'The Wheel of Time': 5 things you don't know about Rosamund Pike
The TV show also features Alvaro Morte from 'Money Heist' in his first-ever English language series
Amazon Prime Video is set to come out with the highly anticipated fantasy series, titled ‘The Wheel of Time’, on November 19 and fans cannot wait to see their favorite fantasy novel being turned into a TV show.
The show, which is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Jordan, revolves around a woman called Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the Aes Sedai, a powerful organization of women who can use magic. She embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and a woman, believing one of them might be the reincarnation of the Dragon.
The upcoming show seems to be a worthy addition to Amazon’s catalog which already has some superb shows like ‘Carnival Row’, ‘The Expanse’ and ‘American Gods’.
Apart from having an interesting premise, the show also features a stellar cast that will keep you at the edge of your seats with their superb acting. So, let’s take a look at the cast of ‘The Wheel of Time’.
Rosamund Pike as Moiraine
The British superstar is one of the finest actors of this generation and needs no introduction. Born in January 1979, Pike began her acting career in 2001 by acting in several theatre productions. Her father is acclaimed opera singer Julian Pike, and her mother was an opera singer as well.
She attended the independent all-girls Badminton School in Bristol, but she would travel around Europe with her parents when they had recitals abroad. Because of her parents' work, she had an interest in performing at a young age and learned how to play the cello, but she found she was better at acting than music.
While graduating from Oxford, the actress made appearances on British TV shows like ‘A Rather English Marriage’ and ‘Love in a Cold Climate’. As soon as she graduated, she got her first major acting role in the James Bond movie ‘Die Another Day’.
In 2005, she was cast as Jane in ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and also starred as a successful attorney in the film ‘Fracture’, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. After getting featured in a variety of projects, her moment of glory came in 2014 when she was cast as Amy Dunne in David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’. The movie turned out to be a huge success and she received Best Actress nominations at the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, and Screen Actors Guild awards.
She is also the narrator for the 2020 historical documentary series "The Windsors: A Royal Dynasty."
Pike has featured on ventures such as ‘Beirut’, ‘A Private War’, ‘The Informer’ and ‘I Care A Lot’, for which she received the Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) accolade at the Golden Globes.
Alvaro Morte as Logain Ablar
The entire world knows him by the name of Professor from 'Money Heist' and he is set to make his debut in Hollywood with ‘The Wheel of Time’. Yes, we are talking about none other than Alvaro Morte. Born on February 23, 1975, Morte started his acting career in 2002 with a minor role on the show ‘Hospital Central’. He received his first major acting role in 2014 and appeared on ‘El Secreto de Puente Viejo’ as Lucas Moliner.
However, 2017 changed his life. Morte became the Professor in the Spanish series ‘Money Heist’. The show was acquired by Netflix and turned into a worldwide phenomenon.
Daniel Henney as Al'lan Mandragoran
Henney began his professional career as a model and worked in France, Hong Kong and many more countries while attending college. While modeling, he was scouted by a talent manager and auditioned for a role in a Korean drama. He bagged the role in ‘My Lovely Sam Soon’. The show was a success and gave him a strong foundation.
He made his Hollywood debut with the movie ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ and went on to act in ‘The Last Stand’ opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger. On the television side, he has been featured on shows like ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’, ‘Criminal Minds’, and ‘Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders’.
Josha Stradowski as Rand al’Thor
Stradowski began acting at a very young and acted in several theatre productions. The Dutch made his television debut in 2011 with ‘Naranjina en de Kadekapers’. Since then, he has been a part of various Dutch projects like ‘Hidden Stories’, ‘Mannen Van Mars’, ‘Instinct’ and ‘High Flyers’.
Zoe Robins as Nynaeve al’Meara
Born on February 19, 1993, Robins began her acting career at the age of 12 with the New Zealand TV series ‘The New Tomorrow’. She received her first major acting role in 2006 and was cast as Haley in ‘The Killian Curse’. However, she received wider recognition with her role of Hayley Roster, aka White Ninja Steel Ranger, in ‘Power Rangers Ninja Steel’.
Marcus Rutherford as Perrin Aybara
A relatively new name to join the industry, Marcus Rutherford began his acting journey with a short film titled ‘Country Lines’ (2017). In 2018, he had a minor role in the series ‘Shakespeare and Hathaway: Private Investigators’. The actor went on to reprise the role of Sadiq in the ‘Country Lines’ feature film, which was based on the short movie released in 2017.
Excited about ‘The Wheel of Time’? The upcoming fantasy series will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on November 19.