Imagine Pride and Prejudice married Gossip Girl and had a baby, that wonderful baby is Bridgerton. Ever since its debut on Christmas, Bridgerton has taken Netflix by storm. In a matter of days, it globally rose to the top 10 slots on the streaming platform. The show, based on the novels by Julia Quinn revolves around the Regency-era romance of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). With great wisdom and brilliance, the writers have depicted how the world would have been had race never been a barrier to love.
The show narrated by Julie Andrews exposes the lives and secrets of elite families as debutantes come out to society and find their match. If you are a big period movie watcher, this show will definitely top your list. Scroll below to check out some fun facts about the Bridgerton cast
1. Regé-Jean Page who plays the role of Simon Basset is a native of London and spent his childhood in Zimbabwe.
2. Before landing a role in Bridgerton, Page earned a name for himself through TV shows and films like Roots, For The People, and Mortal Engines.
3. Born in the summers of 1975, Phoebe Dynevor is a native of Manchester, England.
4. Phoebe Dynevor made her acting debut when she was just 14.
5. It is not the first time Dynevor and Page are sharing their onscreen chemistry. Previously the duo was spotted working together on Britain’s Waterloo Road.
6. Nicola Coughlan hails from the city of Galway, Ireland, and has been acting since childhood.
7. Before bagging her role as Bridgerton’s fan favorite Penelope Featherington, Coughlan sharpened her acting skills at the Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting.
8. Prior to getting cast as Anthony Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey received the accolade of Laurence Olivier Award for his role as Jaimie in the 2018 West End revival of Company.
9. Claudia Jessie who plays the role of Eloise Bridgerton, grew up on a barge in Birmingham, England.
10. She is one of the very few celebrities who is nowhere to be found on social media. She claims that social media is definitely not a place where she would find happiness.
12. The very charming Luke Newton who plays Colin Bridgerton in the show, started his journey in acting in 2010 on the TV series short called The Cut.
13. Both Newton and his BriPdgerton costar Ruby Barker who plays Marina Thompson have appeared on the show Doctors but years apart.
14. London local Luke Thompson portrays the second eldest Bridgerton brother named Benedict. He previously attended the University of Bristol and later graduated from RADA in 2013.
15. Long before his role as Prince Friedrich, Freddie Stroma portrayed Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film franchise.
16. Stroma is happily married and tied the knot with his Unreal costar Johanna Braddy in December 2016.
17. Although Julie Andrews lends her voice to the character of Lady Whistledown, she never appears onscreen throughout the series.
18. Julie Andrews’ feature film debut took place in the 60s classic, Mary Poppins.
19. It is the efforts of Executive producer Shonda Rhimes which have brought us a show like Bridgerton. She’s the mind behind some of the most notable TV series like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.
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