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Meet the Cast & Characters

Get the rundown on the stars of the series inspired by David Nicholls' novel, which characters they each play, memorable roles you may have seen them in before, and some exclusive cast interviews!

Tom Hollander as Douglas Petersen

About The Character: Douglas is a husband and a father whose world is turned upside down overnight when his wife Connie announces she wants to divorce. In an attempt to fight for his family, they agree to go on their long-planned European holiday together for one last adventure.

Where You’ve Seen Him Before: Hollander previously starred as Mr. Collins in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice (starring Keira Knightley and Howards End star Matthew Macfadyen), as well as in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and in Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ Academy Award winning 2001 film Gosford Park, alongside Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon (Harry Potter). Hollander also appeared in television series such as The Night Manager, Doctor Thorne, and more. Recently, he starred alongside Tchéky Karyo in the MASTERPIECE Mystery! series Baptiste.

Fun Facts: Hollander won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award in 2017 for his role in The Night Manager, and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award in 2002 for Gosford Park.

Related Content: Read our exclusive cast interview with Hollander, and check out his audio interview with the MASTERPIECE Studio podcast.


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