The Patient cast: who stars in the Disney+ thriller series?
FX and Hulu series The Patient lands on Disney+ in the UK. The psychological thriller series stars Steve Carell, Domhnall Gleeson and Laura Niemi
FX and Hulu series The Patient, which has arrived in the UK via Disney+, stars Steve Carell in a dramatic role, playing Alan, a therapist grieving his late wife who takes on a creepy new patient.
When the patient captures Alan, chains him to the chair and tells him he has an uncontrollable urge to kill, Alan is tasked with treating his disturbed patient as if to save his own skin in the process.
Who is in the cast of The Patient?
Steve Carell as Alan Strauss
Alan is an experienced therapist grieving the death of his wife, who is sustained by a patient who asks for his help in curbing his murderous urges. appearing in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman, and voicing Gru in the Despicable Me franchise.
In the mid-2010s, Carrell also turned to dramatic roles, starring as John du Pont in the dark biopic Foxcatcher, Donald Rumsfeld in Vice. He also had leading roles in the drama films Last Flag Flying and Beautiful Boy.
Domhnall Gleeson as Sam Fortner
Fortner is a restaurant inspector and new patient of Strauss, and he is also a serial killer who is holding his therapist captive. Gleeson rose to prominence after playing Bill Weasley in the last two Harry Potter films alongside his father Brendan, who played Mad-Eye Moody.
Gleeson’s other film roles include appearances in About Time, Unbroken, Ex Machina, the final Star Wars trilogy and The Revenant. His television credits include an appearance in Black Mirror, where he played Billy in the HBO romcom Run, and Doofus in the Amazon Prime comedy Frank of Ireland.
Laura Niemi as Beth Strauss
Beth Strauss is Alan’s recently deceased wife – she appears throughout the series in flashbacks, which explore her importance to Alan and her role in her community. Niemi has had small roles in the shows Veep, Stranger Things and Grey’s Anatomy. She also played Marilyn Pearson in the comedy drama series This Is Us.
Andrew Leeds as Ezra Strauss
Ezra is the son of Alan and Beth, both Reform Jews – he was estranged from his parents after he became an Orthodox Jew. Leeds played David in the comedy musical series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Leo Cousineau in Barry and Peter Benoit in A MILLION LITTLE THINGS.
Linda Emond as Candace Fortner
Candace, Sam’s mother, is aware that her son is unhinged and has taken drastic measures in an attempt to change his ways. Emond will be recognized for her role as Emily Sopher in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and Clara Barton in the historical drama The Gilded Age. She also appeared in the Oldboy remake, the Will Smith sci-fi film Gemini Man and the drama film Causeway.
Alex Rich as Elias
Elias is a victim of Sam when the serial killer held him captive before going to Alan for help with his murderous tendencies. Rich briefly starred in True Detective, played Florian Becker in the comedy-drama series GLOW, and a young Pablo Picasso in the historical series Genius.
David Alan Grier as Charlie Addison
Charlie is the therapist of whom Alan himself was a patient, and his mentor. Grier played David Bellows in the comedy series Life with Bonnie, Hank in Cool Kids and Vern Dunnegan in the western series Joe Pickett. His film credits include Sprinter, Native Son and Astro Boy.
When is the release date for the patient?
The Patient was released on Disney+ in the UK on Wednesday 30 November – there are 10 episodes in the series and the full season is available to watch now.