On Christmas Day, Netflix unveiled the first season of Bridgerton, a romantic period drama series based on Julia Quinn's bestselling novels. Set in the competitive world of Regency London high society's ton, wherein debutantes are presented in court, the streaming-friendly adaptation comes from producer Shonda Rhimes and it features an expansive cast of newcomers and television veterans alike.
Certainly, you're likely to recognize at least a handful of actors who appear in this popular new series, while also wondering where you might be able to see the show's bright up-and-coming stars. If you love Bridgerton and you want to know more about the cast, we're here to help! Here's where you might recognize Bridgerton's cast, which also includes Julie Andrews in a voice-only role of Lady Whistledown.
Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury)
In the role of Lady Danbury, Adjoa Andoh plays a sharp-tongued and insightful doyenne in Netflix's instantly popular new romantic drama streaming series, Bridgerton. An actress of the stage and screen, Andoh has earned high marks for her vast work with the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, and the Almeida Theatre. For many audiences, though, the actress was most notably seen in Doctor Who, as well as Invictus, Casualty, EastEnders, Law & Order: UK, Broadchurch, Thunderbirds Are Go, Silent Witness, Death in Paradise, Line of Duty, Cucumber, Fractured, Brotherhood, and 2012's Julius Caesar.
Lorraine Ashbourne (Mrs. Varley)
Playing the part of Mrs. Varley, Lorraine Ashbourne plays the Featheringtons' housekeeper in Netflix's Bridgerton. As a film and television actress, Ashbourne is recognized for her work in The Crown, King Kong (2005), Fever Pitch (1997), Resurrected, Distant Voices Still Lives, Jack and Sarah, A Bunch of Amateurs, Oranges & Sunshine, Child 44, Adult Life Skills, Breathe, City Central, Playing the Field, True Dare Kiss, Murderland, Homefront, The Interceptor, Jericho (2014), and Unforgotten, as well as Law & Order: UK, Jane Eyre (2006), A Christmas Carol (2000), I Hate Suzie, and The Bill.
Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton)
As Anthony Bridgerton, Viscount Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey plays the eldest Bridgerton son in Netflix's popular new romance series. Previous to this series, Bailey won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for his work in the 2018 West End revival of Company.
Additionally, the actor is known for ITV's Broadchurch, as well as BBC series like Doctor Who, W1A, and Leonardo. He can also be seen in Channel 4's Campus, and he had main roles in Channel 4's Crashing, BBC's Me and Mrs. Jones, and Disney Channel's Groove High. His other TV credits include Jack Ryan, Hooten & the Lady, Chewing Gum, and Doctors. Additionally, Bailey starred in Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Young Messiah, Testament of Youth, St. Trinian's, and Five Children and It.
Ruby Barker (Marina Thompson)
Playing the role of Marina Thompson, a Featherington cousin, Ruby Barker plays one of the main characters in Netflix's Bridgerton. Prior to this part, Thompson's other television work includes appearances in Wolfblood, Doctors, and Cobra. She also has her first film role with her leading role in the upcoming drama, How to Stop a Recurring Dream.
Sabrina Bartlett (Siena Rosso)
In the role of Siena Rosso, an opera singer, Sabrina Bartlett plays Anthony's lover in Netflix's Bridgerton. Outside of this recent performance, Bartlett had a main role in the first season of the History Channel's Knightfall. She also had recurring roles in Da Vinci's Demons, The Passing Bells, Versailles, and Poldark, and she had a regular part in Victoria. Her other notable television credits include Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, The Innocents, Midsomer Murders, Holby City, and Suspects.
Harriet Cains (Philippa Featherington)
As Philippa Featherington, Harriet Cains plays Baron Featherington's daughter in Netflix's Bridgerton. Prior to this performance, Cains starred in BBC's In the Flesh and ITV's Marcella. She also appeared in episodes of Doctors, Hollyoaks Later, Safe House, Line of Duty, Urban Myths, and Vera.
Bessie Carter (Prudence Featherington)
Playing the part of Prudence Featherington, Bessie Carter is also one of Baron Featherington's daughters in Netflix's Bridgerton. She's best known for starring in BBC's Howard's End and ITV's Beecham House. Her other television credits include Doc Martin and Cranford. Additionally, on the big screen, Carter appeared in Les Miserables and The Good Liar. She also had roles in a variety of stage productions.
Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington)
In the role of Penelope Featherington, Nicola Coughlan plays the youngest daughter of Baron Featherington in Netflix's Bridgerton. Outside of this part, the actress is known for the Channel 4 sitcom, Derry Girls. Additionally, Coughlan played a main role in Harlots. She can also be seen in Doctors.
Outside of these live-action performances, Nicola Coughlan provided voice work for The Fairytaler, Summer of the Flying Saucer, Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer, and Ivan the Incredible. Additionally, Coughlan gained acclaim on the stage for Jess and Joe Forever and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton)
In the role of Daphne Bridgerton, the fourth Bridgerton child, Phoebe Dynevor plays one of the lead roles in Netflix's Bridgerton. The daughter of actress Sally Dynevor, the former child star previously appeared in Waterloo Road, Prisoners' Wives, Dickensian, Younger, and Crackle's Snatch. She also had a recurring role in the BBC One series The Village, and she appeared in episodes of Monroe and The Musketeers.
Ruth Gemmell (Violet Bridgerton)
As Violet Bridgerton, the widowed mother of the eight Bridgerton children, Ruth Gemmell plays a maternal character in Netflix's Bridgerton. Most notably, Gemmell starred in 1997's Fever Pitch and ITV's Home Fires. She also acted in Channel 4's Utopia and EastEnders, as well as Tracy Beaker: The Movie of Me, Silent Witness, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Good, and Offender.
Florence Hunt (Hyacinth Bridgerton)
Playing the part of Hyacinth Bridgerton, Florence Hunt adopted the role of the eighth and youngest Bridgerton child in Netflix's Bridgerton. Before she starred in this new streaming series, Hunt starred in a couple episodes of Netflix's Cursed earlier this year.
Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton)
In the role of Eloise Bridgerton, Claudia Jessie plays the fifth Bridgerton child and the second daughter in Netflix's popular new series, Bridgerton. Most notably, Jessie played the lead role in BBC One's WPC 56. Additionally, the actress stars in ITV's Vanity Fair and Defending the Guilty. Some of her other notable television performances were seen in Bull, Line of Duty, Doctors, Call the Midwife, Father Brown, Porters, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and Doctor Who. Additionally, Jessie starred in the web series, Dixi. She also had a role in Their Finest.
Ben Miller (Lord Featherington)
As Lord Featherington, Ben Miller plays the patriarch of the Featherington estate in Netflix's Bridgerton. Primarily, Miller is known as one of the writers and stars of Channel 4 sketch show, Armstrong and Miller, as well as the BBC's The Armstrong & Miller Show. Additionally, the actor can be seen in BBC's Death in Paradise. He's also well-known for Paddington 2, What We Did On Our Holiday, Johnny English, and Johnny English Strikes Again, as well as Primeval, Moving Wallpaper, Tracey Ullman's Show, and Doctor Who, among several other television programs. He's also soon set to star in the upcoming Professor T.
Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton)
Playing the part of Colin Bridgerton, the third Bridgerton son, Luke Newton played a prominent part in Netflix's Bridgerton. The British actor is best known for BBC's The Cut and Disney Channel's The Lodge. He also appeared in episodes of Mr. Selfridge, Doctors, and Sadie J. Additionally, Newton can be seen in Lake Placid: Legacy.
Rege-Jean Page (Simon Basset)
As Simon Basset, i.e. the Duke of Hastings, Rege-Jane Page plays one of London's most dashing eligible bachelors in Bridgerton. While the actor has gained a good bit of attention for this romanticizing role, he's also well-known for his work in the History Channel's Roots, as well as ABC's short-lived For the People. Additionally, Page played a regular role of Waterloo Road, while also playing parts in Survivor (2015), Mortal Engines, and Sylvie's Love, which also premiered on Christmas Day like Bridgerton.
Golda Roshuvel (Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom)
Playing the part of Queen Charlotte of the United Kingdom, Golda Roshuvel has a royal role in Netflix's Bridgerton. A notable stage performer, some of Roshuvel's most notable work was in lauded productions of Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Angels in America, Jesus Christ: Superstar, and other famous works. Additionally, the actress starred in Lady Macbeth, while also making appearances in Luther, Silent Witness, Rev, Unprecedented, EastEnders, I Live with Models, Dead Boss, The Bill, Threesome, and Torchwood.
Luke Thompson (Benedict Bridgerton)
In the role of Benedict Bridgerton, Luke Thompson plays the second Bridgerton son in Netflix's romantic series, Bridgerton. Most notably, Thompson was previously seen in Dunkirk, In the Club, Kiss Me First, and Making Noise Quietly. Additionally, the actor recently starred in a National Theatre Live production of King Lear. Earlier in 2020, Thompson could also be seen in Misbehaviour.
Will Tilston (Gregory Bridgerton)
As Gregory Bridgerton, Will Tilston plays the seventh Bridgerton child and the youngest son in Netflix's Bridgerton. Prior to this show, Will Tilston was seen as the titular Christopher Robin in 2017's Goodbye Christopher Robin.
Polly Walker (Baroness Featherington)
Playing the part of Baroness Featherington, Polly Walker takes on the role of Baron's ambitious wife in Netflix's Bridgerton. Prior to this performance, Walker was best known for her Golden Globe-nominated performance in HBO's Rome. She also appeared in Enchanted April, Patriot Games, Silver, The Gambler (1997), Savage Messiah, Restoration, Robinson Crusoe (1997), Clash of the Titans (2010), John Carter, Caprica, The Syndicate, Age Before Beauty, The Mentalist, Mr. Selfridge, Warehouse 13, Paranoid, Numb3rs, and Pennyworth.
Martins Imhangbe (Will Mondrich)
In the role of Will Mondrich, Martins Imhangbe plays a boxer and the Duke of Hastings' confidant in Netflix's Bridgerton. Previously, Imhangbe was seen in The Last British Execution and The Tragedy of King Richard the Second. He also starred in the short film, Samuel's Trousers, earlier in 2020.
You can watch Bridgerton on Netflix here.
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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