Actors  |  May 13, 2022

Alison Oliver leads in Conversations with Friends

Alison Oliver stars in Conversations with Friends, the latest TV adaptiation of Sally Rooney's novel, from the creative team behind the critically acclaimed Normal People. The series is for BBC Three and Hulu.

Alison plays Frances, an observant, cerebral and sharp college student. Her ex-girlfriend, now best friend, Bobbi (Sasha Lane) is self-assured, outspoken and compelling. Though they broke up three years ago, Frances and Bobbi are virtually inseparable and perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin. It’s at one of their shows that they meet Melissa (Jemima Kirke), an older writer, who is fascinated by the pair.

Bobbi and Frances start to spend time with Melissa and her husband, Nick (Joe Alwyn), a handsome but reserved actor. While Melissa and Bobbi flirt with each other openly, Nick and Frances embark on an intense, secret affair that is surprising to them both. Soon the affair begins to test the bond between Frances and Bobbi, forcing Frances to reconsider her sense of self, and the friendship she holds so dear.

Susan Soon He Stanton wrote two episodes.

Conversations with Friends also features Alex Murphy who plays Phillip, a friend of Frances and Bobbi's.

Simone Collins plays Maggie. 

Conversations with Friends comes to BBC iPlayer from Sunday 15th May.