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Who are Mike Flanagan's most frequent collaborators?

The horror auteur has created his own actor troupe, lovingly named the 'Flanafam' by fans

Mike Flanagan's frequent collaborators include Kate Siegel and Carla Gugino (Netflix)
Mike Flanagan's frequent collaborators include Kate Siegel and Carla Gugino (Netflix)

Mike Flanagan likes to tap into the talents of the same group of actors for his projects, giving them new and exciting roles to sink their teeth into with each TV show or film he makes.

The horror auteur has most recently been focused on creating terrifying anthology series for Netflix in which he collaborates with many of the same actors. They have been dubbed the "Flanafam" by fans.

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With the release of The Fall of the House of Usher on Netflix, the filmmaker has once again brought a fascinating new story to life with some of his regular collaborators, who viewers may or may not realise they have seen before in his work.

In celebration of the new series, Yahoo UK is taking a look back at the actors that Flanagan has worked with over the years, what they've starred in, and who has worked with him the most.

Kate Siegel | Eight appearances

Aya Furukawa as Tina, Kate Siegel as Camille L'Espanaye, Igby Rigney as Toby in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Aya Furukawa as Tina, Kate Siegel as Camille L'Espanaye, Igby Rigney as Toby in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

There are only two actors to have worked with Flanagan on most of his projects, and Kate Siegel is one of them. The actor, who is now married to the director, first began working with him on his 2013 horror film Oculus in which she took on the role of Marisol Chavez.

Siegel has gone on to appear in many of Flanagan's projects since, including the critically-acclaimed Gerald's Game and Flanagan's Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House and The Haunting of Bly Manor. She now stars in The Fall of the House of Usher as Camille L'Espanaye.

Siegel has spoken of why she enjoys working with Flanagan, and told Collider that it all began during her first audition for him: "He looked at me and he waited until I stopped nodding, and he said, ‘Can you just do one just for you?’ And I was taken aback because I didn’t know what that meant. I had forgotten.

"And something in me was brave enough to take the amount of time, which felt like an eternity, was probably two minutes, and figure out what it was that I wanted, and my acting changed forever on that day.”

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Oculus, Hush, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald's Game, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Henry Thomas | Eight appearances

Kyliegh Curran as Lenore Usher, Henry Thomas as Frederick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Kyliegh Curran as Lenore Usher, Henry Thomas as Frederick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Henry Thomas, of E.T. fame, has breathed new life into his career by working alongside Flanagan. The actor first began working with Flanagan in his 2016 film Ouija: Origin of Evil and he has appeared in every project of the director's in film and TV ever since.

Thomas has previously said he considered leaving Hollywood entirely before he began working with Flanagan as he was struggling financially and wanted to do what was best for his family, luckily the director came to him at the right time.

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In an interview with Looper, Thomas said of the filmmaker: "He is a master of suspense and the horror genre, and he knows how to kind of skew it in a way that it kind of turns it on its head a lot of times."

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Ouija: Origin of Evil, Gerald's Game, The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Katie Parker | Seven appearances

Katie Parker as Annabelle Lee in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Katie Parker as Annabelle Lee in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Katie Parker has worked with Flanagan a total of seven times, having first begun acting for him in his 2011 debut feature film Absentia.

Since then Parker has appeared in films like Doctor Sleep and Oculus, and she has also starred in all of his Netflix shows including The Fall of the House of Usher in which she plays Annabelle Lee, the first wife of main character Roderick Usher.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Absentia, Oculus, The Haunting of Hill House, Doctor Sleep, The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Midnight Club, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Samantha Sloyan | Five appearances

Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Samantha Sloyan as Tamerlane Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Samantha Sloyan has worked with Flanagan on five occasions, first starting in his 2016 film Hush before going on to appear in the majority of his Netflix series.

One of her most memorable performances comes in Midnight Mass, in which she plays the intolerant and zealous Bev Keane, and in The Fall of the House of Usher she plays one of Roderick Usher's spoiled children: Tamerlane.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Hush, The Haunting of Hill House, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Carla Gugino | Five appearances

Carla Gugino as Verna in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Carla Gugino as Verna in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Carla Gugino has also worked with Flanagan five times, first appearing in his 2017 film Gerald's Game. She went on to take a lead role in The Haunting of Hill House.

The actor has appeared in several of his Netflix series, the most recent of which is The Fall of the House of Usher in which she plays villain Verna.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Gerald's Game, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Rahul Kohli | Four appearances

Rahul Kohli in Midnight Mass (Netflix)
Rahul Kohli in Midnight Mass (Netflix)

Rahul Kohli has worked with the director four times, first starring in The Haunting of Bly Manor in 2020 and going on to appear in all of his Netflix shows thereafter.

The actor has been vocal about how much he loves working with Flanagan, saying once on X, formerly known as Twitter: "Mike has done more for me and my career in 3 years than others have in decades. I’m honoured to be a part of the Flanagan troupe."

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? The Haunting of Bly Manor, Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, and The Fall of the House of Usher

Zach Gilford | Three appearances

Zach Gilford in Midnight Mass (Netflix)
Zach Gilford in Midnight Mass (Netflix)

Zach Gilford is one of the more recent additions to the Flanafam, having first starred in Midnight Mass in 2021 where he gave a remarkable performance as the troubled Riley Flynn.

He has gone on to appear in two more Flanagan projects, bringing his number up to three.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Matt Biedel | Three appearances

Matt Biedel in Midnight Mass (Netflix)
Matt Biedel in Midnight Mass (Netflix)

Matt Biedel has also appeared in three projects with Flanagan, the first of which was also Midnight Mass.

The actor has given quite distinct performances in the director's work, namely because of how different he looks in each project. Fans will be unlikely to recognise the actor in The Fall of the House of Usher as Tamerlane's husband, and fitness guru, Bill-T Wilson.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Midnight Mass, The Midnight Club, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Bruce Greenwood | Three appearances

Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)
Bruce Greenwood as Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix)

Bruce Greenwood has also worked with Flanagan three times, first starring as Gerald in his 2017 horror film Gerald's Game.

He has gone on to appear in Doctor Sleep and now takes the role of Roderick Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher, the series follows Roderick as he faces his past sins following the mysterious deaths of all six of his children.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Gerald's Game, Doctor Sleep, and The Fall of the House of Usher.

T'Nia Miller | Two appearances

T'NIA MILLER in THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR (2020), directed by CIARAN FOY, MIKE FLANAGAN, BEN HOWLING and YOLANDA RAMKE. Credit: PARAMOUNT TELEVISION / Album
T'Nia Miller in The Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix)

T'Nia Miller has worked with Flanagan just two times, appearing in The Haunting of Bly Manor in 2020 before returning to the Flanafam for The Fall of the House of Usher in which she plays Roderick's daughter Victorine LaFourcade.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? The Haunting of Bly Manor and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Sauriyan Sapkota | Two appearances

Sauriyan Sapkota as Amesh, Aya Furukawa as Natsuki in The Midnight Club (Netflix)
Sauriyan Sapkota as Amesh, Aya Furukawa as Natsuki in The Midnight Club (Netflix)

Sauriyan Sapkopta is another recent addition to the Flanafam, having first cut his teeth in Flanagan's teen horror series The Midnight Club. He has returned to work with the director in The Fall of the House of Usher in which he plays one of Roderick's children who is killed brutally.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? The Midnight Club and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Kyliegh Curran | Two appearances

DOCTOR SLEEP 2019 de Mike Flanagan Ewan McGregor Kyliegh Curran. COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL © Warner Bros. - Intrepid Pictures - Vertigo Entertainment
Kyliegh Curran in Doctor Sleep (Warner Bros.)

Kyliegh Curran has also worked with Flanagan twice, first starring in the director's hit follow-up to The Shining titled Doctor Sleep. She reunited with the filmmaker for The Fall of the House of Usher.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? Doctor Sleep and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Ruth Codd | Two appearances

Ruth Codd as Anya in The Midnight Club (Netflix)
Ruth Codd as Anya in The Midnight Club (Netflix)

Ruth Codd, like Sapkopta, first worked with Flanagan in The Midnight Club, and she returns for The Fall of the House of Usher, in which she plays Roderick Usher's new wife Juno.

Which Mike Flanagan shows are they in? The Midnight Club and The Fall of the House of Usher.

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