Netflix's 'Lost In Space': Meet The Cast
Get to know all the stars of the latest Netflix original series.
1. John Robinson is played by Toby Stephens
English actor Toby Stephens plays John Robinson, the expedition commander and father of the Robinson family. Stephens has done loads of theatre and TV, but you might have seen him as Bond villain Gustav Graves in Die Another Day. Stephens is a born and bred Londoner and actor – his mum is none other than Dame Maggie Smith!
2. Maureen Robinson is played by Molly Parker
Mr Robinson’s wife Maureen, an aerospace engineer, is played by Molly Parker, a Canadian actress who’s mostly done loads of independent films. Parker also appeared in 25 episodes of Netflix show House of Cards as House Majority Whip Jacqueline Sharp, so she’s all set to be a Netflix favourite.
3. Don West is played by Ignacio Serricchio
Argentine-American actor Ignacio Serricchio plays Don West, a “roughneck” who smuggles luxury goods and hangs around with the Robinsons. Serricchio has previously appeared in a ton of stuff including American General, House M.D., The Young and the Restless, and Bones. He studied at Syracuse university and turns 36 soon, on April 19th.
4. Judy Robinson is played by Taylor Russell
Taylor Russell plays the Robinsons’ 18-year-old daughter Judy, but in real life she’s 23. Russell is a Canadian actress who’s only appeared in a handful of one-off episodes on TV, but will also be appearing in psychological thriller The Maze later this year alongside Daredevil star Deborah Ann Woll.
5. Penny Robinson is played by Mina Sundwall
Mina Sundwall plays the middle Robinson child, Penny. Sundwall doesn’t yet have many major roles to her name, but don’t let that fool you – she isn’t brand new to this acting business. Her first role was as a kidnapped baby when she was just 8 months old!
6. Will Robinson is played by Maxwell Jenkins
The youngest of the three Robinson children is played by Maxwell Jenkins, an actor who is just 12 years old. Despite being born in 2005 (!) he’s already appeared in a handful of shows, including Sense8, Betrayal, and NCIS: New Orleans alongside feature film A Family Man alongside Gerard Butler.
7. Dr. Smith is played by Parker Posey
Dr Smith is played by Parker Posey, an American actress who had her first success with the Richard Linklater film Dazed and Confused in 1993. Nicknamed “Queen of the Indies”, since then she’s appeared in a ton of exciting independent films like The Doom Generation, classics like You’ve Got Mail, and loads of TV shows including Will & Grace, Parks and Recreation, Louie, and Search Party. In the original series, Dr Smith was actually a male character!