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    Here's What The "Chernobyl" Cast Looks Like Vs. The People They Played IRL

    The casting department on this one totally nailed it.

    1. Jared Harris as Valery Legasov:

    2. Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina:

    3. Jessie Buckley as Lyudmilla Ignatenko, wife of fireman Vasily Ignatenko:

    4. Paul Ritter as Anatoly Dyatlov, deputy chief-engineer of Chernobyl:

    5. Con O'Neill as Viktor Bryukhanov, manager of Chernobyl:

    6. Adrian Rawlins as Nikolai Fomin, chief engineer at Chernobyl:

    7. Sam Troughton as Aleksandr Akimov, night shift supervisor at Chernobyl:

    8. Ralph Ineson as General Nikolai Tarakanov:

    9. And finally, David Dencik as Mikhail Gorbachev:

    NOTE: Emily Watson and her character Ulana Khomyuk were not included because Khomyuk is a fictional character.

    Although, according to Watson, Khomyuk is meant to "represent the many scientists who worked fearlessly and put themselves in a lot of danger to help solve the situation."