Netflix's 'Bridgerton': Meet Julie Andrews, Phoebe Dynevor and rest of the cast of scandalous Shondaland drama

The much anticipated eight-episode series brings us all the romantic scandalous vibes, perfect for the holidays, and its first season is based on the book, 'The Duke and I'


                            Netflix's 'Bridgerton': Meet Julie Andrews, Phoebe Dynevor and rest of the cast of scandalous Shondaland drama
Julie Andrews and Phoebe Dynevor (Getty Images)

Netflix series 'Bridgerton' is an adaptation of Julia Quinn's set of novels based on the Bridgerton siblings and London's high society in the 1800s. The much anticipated eight-episode Shondaland drama brings us all the romantic scandalous vibes, perfect for the holidays. The show's first season is based on the first book of the set, 'The Duke and I'. Here is the cast which is set to bring the period drama to your small screens.

Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown

Dame Julie Andrews stands on stage as she is awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 02, 2019, in Venice, Italy (Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

 

Andrews is popularly known for her role as Maria in 'The Sound of Music' (1965), the titular role in 'Mary Poppins' (1964), Queen Clarisse Renaldi in 'The Princess Diaries' franchise and Victoria Grant in 'Victor Victoria' (1982). Her most recent works include the voice of Gru's mother in 'Despicable Me' (2010), 'Julie's Greenroom' (2017) and the voice of Karathen in 'Aquaman' (2018). She is also the narrator in the completed release titled 'The King's Daughter' (2020) and will be the voice of Marlena Gru yet again in 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' releasing in 2021.

The actress has won numerous awards throughout her career some of which include an Oscar in 1965 for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Mary Poppins', a Golden Globe in 1983 for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for 'Victor Victoria', a Henrietta Award in 1968 for World Film Favorite - Female, a Primetime Emmy in 1973 for Outstanding Variety Musical Series for 'The Julie Andrews Hour' (1972) which she shared with producers Nick Vanoff and William O Harbach, a CinEuphoria award in 2019 for Career - Honorary Award, a Grammy in 2011 for Best Spoken Word Album for Children which she shared with Tommy Harron, Cynthia Daniels, John Colucci, Michele McGonigle and Emma Walton Hamilton and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton

Actress Phoebe Dynevor attends the premiere screening of Cackle's 'Snatch' the series at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on March 9, 2017, in Culver City, California (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

Dynevor is known for her roles as Martha Cratchit in 'Dickensian' (2015-2016), Clare in 'Younger' (2017-2019), Lotti Mott in 'Snatch' (2017-2018) and Phoebe Rundle in 'The Village' (2014). Her other works include 'The Village' (2014), 'The Musketeers' (2015), 'Prisoners Wives' (2012-2013), 'The Nature of Daylight' (2016) and the TV series 'Waterloo Road' (2008-2010).

Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset

Regé-Jean Page attends the 'Roots' night one screening at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on May 23, 2016, in New York City (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

 

Page is known for his roles as Chicken George in 'Roots' (2016), Leonard Knox in 'For the People' (2018-2019) and Captain Khora in 'Mortal Engines' (2018). His most recent works include 'The Merchant of Venice' (2016), 'Spark' (2016), 'Second Summer of Love' (2016) and 'Sylvie's Love' (2020). In 2017, the actor was nominated for a Vision Award for Best Performance - Drama for 'Roots'.

Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton

Jonathan Bailey attends the British Independent Film Awards 2019 at Old Billingsgate on December 01, 2019, in London, England (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

 

Bailey is known for his roles as Jack Patterson in 'W1A' (2014-2017), Psi in 'Doctor Who' (2014) and Olly Stevens in 'Broadchurch' (2013-2015). His most recent works include 'The Mercy' (2017), 'Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan' (2018), 'Anthem' (2019) and the voice of Crystal Exarch in the video game 'Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' (2019).

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington

Nicola Coughlan attends US-Ireland Alliance's 15th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards at Bad Robot on February 06, 2020, in Santa Monica, California (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

 

Coughlan is known for her roles as Clare Devlin in 'Derry Girls' (2018-2019) and Hannah Dalton in 'Harlots' (2018). Her other works include 'The Fairytales' (2004-2005), 'Doctors' (2012) and 'Svengali' (2013). She has also played the voice of Lottie in 'Ivan the Incredible' (2012), the voice of Edda in 'Thor: Legend of the Magical Hammer' (2011) and the voice of Janis in 'Summer of the Flying Saucer' (2008).

Other members of the cast include Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson, Joanna Bobin as Lady Cowper, Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, and many more.

Catch 'Bridgerton' Season 1 on Netflix on Friday, December 25, at 12 am PST. Watch the trailer below:



 

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