Top of the Lake - China Girl: episode guide

China Girl

Episode 2.01
UK: Thu, July 27, 2017 (9pm)
Canada: October 25, 2017 (CBC)
USA: tba
Aus: tba
Written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee
Directed by Jane Campion

Detective Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss) arrives back in Sydney after four years in New Zealand, unwilling to talk about the past, and eager to throw herself into her work. When a suitcase containing the body of a young woman washes up on Bondi beach, Robin and her new partner Miranda (Gwendoline Christie) begin an investigation which will lead them into the dark side of Sydney's sex industry, with reverberations they could never have imagined.

Privately, Robin is in search of the daughter she gave up for adoption at birth. Now 17, troubled Mary (Alice Englert) is at odds with her adoptive parents Julia (Nicole Kidman) and Pyke (Ewan Leslie), and deeply in thrall to her much older boyfriend Puss (David Dencik) — a dangerous philosopher with links to a brothel where a young sex worker has disappeared.

Cast (in order of appearance):

  • Ling Cooper Tang as Dang
  • Kim Gyngell as Bootie
  • David Dencik as Alexander 'Puss"
  • Angjee Douangphoumy as Joy
  • Michelle Ny as Mahlee
  • Linda Ngo as Sinn
  • Merlynn Tong as Caramel
  • Elisabeth Moss as Robin Griffin
  • Kathleen Haynes as Sophie
  • Clayton Jacobson as Adrian Butler
  • Hoa Xuande as Walker
  • Gwendoline Christie as Miranda Hilmarson
  • James O'Connell as Officer Sizzla
  • Ben Wood as Officer Badger
  • Alice Englert as Mary
  • William Oakley as Ilya
  • Karen Colston as Lydia
  • Sereena as Jade
  • Kim Chuvitsakullert as Kimmie
  • Lawrence Leung as Nate
  • Yianni Warnock as Neeson
  • Arka Das as Karnick
  • Dashiell Hannoush as Stan
  • Felix Jozeps as Fleet
  • Heath Franklin as North
  • Victoria Abbott as Kirsty
  • Lincoln Vickery as Brett
  • Kirin Callinan as Liam
  • Nicholas Ashley O'Connor as Dan
  • Ewen Leslie as Pyke
  • Nicole Kidman as Julia
  • Elaine Crombie as Bev
  • Sophia Wilshin as Dream Girl
  • Wilemena Adams as Dream Baby
  • Kitty Bernardoff as Dream Baby
  • Elliot Leslie as Dream Baby
  • Fayssal Bazzi as Cop Thommo