Who is Imelda Staunton's daughter? 'The Crown' star has a 'Bridgerton' connection

Bessie Carter, the actress who plays Prudence Featherington in 'Bridgerton', has a family connection to 'The Crown' star Imelda Staunton


                            Who is Imelda Staunton's daughter? 'The Crown' star has a 'Bridgerton' connection
Imelda Staunton's fiery look as Queen Elizabeth II brought back memories of 'Dolores Umbridge' in 'Harry Potter' series (Twitter/ Instagram @missbessb)

Netflix dropped the first look of the actress, Imelda Staunton, as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 5 of 'The Crown' and set the internet on fire. Staunton's fiery look as Queen Elizabeth II brought back memories of 'Dolores Umbridge' in the 'Harry Potter' series. 'Downton Abbey' star Staunton replaced Emmy-nominated Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in Season 5 of 'The Crown'. The production of the latest season began earlier this month.

Not many know this but the 'The Crown' star has a connection with one of the cast members of the Netflix series 'Bridgerton'. Bessie Carter, the actress who plays Prudence Featherington, the eldest of the Featherington sisters is Imelda Staunton's only daughter. Carter has also appeared alongside her mom Staunton and dad, Jim Carter, in 'Downton Abbey' in a brief role.

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Carter, 28, was born to Imelda and Jim on October 25, 1993, in Westminster. Bessie attended Francis Holland School before moving to Camden School for Girls. She then took a year out to audition for drama school. The actress graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2016. She also won the Spotlight Prize for Best Screen Actor that same year. 

Bessie Carter (Jeff Spicer/Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Carter is famously known for her role as Evie Wilcox on the BBC television series 'Howards End' (2017) and Violet Woodhouse on the ITV television series 'Beecham House'. The actress gained fame with her role as Prudence Bridgerton in Netflix's 'Bridgerton'. Speaking of her daughter entering the acting profession, Imelda told The Times, "I feel very fortunate in that I’ve never had that empty-nest feeling because she’s in the business. Whereas I was catapulted into the theatre, she’s been born into it, and she’s grown up with our mates who are like her uncles and aunts." She added, "Honestly, there’s nothing nicer than the acting tribe, and knowing she’s moved out to be with this extended family feels very good indeed. Jim and I would really like to be at the stage door every night going, Hi!' But you can’t do that. You have to keep your distance. The only unfulfilled ambition I have left is for us to one day work together." 

Jim Carter, Imelda Staunton and Bessie Carter (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Carter, speaking about her famous parents in the same interview, said, "They’ve set the bar for romance high because they’ve been married 35 years and they’re still incredibly happy and bonded. They make each other laugh every day and that’s something I look for in relationships. I’ve never seen either of them really stressed — we get nervous, but we’re not worriers. All three of us are big list makers and we need to be constantly busy."

Bessie Carter; Jim Carter (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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