back to play two characters in The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Fiennes takes on the role of Roald Dahl himself, as well as The Policeman. With an impressive career that includes roles in Schindler’s ListHarry Potter, and The English Patient, Fiennes always delivers captivating performances.

Dev Patel

Dev Patel joins the star-studded cast of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar as Dr. Chatterjee and John Winston. Patel gained recognition for his breakthrough role in the British television show Skins, followed by his acclaimed performance in the Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire. He has since appeared in various films, including The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Green Knight. Patel is also making his directorial debut with the upcoming Netflix film Monkey Man.

Ben Kingsley

Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley brings his talent to The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Known for his unforgettable portrayals in films like Gandhi and Schindler’s List, Kingsley adds depth to the character of Imdad Khan and also takes on the role of Croupier. Marvel fans will recognize him as Trevor Slattery, the fake Mandarin, in the Iron Man franchise. Kingsley continues to impress audiences with his versatile performances.

Richard Ayoade

Comedian and actor Richard Ayoade is part of the talented ensemble cast of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Ayoade plays Dr. Marshall and the Yogi, adding his unique charm to the film. While his voice work in films like The Boxtrolls and The Mandalorian has gained recognition, Ayoade is a British national treasure known for his role as Maurice Moss in the beloved sitcom The IT Crowd.

Rupert Friend

Rupert Friend may have been overshadowed by the star-studded cast of Asteroid City, but he's back in the spotlight for The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. In this film, Friend portrays Claud, adding his own touch to the character. Known for his roles in Pride and Prejudice and The Boy in Striped Pyjamas, Friend has also made appearances in the Star Wars universe and other notable films.

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The cast of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is a combination of established talents and rising stars, all coming together to bring Roald Dahl's beloved story to life. With Wes Anderson at the helm, this Netflix film is sure to be a visual and storytelling masterpiece.