Eurovision Song Contest Story Of Fire Saga Cast

On Friday 26 June, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga finally hit Netflix. And over the weekend, fans have flocked to the streaming platform to get some much needed Eurovision fun in a year in which the actual contest was cancelled.

The film features a starry cast. You might recognise some faces instantly. But others may have left you scratching your head with a sense of deja vu.

Here’s a list of who’s in the Eurovision movie along with where you’ve seen them before.

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga cast

Will Ferrell as Lars Erickssong

Lars Erickssong is one half of Fire Saga. He’s played by American actor and comedian Will Ferrell. Ferrel first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live before going on to star in Hollywood comedies such as Blades Of Glory, Step Brothers and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir

Sigrit Ericksdottir is one half of Fire Saga. She’s played by Canadian actress Rachel McAdams. McAdams is has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, including Mean Girls, The Notebook and Doctor Stange.

Dan Stevens as Alexander Lemtov

Alexander Lemtov is Russia’s Eurovision representative. He’s played by Dan Stevens, a British actor. Dan rose to fame playing Matthew Crawley in the early seasons of Downton Abbey. Since departing the period drama, he’s played the title character in the Legion TV series and Beast in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast remake.

Pierce Brosnan as Erick Erickssong

Erick Erickssong is Lars’ father. He’s played by the Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan has starred in multiple TV series, including the 1980s crime drama Remington Steele. He is probably best known for playing James Bond, a role which he undertook on four occasions. He’s also appeared in both Mamma Mia! movies.

Demi Lovato as Katiana Lindsdóttir

Katiana Lindsdóttir is an Icelandic popstar and the favourite to win the country’s selection for Eurovision. She’s played by Demi Lovato, an American singer and actress. Demi started out in the pre-school show Barney And Friends, progressing on to Disney productions like Sonny With A Chance and Camp Rock. However, she’s arguably better known as a multi-platinum selling popstar. Her hits include “Skyscraper”, “Heart Attack”, “Cool For The Summer”, “Sorry Not Sorry”, “Échame la Culpa” and “Solo”.

Salvador Sobral as a busker

Salvador Sobral won Eurovision for Portugal in 2017. In the movie, he can be heard playing his winning song “Amar pelos dois” on the streets of Edinburgh.

Loreen as herself

Loreen Talhaoui won Eurovision for Sweden in 2012. Her winning song “Euphoria” is the most commercially successful Eurovision entry of recent years. She takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance”.

Jamala as herself

Jamala won Eurovision for Ukraine in 2016 with “1944”. She takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Alexander Rybak as himself

Alexander Rybak won Eurovision for Norway in 2009 with “Fairytale”. He takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Tom Neuwirth as Conchita Wurst

Conchita Wurst is the drag queen persona of Tom Neuwirth. She won Eurovision for Austria in 2014 with “Rise Like A Phoenix”. She takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Netta as herself

Netta Barzilai won Eurovision for Israel in 2018 with “Toy”. She takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Elina Nechayeva as herself

Elina Nechayeva represented Estonia at Eurovision 2018 with “La Forza” and finished eight. She takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

John Lundvik as himself

John Lundvik represented Sweden at Eurovision 2019 with “Too Late For Love” and finished fifth. He takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Bilal Hassani as himself

Bilal Hassani represented France at Eurovision 2019 with “Roi” and finished 16th. He takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Anna Odobescu as herself

Anna Odobescu represented Moldova at Eurovision 2019 with “Stay”, but failed to reach the final. She takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Jessy Matador as himself

Jessy Matador represented France at Eurovision 2010 with “Allez Ola Olé” and finished 12th. He takes part in the “Song-A-Long” performance.

Mikael Persbrandt as Victor Karlosson

Victor Karlosson is the governor of the Central Bank of Iceland who has an unusual amount of sway when it comes to selecting the country’s Eurovision act. He’s played by Mikael Persbrandt, a Swedish actor. Persbandt has starred in multiple Beck films as well as two movies in the The Hobbit series. Netflix viewers should recognise him as Gillian Anderson’s love interest Jakub in Sex Education.

Graham Norton as himself

Graham Norton plays himself. He is an Irish-born British TV host. He is best known for providing BBC’s Eurovision commentary and presenting his eponymous chat show. Other credits include a judging role on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and hosting the BAFTAs. He’s also dabbled in acting, most famously appearing as Father Noel Furlong in Father Ted.

Jamie Demetriou as Kevin Swain

Kevin Swain is a much-in-demand creative director hired by the Icelandic delegation to look after Fire Saga’s stage show. He’s played by Jamie Demetriou, an English-Cypriot comedian and actor. He’s starred in several TV shows including Stath Lets Flats, Fleabag and Drunk History. Natasia Demetriou (Nina) is his sister.

Natasia Demetriou as Nina

Nina is the no-nonsense choreographer who tries to teach Fire Saga their moves during rehearsals. She’s played by Natasia Demetriou, an English-Cypriot comedian and actress. She has guested on numerous British panel shows and starred in sitcoms like Stath Lets Flats and What We Do In The Shadows. Netflix viewers may recognise her as a co-host of The Big Flower Fight. Jamie Demetriou (Kevin Swain) is her brother.

Jon Kortajarena as Coran Vladvitch

Coran Vladvitch is one of the Eurovision co-hosts. He’s played by Jon Krotajarena, a Spanish model and actor. Jon most high-profile film role to date was in A Single Man. He’s also made cameos in music videos for Madonna (“Girl Gone Wild” and “Bitch I’m Madonna”) and Fergie (“M.I.L.F.$”).

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Melissanthi Mahut as Mita Xenakis

Mita Xenakis is the Greek Eurovision representative. She’s played by Melissanthi Mahut, a Greek-Canadian actress. Prior to Fire Saga, Mahut is best known for voicing Kassandra in the Assassin’s Creed video game series.

Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Neils Brongus

Neils Brongus is the president of Iceland’s public TV station RÚV. He’s played by Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, an American born Icelandic actor, producer and screenwriter. He has appeared in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Skender) and Netflix’s Murder Mystery (Sergei the bodyguard).

Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as Arnar

Arnar is the local police officer in Sigrit and Lars’ hometown. He’s played by Icelandic actor Björn Hlynur Haraldsson. Björn has appeared in shows such as Fortitude and Neflix’s The Witcher.

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Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as Johans

Johans hosts Iceland’s Eurovision selection. He’s played by Icelandic actor Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, an Icelandic actor. He played Lem Lemlock on Game Of Thrones. Other credits include Atomic Blonde and Netflix’s The Innocents.

Alfrun Rose as Anna

Anna works with Icelandic TV. She’s played by Icelandic actress Alfrun Rose. She’s appeared as a witch in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and voiced Alemet in Final Fantasy XIV.

Molly Sandén as Sigrit Ericksdottir (singing voice)

Credited as My Marianne, Swedish popstar Molly Sandén provides Sigrit’s vocals during the musical numbers. Sandén has close ties to Eurovision, singing for Sweden at Junior Eurovision in 2006. She subsequently competed at Melodifestivalen — Sweden’s Eurovision selection show — in 2009, 2012 and 2016. Her best result was fifth place. She has over a dozen top 40 singles to her name, the highest-charting being “Rosa himmel”, taken from the soundtrack of another Netflix production, Störst av allt.

William Lee Adams as himself

Our William plays himself. However, rather than commenting from the press room he’s up in the TV commentary booths with the likes of Graham Norton. Of course, William is the editor-in-chief of wiwibloggs. He’s also a news presenter at the BBC World Service. His byline has appeared in The New York Times, Billboard, Time and elsewhere.

The complete Eurovision movie cast list can be found on IMDB.

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KESC
KESC
9 days ago

Looking at these photos, I realized that an Eurovision: All Stars would be actually quite funny to watch:

Imagine all the winners from 2000-2019 competing.

It was nice to see the winners of 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2009 together.

Jonas
Jonas
9 days ago
Reply to  KESC

Well, that kinda happened back in 2005 for the 50th anniversary show. Winners – ABBA!

I think Helena Paparizou, Johnny Logan, Domenico Mudugno and Brotherhood of Man completed the Top 5.

Ghozy
Ghozy
5 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

don’t forget eurovision 2012 when marija, dima, alexander, lena with ell and nikki cover waterloo and their own songs

Kosey
Kosey
9 days ago

I spent most of the movie trying to work out where I knew Jamie Demetriou from and you’ve cracked it for me….Fleabag!

Thank you! Now I’ll be able to sleep tonight!

Fleabag is a great show btw!

Maya G
Maya G
9 days ago

Jóhannes Haukur also announced the Icelandic vote in Eurovision 2019

MALTESER
MALTESER
9 days ago

God is yet to create an attention seeker bigger than John Lundvik. This guy will probably enter Melodifestivalen next year, just saying. He orgasms at the sight of a camera.

keith mawson
keith mawson
6 days ago
Reply to  MALTESER

i agree.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
9 days ago

Where can us peasants who don’t have Netflix watch?

West
West
9 days ago

Step 1: Get Netflix on free trial (I think it’s 30 days)
Step 2: Watch the film (and whatever else you want)
Step 3: Stop Netflix

lion of love
lion of love
8 days ago

With a hi hi ho and a hi hi hey
We’re hoisting the flag to be free

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
9 days ago

I saw the film and I liked it very much !! There are so many funny things to see !!

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9 days ago

Melissanthi Mahut ? is amazing! Her voice acting performance in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the best!
I’d give some points to Mita Xenakis for sure!

Crystal
9 days ago
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I love that series, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was a lot of fun to play, thanks in no small part to Melissanthi’s voice acting.

Una
Una
9 days ago

Everyone was good in their own way. William was legit my favourite of all alongside Rachel!! First, the surprise, because I had not idea he would be in the movie. Then the usual happy and energetic vibe. Well done, William! You were *great*!! Too little time onscrean but you were great!! 🙂
I can’t praise Rachel enough for the quality of her acting with that innocent, whispering and mostly joyous voice. Loved it!!

William Lee Adams
Admin
9 days ago
Reply to  Una

Thank you so much for these kind words! I’m really glad you enjoyed the movie. The final performance of Husavik made me so emotional.

Una
Una
9 days ago

Aww Williaaam! You saw my comment 🙂 You “saw” it! 🙂 And I “saw” yours. Got the pun? Thanks so much 🙂
The final performance of Husavik was my first goosebumps moment at my first viewing. May this song have a lot of success!! My fave lyrics:
“Where the mountains sing through the screams of seagulls, where the whales can live ’cause they’re gentle people, in my hometown, my hometown.”
Thanks so much for all your hard work and that of your team. You made this site a bit like home for me!