5 Shows Featuring Your Fave ‘Bridgerton’ Cast Members
You've probably heard of a little show called Bridgerton by now. It quickly became the most-watched new series in Netflix history, and it caused such a stir that the creators are already talking about making eight seasons. But while we wait for those subsequent seasons, we're also looking to find other shows starring this splendid cast. No need to worry. Until we catch up on the latest gossip from Lady Whistledown, check out these other five shows that feature your favorite 'Bridgerton' stars.
‘PRISONER'S WIVES’ featuring PHOEBE DYNEVOR
Before she made Daphne Bridgerton into our newest Regency-era obsession (move over, Elizabeth Bennet), Phoebe Dynevor held a recurring role on the series Younger (alongside Hilary Duff) and she was a main character in the series Snatch, based off the 2017 movie of the same name starring Benicio del Toro and Brad Pitt. But out of all her work, we recommend you check out Prisoner's Wives, a BBC drama series in which she plays Lauren Miller, the daughter of an imprisoned gangster.
‘FOR THE PEOPLE’ featuring REGÉ-JEAN PAGE
Possibly the biggest star to come out of Bridgerton is Regé-Jean Page, who became the heartthrob across the world after his turn as Simon Basset. Page's roles have ranged from being a regular on the tenth series of Waterloo Road (a show in which his co-star, Phoebe Dynevor, had previously been a cast member) to playing Chicken George in the 2016 remake of Roots. Yet, if you're looking for another role as swoonworthy as Simon, we suggest For the People, the ABC legal drama where Page plays Leonard Knox, an Assistant US Attorney.
‘DERRY GIRLS’ featuring NICOLA COUGHLAN
One of the most delightful characters on Bridgerton is Penelope "Pen" Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan. While Penelope's character tugged at our heartstrings with her unrequited affections (and we won't spoil that season ending), she also had a main role in another period drama, Harlots. Yet, we would be remiss not to highlight Coughlan's run as Clare Devlin on the British sitcom Derry Girls. The series has two seasons so far (with a third being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic), but Coughlan as a Catholic schoolgirl is something you will not want to miss.
‘CRASHING’ featuring JONATHAN BAILEY
Jonathan Bailey, who stars as the eldest Bridgerton child, Anthony (whose romantic life will become the main focus of season two), has covered a wide range of roles in theatre, film and television. Bailey has played everyone from Leonardo da Vinci in the TV series Leonardo, to Jamie in a stage performance of Company, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award. However, if you want to watch Bailey in a strikingly different role from his Bridgerton character, then check him out as the brash, sex-obsessed Sam in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Crashing.
‘VANITY FAIR’ featuring CLAUDIA JESSE PEYTON
Finally, we have to include the independent, well-read Eloise Bridgerton, played by Claudia Jesse Peyton. While Peyton's sharp tongue and restless search for Lady Whistledown brought her to the public's attention, she had previously held recurring roles on British series like Doctors and Porters. But her most notable role is that of Amelia Sedley in the miniseries Vanity Fair. This historical drama, based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, features stars like Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), while Peyton plays the daughter of a wealthy London family (sounds familiar).
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