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.


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    Jonah Hauer-King as Harry Chase in World on Fire

    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.

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    Lesley Manville as Robina Chase in World on Fire

    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?

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    Helen Hunt as Nancy Campbell in World on Fire

    American broadcaster and journalist Nancy Campbell fights tirelessly to tell the truth of the war, no matter how dangerous that mission may be.

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    Sean Bean as Douglas Bennett in World on Fire

    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.

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    Julia Brown as Lois Bennett in World on Fire

    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.

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    Ewan Mitchell as Tom Bennett in World on Fire

    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.

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    Zofia Wichlacz as Kasia Tomaszeski in World on Fire

    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.

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    Eryk Biedunkiewicz as Jan Tomaszeski in World on Fire

    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.

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    Mateusz Wieclawek as Grzegorz Tomaszeski in World on Fire

    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.

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    Agata Kulesza as Maria Tomaszeski in World on Fire

    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.

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    Tomasz Kot as Stefan Tomaszeski in World on Fire

    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.

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    Brian J. Smith as Webster O'Connor in World on Fire

    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.

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    Parker Sawyers as Albert Fallou in World on Fire

    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.

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    Johannes Zeiler as Uwe Rossler in World on Fire

    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?

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    Victoria Mayer as Claudia Rossler in World on Fire

    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.

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    Yrsa Daley-Ward as Connie Knight in World on Fire

    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.

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    Blake Harrison as Stan Raddings in World on Fire

    Harry’s sergeant, Stan Raddings, is a working-class southerner with a tough and unwittingly tactless exterior that often hides his enormous heart.

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