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Netflix’s Bridgerton Cast, Characters, and Show Guide

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A guide for the Netflix series “Bridgerton.” Noted are cast members, information about their character(s), and details about the series throughout its run.


Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Network(s)Netflix
Created or Developed ByChris Van Dusen
First Aired12/25/2020

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Notable Locations & Items

  • London (1.1): Where the show takes place
  • Mayfair (1.5): The section of London the show takes place in
  • Clyvedon (1.6): The Duke’s castle
    • History (1.6): Was built in 1706 for Admiral Thomas due to victories against the French and given by Queen Anne.

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Date The Show Begins (1.1): The show begins a few days before Tuesday, April 6th, 1813.

The Bridgerton Family

Lady Violet (Ruth Gemmell)

Lady Violet (Ruth Gemmell) escorting her daughter
Lady Violet (Ruth Gemmell)

With the passing of her husband, the matriarch of the Bridgerton family is in a small rut as she finds her oldest, Anthony, the new man of the house, sometimes in conflict with her. Especially in regards to how he should step up and Daphne enjoying the courting process.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1

Quotes & Gifs


Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor)

Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) being presented to the queen
Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor)

The oldest daughter of Lady Violet, there was a time when Daphne was touted as the most flawless of those to debut this season. However, between her brother and Lady Whistledown, she went from the belle of the ball to nearly a social pariah.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Country or City (1.3): Prefer the country

Quotes & Gifs


Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey)

Anthony is the oldest son and overall oldest child of Lady Violet, who didn’t necessarily want to take over as head of the house. For one, he was rather enjoying his affairs with Siena, an opera singer, and didn’t desire to take up the work his father left behind. However, with two brothers not yet ready to lead the family, he had no choice.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Education (1.1): Went to Oxford at the same take as Simon and both gained a rake reputation during their time there and after
  • Old Friend (1.3): Has known Simon for at least 20 years

Quotes & Gifs


Colin (Luke Newton)

Colin (Luke Newton) at a ball
Colin (Luke Newton)

Colin is the adorable brother set for a campaign in Greece.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1

Quotes & Gifs


Eloise (Claudia Jessie)

Eloise (Claudia Jessie) processing what her sister is going through
Eloise (Claudia Jessie)

Daphne’s little sister that abhors all that high society calls for from women, while at the same time limits them from doing. Thus, she hopes to find a way to carve out a life where she isn’t forced into marriage and can be a woman who works – preferably as a writer.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 2

Quotes & Gifs


Benedict (Luke Thompson)

Benedict (Luke Thompson) talking to Henry
Benedict (Luke Thompson)

The second oldest of Lady Violet’s children, and second oldest son, who is into the arts and glad he doesn’t have the responsibilities of the viscount.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 4

Quotes & Gifs


Rose (Molly McGlynn)

Rose (Molly McGlynn) and Daphne talking about sex
Rose (Molly McGlynn) and Daphne

Rose is Daphne’s Lady’s maid.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 6

Quotes & Gifs


The Featherington Family

Archibald (Ben Miller)

Archibald Featherington (Ben Miller) reading the paper
Archibald Featherington (Ben Miller)

Archibald is the head of the Featherington family and is known for having a serious gambling problem.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 4

Quotes & Gifs


Lady Portia (Polly Walker)

Lady Portia is a matriarch who could easily evolve into a similar persona to Cinderella’s stepmother, with the nasty children to boot.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Marriage Length (1.8): Was married for 22 years

Quotes & Gifs


Penelope (Nicola Coughlan)

Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) on her way to a ball
Penelope (Nicola Coughlan)

Sweet Penelope is a bit of a black sheep in the family. Partly due to her desire to read and learn, but mostly due to her being far kinder than her mother or siblings.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1

Quotes & Gifs


Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker)

Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker) being courted by many gentlemen callers
Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker)

A cousin of Lady Portia’s husband, who comes from a farming family with a very little dowry, but she ends up in Lady Portia’s home and steals the thunder of nearly all young ladies who debuted that season.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Size of Dowry (1.1): According to Lady Portia, she has a four-figure dowry
  • A Scandal (1.1): We learn that she was sent away to the Featherington home because she is pregnant. Now, by who? That’s has yet to be discovered.
  • The Father (1.2): His name is George Crane who is currently fighting in Spain

Quotes & Gifs


Philipa (Harriet Cains)

Philipa (Harriet Cains) as a gentleman comes to the house
Philipa (Harriet Cains)

One of Lady Portia and Archibald’s daughters.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 4

Quotes & Gifs


Siena (Sabrina Bartlett)

Siena (Sabrina Bartlett) performing
Siena (Sabrina Bartlett)

Siena is a local soprano opera singer who has had a lasting affair with Anthony Bridgerton.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1

Quotes & Gifs


The Hastings Family

Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page)

Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) riding into town
Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page)

With his father’s recent death, this Oxford-educated young man has become not only a Duke but one of the most eligible bachelors around.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Younger Versions (1.2): His 4-year-old self is played by Oscar Coleman, and 11-year-old Simon played by Lucas Booth-Clibborn

Quotes & Gifs


Lord Hastings (Richard Pepple)

Lord Hastings (Richard Pepple) admonishing his son
Lord Hastings (Richard Pepple)

Lord Hastings is Simon’s father who, due to Simon’s stammer as a child, disowned him and made very little effort to rear his son. Thus, when he was 4, Lady Danbury took up the role to the best of her abilities.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 2
  • First Of His Name (1.2): Queen Charlotte was the one who made him into a lord.

Quotes & Gifs


The Duchess of Hastings (Daphne Di Cinto)

A portrait of Simon's mother, the former Duchess of Hastings
Duchess of Hastings (Daphne Di Cinto)

Simon’s mother who died after giving birth to him, post multiple attempts to conceive and have a child.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 2

Quotes & Gifs


Mrs. Colson (Pippa Haywood)

Mrs. Colson (Pippa Haywood) talking to Daphne
Mrs. Colson (Pippa Haywood)

The caretaker of Clyvedon, the home of the Duke of Hastings.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 6

Quotes & Gifs


Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh)

Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) acting as if she gave Simon an option to come to her party
Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh)

Lady Danbury is Simon’s host in London, and one with notable sway over him and the social season.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Like A Son To Me (1.2): Lady Danbury was a close friend of the Duchess of Hastings and after her death, she lost contact with Simon. But, when he was 4, she became reacquainted and didn’t necessarily raise him but took on the role of aunty.

Quotes & Gifs


Lady Whistledown (Julie Andrews)

The writer of a local gossip column who, with each released issue, throws everyone into disarray with her sometimes biting, yet often accurate, reveals.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1

Quotes & Gifs


Nigel Berbrooke (Jamie Beamish)

Nigel Berbrooke (Jamie Beamish) courting Daphne
Nigel Berbrooke (Jamie Beamish)

After Anthony and Lady Whistledown nearly ruin Daphne’s options, he is the only one left. Which for Anthony, on paper, seems like a good match since he is rich, without debt, or any known proclivities.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1

Quotes & Gifs

The Royals

Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel)

Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) in a portrait
Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel)

Previously a singer before coming Queen, her reign has been the reason so many Black people on the show have titles and the riches they know.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 2
  • A Discovery (1.2): Discovered Mozart when he was 10.

Quotes & Gifs


Prince Friedrich (Freddie Stroma)

Prince Friedrich (Freddie Stroma) of Prussia
Prince Friedrich (Freddie Stroma)

The Prince of Prussia who comes to England, and was raised in England, for a wife.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 3

Quotes & Gifs


King George (James Fleet)

King George (James Fleet) having a meal
King George (James Fleet)

Queen Charlotte’s husband who has lucid days, but often exhibits symptoms that are associated with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 5
  • Children (1.5): Has at least two children with Queen Charlotte, one being George and the other Amelia.

Quotes & Gifs


Will (Martins Imhangbe)

Will (Martins Imhangbe) in a suit
Will (Martins Imhangbe)

Simon’s trainer and friend, who is a boxer that is working his way to holding a notable exhibition series.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 4

Quotes & Gifs


Alice (Emma Naomi)

Alice (Emma Naomi) talking with Will and Simon
Alice (Emma Naomi)

Will’s wife, and business partner, who is a bigger advocate for him than Simon.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 5

Quotes & Gifs


Henry (Julian Ovenden)

Henry (Julian Ovenden) talking to Benedict
Henry (Julian Ovenden)

A locally famous and highly sought out artist known for his portraits.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 4

Quotes & Gifs


Cressida (Jessica Madsen)

Cressida (Jessica Madsen) threatening Daphne
Cressida (Jessica Madsen)

Cressida is one of Daphne’s biggest rivals who is said to have the money, but not the face.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 5

Quotes & Gifs


Genevieve (Kathryn Drysdale)

Genevieve (Kathryn Drysdale) and Benedict in a carriage with Eloise
Genevieve (Kathryn Drysdale) and Benedict

A popular seamstress who fakes a French accent to seem more fancy.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 7

Quotes & Gifs


Phillip (Chris Fulton)

Phillip (Chris Fulton) proposing to Marina
Phillip (Chris Fulton)

The brother of Sir George, the father of Marina’s child.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 8

Quotes & Gifs

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