Ratched arrived on Netflix on September 18th but just who plays the character of Governor George Willburn in Ratched?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is widely regarded as one of the best films ever made.
The 1975 film, starring Jack Nicholson, is one of only three films to ever win all five of the major Academy Award categories.
As a result, there was a lot of excitement and trepidation when Netflix announced it would be developing a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, focusing on the rise of the vile Nurse Ratched.
The series released on September 18th and features an impressive cast but there’s more to Ratched’s cast than just the sinister nurse.
Following the release of the Netflix series, plenty of fans have asked the question, who plays Governor George Willburn in Ratched?
Ratched on Netflix
Ratched arrived on Netflix on September 18th, 2020.
The eight-episode series tells the story of nurse Mildred Ratched before the events of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
In 1947, Mildred Ratched is welcomed as a psychiatric nurse at Lucia State Hospital but beyond her well-kept and stylish exterior, a darkness begins to fester within.
Who plays the Governor in Ratched?
- Taking on the role of Governor George Willburn in Ratched is Vincent D’Onofrio
Vincent D’Onofrio was born in Brooklyn on June 30th, 1959 and at the time of writing, is 61 years old.
D’Onofrio developed a passion for acting and the theatre when he worked backstage in set building and sound production in his teens and after graduating from high school, wound up studying method acting at the American Stanislavsky Theater and the Actors Studio.
Vincent made his on-screen acting debut in 1983 and in almost four decades since has gone on to appear in over 100 acting roles according to IMDb.
Vincent D’Onofrio: Films and TV
As mentioned, Vincent D’Onofrio’s on-screen acting debut came in 1983 in the film The First Turn-On!
Since then, the 61-year-old has gone on to appear in over 100 productions and has held roles in the likes of Men in Black, Jurassic World, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Netflix’s Daredevil series.
On top of that, D’Onofrio is also slated to appear in a number of projects that are currently in the works according to IMDb including The Eyes of Tammy Faye, A Fall from Grace and an untitled film starring Sandra Bullock.
Ratched, starring Vincent D’Onofrio as Governor George Willburn, is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on September 18th, 2020.