A guide to the “Bridgerton” cast, from seasons 1 to 3

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<p>Liam Daniel/Netflix</p> From left: Florence Hunt, Luke Newton, Ruth Gemmell, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, Jonathan Bailey, Will Tilston, and Luke Thompson on

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From left: Florence Hunt, Luke Newton, Ruth Gemmell, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, Jonathan Bailey, Will Tilston, and Luke Thompson on 'Bridgerton'

Brought to life from Julia Quinn's best-selling novels and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Bridgerton — which Entertainment Weekly's critic describes as a "wonderful diversion for those who love Pride & Prejudice but wish it had more stairway sex" — centers on the pursuit of marriage and status among its denizens during early-1800s London.

While an anonymous Gossip Girl-esque columnist (voiced by Julie Andrews) dishes out the juiciest scandals in town, viewers get acquainted with the eponymous fictional family and the show's diverse array of supporting characters.

With the departure of fan favorites — Phoebe Dynevor will not reprise Daphne Bridgerton for season 3 while Regé-Jean Page is notably absent in seasons 2 and 3 — and the return of familiar faces, keeping up with the cast can be a challenge, especially since the third season (premiering on May 16 and the second half on June 13) introduces a few new faces to the fold.

Below, discover more about the Bridgerton cast from seasons 1 to 3.

Regé-Jean Page (Simon Basset)

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Simon Basset; Regé-Jean Page

English Zimbabwean actor Regé-Jean Page caused quite a stir among viewers when he made his debut as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, who finds himself matched with Daphne Bridgerton, the crown jewel of the year’s betrothal season.

Before Bridgerton, Page notably appeared in episodes of TV shows like Waterloo Road, Roots, and For the People. He left the period romance series after season 1, although that didn’t mean anything terrible happened to his character. (The duke was often referenced by Daphne and other family members in season 2 but wasn’t physically present.)

"Shonda [Rhimes] and I had a wonderful conversation at the end of season 1. We were quite happy with how we stuck the landing on that one," he said to Variety's Marc Malkin at the 2022 premiere of The Gray Man. "We did so well on that redemptive arc that people forget that Simon was kind of horrific. He was the best example of a Regency f---boy that any of us had come across. And so, because we came around full circle so well, because we stuck that landing, you're left with this great feeling."

Page’s career has continued to blossom, earning film credits for The Gray Man and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) and being named the face of the Armani Code in 2022. He is also set to appear alongside Michael Fassbender and Cate Blanchett in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming movie Black Bag.

Since 2019, Page has been in a relationship with copywriter Emily Brown.

Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton)

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Daphne Bridgerton; Phoebe Dynevor

British actress Phoebe Dynevor charms audiences as Daphne Bridgerton in seasons 1 and 2 of the Netflix series. After being the crown jewel — the woman considered the top catch for marriage each year — and paired with the Duke of Hastings in season 1, Daphne's story is pushed to the sidelines in season 2.

"There are a lot of differences between me and Daphne, but I think she values family, which I also value, and at a time when women had only one option, she was as determined to make that happen as I am in my career I guess, and I think that was sort of my way into Daphne," Dynevor told Deadline in May 2021. "I admired her more because she made it happen, but she called the shots and she also found love."

Before stepping into Daphne’s shoes, Dynevor made her TV debut on Waterloo Road in 2010. She then followed with appearances on other series such as Dickensian, Snatch, and Younger.

Exiting the show before season 3 (though the door is open for her to return in the future), Dynevor made her cinematic debut in 2021’s The Colour Room and later starred in the Netflix thriller Fair Play (2023). The actress is set to appear in The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne and Inheritance.

After dating comedian Pete Davidson for six months in 2021, Dynevor became romantically involved with actor Cameron Fuller in 2023. The couple's engagement recently came to light at the 2024 Met Gala.

Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte)

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Queen Charlotte; Golda Rosheuvel

Golda Rosheuvel enthralls Netflix viewers as the sly and witty Queen Charlotte, a monarch who can make or break a young lady’s season. (Rosheuvel enjoyed a whole new round of attention when her Bridgerton spinoff debuted in 2023, which revolved around a younger Queen Charlotte and her love story with her husband, King George III.)

"I think [the Queen's duality] is fantastic! It would be very interesting, or not very interesting, to play...a character that's on the surface and doesn't really have a backstory or any vulnerability. But I think really cleverly, the writers are showing that for the Queen, because that makes her relatable," she told PEOPLE in March 2022. "Yes, she does have the most fabulous dresses and the most fabulous wigs, but she's a human being at the core of it."

Pre-Bridgerton, Rosheuvel appeared on the TV series Silent Witness, Luther, and Rev. She also starred alongside Florence Pugh in Lady Macbeth (2016).

The actress has enjoyed a steady career while appearing on Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte, too, with film and TV credits for Death in Paradise (2021), Dune (2021), Orion and the Dark (2024), and a 2024 episode of Doctor Who.

Rosheuvel has been with her partner, writer Shireen Mula, for several years.

Jonathan Bailey (Lord Anthony Bridgerton)

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Lord Anthony Bridgerton; Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan Bailey charms and confuses audiences as Lord Anthony Bridgerton, the oldest brother of Daphne and head of the Bridgerton family since his father’s death. While Anthony plays more of a supporting role in season 1 of the show, season 2 gives him plenty of reason to shine.

Bailey told EW that he was interested in the character partly because it allowed him to subvert masculinity. “I love period dramas, I always have, and I've never felt that there's been a real investigation as to why these avoidant men are so disconnected," the actor said. "That was always the appeal.”

Before taking on the role of Anthony, Bailey made his TV debut in 1997 with an episode of Bramwell. Over the years, he began appearing on shows like Broadchurch, W1A, Crashing, and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.

As he continues to play Anthony, Bailey also keeps himself busy elsewhere. He starred alongside Matt Bomer in Showtime's miniseries Fellow Travelers — for which he won a Critics' Choice award for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television — and landed the role of Fiyero in Wicked (2024) and Wicked: Part Two (2025).

Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington)

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Penelope Featherington; Nicola Coughlin

Nicola Coughlan shines as Penelope Featherington, the youngest of a trio of daughters who all seek husbands to keep their family’s reputation afloat. When the show begins, it seems the most important thing we know about Penelope is that she has a major crush on Colin Bridgerton, who also happens to be her best friend. But over time, Penelope becomes an essential part of the series, and season 3 primarily focuses on her and Colin's love story.

“I always look at the three seasons like this. I think season 1 was about passion, season 2 was about longing, and season 3, I think it’s romance all the way,” she explained to PEOPLE in June 2023. "There were a lot of moments on set where we filmed something and we’d turn around and everyone was sort of clutching their chest being like ‘Oh my God.’ It was that kind of love."

Before Bridgerton, Coughlan could be seen on seven episodes of the series Harlots. She also starred as Clare Delvin on Derry Girls until the series ended after season 3.

Since playing Penelope, the actress has appeared in Barbie (2023) as Diplomat Barbie; starred in the British miniseries Big Mood; and landed the lead in the 2024 comedy Seize Them.

Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton)

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Eloise Bridgerton; Claudia Jessie

Claudia Jessie begins season 1 of Bridgerton as the precocious but sheltered younger sister of Daphne Bridgerton — so sheltered that when she finds out a maid is pregnant, Eloise has to ask many people how a woman ends up in that condition. But like all of us, Eloise grows and matures, eventually becoming interested in a relationship of her own.

Eloise’s best friend is Penelope Featherington, and fans are so enamored by the two that they’ve given them a nickname: Peneloise. As Jessie told EW in February 2022, “It felt like the most uncomplicated love that there was.”

Pre-Bridgerton, Jessie popped up in episodes of Doctors, Call the Midwife, Line of Duty, Vanity Fair, and Defending the Guilty, as well as the 2016 film Their Finest.

In addition to more episodes of Bridgerton, Jessie will next be seen in Netflix's upcoming miniseries Toxic Town.

Luke Thompson (Benedict Bridgerton)

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Liam Daniel/Netflix; Ian West/PA Images via Getty

Benedict Bridgerton; Luke Thompson

There are quite a few Bridgerton siblings, so perhaps it’s not too surprising that it wasn’t until season 2 that Benedict Bridgerton, played by Luke Thompson, truly began to get the attention he deserves. Benedict is focused on his art, which lends him a more romantic air.

“[In season 3], you get to see a little chink in the armor," Thompson told EW in March 2022. "You get to see that actually, partly through watching his brother deal with finding love — and the show also delves into the Bridgerton family past as well — you can put together the fact that actually there is something a bit more vulnerable about him.”

Thompson has been around the block a few times in Hollywood, and viewers might have recognized him playing Lysander in Shakespeare's Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014) or his appearances in Dunkirk (2017) and Misbehaviour (2020).

While on Bridgerton, the English actor has earned credits for the 2023 miniseries Transatlantic and the live taping of the stage adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara's A Little Life.

Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton)

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Lady Violet Bridgerton; Ruth Gemmell

The first introduction to Lady Violet Bridgerton might be a lot for modern viewers — after all, it can be difficult to imagine ourselves in her position, hoping to marry her daughters to wealthy men to keep her family’s future secure. But Ruth Gemmell quickly and deftly proves that Violet’s heart is always in the right place, and that mothering her children is always her top priority.

"Violet can embrace anything with love, and I admire that,” Gemmell told Town & Country Magazine in April 2022. “Because sometimes I’m not nearly as kind...maybe I shall strive for that.”

British audiences have been familiar with Gemmell’s work for years in films like Fever Pitch (1997) and F (2010) — as well as the TV series Silent Witness and Primeval — and Bridgerton has introduced her in a major way to the rest of the world.

In addition to reprising her role in season 3 of the series, Gemmell returned as Lady Violet in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story in 2023.

From 1997 to 2005, Gemmell was married to the late actor Ray Stevenson, whom she met on the set of Band of Gold.

Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton)

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Colin Bridgerton; Luke Newton

Colin hasn’t always been the first Bridgerton sibling who needed attending to. After all, season 1 largely focuses on his sister Daphne while season 2 hones in on his brother Anthony. But Luke Newton is preparing to usher Colin into an era of his own, with season 3 seeing an older version of the brother that is so beloved by Penelope Featherington.

“What's really interesting about Colin and Penelope's relationship is they are so close, but so different. Colin is very much in his own world, and he can be around things that are going on and not notice a thing," Newton told EW in February 2022. "That's part of his upbringing — he's the third son, the golden boy who can do whatever. He hasn't had to fight to be heard; he's a Bridgerton, so he always has been.”

Before Bridgerton, Newton had a few credits under his belt, including the series The Cut, Mr. Selfridge, and The Lodge.

Since landing his breakout role on Bridgerton, he has starred in the 2023 film The Shape of Things.

Polly Walker (Lady Portia Featherington)

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Portia Featherington; Polly Walker

Polly Walker is Lady Poria, the Featherington matriarch who EW describes as “the most ambitious mama of all" because she does everything she can to ensure her daughters get the matches they deserve.

"She's existing and operating in a society that's totally patriarchal. It was difficult for women to get where they needed to get without the help of a good marriage or a man. And without that they have no status," Walker told PEOPLE in 2021. "She is controversial and colorful and wears her heart on her sleeve.... I think she's a survivor and she is doing what she can for her daughters — and for herself, of course."

Before Bridgerton, Walker had TV and movie credits dating back to 1989, including the films Patriot Games (1992), the Gwyneth Paltrow-starring Emma (1996), and Clash of the Titans (2010). She also appeared in 22 episodes of Rome, 11 episodes of Line of Duty, and 17 episodes of Pennyworth.

Since 2008, Walker has been married to actor Laurence Penry-Jones. She has two children, Giorgio and Delilah, from a previous relationship.

Julie Andrews (voice of Lady Whistledown)

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Lady Whistledown society paper; Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews joins the series as one of the most mysterious — and the most important — characters: the voice of Lady Whistledown, the woman who somehow knows all the societal gossip before some of the biggest players. While Lady Whistledown’s identity is revealed to the viewer at the end of season 1, Andrews manages to charm and dazzle with her voice-overs that explain exactly what is going on, whether her subjects want to hear it or not.

"It's been a growing and learning experience. Every character one does, it's something different," Andrews said of doing voice work on EW's The Awardist podcast in June 2022. "It is a wholly different technique to do a voice-over — it allows a lot of freedom, a lot of throwing mud at the wall and seeing what sticks."

Of course, Andrews has starred in some of the most beloved films of all time. These include her Academy Award-winning performance in Mary Poppins (1964), as well as nominated turns in The Sound of Music (1965) and Victor/Victoria (1982), among many other notable appearances. Before transitioning to steady voice work, her most recent onscreen credit was Tooth Fairy (2010).

Since first being heard on Bridgerton in 2020, Andrews also lent her voice to The King's Daughter (2022) and Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022).

Andrews was married twice, first to set designer Tony Walton from 1959 to 1968, and then to director Blake Edwards from 1969 until his death in 2010. She is a mother to three daughters — Emma, Amy, and Joanna — a grandmother, and a great-grandmother.

Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury)

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Lady Danbury; Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa Andoh plays one of the most important characters in Bridgerton. As the all-knowing, all-seeing, always-conspiring Lady Agatha Danbury, she has unique access to the inner workings of society’s most eligible and important families. Lady Agatha is also the woman who raised the Duke of Hastings from the age of 11, and when he returns at the beginning of season 1, she is dead set on getting him matched and married.

“[People of color] were very suspicious about [Bridgerton] because we...aren’t taught all of our history," Andoh told Harper's Bazaar in March 2024. "Bridgerton is entertainment, it’s not a documentary, so you’ll see stories on a Shondaland epic scale — dresses in psychedelic orange that weren’t the color of the day, but they were the cut. We all like to hear a good story, and even more so if we feel we can be part of it. Bridgerton has done that on many different levels.”

Andoh has had a long and steady career since the '90s, with credits for movies and TV projects like Doctor Who, Invictus (2009), Fractured (2019), and more.

Since Bridgerton, the actress has appeared on The Witcher; reprised Lady Agatha in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story; and landed a gig on the upcoming miniseries The Red King.

In 2001, she married lecturer Howard Cunnell, with whom she shares two children. Andoh also has a daughter from a previous relationship.

Simone Ashley (Kate Sharma)

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Liam Daniel/Netflix; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Kate Sharma; Simone Ashley

In season 2, Simone Ashley joins the Bridgerton cast as Kate Sharma, who gains notoriety after she unexpectedly sparks interest in Anthony Bridgerton. Kate often finds herself standing in the way of Anthony’s planned match with her younger sister, Edwina, while also battling her own feelings about what’s happening inside.

"There's just something about her with Anthony. If anything, they're like magnets that just slowly come together as the series goes on," Ashley told EW in March 2022. "I love the fact that it's a slow burner, and that we earn those incredible fireworks and romantic moments between Kate and Anthony towards the end."

Viewers might recognize Ashley from Broadchurch, Sex Education, and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019).

Since appearing on Bridgerton in 2022, the actress has portrayed Ariel’s sister, Indira, in the live-action version of The Little Mermaid (2023).

Charithra Chandran (Edwina Sharma)

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Edwina Sharma; Charithra Chandran

As Kate Sharma’s younger sister Edwina, Charithra Chandran masterfully plays the part of a young woman who has been raised to be focused on marrying and who learns she can’t be afraid to be herself.

"The one thing that I said to [creator] Chris Van Dusen before filming started was, 'I don't want Edwina to simply be a plot device for someone else's story or a vehicle for the story to progress. I want her to be her own person and to have her own plot and narrative," Chandran told EW in March 2022. "And I'm so grateful to Chris and the writers for giving me as rich a story as they ended up giving me."

With two credits to her name — Eternals (2021) and Alex Rider — Chandran had her big break on the Netflix series. (In February 2024, the actress confirmed to Variety that she will not be returning for season 3.) She then acted in various onscreen projects, including Testament: The Parables Retold (2022), How to Date Billy Walsh (2024), and Pillow Talk.

Ruby Barker (Marina, Lady Crane)

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Liam Daniel/Netflix; Lia Toby/Getty

Ruby Barker is most known for her time in Bridgerton as Marina, a cousin of the Featheringtons who comes into town and stirs up interest by the suitors sought after by her elder cousins. Marina's storyline takes a turn when she realizes she's pregnant from a secret affair back home with Sir George Crane. After being locked in a room by Lady Featherington, Marina gets engaged to Phillip Crane (Chris Fulton) — the brother of her child's father.

"We're used to seeing mixed-race characters in particular playing the stereotypical bubbly best friend, lit with golden light from behind with the Afro. We play a certain trope...but Marina completely broke out of that, and I love that about her," Barker told PopSugar UK in February 2022. "It just gave her agency. I think that's empowering, seeing any character of any different color, creed, or background playing roles that push the usual narrative and challenge people's potential biases that they have about us and about who we are."

Before the hit Netflix series, Barker held acting gigs on the series Wolfblood, Doctors, and Cobra, as well as in the 2020 film How to Stop a Recurring Dream.

In 2022, Barker was hospitalized due to her mental health, and a year later, she revealed in an interview on Oxford University’s LOAF podcast that Netflix nor Shondaland provided any support during her "psychotic breaks" while filming Bridgerton. Following her departure after season 1, the actress appeared in the horror film Baghead (2024).

Sabrina Bartlett (Siena Rosso)

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Siena Rosso; Sabrina Bartlett

In season 1, Sabrina Bartlett stars as Anthony Bridgerton's love interest, opera singer Siena Rosso. Despite their feelings for one another — and their extreme sexual chemistry — Anthony’s position in society meant that he and Siena could never have a real relationship.

"[Bridgerton] felt like this wonderful unbridled, shameless exploration of sex that we haven’t seen before, which I found so liberating," Bartlett told Tatler magazine in September 2021 (per the Daily Mail).

Prior to her role in Bridgerton, Bartlett could be seen in the short film The Crossing (2014) and episodes of Poldark, Game of Thrones, Knightfall, and Victoria.

Since departing the series, Bartlett has starred in The Larkins (the 2021 series adaptation of H. E. Bates' The Darling Buds of May). She’s slated to star in the upcoming films One Night in Bath and Arsenic Lane.

Bessie Carter (Prudence Featherington)

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Prudence Featherington; Bessie Carter

Bessie Carter plays Prudence, the oldest of the Featherington daughters. At the beginning of the series, Prudence is in year three of attempting to find a husband, and in seasons 2 and 3, she remains in the same position.

Carter believes that ultimately, Prudence is infatuated with one of the most important people in her life: her mom. “I [got] to find out what Prudence is like without her go-to sort of companion, sort of best mate really," she told The Wrap in April 2022. "And I think she sort of really wants to emulate her mother.”

Pre-Bridgerton, Carter snagged supporting parts in Les Misérables (2012), the miniseries Howard’s End, and The Good Liar (2019), among other projects.

Since landing her role on Bridgerton, she's popped up in episodes of I Hate Suzie.

Ben Miller (Lord Archibald, Baron Featherington)

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Baron Featherington; Ben Miller

Ben Miller is Lord Archibald, the Featherington patriarch. As season 1 progresses, viewers learn that Baron Featherington has a notorious gambling problem and has spent most of his family’s resources in the process, leaving Portia to scramble to find husbands for her daughters to secure their futures. He dies in season 1 following a bet gone wrong, though his exact death is not shown on the series.

"[Bridgerton] was the most enormous TV show. I mean the most enormous production I've ever seen or been involved in, it was like shooting three big feature films at the same time," he told Radio Times in December 2021. "It's very bold in its creativity as well. A lot of it is actually more authentic than most period costumes you'd see in terms of the diversity and the characters.... It just felt very liberating and I think people love that about it as it's a breath of fresh air."

Pre-Bridgerton, Miller appeared in various film and TV projects since the '90s, including Armstrong and Miller, Primeval, Paddington 2 (2017), and Johnny English Strikes Again (2018).

He has enjoyed a number of gigs since leaving the series, including the titular role on Professor T; a 2022 episode of the series Doc Martin; and the movie The Loneliest Boy in the World (2022).

From 2004 to 2011, Miller was married to actress Belinda Stewart-Wilson, with whom he shares a son. He also shares a son and daughter with his second ex-wife, film producer Jessica Parker.

Hannah Dodd (Francesca Bridgerton)

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Liam Daniel/Netflix; Karwai Tang/WireImage

Francesca Bridgerton; Hannah Dodd

For season 3, Hannah Dodd takes on the role of Francesca Bridgerton, initially played by Ruby Stokes in seasons 1 and 2. (After Stokes was cast in Lockwood & Co., she was unable to commit the time needed for the show, per TVLine.)

“I had no idea what I’d got myself in with the character," Dodd — who was previously most known for her role in Enola Holmes 2 (2022) — told the Italian Reve in November 2022. "I loved the show, I’d watched the show but I’d never read the books, so the first thing I did was go and get her book because I needed to understand who it was that I was playing.”

Dodd is also known for her roles in the film Eternals and shows like Harlots and Anatomy of a Scandal.

Daniel Francis (Marcus Anderson)



Season 3 of Bridgerton welcomes Daniel Francis as Marcus Anderson, "a charismatic presence who lights up any room he enters." While the sneak peek photos reveal Marcus alongside Lady Agatha Danbury (is there history there?), the teaser trailer shows him sharing a more-than-friendly glance with none other than Lady Violet Bridgerton herself.

Before Bridgerton, Francis had other TV stints on Once Upon a Time, Stay Close, Liaison, and The Wheel of Time.

Sam Phillips (Lord Debling)



In season 3 of Bridgerton, prepare to meet Sam Phillips as Lord Debling, a charming nobleman with quirky hobbies — vying for the affection of Lady Penelope Featherington and giving Colin Bridgerton a run for his money in the pursuit of her heart.

“Lord Debling is seen as an outsider,” Phillips told Shondaland in February 2024. “He lives on the fringes of society, and he is after a love match this season; he’s after someone who goes against the grain, someone who is a little bit of an outsider like him. And he spots Penelope. He thinks she’s special because she’s sort of seen as an outsider too. Lord Debling is interested in other things outside of the norms of society. For instance, he loves wildlife, he’s a conservationist, and he is a vegetarian.”

Prior to Bridgerton, Sam appeared in other period dramas such as Far From the Madding Crowd (2015), The Crown, and To Olivia (2021).

James Phoon (Harry Dankworth)



Another season 3 newcomer is James Phoon, who will play the dapper yet dim-witted Harry Dankworth. As the preview photos suggest, Harry is seen with Prudence Featherington entwined in his arms (a new budding romance perhaps?).

Before appearing on Bridgerton, Phoon built his résumé with voice work on animated projects like Dodo and Doctor Who: The Lost Stories, a Broadway stint for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and a recurring role as Hamish on BBC's Wreck.

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