Chloe: Meet the cast of the gripping new BBC drama

Francesca Shillcock

If you’re looking for a brand new series to dive into, then the BBC’s latest offering Chloe might be one to add to your list. The gripping drama, which is written by the director behind Sex educationtells the story of a girl’s obsession with a mysterious woman she meets online.

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Viewers will even recognize one of the main cast stars. Erin Doherty, perhaps best known for her role as Princess Anne on Netflix The crown, plays Becky – one of the main characters of the series. Ahead of the first episode this weekend, meet the full cast below…

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Erin Doherty as Becky

Becky, played by Erin Doherty, is a lonely young woman caring for her mother in their small seaside apartment. Becky uses social media to escape and suddenly comes across her friend, Chloe Fairbourne.

Soon she falls in love with Chloe’s perfect life on Instagram, but when Chloe suddenly dies, Becky decides to move into her group of friends – but with dramatic repercussions. Erin is known for her role in The Crown, call the midwife and Wretched.


Crown actress Erin Doherty plays Becky

Poppy Gilbert as Chloe

Chloe apparently lives an enviable lifestyle judging by her online presence – and that’s what attracts Becky. However, his sudden death throws a major wrench in the works and Becky suddenly finds her world falling apart. Chloe is played by Poppy Gilbert and viewers will most recently recognize her for her role as “Barbie” on Netflix Stay close.


Poppy Gilbert as main character, Chloe

Billy Howle as Elliot

Elliot is Chloe’s widower who is left destitute after his wife’s sudden death. However, there’s more to Elliot than meets the eye, and it turns out he’s capable of hiding dark secrets from those closest to him. Billy Howle, who plays the character, is no stranger to BBC dramas, having starred in The snake in 2021. He also appeared in Star Wars The Beast Must Die and MotherFatherSon.

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Elliot is played by Billy Howle

Akshay Khanna as Anish

Akshay Khanna plays Anish, who is Elliot’s best friend from college, who now runs a business together. Askshay’s previous acting credits include Grace and Grantchester.


Anish is played by Akshay Khanna

Pippa Bennett-Warner as Livia

Livia is a young professional who was one of Chloe’s closest friends, so she feels a wave of emotion and guilt after Chloe’s death. Livia is played by actress Pippa Bennett-Warner, who has previously starred in shows like Roadkill, death in heaven and Vera.


Livia is Chloe’s best friend

Jack Farthing as Richard

Jack Farthing plays Richard, who is described as the “party animal” in Chloe’s friendship group. Audiences may recognize Jack from his roles in The club riots and Poldark.

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Richard is played by Jack Farthing (right)

Other cast members include, Eloise Thomas, Natasha Atherton, Orlando James and Brandon Michael Hall.

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