Meet the Cast of Netflix's Persuasion Adaptation
Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding, and Cosmo Jarvis Lead Netflix's "Persuasion"
Henry Golding as William Elliot
Golding stars, not as the primary love interest, but as Mr. William Elliot, a distant relation of Anne Elliot and her father's heir. Both cold and calculating, William becomes estranged from his family after it's revealed he married for money. In the novel, his return is welcomed when the family are in desperate need for money. It's also this return that sees his romantic pursuit of Anne.
After roles as the charming Nick Young in "Crazy Rich Asians" and the too-good-to-be-true Tom Webster in "Last Christmas," it'll be interesting to see Golding play the "bad guy."