Who Is India Ria Amarteifio, Star of ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’?

Allow us to introduce you to actress India Ria Amarteifio, who is currently gracing our television screens as the young Queen Charlotte in the highly anticipated Netflix spinoff series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. The new drama series offers a glimpse into her origin story, from her rise to power to her romantic (and don’t forget steamy) love story with King George

Aside from her titular role in the series (which premiered this week), we didn't really know much about the 21-year-old actress. For example, what other TV shows and movies has she starred in? And how long has she been acting?

Keep scrolling for everything we know about actress India Ria Amarteifio.

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1. Who Is India Ria Amarteifio?

India Ria Amarteifio is a young British actress who grew up in Twickenham, London. She has been acting ever since she was a little kid, starting her career in the West End, which showcases some of the biggest productions and plays on the London stage.

Aside from acting, Amarteifio also has a deep passion for dance. She auditioned to be a part of the Richmond Academy of Dance in 2012 and later earned a scholarship to go to the Sylvia Young Theatre School.

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2. Does She Play Queen Charlotte in the ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel Series?

Why yes, she does. Inspired by the popular series Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is a prequel that tells the story of a young Queen Charlotte, way before she became the ruler of the Ton.

Amarteifio makes her grand debut in the first episode of the series, where she plays Charlotte AKA the future wife of King George. But, based on the first official teaser, she doesn’t seem interested in royal life. 

“Why me?” she asks, to which someone responds, “Charlotte, there are worse fates than marrying the King of England.”

But, when Charlotte discovers the king is keeping a dark secret, she takes it upon herself to make a seat of her own in the monarchy.

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3. What Else Has India Ria Amarteifio Starred in?

As a child, Amarteifio made her West End debut as young Nala in The Lion King in 2011. She also appeared in theater productions of Matilda the Musical and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, where she played the role of Violet Beauregarde. 

In 2013, she finally made the transition from theater to screen by appearing in the BBC One film, titled Gangsta Granny.

She went on to star in other television shows like The Interceptor, the ninth season of Doctor Who, The Evermoor Chronicles, Line of Duty and The Tunnel

Before landing the lead role in the Bridgerton prequel, Amarteifio made her feature film debut in the 2019 comedy-drama Military Wives. Oh, and she also starred in the 2022 sci-fi series, The Midwich Cuckoos. (Talk about being booked and busy.) 

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