The full Bridgerton cast and where you have seen them before?

17 May 2024, 16:47 | Updated: 17 May 2024, 17:00

The Bridgerton family and their romances are the main focus of the hit Netflix show
The Bridgerton family and their romances are the main focus of the hit Netflix show. Picture: Netflix
Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Who plays Simone, Daphne, Penelope, Eloise and Anthony in Bridgerton and what other TV shows and movies have they been in? Here's why you recognise them.

Bridgerton has become a huge Netflix hit and with season 3 just launching, we're about to witness our third Bridgerton sibling, Colin, find love with his best friend, Penelope Feathering played by Nicola Coughlan.

Over the three seasons, the cast has remained pretty much the same, with Francesca Bridgerton's actress being the only swap as Nicola Dodd steps in to play the role.

With the likes of Eloise, Daphne, Colin, Benedict and Anthony Bridgerton all becoming firm favourites on our TV screen - we couldn't resist taking a closer look at who the stars of the show are.

From their ages, to their families and even what TV shows and films they've been in before, here's everything you need to know about the cast and why you might recognise them.

Phoebe Dynevor on the red carpet
Phoebe Dynevor was the main star of Bridgerton season 3. Picture: PA

Bridgerton cast

Phoebe Dynevor - Daphne Bridgerton

Phoebe, 29, is an actress from Manchester who shot to fame as the first female lead of Bridgerton sesaon 1.

Making much smaller appearances in the show since, Phoebe has continued to speak highly of the show and her hope to return in the future.

Prior to Bridgerton, she appeared in Waterloo Road (playing Siobhan Mailey) from 2009-2019, and later appeared in Prisoners' Wives (2012–2013) and Dickensian (2015–2016).

Regé-Jean Page - Simon Basset

Regé-Jean Page
Regé-Jean Page was the first heart throb of Bridgerton. Picture: PA

Regé played Duke of Hastings Simon, who is involved in a romantic storyline with Daphne.

Before Bridgerton, Simon played Chicken George in the miniseries Roots 2016, and was a regular cast member on the legal drama For the People from 2018 until 2019.

Speaking about Bridgerton, Regé told "It is a period drama but not as you’ve known it before. It’s funnier, it’s faster, it’s wittier, it’s sexier, it’s more glamorous, it’s shinier, and it’s a great big regency hug for Christmas."

Nicola Coughlan - Penelope Featherington

Nicola Coughlan
Nicola Coughlan is the star of Bridgerton season 3. Picture: PA

Nicola plays Penelope Featherington, and Lady Whistledown, as we later find out in season 2.

Despite her huge popularity on the Netflix show, Nicola has also starred in many other successful series including Derry Girls and Harlots.

Speaking about her character, she told "Penelope is a really hard character to describe in a sentence cos she’s really complex.

"When you first meet her she’s this really sweet and innocent young girl, which she totally is.

"It’s her first year out in society which means she's on the marriage mart.

"She's eligible for a marriage. She’s only 17, and she knows herself she’s not ready. She’s not ready to be presented to the queen and go to these balls and meet all these people, and she’s terrified and shy, and then her cousin Marina comes into her life and very quickly changes everything for her."

Claudia Jessie - Eloise Bridgerton

Claudia Jessie
Claudia Jessie plays the beloved Eloise Bridgerton. Picture: Getty

Claudia's character Eloise has remained a strong character throughout the seasons and is currently facing friendship drama in series 3 with Penelope after discovering she is Lady Whistledown.

Speaking about the show in the past, Claudia told "It’s a really delicious look at love, lust, friendship, family, and it’s the biggest hug we’re gonna have this year."

Prior to Bridgerton, Claudia appeared in a number of TV shows including WPC 56, Vanity Fair, and Line of Duty.

Jonathan Bailey - Anthony Bridgerton

Jonathan Bailey
Jonathan Bailey plays the head of the Bridgerton family Anthony. Picture: PA

Jonathan plays Anthony Bridgerton in the hit series. It was season 2 when we saw him find his wife, Kate Sharma.

Opening up about his character, Jonathan told "I’d describe him as being like a Russian Doll. With Russian dolls, you have all the different collections.

"But he is basically the big size and the smallest size with nothing in between. I feel like he is struggling, and he is the embodiment of how the patriarchy messed up men as well as women."

Prior to Bridgerton, Jonathan appeared in TV shows including Broadchurch, Campus, and Doctor Who.

Adjoa Andoh - Lady Danbury

Adjoa Andoh
Adjoa Andoh plays the lovely Lady Danbury. Picture: PA

Adjoah plays Lady Danbury, a friend of Simon's late mother and a lead woman in society.

As well as Bridgerton, Adjoa is a well-known theatre actor. She has also held a number of TV roles, including Doctor Who, Eastenders and Casualty.

Golda Rosheuvel - Queen Charlotte

Golda Rosheuvel wearing glasses
Golda Rosheuvel is a face most will now associate with Bridgerton. Picture: Getty

Golda plays Queen Charlotte, the lead lady of society who appoints the seasons diamonds, and basically oversees the whole pairing process.

She has also appeared in Lady Macbeth, Luther and Silent Witness.

Luke Newton - Colin Bridgerton

Luke plays Colin, the third eldest boy in the Bridgerton family and is currently having the most screen time in season 3 as his romance with friend Penelope unfolds.

As well as Bridgerton, Luke has appeared in BBC's The Cut and Disney Channel's The Lodge.

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