Amanda Olsson (Rachel Stirling)
Detectorists and Physician Who‘s Rachel Stirling seems briefly in season two as a part of Darcy’s storyline. She performs Amanda, Darcy’s mom, who let’s simply say is the alternative of Nick’s in relation to supportive, role-model dad and mom.
Charlie Spring (Joe Locke)
12 months 10 sprinter, drummer and music fan Charlie is performed by Joe Locke, an 18-year-old newcomer from the Isle of Man. Charlie is Heartstopper’s co-lead together with Equipment Connor who performs Nick. Charlie has an older sister named Tori (the lead character in Alice Oseman’s debut novel Solitaire), a youthful brother and loving dad and mom. He goes to boys’ faculty Truham Grammar, the place his friendship group contains Tao, Isaac and Elle (a trans pupil who lately moved faculties to Higgs women’ faculty). Heartstopper is Joe Locke’s first display screen credit score. In season two, Charlie helps his boyfriend Nick by means of his coming-out journey, however neglects his personal psychological well being.
Nick Nelson (Equipment Connor)
12 months 11 rugby participant Nick is performed by Equipment Connor, who, aged 18, already boasts a formidable appearing movie and TV profession. As a toddler and teenage actor, Equipment appeared in BBC One’s Warfare & Peace and SS-GB, in addition to kids’s sequence Rocket’s Island, movies together with Elton John biopic Rocketman and Prepared Participant One, and voices Lyra’s daemon Pan in His Darkish Supplies. His Heartstopper character is fashionable, sporty and lives along with his mum and beloved canine Nellie. His 12 months 11 friendship group at Truham Grammar initially contains wealthy bully Harry, and Ben, however in season two, Nick chooses his mates way more fastidiously. His season two story is concentrated on popping out, and introduces his dad and older brother with whom he has tough relationships.
Tao Xu (William Gao)
12 months 10 pupil Tao Xu has been greatest mates with Charlie, Isaac and Elle since they began at Truham Grammar. He’s performed by William Gao, a newcomer to the appearing world found by means of an open casting audition. At the start of Heartstopper, Tao is lacking greatest buddy Elle after she left Truham to switch to Higgs women’ faculty. He’s fiercely protecting of Charlie after his buddy was outed as homosexual and bullied in 12 months 9, and suspicious of Charlie’s new friendship with Nick, whom he sees as no totally different from the boys that bullied Charlie final yr. In season two, Tao explores his emotions for a detailed buddy.
Elle Argent (Yasmin Finney)
12 months 11 pupil Elle is a trans woman who beforehand attended Truham Grammar, the place she was bullied. Elle left her mates Charlie, Tao and Isaac behind to start out afresh at Higgs, the place she’s remoted till she develops a friendship with Tara and Darcy. Elle is performed by TikTok star Yasmin Finney, and Heartstopper is her first tv credit score. She’ll quickly be seen as “Rose” within the sixtieth anniversary Physician Who specials, resulting from air on BBC One and Disney+ in November 2023. In season two, Elle has a call to make about her subsequent step in life – the place does she belong, at Higgs or at artwork faculty?
Darcy Olsson (Kizzy Edgell)
Heartstopper is 19-year-old newcomer Kizzy Edgell’s first display screen credit score. They play Darcy, a 12 months 11 pupil at Higgs women’ faculty, in the identical friendship group as Tara and Elle. Darcy and Tara are characters explored by Alice Oseman in extra Heartstopper mini comics, and in season two, their relationship is explored in way more depth with their very own plotline.