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Awards, covers and world tours: A look at the Bridgerton cast’s huge fame outside the show

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Bridgerton firmed itself as a fan favourite ever since Netflix wowed us with the love story of Daphne and the Duke back in 2022. The show has only grown more popular since its first season, with Penelope’s love story being bumped up to season three due to fears around Nicola Coughlan’s schedule following her insane fame from the show. But it’s not just Nicola who’s caught the media’s attention – here’s a look at the successful lives of the Bridgerton cast who are famous outside of the show.

Nicola Coughlan

Penelope Featherington has been a fan favourite ever since she revealed her identity as Lady Whistledown was revealed to viewers. But Nicola has not only wowed us in the period drama, but also in her leading role in Derry Girls too. Outside of the show, she’s gone on to land roles in Channel 4 show Big Mood, Barbie and even the Doctor Who Christmas special coming in December.

Nicola travelled the world with Luke Newton ahead of the release of Bridgerton season three, sharing photos of them in Brazil, New York and Dublin. She’s also been the face of many magazine covers including Grazia, Elle, Marie Claire and Teen Vogue, a gig she described as a “true full circle moment” after being an avid reader when she was younger.

Simone Ashley

Unsurprisingly, Simone shot to fame after her love story in season two where Kate shared forbidden love with Anthony Bridgerton. Following her love story which aired last year. She even featured in the 2022 issue of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in European entertainment, as well as the Time 100 Next.

Appearing as the cover of British Vogue’s December 2022 and March 2024 issues, Simone most recently covered Vogue India. She was recently revealed as the new face of L’Oréal Paris. An icon living, really.

Luke Newton

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Outside of Bridgerton, Jonathan has been acclaimed for his roles in many theatres in plays and performances, even winning the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries in 2023. Perhaps his love for plays stemmed from his childhood, where he was a hardcore theatre kid and worked on performances such as Tiny Tim and Young Scrooge.

He’s next set to appear as Fiyero in the two-part movie musical Wicked. Rumor has it that he even entered talks to star in fourth installment of the Jurassic World film series. Now that, I cannot wait to see.

Alongside his acting gigs, he’s an avid supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and charities, running Hackney Half earlier this year where he raised over £30,000.

Regé-Jean Page

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Despite not appearing in season two or three of Bridgerton, Regé was heavily celebrated for his performance as the Duke in season one. He received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People and was also named in Time magazine’s 100 Next List in 2021.

Regé was even nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his role, so it was disappointing to see him turn down the offer to act in the later seasons of Bridgerton, with claims that his career is now in “rebuilding mode” after later projects failed to take off.

He’s also appeared in Netflix’s film The Gray Man which received mixed reviews. In 2022 he was also made the face of Armani Code. Most recently, he acted in the fantasy film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Modern roles aren’t for him, clearly.

Claudia Jessie

After landing the role of Eloise in Bridgerton all the way back in 2020, Claudia has only gone on to wow us more. She’s undoubtedly the best character in the season due to her wit and confidence to be blunt and bold, but outside of the period drama she’s featured in quite a lot else.

Claudia has also appeared in Australian drama, Bali 2002, for which she was nominated for the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress. Last year, she also narrated the audiobook The Rebound by Leeanne Slade, which was voted one of Audible’s best books of 2020. She has no social media, but we can look forward to seeing her in the upcoming Netflix series, Toxic Town. She really is an “it” girl, and not just because she grew up on a houseboat.

Hannah Dodd

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Despite only joining the famous Bridgerton cast in season three, Hannah has already appeared in a load of shows and films, including as Sarah Chapman in the Netflix film Enola Holmes 2, alongside Millie Bobby-Brown. She also acted in Flowers in the Attic: The Origin, a miniseries prequel based on the novel Garden of Shadows.

After replacing Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton, Hannah was also announced as the face of Aveda’s Botanical Repair campaign. She’s also recently been on the cover of Elle and looked absolutely stunning too.

Part one of Bridgerton season three is available on Netflix now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes and more like this look at the famous Bridgerton cast outside of the show,  like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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