Meet the Characters of World on Fire
Get to know the characters of the all-new World War II drama World on Fire now! From Poland to England to Germany and Paris, learn about all of the different families and faces you’ll meet throughout the series. Don’t miss all new episodes on Sundays at 9/8c, now through Sunday, May 17.
Harry Chase is a young Englishman and talented translator with a flair for languages, deceit and heartbreak. When he finds himself caught in an explosive love triangle when the war breaks out, Harry faces hard choices to make, and fast.
Harry’s mother Robina Chase may seem cold and aloof, but she is a proud, upper middle class woman who has long lived by the rules of proper society. But will the war change her hard-headed ways?
American broadcaster and journalist Nancy Campbell fights tirelessly to tell the truth of the war, no matter how dangerous that mission may be.
Douglas Bennett is a loving father and a longtime pacifist who was injured in the First World War. He struggles as he watches his son and daughter join the war effort, despite his longing for them to stay safe at home.
At home in Manchester, Lois Bennett is the lone girl in her family, with the responsibility of looking after her fragile father Douglas and her wayward brother Tom. A talented singer, Lois and her musical partner Connie Knight are determined to make their own contributions to the war effort.
Wild child Tom Bennett is known for making nothing but trouble at home in Manchester. But when trouble leads him to the battlefront, Tom finds himself facing reality and adulthood in a new light.
Before the start of the war, Kasia Tomaszeski was loving her life, her family, and her newfound passionate love affair with the young English translator, Harry Chase. But when the war hits Poland and turns her life upside down, Kasia must fight one day at a time not only for herself, but for the place she calls home.
Jan is the kind and meek youngest child in the Tomaszeski family. As the war breaks out and his family is torn apart, Jan finds himself in a new world, with strange faces, an unfamiliar language, and nothing more than hope that his family is still alive.
In an earnest effort to prove himself to his father, Stefan, naïve teenager Grzegorz Tomaszeski, entirely unprepared for the horror that awaits, is thrust into survival mode quickly, and soon finds more resilience in himself than he ever knew before.
Maria Tomaszeski is the mother of Jan, Grzegorz and Kasia, and the wife of Stefan, and wishes desperately to keep her family safe and together.
Stefan is the loving father of Jan, Grzegorz and Kasia, and a loyal patriot of Poland. He is determined to fight to his last breath for the country he calls home.
Spirited doctor Webster O’Connor is working in the increasingly busy corridors of an American hospital of Paris just before the outbreak of the war. When France is threatened and occupied, Webster chooses to stay in Paris, for the love he has found in the city he has come to call home.
Jazz musician Albert Fallou is deeply in love with American doctor Webster O’Connor. When the Germans invade, Albert grows worried for his and Webster’s safety, and for his own freedom, which is threatened more and more as time goes on.
Husband, father and business owner Uwe Rossler faces pressure to fall in line with the Nazi regime and declare allegiance when the war breaks out. But will his heart and his principles let that happen?
Claudia Rossler is the wife of Uwe, and mother of Hilda and Klaus. With a son dragged onto the frontlines of war, and a daughter with a serious medical condition they must hide from officials, Claudia will stop at nothing to keep her family as safe as she possibly can.
Connie Knight is the lively best friend and performing partner of Lois Bennett. When war breaks out across Europe, Connie (and Lois) aren’t content to just sit by and do nothing.
Harry’s sergeant, Stan Raddings, is a working-class southerner with a tough and unwittingly tactless exterior that often hides his enormous heart.