Dear Child cast | Meet the characters in Netflix thriller

Beginning where most thrillers end, Dear Child explores the aftermath of Lena and the children’s imprisonment and their traumas as they fight for justice.

The series stars Kim Riedle (Back For Good) as Lena and Naila Schuberth (Bird Box Barcelona) as Hannah.

But who else stars in the series? Read on for everything you need to know about the cast of Netflix’s Dear Child and who they play (without spoilers).

Dear Child cast: Who stars in the Netflix series?

  • Naila Schuberth as Hannah
  • Kim Riedle as Lena
  • Sammy Schrein as Jonathan
  • Hans Löw as Gerd Bühling
  • Haley Louise Jones as Aida Kurt
  • Justus von Dohnányi as Matthias Beck
  • Julika Jenkins as Karin Beck
  • Birge Schade as Ruth
  • Seraphina Maria Schweiger as Ines Reisig
  • Ozgur Karadeniz as Dr Hamstedt
  • Florian Claudius Steffens as a security guard
  • Nagmeh Alaei as a nurse
  • Christian Beerman as the head of a security company
  • Jeanne Goursaud as a missing woman

Kim Riedle plays Lena

Close-up of Lena looking directly into the camera

Kim Riedle as Lena. Netflix

Who is Lena? A woman who was kidnapped and imprisoned inside a high security home with two children. One day, she manages to escape.

Where have I seen Kim Riedle before? Her credits include Back For Good and Verbotene Liebe.

Sammy Schrein plays Jonathan

Jonathan with his head resting on the imprisoned mother's hand. she's holding a snow globe

Kim Riedle and Sammy Schrein. Netflix

Who is Jonathan? A young boy who is incarcerated with Lena and Hannah. He’s meek and is often overpowered by Hannah.

Where have I seen Sammy Schrein before? His CV includes German Crime Story: Gefesselt and Klara Sonntag – Liebe macht blind.

Hans Löw plays Gerd Bühling

Gerd Bühling lying on a bed, looking at the ceiling

Hans Löw as Gerd Bühling. Netflix

Who is Gerd Bühling? A detective and friend of Lena’s parents who headed up the initial investigation into her disappearance.

Where have I seen Hans Löw before? You might know him from Isy Way Out, In My Room, All Is Well and Tatort.

Naila Schuberth plays Hannah

Close-up of Hannah looking directly at the camera in the high security home

Naila Schuberth as Hannah. Netflix

Who is Hannah? A young girl who is imprisoned with Lena. She’s fiercely intelligent and follows their captor’s rules to the letter.

Where have I seen Naila Schuberth before? You might know her from Bird Box Barcelona. She’s also appeared in Blackout and Gefährliche Nähe.

Haley Louise Jones plays Aida Kurt

Aida stood stock-still, arms outspread, with a strained expression on her face

Haley Louise Jones as Aida Kurt. Netflix

Who is Aida Kurt? A detective who is investigating the hit and run of a woman.

Where have I seen Haley Louise Jones before? You might have watched her in Einstein and Professor T.

Justus von Dohnányi plays Matthias Beck

Close-up of Matthias with an angry expression on his face

Justus von Dohnányi as Matthias Beck. Netflix

Who is Matthias Beck? Lena’s father. He begins to spiral when there’s a new development involving his daughter.

Where have I seen Justus von Dohnányi before? You might know him from Tatort, Men in the City, Bis zum Ellenbogen and Das Experiment.

Julika Jenkins plays Karin Beck

Karin sat up in bed at night, hands covering her mouth and crying

Julika Jenkins as Karin Beck. Netflix

Who is Karin Beck? Lena’s mother. She’s worried about her husband when the investigation into her missing daughter discovers a new lead.

Where have I seen Julika Jenkins before? Lots of people will know her from Dark, another Netflix series. She’s also appeared in Vitus, Tatort and LOMO: The Language of Many Others.

Seraphina Maria Schweiger plays Ines Reisig

Ines Reisig standing outside at night with a torch

Seraphina Maria Schweiger as Ines Reisig. Netflix

Who is Ines Reisig? A police officer working with Aida. She can be naive and is prone to making mistakes.

Where have I seen Seraphina Maria Schweiger before? Her credits include The End of Innocence.

Birge Schade plays Ruth

Ruth sat on a bench outside talking to Hannah

Birge Schade as nurse Ruth. Netflix

Who is Ruth? A nurse who builds a special bond with Hannah.

Where have I seen Birge Schade before? Her CV includes Hotte im Paradies, Delphinsommer and Katzenzungenb.

Who else is in the cast of Dear Child on Netflix?

  • Ozgur Karadeniz (Nachtschicht) – Dr Hamstedt, a child psychologist
  • Florian Claudius Steffens (De stamhouder) – a security guard
  • Nagmeh Alaei (Ich dich auch!) – a nurse
  • Christian Beerman (In aller Freundschaft – Die jungen Ärzte) – the head of a security company
  • Jeanne Goursaud (Der Lehrer) – a missing woman

Dear Child is available to stream now on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £4.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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