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‘Bridgerton’ Cast: Catch Up With the Stars of the Delightful Regency Era Series

Find out who's set to star in the upcoming season!


When it comes to historical dramas, there’s nothing quite like Bridgerton. Based on the popular series of books by Julia Quinn, the show follows the romantic relationships of the eight Bridgerton siblings during the Regency era in England.

The show, which debuted on Netflix in 2020, has gained a large fanbase thanks to its diverse and charismatic cast, gorgeous costumes and production design and juicy drama.

The show’s third season is set to air on May 16, 2024, and will follow Penelope Featherington as she teams up with Colin Bridgerton to try and find eligible prospects for the year.

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Before the much-anticipated new season debuts, find out what the Bridgerton cast has been up to — and see which cast members are coming back for season three. 

Still need to see the Bridgerton cast in action? You can watch the season three trailer here, and you can stream seasons one and two of the show on Netflix

Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton 

Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton (Bridgerton cast)
Left: 2020; Right: 2024; Steve Granitz/Getty

The lovely Phoebe Dynevor played Daphne Bridgerton, the show’s first diamond (or eligible young lady of the court) of the season.

Prior to Bridgerton, Dynevor could be seen in shows like Dickensian (2015 — 2016), Snatch (2017 — 2018) and Younger (2017 — 2021). Her last role was the 2023 erotic thriller Fair Play.

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Dynevor is not going to be in Bridgerton’s upcoming season, but will be in two upcoming films, Anniversary and Inheritance.

Jonathan Bailey as Lord Anthony Bridgerton: Bridgerton cast

Jonathan Bailey as Lord Anthony Bridgerton 
Left: 2022; Right: 2024; Steve Granitz/Getty

The handsome Jonathan Bailey brought the oldest of the Bridgerton siblings, Lord Anthony Bridgerton, to life, and was the star of season two.

Bailey started out as a child actor in 1997. He eventually acted in movies like Five Children and It (2004), Testament of Youth (2014) and The Mercy (2018). He was already a seasoned TV actor before Bridgerton, with roles in Off the Hook (2009), Leonardo (2011 — 2012), Broadchurch (2013 — 2015), W1A (2014 — 2017) and Crashing (2016).

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Since getting cast as Lord Anthony, Bailey appeared in the 2023 miniseries Fellow Travelers, and he will be returning for Bridgerton‘s third season. He’ll also be in the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked.

Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton 

Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton (Bridgerton cast)
Left: 2020; Right: 2024; Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Luke Newton plays the sweet and good-humored third Bridgerton son, Colin Bridgerton.

Before the show, he acted in shows like The Cut (2011) and The Lodge (2016 — 2017). He most recently starred in the 2023 movie The Shape of Things.

Newton will be one of the stars of Bridgerton season three.  

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Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton: Bridgerton cast

Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton 
Left: 2022; Right: 2024; Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Claudia Jessie plays the smart, ahead-of-her-time bookworm Eloise Bridgerton.

Before heading to “the ton” (what the show calls upper-crust society), Jessie appeared in the show Doctors from 2012 to 2014 and also could be seen in shows like Line of Duty (2017), Vanity Fair (2018), Porters (2017 — 2019) and Defending the Guilty (2019). She was part of the web series Dixi from 2014 to 2016, and acted in the 2016 period film Their Finest.

Most recently, Jessie starred in the 2022 miniseries Bali 2002. She will be coming back for season three of Bridgerton.

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Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton 

Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton (Bridgerton cast)
Left: 2022; Right: 2024; Dave Benett/Getty

Luke Thompson plays the second-oldest Bridgerton sibling, the artistic and bohemian Benedict Bridgerton.

Prior to being in the show, he acted in Shakespeare plays like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and King Lear. He also had a small role in the blockbuster 2017 World War II drama Dunkirk. 

Thompson was in the show In the Club from 2014 to 2016. In 2023, he appeared in the miniseries Transatlantic and starred in the theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed novel A Little Life

He will be back for Bridgerton‘s upcoming season. 

Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton: Bridgerton cast

Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton 
Left: 2020; Right: 2023; Mike Marsland/Getty

Ruth Gemmell was already a veteran actress when she was cast in Bridgerton as Lady Violet, the matriarch of the Bridgerton family. She began her career in the early ’90s.

Some of Gemmell’s earlier roles include films like Fever Pitch (1997), Good (2008), F (2010) and Cliffs of Freedom (2019) and series like Silent Witness (1996 — 2004), Eastenders (2009), Utopia (2013 — 2014), Home Fires (2015 — 2016) and Deep State (2019).

Gemmell also starred in the spinoff show Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story in 2023, and her character will be returning for the new season.

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Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington (Bridgerton cast)
Left: 2022; Right:; Dominik Bindl/Getty

Before she played the witty and likable Penelope Featherington, Irish actress Nicola Coughlan starred in another beloved show, the ’90s-set comedy Derry Girls, which ran from 2018 to 2022. 

Coughlan did a variety of voiceover roles early in her career. She then appeared in the 2018 series Harlots. She played one of the Barbies in the 2023 mega-hit Barbie and has stayed busy, with appearances in the film Seize Them! and the series Big Mood in 2024.

Coughlan will be the main character of the Bridgerton cast in season three, alongside Luke Newton. 

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Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings: Bridgerton cast

Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings
2020/2024; Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Regé-Jean Page, who played the Duke of Hastings, rode in on a horse in season one of Bridgerton and stole our hearts.

Before joining the high society of 19th-century London, Page had a bit part in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 in 2010 and appeared in the 2016 remake of the historical miniseries Roots (2016).

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Page’s other TV work includes Waterloo Road (2015) and For the People (2018 — 2019). He also acted in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in 2016, and has been in movies like Mortal Engines (2018), Sylvie’s Love (2020), The Gray Man (2022) and Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023).

Sadly, Page only appeared in the first season of Bridgerton and will not be back for the new one, but he’s set to star in an upcoming miniseries adaptation of the classic Western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Simone Ashley as Kathani ‘Kate’ Sharma

Simone Ashley as Kathani 'Kate' Sharma (Bridgerton cast)
Left: 2022; Right: 2024; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Unlike many of the Bridgerton cast members, Simone Ashley did not appear in the show’s first season but rather joined in season two in 2022. She plays Kate Sharma, Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s fiery love interest.

Ashley’s best-known work before Bridgerton was the hit teen series Sex Education, which she was in from 2019 to 2021. She’s also been in films like Boogie Man (2018), Kill Ben Lyk (2018), Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) and the 2023 live-action Little Mermaid. Her most recent role was providing voiceover work in the 2024 animated movie 10 Lives.

Ashley will be back for the new season of Bridgerton, and also has upcoming roles in the films Picture This and This Tempting Madness.

Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury: Bridgerton cast

Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury 
Left: 2020; Right: 2024; Robin L Marshall/Getty

With nearly 100 credits to her name, Adjoa Andoh, who plays the powerful and elegant Lady Agatha Danbury, is certainly no stranger to the screen.

Andoh has been acting consistently since the early ’90s, and was in the cast of the long-running British medical drama Casualty from 1993 to 2003. She also had an eight-episode run on the beloved series Dr. Who from 2006 to 2008 and appeared in episodes of Law & Order: UK from 2011 to 2014.

Like some of her Bridgerton castmates, Andoh has a number of Shakespeare productions on her resume, including Julius Caesar, Troilus and Cressida and Richard II. She can also be seen in films like Invictus (2009), Fractured (2019) and Brighton (2019).

Andoh appeared in the Bridgerton spinoff Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story in 2023, and will be in Bridgerton season three. She will also be part of the upcoming series The Red King.

Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte 

Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte (Bridgerton cast)
Left: 2022; Right: 2024; Unique Nicole/Getty

Rounding out the Bridgerton cast is Golda Rosheuvel, who is better known as none other than Queen Charlotte.

Rosheuvel has been acting since 2000. Her earlier work includes appearances in shows like Silent Witness (2008 — 2019), Luther (2011), Dead Boss (2012) and Rev (2014). She also acted in the films Lady Macbeth (2016) and Dune (2021)

Rosheuvel was the star of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story in 2023 and will return for the upcoming season of Bridgerton. 

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