His Dark Materials on BBC: Who’s in the cast and who plays Lyra Belacqua?

HIS Dark Materials, Philip Pullman's new BBC One series, has been a huge hit with fans but now it is coming to an end.

Fans have loved seeing their favourite book characters brought to life on screen but who's in the cast and when is the finale?

How can I watch the His Dark Materials final on BBC One?

His Dark Materials – which has already become a cult phenomenon for millions of readers –  continues on Sunday (December 1) on BBC One at 8pm.

The series is based on the trilogy of fantasy novels – which consists of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

The series follows Lyra Belacqua as she travels through various parallel universes, meeting a host of fantastical creatures including witches and armoured polar bears.

The 8-part series will continue to air weekly in the lead up to Christmas, with the final episode hitting screens on Sunday, December 22 2019.

What will happen in the His Dark Materials final?

The saga has been building up to this moment, but with a second series coming our way next year, we can only guess the final might leave things on a cliffhanger.

As the Magisterium closes in, Lyra learns more about Asriel's rebellion.

They head north to Asriel’s mountain base, but their father-daughter time involves a clear-the-air chat that does anything but.

Who's in the cast of His Dark Materials?

The show, of course, has a stellar cast including:

Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua

Dafne is the daughter of British actor Will Keen, who starred in The Crown and Wolf Hall.

Her mum is Spanish actress, theatre director and writer María Fernández Ache.

The young actress shot to fame playing Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver in the television series The Refugees.

Dafne then switched to the big screen in 2017 to play Laura, a lab-bred mutant child of Wolverine in Logan.

Ruth Wilson plays Mrs. Coulter

Ruth Wilson is a model and history student turned actress who shot to fame in BBC's Jane Eyre and has wowed audiences with her role in The Affair.

She starred in sitcom Suburban Shootdown alongside Tom Hiddleston in 2006 before finding fame in BBC's Jane Eyre also in 2006.

Ruth has also tread the boards in a number of plays including A Streetcar Named Desire and Eugene O'Neill's Anna Christie with Jude Law.

James McAvoy as Lord Asriel

James McAvoy is a Scottish actor best known for his roles in Split, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Atonement.

James graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before starring in Band of Brothers, working alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.

James' breakthrough role came in 2004 as moral hero Steve McBride in the Bafta-winning series Shameless.

Lin-Manuel Miranda plays Lee Scoresby

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a singer, actor and playwright, best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.

He recently starred as Jack in the musical fantasy Mary Poppins Returns, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Musical.

James Cosmo as Farder Coram

James got his big break when Mel Gibson offered him a part in Braveheart to play Campbell in the Oscar-winning movie.

He went on to star in Troy alongside Brad Pitt, Brian Cox and Orlando Bloom, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

James's most notable recent role came in the HBO award-winning drama Game of Thrones as Jeor Mormont, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

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