After their lustful start things got rocky but the Duke and Duchess patched things up and look set to live happily ever after with their baby. He had the main role of Ben Evans in Disney Channel series The Lodge and has starred in Doctors and Mr Selfridge. Within the show, the two characters most obsessed with Lady Whistledown’s identity are Eloise Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte, but neither of them gets close to guessing the truth until the very end of the show. Actress Ruby Barker's life hasn't been as traumatic. Lady Whistledown’s identity remained a mystery until the season finale. It is Lady Whistledown who raises — and casts down — the season’s debutantes with her waspish observations, leaving society in awe of the mysterious woman who “knows everything about everyone.” Apart from the royals, the eponymous Bridgerton family and the majority of the cast of Bridgerton are fictitious. She has also appeared in Silent Witness, Holby City, The Bill and Penny Dreadful. Bridgerton, red flags & Lady Whistledown predictions with Lucy Moon. Lady Whistledown’s Bridgerton season 2 news There are some interesting new cast members for Bridgerton season 2, and we will get to them, but the major talking point is Regé-Jean Page will not be returning as the Duke. Other options for Lady Whistledown included Lady Violet (Ruth Gemmell), Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and “Eloise herself,” which would have made for a … Regé-Jean Page, who played the Duke of Hastings, isn't returning to the Regency-era drama, confirmed by a note from Lady Whistledown herself. Sharp-tongued Lady Danbury was a prominent member of London society. Her Exit After Colin Says He's Leaving. Before, we too were in the dark, just like Eloise, but … Having been dropped then picked back up by the indecisive fool, Siena finally realised she didn't need Anthony. The actress has also starred in Waking the Dead, The Syndicate, Age Before Beauty and Netflix series Cursed. Most recently he appeared in 2020 film Misbehaviour opposite Keira Knightley. It left so many of us wanting more! Brimsley is played by Hugh Sachs, another member of the cast who has appeared in Benidorm. Eloise … Today we’re talking about the smash-hit Netflix series, Bridgerton, with YouTuber Lucy Moon (@iamlucymoon). Bridgerton is not another boy meets girl and they fall in love romance. Anthony was a bit of a nuisance, trying to set his sister up with horrible suitors and blocking the path of true love. The Netflix period drama has racked up colossal viewing figures in just a few weeks - with more than 63 million households sitting down for … The Netflix period drama has racked up colossal viewing figures in just a few weeks - with more than 63 million households sitting down for some Regency Era romance. Now that we know who Lady Whistledown is, season two is going to play out quite differently. Something went wrong, please try again later. Archibald Featherington spent his days drinking, gambling and reading the newspapers. The mother-of-eight is played by Ruth Gemmell, who will be known to younger generations as Tracey Beaker's mum, who she played in the movie. Lady Whistledown is narrated by Julie Andrews 1 History 2 Personality 3 Relationships 3.1 Romantic 3.2 Familial 3.3 Friendships 3.4 Professional 4 Career 5 Notes and Trivia 6 Gallery 7 Appearances Anonymous to readers, the sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of … Oh no, it’s much … When he wasn't stopping Daphne and Simon getting together, even attempting to shoot him in a dual, Anthony was failing to find a wife and stringing Sabrina along. Genevieve Delacroix is the dressmaker pretending to be French. Since then she has appeared in Doctor Who, Poldark, Midsomer Murders, Knightfall and Victoria. Claudia Jessie - Eloise Bridgerton. As eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton enters her first season with Queen Charlotte's favor, she meets Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings and … This may come as a shock to many, but Lady Whistledown is actually voiced by the iconic Julie Andrews. Nicola has also appeared in Harlots and made her West End debut in 2018 in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She fell out with Penelope, tricked Colin and discovered the father of her child had been killed. 17 moments that gave away Lady Whistledown's identity on season 1 of 'Bridgerton' Throughout season one of Netflix's period drama "Bridgerton," an … There were also a further two books focused around the writings of Lady Whistledown from the Bridgerton series, released in 2003 and 2004. Dashing Simon Basset swept Daphne off her feet after confessing he really did have feelings for her. Actress Harriet Cains has appeared in Doctors, Hollyoaks Later, In the Flesh and Line of Duty. Some viewers have pointed out that Tracey's wild lies about her mum being a famous actress were actually true. The actor was cast as Chicken George in miniseries Roots and was Leonard Knox in 2018 American legal drama For The People. There are some interesting new cast members for Bridgerton season 2, and we will get to them, but the major talking point is Regé-Jean Page will not be returning as the Duke. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer — more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear. This one is carefully orchestrated so you might miss it. Maid Rose 8 episodes, 2020 Jason Barnett ... Jeffries 7 episodes, 2020 Joanna Bobin ... Lady Cowper 7 episodes, 2020 Hugh Sachs Alert Lady Whistledown immediately!! Lady Cowper (Joanna Bobin) and her daughter Cressida (Jessica Masden) are competitors on the marriage mart, while Nigel Berbrooke (Jamie Beamish) is a … She has also had roles in Doctors, Call the Midwife, Doctor Who and Line of Duty. She played Karen in EastEnders at the start of the 90s and has also been in Line of Duty, Broadchurch, Silent Witness and Death in Paradise. The Queen tried to set up her nephew with Daphne and got close to rumbling the identity of Lady Whistledown, but no cigar. He appeared for a mere three seconds as a guest at the wedding of Ron Weasly's brother while stood next to Emma Watson's Hermione. The third Bridgerton brother, poor Colin got messed around throughout this season. Actress Claudia Jessie played the lead role in the third series of BBC drama WPC 56. While perhaps a bit pushy, Violet had her children's best interests at heart and was thrilled when Daphne got married to the Duke. In real life, Zimbabwean and English actor Rege-Jean Page has been in countless TV shows we know and love. It seems we can't get enough of the steamy sex scenes, heartwarming romance and mystery surrounding the illusive Lady Whistledown. She was played by Bessie Carter, who has appeared in Doc Martin, Beecham House and Howards End. Hugh is best known for playing the role of Gavin Ramsbottom, who kept going to that chaotic hotel with partner Troy. After moving to London to stay with her distant relatives the Featheringtons, she was treated pretty badly by her host family. Kids will know him as the lead star in CBBC show Leonardo, where he played Davinci, as well as the movie Five Children and It. Benedict Bridgerton probably had the best time out of anyone during the first season. She played pupil Siohan Mailey in the school-based drama, who was best friends with Jenna Coleman's character. Rounding out the rest of the main cast is Regé-Jean Page as Duke Simon Basset, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, Ruby Barker as … After shooting to fame as Mary Poppins she played the role of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Millions of us have been swooning over The Duke of Hastings over the last few weeks - watching that clip of him licking the spoon on repeat. James was back as Hugo for the new Christmas special - The Vicar Of Dibley in Lockdown - at the end of last year. Since then he's appeared in the Johnny English films, Primeval, Doc Martin and Upstart Crow. The modiste became very close with Benedict Bridgerton and had us all thinking she was Lady Whistledown until that big reveal at the end. The Storyline. However, cheats never prosper and after he entered a room with some unsavoury characters it was revealed that Featherington was dead. The mightiest character of them all, Queen Charlotte sat on her throne eagerly awaiting gossip from her subjects. Poor King George III suffered from mental illness and didn't feature much in the series - aside from a scene where he lost his temper with Queen Charlotte. Viewers may recognise Luke from his roles in BBC’s In The Club and in blockbuster movie Dunkirk. The second eldest brother became friends with an artist, went to some wild sex parties and wasn't forced to find a wife by his mother. 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She had a … Having failed to notice that childhood friend Penelope was madly in love with him, Colin fell in love with Marina. In the very final moments of episode 8, Lady Whistledown is revealed to be none other than Penelope Featherington ( Nicola Coughlan ), the youngest Featherington daughter … Brimsley is the Queen's nosey secretary who does her bidding - and was tasked with hunting down Lady Whistledown. Lady Whistledown is the pseudonym of Penelope Featherington, used to report on the goings-on to manipulate people. Mumma Featherington is played by Polly Walker, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in drama series Rome. The final episode of the first run saw Lady Whistledown finally revealed - but only to the audience. Lady Whistledown’s voice suits exactly what the characters believe her to be. Therefore, Lady Whistledown had to be someone who was actually in attendance at those events. Actress Adjoa Andoh is most famous for playing Doctor Who companion Martha Jones' mum Francine and playing Colette in Casualty. Phoebe has also had roles in BBC drama Prisoners' Wives, Dickensian, The Musketeers and the TV version of Snatch. In the role of Penelope was Nicola Coughlan, who we all know as Clare in Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls. We spent the whole first season trying to guess the identity of the illusive character who knew almost everything that was going on. According to Lady Whistledown, “the incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return to production in the spring of 2021”. Eloise was a bit different to the rest of her siblings, preferring to read and learn rather than attend fancy balls. The Academy Award, BAFTA, five-time Golden Globe, three-time Grammy and two-time Emmy award winner also starred in The Princess Diaries movies and voiced Gru's mum in Despicable Me. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. She is played by Kathryn Drysdale, who is most famous for playing ditzy Louise in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. The identity of Lady Whistledown was revealed at the end of season one, episode eight. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, bu the will always be part of the Bridgerton family. Instead of going to the ball, she kicked Anthony to the curb and stayed at home with someone who really cared about her. Golda Rosheuvel said the "Bridgerton" cast didn't know who Lady Whistledown was during filming. The big reveal came in a flashback to Eloise Bridgerton thwarting Whistledown's capture by the Queen - … Our. EastEnders fans will also recognise Ruth as being Whitney Dean's mum Debra, who abandoned her daughter much like Tracey's mum. She has appeared in Doctors, CBBC series Wolfblood and most recently in Cobra. Prudence is the eldest of the Featherington girls and sadly wasn't able to find herself a hubby during her first season - but there's always hope for next time. Actor Jonathan Bailey is a much nicer chap and has been on our screens for a while now. Middle child Philipa did actually manage to get a suitor, but unfortunately they never got engaged. But she was hiding the biggest secret of all - that she was the infamous Lady Whistledown. There’s also news of Rupert Young (Merlin) playing Jack, a character not present in the novels. The first season was largely dominated by the up-and-down romance of Simon, the Duke of Hastings, and Daphne Bridgerton, the jewel of London's social season; Eloise Bridgerton's hunt for the identity of London gossip Lady Whistledown; and of course, the salacious relationships between the principal cast. Phoebe Dynevor is very much still with the series as Lady Whistledown herself announced on Twitter. The royal gossip was the one who let slip to Eloise that they were going to catch Lady Whistledown, prompting her to make sure her identity was not revealed. Kathryn had a role in Benidorm and also appeared as Taylor in the first St Trinian's movie. Daphne Bridgerton was the gem of the season, Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor looks unrecognisable in Waterloo Road, Rege-Jean Page was causing mischief in Waterloo Road, Jonathan Bailey is the eldest of the Bridgerton boys, Lady Bridgerton had her work cut out with this lot, Claudia Jessie played Eloise on her quest for knowledge, Golda Rosheuvel was cast as Queen Charlotte, Ben Miller played Lord Featherington before his demise, BRIDGERTON (L to R) BEN MILLER as LORD FEATHERINGTON, BESSIE CARTER as PRUDENCE FEATHERINGTON, POLLY WALKER as PORTIA FEATHERINGTON and HARRIET CAINS as PHILLIPA FEATHERINGTON in episode 106 of BRIDGERTON Cr. Lady Whistledown’s real identity is only revealed in the season finale of the show. Having lost all of the family's fortune, Lord Featherington said something that scared the poor boy off. Phoebe Dynevor is very much still with the series as Lady Whistledown herself announced on Twitter. Portia is the scheming Featherington matriarch, who seemingly tries to do what's best for her family but ends up coming across as a bit nasty. This delicious drama (with an incredible cast) has been compared to the likes of Gossip Girl and, as any good period show, supplies the best of both worlds - the incredible Julie Andrews as the narrator, voicing the concealed Lady Whistledown and serving the drama we crave. He's also been in BBC Two comedy W1A, Channel 4's Campus, Doctor Who and played the shifty reporter in Broadchurch. It was then revealed that Marina was pregnant, so lady Featherington wanted to get her hooked up with a suitor old enough to be her grandfather. But she is unaware that the mysterious columnist is right under her nose. The 25-year-old actress is the daughter of Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor, who famously plays Sally Webster on the cobbles. Penelope was certainly the surprise package. It also means more speculation about him taking over the role of James Bond! It remains to be seen whether is is actually the case and if Ben Miller will be back for the second season. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The eldest daughter in the Bridgerton family is played by the equally lovely Phoebe Dynevor. As well as playing the role of Colin, Luke Newton has appeared in BBC teen drama The Cut. What Does the Lady Whistledown Reveal Mean For Season 2? Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix now. Enter: Penelope, played by Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan. There was a surprise in the final episode when it was revealed that Penelope Featherington is the mysterious gossiper - but only the audience knows. Some Bridgerton season 2 casting news, and while understandable, there’s waves of surprise as a major star won’t be back. The diamond of the season, Daphne Bridgerton had to face many obstacles before finding her dream man. The actress, who plays Queen Charlotte, said they were given scripts with the wrong endings. She has also appeated in Casualty, Luther, Silent Witness and as a midwife in EastEnders in 2015. To make sure the secret wasn't given away, the scathing columnist was voiced by the award-winning actress. Game of Thrones fans will recognise Sabrina as being Arya Stark in disguise when she killed the remaining members of House Frey and got revenge for her family. Where you've seen Bridgerton cast before - including voice of Lady Whistledown Everyone is completely obsessed with Bridgerton at the moment. Actress Sabrina Bartlett's first major role was in BBC drama The Passing Bells in 2014. However, while Julie Andrews does the voice, we know she’s not the real Lady Whistledown. Bessie is the daughter of two very famous TV actors, Harry Potter villain Imelda Staunton and Downton Abbey butler Jim Carter. )“The incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return to production in spring 2021,” Netflix said, per Deadline . But his heart was ripped apart when he discovered she didn't have feelings for him and only wanted to marry because she was pregnant. Eloise was a bit different to the rest of her siblings, preferring to … You can unsubscribe at any time. The mysterious Lady Whistledown is central to Bridgerton. Here's all the gossip from the original novels, and what that means for the future of the Netflix drama. She thwarted the advances of some rather vile suitors, knocked back a dashing but boring Russian prince, then managed to settle down with the delightful Duke. Phoebe looks unrecognisable in her first role in Waterloo Road from way back in 2009. The woman behind the gossip column was revealed, and her identity will change everything. Rege-Jean also appeared in a series of Waterloo Road in 2016 as handsome teacher Guy Braxton, who used to sleep in the school because he had nowhere to live. Everyone is completely obsessed with Bridgerton at the moment. Golda Rosheuvel said the “Bridgerton” cast didn’t know who Lady Whistledown was during filming. Most surprising of all, Rege-Jean starred in the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Marina had a right old time of it in this first series. His world came crashing down when he lost all his money, but set up a grubby deal to win it all back. 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We aren’t totally surprised at this; both he and Dynevor have a lot of new projects, and while he was one of Antony’s friends, it’s easy to see having the Duke and Duchess might dominate a season meant to focus elsewhere. A star of stage, radio and TV, James has also appeared in Grange Hill, The Bill and starred in the Kevin & Perry Go Large move in 2000 and 2018 film The Spy Who Loved Me. You may recognise him from Fresh Meat - as he played a student who became pals with Josie and let her move in to their clean house.