When released back in 2020, Bridgerton quickly went on to break records by becoming Netflix’s biggest series ever with 82 million households watching in the first 28 days. Based on Julia Quinn’s novels, the plot follows the English Regency era, when it was tradition to present women debutantes at court in order to receive marriage proposals. As old-fashioned as it sounds, the story very much follows modern ideologies.

Ahead of its season two premier on Netflix, Bridgerton has been renewed for two more seasons. Even though season one's romantic lead Regé-Jean Page has said his farewell to the show and will not return in season two, we’re excited to see what they have in store. In the meantime, have a look at other places you may have seen the Bridgerton cast.

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8 Luke Thompson — Benedict Bridgerton


Starting with the role of Benedict Bridgerton, one of the three older Bridgerton brothers, Benedict is played by none other than Luke Thompson. You probably haven't seen much of this English actor on TV since he has a prominent career in theater, which has earned him nominations for the oldest UK theatrical award ceremony Evening Standard and for the Ian Charleson Award as well. Besides starring in Bridgerton, he also plays the role of Simon Lambert in BBC One's In The Club, which follows the lives of soon-to-be young parents.

7 Ruby Barker — Marina Thompson


Believe it or not, Ruby Barker started her acting career with advertisements and was planning to study International Relations before finally deciding to pursue drama. She won the Best Actress award at the British Urban Film Festival for playing the role of Yakira in a drama movie How To Stop a Recurring Dream (2020). The plot follows Yakira who kidnaps her younger sister after the announcement of their parents getting split custody — something Baker has a personal experience with, since she comes from a divorced family. Another project of hers worth mentioning is the fantasy series called Wolfblood, which is about teenagers who turn into mythical creatures during the full moon.

6 Sabrina Bartlett — Siena Rosso


Bartlett is best known for her television work, starring in all kinds of genres. She has starred in the World War I British-Polish series called The Passing Bells (2014) as the main character's German girlfriend. The most popular place you may have caught a sight of her before is in the final episode of Game of Thrones as Handmaid. With regard to her recent work, she currently plays the character of Mariette Larkin in the TV series The Larkins. We wonder if Siena (Barlett) will make an appearance in the second season of Bridgerton at all, given how she's had her own storyline of an independent woman.

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5 Claudia Jessie — Eloise Bridgerton


Would it shock you to know that Claudia Jessie is 32 years old, considering how young Eloise Bridgerton is? The actress has been around for quite some time and is most known for her television roles. The mix of day-to-day, light period drama with heavy topics of misogyny and sexism that is the BBC series WPC 56 stars Jessie as a successor of a woman police constable. Jessie is no newbie to historical dramas as she has previously starred in the ITV's Vanity Fair as Amelia Sedley, the lead character's naive best friend. As for her smaller movie roles, she starred in a Sam Claflin movie Their Finest Hour and A Half (2016).

4 Nicola Coughlan — Penelope Featherington


What a great chance to talk about the powerhouse of an actress that Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) is. The versatility to seamlessly play both dramatic and comedic roles takes an immense amount of talent. And that, she's definitely got. Before getting cast in Bridgerton, Coughlan made a name for herself as Clare Devlin in the Channel 4 series Derry Girls. Her queer character, in the teen sitcom following young girls navigating through their teenage years, is criminally underrated. She has also done some theater projects, such as the West End's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

3 Jonathan Bailey — Anthony Bridgerton


We honestly can't wait to have a queer actor (Jonathan Bailey) and an Indian actress (Simone Ashley) as the two main leads in season two in one of Netflix's biggest shows ever. Putting aside the excitement for the upcoming season, let's talk about Bailey's previous acting roles. In 2018, Bailey played the character of Jamie in a West End's revival of the musical Company, which earned him the 2019 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Although Bridgerton introduced the actor to masses, he has had some dedicated fans from as early as 2011 when he starred in a CBBC TV series Leonardo, set in a 15th century Florence.

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2 Phoebe Dynevor — Daphne Bridgerton


Although sometimes scrutinized and questioned as the woman lead by the public eye, Phoebe Dynevor has done an amazing job portraying Daphne Bridgeton in season one. Beginning her career as a child actress, Dynevor has starred in many television roles. She played a supporting role of Lauren Miller in BBC's drama series Prisoners Wives, which focuses on women dealing with their husbands' incarceration. In 2017, she joined the cast of the critically acclaimed TV series Younger as Clare. Another television series she stars in is the organized crime-focused series Snatch. For her feature film debut, Dynevor played the role of the 30s ceramic artist Clarice Cliff in The Colour Room. As for her future endeavors, Dynevor is said to star in an adaptation of Jonathan Stroud's The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne.

1 Regé-Jean Page — Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings


Although Regé-Jean Page will not be appearing in season two due to the numerous big projects he has been offered as of late, we're still going to the look at his previous acting roles. The actor has starred in many television roles, like many of his cast mates, before blowing up in popularity after Bridgerton. As many other British actors, he appeared in the school drama series Waterloo Road, where he played an openly gay character Guy Braxton. He also starred in an American TV series Roots (2016), which tells the story of an African man being shipped to North America as a slave. Page has yet another American TV show to his name — this time a legal drama called For The People (2018). The actor certainly has a bright future ahead as he's said to star in Netflix's The Gray Man (2022) and the reboot of Dungeons & Dragons.