Kipps: The middle-aged solicitor of Mrs. Drablow’s estate, Kipps hires an actor help him tell his story of Mrs. Drablow in order to rid himself of persistent nightmares.

Actor: A young man hired by Kipps to help tell his story.

Woman in Black: A mysterious, ghastly young woman. Does she exist in life, or just as part of Kipps’s nightmares?