'Sex Education' Season 3 Full Cast List: Meet the stars of Netflix dramedy series
Season 3 of 'Sex Education' will see the return of all the original stars and new cast members as well
Popular Netflix series ‘Sex Education’ is back with its Season 3 and Moordale Secondary School is set to open for students once again. With everything that happened in Season 2, the school has decided to rope in a new headmistress for the betterment of the educational institution.
Most importantly, the sex clinic is closed now and with so much bad press for the school in recent times, it seems the new headmistress is going to place very strict rules for the naughty students of Moordale.
All the original cast members are returning for Season 3 and the makers have added some new names to the cast that will sure spice things up. Let’s take a look at the cast of ‘Sex Education’ Season 3.
Asa Butterfield as Otis Milburn
Born on April 1, 1997, Butterfield began his acting career at the age of 7 and starred in different theatre productions. He made his Television debut in 2006 with a minor role on the show ‘After Thomas’ and then went on to make his feature film debut with ‘Son of Rainbow’ in 2007. Butterfield gained wider prominence after garnering his first major acting role in the movie ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’. However, his moment of glory came in 2011 when he was cast as the titular character in Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Hugo’.
The critically-acclaimed movie was nominated for 11 Oscars and won 5. He was nominated for a Critics’ Choice award in the Best Young Performer category for his role. Since then, Butterfield has been a part of successful movies like ‘X+Y’, ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’, ‘The House of Tomorrow’, ‘The Space Between Us’ and ‘Slaughterhouse Rulez’.
‘Sex Education’ made him more famous and now he is considered to be one of the brightest talents in Hollywood.
Emma Mackey as Maeve Wiley
Born on January 4, 1996, Emma Mackey is one of those actors who have made a mind-blowing entry into the entertainment industry. She was born in France and later moved to London for completing her studies in English language and literature. She made her acting debut in 2016 with a minor role in the TV film ‘Badger Lane’ and TV series ‘Summit Fever’ (2018).
However, ‘Sex Education’ completely changed her life. Her casting was deemed perfect by the critics as well as audiences and she garnered universal acclaim for her impeccable acting, earning her Best Female Comedy Performance nomination at the British Academy Television Awards. Mackey will be next seen in Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death on the Nile’ and Frances O’Connor’s ‘Emily’, which will be her leading role.
Gillian Anderson as Jean Milburn
Gillian Anderson is one of the most prominent names in Hollywood and has given several iconic performances over the years. Anderson started her acting career with theatre productions and acted in the play ‘Absent Friends’. She won the Best Newcomer Award at the Theatre World Award. However, she would gain worldwide recognition with her stint in the highly popular series ‘The X-Files’. The show became a worldwide phenomenon and made her won several awards such as Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and a Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television.
Since then, she has made an appearance in various acclaimed projects like ‘The Last King of Scotland’, ‘Johnny English Reborn’, ‘The Fall’, ‘Hannibal’, ‘American Gods’ and ‘The Crown’, for which she won the accolades at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
Ncuti Gatwa as Eric Effiong
Born in Rwanda and raised in Scotland, Gatwa graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow with a BA in Acting in 2013. Gatwa made his debut with a cameo appearance in the 2014 TV show ‘Bob Servant’. Meanwhile, in 2015, she had a supporting role on ‘Stonemouth’. On the other hand, he continued appearing in several theatre plays.
In 2019, he received his breakthrough role in the Netflix series ‘Sex Education’. The actor received praise for his acting and was nominated for a BAFTA Television Awards in the Best Male Comedy Performance category.
Connor Swindells as Adam Groff
The English actor and model started acting when he saw an audition poster for a local play and his friend dared him to audition. He got the lead role and acted in two more plays before getting an agent. His acting debut in TV came with two shows – ‘Harlots’ and ‘Jamestown’ – in 2017. Meanwhile, his appearance in ‘VS’ (2018) was his first feature film role.
However, his role in ‘Sex Education’ turned him into a star and laid a strong foundation for him. Since then, he has acted in two big movies such as ‘The Vanishing’ (alongside Gerard Butler) and ‘Emma’ (alongside Anya-Taylor Joy).
Jemima Kirke as Hope
Kirke started her professional career as a painter and held several exhibitions during 2017 and 2018. However, she was also acting in various theatre plays as well. She made her acting debut in the 2010 movie ‘Tiny Furniture’, which was made by her friend Lena Dunham. Meanwhile, she received her first major acting role on the TV show ‘Girls’ in 2012.
Kirke has featured in several projects like ‘The Little Hours’, ‘Sylvie’s Love’, ‘The Simpsons’, and ‘Maniac’.
Mimi Keene as Ruby Matthews
Keene began her career as a child actress on stage, making her professional debut with ‘Kin’. Her first acting came in 2013 with ‘Sadie J’ and received her first major acting role in BBC’s popular show ‘EastEnders’. Apart from acting, she also lent her voice in the video game series ‘Castlevania’.
Her role of Ruby in ‘Sex Education’ made her a star and took her popularity to a whole new level. She was recently seen in the Netflix movie ‘Close’ along with Noomi Rapace.
Aimee Lou Wood as Aimee Gibbs
Her role of Aimee Gibbs in ‘Sex Education’ was her screen debut. She actually auditioned for the role of Lily, but eventually got cast as Aimee. Wood received a lot of praise for her acting and won the Best Female Comedy Performance accolade at the 2021 British Academy Television Awards.
Wood landed her first lead acting role in a film opposite Bill Nighy in the Oliver Hermanus directed film ‘Living’, which is set to release in the fall of 2021.
Tanya Reynolds as Lily Iglehart
Born on November 4, 1991, Tanya Reynolds attended Oxford School of Drama and appeared on screen in several short films. In 2016, Reynolds landed her first TV appearance in ‘Delicious’, where she played Teresa Benelli for 12 episodes. In 2017, she played a minor role on the series ‘Outlander’ and went on to make an appearance on ‘Death in Paradise’.
‘Emma’, ‘The Bisexual’, and ‘Breeders’ are some of the projects she has been a part of.
Patricia Allison as Ola Nyman
Born and raised in England, Allison began her acting career at the age of 10 by appearing in a theatre production of ‘Oliver Twist’. She also studied musical theatre for two years and graduated with Bachelors of Arts in Acting. Her first major acting role came with the British TV show ‘Les Miserables’.
However, it was ‘Sex Education’ that made her a star.
Excited about 'Sex Education'? Catch Season 3 of the Netflix series exclusively on Netflix on Friday, September 17.