Who plays Benedict Bridgerton? Inside actor Luke Thompson's life away from TV

17 May 2024, 11:57

Luke Thompson stars in Netflix's Bridgerton
Luke Thompson stars as Benedict in Netflix's Bridgerton. Picture: Netflix/Getty

By Hope Wilson

Luke Thompson plays Benedict Bridgerton in the hit Netflix series Bridgerton, but how old is he, what is his height, does he have a girlfriend and what is his net worth? Here are all the answers.

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The third season of Bridgerton has just dropped and while we eagerly await the release of part two, for many of us we are already looking forward to season 4 and the love story of Benedict Bridgerton, played by Luke Thompson.

With his love story already beginning to play out in season 3, Benedict's relationship drama is being mixed in with brother Colin (Luke Newton) and Penelope's (Nicola Coughlan) complicated future as well as his younger sister Francesca (Hannah Dodd) who is attempting to find a match.

Fans may recognise Luke from his roles in Transatlantic and In The Club, while the Bridgerton favourite also received an Olivier Award nomination from his performances in A Midsummer Night's Dream and A Little Life.

So as we prepare to see a whole lot more of Benedict on our screens, here's a closer look at his life outside of the show from his rumoured girlfriend, to other TV and movie roles and net worth.

Luke Thompson plays Benedict Bridgerton in Bridgerton
Luke Thompson has had an impressive career outside of the Netflix show. Picture: Getty

How old is Luke Thompson?

Luke Thompson is 35-years-old. His character Benedict is 28 years old in the show.

He was born on the 4th of July 1985 in Southampton, but brought up in France.

Who is Luke Thompson's girlfriend?

Luke Thompson was rumoured to be dating fellow Bridgerton star Harriet Cains, 30, who plays Phillippa Featherington in the show.

While neither party have confirmed nor denied the romance rumours, the pair were pictured hugging each other at the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star Party earlier this year.

Luke Thompson and Harriet Cains at the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star Party 2024
Luke Thompson and Harriet Cains at the Vanity Fair EE Rising Star Party 2024. Picture: Getty

What other TV and movies has Luke Thompson been in?

Of course, Bridgerton has propelled Luke to another level of stardom as it again becomes one of the most popular shows on the streaming service.

Prior to joining the cast of Bridgerton, Luke has appeared in show such as Transatlantic and Kiss Me First.

He also had a movie role in Dunkirk and his place in Shakespeare's Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream was a huge success.

What is Luke Thompson's net worth?

Luke Thompson net worth is reportedly $2million, according to Popular Networth.

It's believed the majority of his earnings is solely from his career in TV and movies. It is not known whether he has any side projects.

How tall is Luke Thompson?

Luke Thompson is 5ft 9in, making him 1.8m tall.

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