This is what the cast of Bridgerton season two are all like in real life

How do I become friends with them please?

The Bridgerton cast is incredible. They have become a favourite from any Netflix show and post so many behind the scenes pictures that we all feel like we know them and could be their best friends. So, it’s only natural to want to know everything there is to know about the cast of Bridgerton season two and their lives outside filming the show.

From how old they are in real life, to their fun Instagrams and who they are dating – it really looks like they are all living the dream. Here’s everything we know about the cast of Bridgerton season two and what their real life lives are like.

Jonathan Bailey – Anthony Bridgerton

Jonathan Bailey plays our season two lead, Anthony Bridgerton. In real life he is 33 and from Oxfordshire. He’s been in both stage shows and other TV shows, in 2019 winning a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical. His TV credits include Broadchurch, Crashing and Chewing Gum.

Jonathan is gay, and is reportedly dating actor James Ellis. Neither Bailey nor Ellis have confirmed their relationship, but Bailey did confirm to GQ in an interview in 2022 that he has a boyfriend, and they have been pictured together at dinner in the past. In previous interviews he has spoken of the pressures to keep his sexuality under wraps before, with him being advised it may have cost him roles. Jonathan has over a million Instagram followers, and mainly shares pictures with his fellow cast members and from photo shoots and magazine covers.

Simone Ashley – Kate Sharma

What the cast of Bridgerton season two are like in real life, Simone Ashley, Kate Sharma

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Joining the season two cast of Bridgerton is Simon Ashley as lead Kate Sharma. Before the show, we all knew Simone as Olivia from Sex Education, but Simone has also appeared in Broadchurch, Wolfblood and Casualty. She is 26 and was born in Surrey. Her parents are Indian Tamil, and Simone has one older brother – she has previously spoken about being the creative of the family, with her other family members being much more academic. As well as acting, Simone is a talented singer and pianist.

Simone has 900k Instagram followers and shares loads of magazine shoots she has done. It is believed that right now, she is single.

Charithra Chandran – Edwina Sharma

Charithra Chandran, Edwina Sharma

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Charithra Chandran joins the Bridgerton cast as the diamond of season two, Edwina Sharma. In real life she is 25 and known for her roles in the science fiction series Alex Rider. Charithra was born in Perth, Scotland and went to Oxford University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, politics and economics in 2019. After uni she did a gap year and only pursued acting as a hobby, before deciding to make it her career.

She has 158k followers on Instagram, where she looks really fun – constantly posting photos with her family, friends, and dressed up for events.

Nicola Coughlan – Penelope Featherington

What the cast of Bridgerton season two are like in real life, Nicola Coughlan, Penelope Featherington

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Nicola is Irish in real life, and you probably know her as Clare in Derry Girls. She was born in Galway and is 35-years-old, double the age of her character Penelope. She studied at The Oxford School of Drama and Birmingham School of Acting and is now an activist too. She’s been open about voting “yes” in Ireland’s equal-marriage referendum, being an advocate for women’s reproductive rights and supporting movements such as Black Lives Matter.

In real life, all I have to say is I want to be best friends with Nicola. Her Insta is full of fun pictures of her out with friends and she’s besties with Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness. Goals.

Phoebe Dynevor – Daphne Bridgerton

Phoebe Dynevor practically flew into the public eye after she was cast as Daphne is season one of Bridgerton. The 26-year-old actress is from Manchester and is the daughter of Sally Dynevor, aka Sally from Coronation Street. Her dad is Tim Dynevor, who is a screenwriter for Emmerdale and she has a younger brother called Samuel and a younger sister called Harriet. Phoebe’s acting career launched when she landed a role on Waterloo Road – she played Siobhan Mailey throughout 2009 and 2010.

As well as her acting career, Phoebe is an ambassador for ActionAid UK, an organisation that raises awareness for women and girls living in poverty around the world. In 2021 she dated comedian Pete Davidson for five months, but right now it is believed she is single. She has a huge 2.7million Instagram followers. 

Luke Thompson – Benedict Bridgerton

Luke Thompson, Benedict Bridgerton

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Luke Thompson plays Bridgerton brother, Benedict. He is 33 and from Southampton but moved to France when he was two-years-old – he speaks fluent French. He studied English and Drama at the University of Bristol and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, graduating in 2013.

Luke made his career debut in theatre, earning Evening Standard and Ian Charleson Award nominations. His television roles include Simon in the BBC One series In The Club and he has been in multiple theatre shows including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear and Hamlet.

Luke Newton – Colin Bridgerton

What the cast of Bridgerton season two are like in real life, Luke Newton, Colin Bridgerton

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Luke Newton plays Colin Bridgerton in the show. Luke is 29 in real life and, apart from Bridgerton, is best known for his roles as Luke Attwood on the BBC Two drama The Cut and Ben Evans on the Disney Channel series The Lodge. Luke is in a relationship, his girlfriend is stage actress Jade Louise Davies, and they’ve been together since 2019. Jade is the sister of former Love Island winner Amber Davies!!

Luke currently has 575k Instagram followers, and his account is full of behind the scenes pictures with the Bridgerton cast, as well as pictures travelling with his girlfriend and him out in London. Luke is very open about how much Bridgerton has changed his life, sharing that before the show he was sleeping on a mate’s sofa and he did all the promo for season one from his nan’s spare room.

Claudia Jessie – Eloise Bridgerton

Claudia Jessie, Eloise Bridgerton

via Instagram @nicolacoughlan

Claudia Jessie is 32 and from Birmingham. You might recognise her as she also appeared as a police officer in Line of Duty. Claudia played DC Jodie Taylor in series four of Line of Duty – she had a major part alongside Thandiwe Newton’s DCI Roz Huntley, the main target of AC-12’s investigation into bent coppers.

Claudia is pretty private about her off-screen life – she doesn’t have any social media accounts which she has previously said is because they “provoke anxiety” in her. However, according to reports, the Birmingham actress has been in a relationship since 2015. He is called Joseph, and reportedly was working as a sound engineer when she was working on TV series Doctors in her home city.

Kathryn Drysdale – Genevieve Delacroix

What the cast of Bridgerton season two are like in real life, Kathryn Drysdale, Genevieve Delacroix

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Kathryn Drysdale plays dress maker, Madame Delacroix. In real life she is 40-years-old, and you definitely recognise her from St Trinian’s. She was born in Wigan, and has also had a successful career in the West End and played Meghan Markle in satire show The Windsors. She has over 40 acting credits, including Benidorm and Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. It is believed she isn’t currently dating anyone.

Season two of Bridgerton is available on Netflix now. For all the latest Netflix news, drops, quizzes and memes like The Holy Church of Netflix on Facebook. 

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