The Eagle cast: Who’s in the historical drama movie?

LONDON-March 09: Actors Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell attend 'The Eagle' Premiere March 09, 2011 at the Empire Cinema in London. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON-March 09: Actors Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell attend 'The Eagle' Premiere March 09, 2011 at the Empire Cinema in London. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images) /
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Netflix continues to add great movies to its catalog each month, and one of the latest ones is The Eagle starring Channing Tatum. The film originally came out in 2011 and received mixed reviews. Well, now that it’s on Netflix since September 2023, it’s currently in the streamer’s Top 10 Movies in the U.S. row, as of Sept. 12. So clearly, people are watching it! Who else will you see besides Tatum?

The epic historical drama is centered around his character, Marcus Aquila. His father, Flavius Aquila, and Rome’s Ninth Legion vanish in A.D. 120 as they try to track down the “revered eagle emblem,” per the synopsis. Two decades later, rumors that the golden eagle is in a tribal temple spurs Marcus into heading to Scotland to get it, and “restore his father’s tarnished honor.”

So who else appears in the production? Which stars will you see? We’ve got the answer for you below!

The Eagle cast: Who’s in the historical drama movie?

Channing Tatum takes on the lead role of Marcus Flavius Aquila. He’s most known for his roles as Duke Orsino in She’s The Man, Tyler Gage in Step Up, and Michael “Magic Mike” Lane in the Magic Mike movies. Jamie Bell stars as Esca, Marcus’ slave. You might recognize the actor from his titular role in Billy Elliot and Ben Grimm/Thing in Fantastic Four. Check out the full cast list below:

  • Channing Tatum as Marcus Flavius Aquila
  • Jamie Bell as Esca
  • Donald Sutherland as Marcus’s Uncle Aquila
  • Mark Strong as Guern/Lucius Caius Metellus
  • Tahar Rahim as Prince of the Seal People
  • Denis O’Hare as Centurion Lutorius
  • Douglas Henshall as Cradoc
  • Paul Ritter as Galba
  • Dakin Matthews as Legate Claudius
  • Pip Carter as Tribune Placidus
  • Ned Dennehy as Chief of the Seal People

The film is directed by Kevin Macdonald and written by Jeremy Brock. Check out the trailer below:

The Eagle is now streaming on Netflix.

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