Here's where you might recognize the season 2 cast of 'Bridgerton' from

Here's where you might recognize the season 2 cast of 'Bridgerton' from
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  • The second season of Netflix's "Bridgerton" aired on March 25 — and the cast has old and new faces.

  • Original cast members, like Jonathan Bailey and Phoebe Dynevor, reprised their roles.

  • Simone Ashley joined the cast as Kate Sharma, Anthony Bridgerton's new love interest.

Phoebe Dynevor returned as Daphne Bridgerton.

Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton on "Bridgerton."Liam Daniel/Netflix

Even though her love story wrapped up last season, Daphne is still a part of the Netflix show.

Dynevor is also known for playing Clare on Paramount+'s "Younger," Lotti on Crackle's "Snatch," and Siobhan Mailey on BBC's "Waterloo Road."

In 2021, she made her feature-film debut as Clarice Cliff in "The Colour Room."

Jonathan Bailey is playing Anthony Bridgerton again.

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Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton on "Bridgerton."Netflix

Bailey returned to play the eldest Bridgerton son for season two.

Though Anthony frequently commented on and interfered in his sibling's love affairs, he was single by the end of season one after Siena Rosso (Sabrina Bartlett), the opera singer he secretly dated, broke up with him.

This season follows Anthony falling for a new love interest, Kate Sharma.

Prior to his role on "Bridgerton," Bailey was known for playing the titular role on The CW's "Leonardo," Olly Stevens on ITV's "Broadchurch," and Jack Patterson on BBC Two's "W1A."

Simone Ashley joined the cast as Kate Sharma.

Simone Ashley as Kate on Bridgerton wearing blue with a dog in her lap
Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma on "Bridgerton."Liam Daniel/Netflix

Ashley joined the "Bridgerton" cast as Kate, Anthony's new love interest.

Before this, Ashley's largest role was Olivia Hanan on Netflix's "Sex Education."

In addition to being in some films, she's also played a few roles on lesser-known shows over the past six years, with her first credited TV appearance being as recent as 2016.

Kate's younger sister, Edwina Sharma, is played by Charithra Chandran.

Charithra Chandran as Edwina in Bridgerton wearing a pink gown and white sleeves
Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma on "Bridgerton."Liam Daniel/Netflix

Chandran plays Kate's younger sister, Edwina, this season.

She has a background in musical theater and previously portrayed Sabina Pleasance on Amazon Prime-IMDb TV's "Alex Rider."

Shelley Conn plays Mary Sharma.

Shelley Conn holding a dog while wearing a dress in Bridgerton
Shelley Conn as Mary Sharma on "Bridgerton."Netflix

Mary, Kate and Edwina's mother, is played by Conn.

Conn has acted on a variety of US and British shows over the years, as well as in films like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" (2005).

She has played lead roles on BBC Two's "Party Animals" and Fox's "Terra Nova" as Ashika Chandirimani and Dr. Elisabeth Shannon, respectively.

The Bridgerton matriarch, Lady Violet, is played by Ruth Gemmell.

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Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet on "Bridgerton."Netflix

Gemmell returned for season two to reprise her role as Lady Violet.

Before portraying the Bridgerton family matriarch, Gemmell was known for her roles as Sarah Hughes in "Fever Pitch" (1997) and Julia Bannerman in "The Alchemists" (1999).

In the realm of television, Gemmell has also played Jen on Channel 4's "Utopia," Debra on BBC One's "EastEnders," and Sarah Collingbourne on ITV's "Home Fires."

Luke Thompson is portraying Benedict Bridgerton again.

Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton on "Bridgerton."Netflix

The second oldest Bridgerton son, Benedict, is once again played by Thompson.

Thompson is best known for his role as Simon on BBC One's "In The Club," though he's been on several other shows, as well as in stage productions.

He portrayed Laertes in the 2018 film production of "Hamlet."

Luke Newton reprised his role as the third youngest brother, Colin Bridgerton.

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Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton on "Bridgerton."Netflix

Newton plays Colin, the lovestruck Bridgerton brother, again on season two.

Before his turn on "Bridgerton," Newton was on several series, such as BBC Two's "The Cut" and Disney Channel's "The Lodge."

Rupert Evans is playing Edmund Bridgerton in flashbacks.

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Rupert Evans as Edmund Bridgerton on "Bridgerton."Netflix

Edmund, the previous Lord Bridgerton, dies before the series begins, but Evans portrays him in flashbacks.

Evans has starred on several successful TV shows and has appeared in a variety of films as well, including "Hellboy" (2004) and "The Boy" (2016).

He is also a regular on The CW's "Charmed" reboot as Harry Greenwood.

Claudia Jessie is taking another turn as Eloise Bridgerton.

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Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton on "Bridgerton."LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

Jessie plays one of the younger Bridgerton siblings, Eloise.

Before her work on "Bridgerton," she portrayed Amelia Sedley on ITV's miniseries "Vanity Fair" and Lucy on Dave's "Porters."

Jessie also played Kira Arlo on one episode of BBC's "Doctor Who."

Nicola Coughlan returned as Penelope Featherington.

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Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington on "Bridgerton."Netflix

Coughlan continues as Penelope Featherington on the show's second season.

Before her role on "Bridgerton," Coughlan was known for playing Hannah Dalton on Hulu's "Harlots" and main character Clare Devlin on Channel 4's "Derry Girls."

Polly Walker is playing Lady Portia Featherington again.

Polly Walker as Lady Featherington in a yellow gown on Bridgerton
Polly Walker as Lady Featherington on "Bridgerton."Nick Briggs/Netflix

Walker returned to the series as Lady Featherington, the mother of several young girls in a family that is not as well established as the Bridgertons.

Before her role as the Featherington matriarch, Walker worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and has had minor roles in a variety of movies.

She also had starring roles on several BBC TV shows, such as Francesca on "Prisoners Wives" and Bel on "Age Before Beauty."

Adjoa Andoh returned as Lady Danbury for season two.

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Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury on "Bridgerton."LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

After her turn on season one, Andoh is again portraying Lady Danbury, a discerning noblewoman and mentor to the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), in the series' newest installment.

Andoh has appeared on a variety of series and notably played Francine Jones on "Doctor Who." She's also lent her voice to several video games.

Recently, she played Nenneke on season two of Netflix's "The Witcher."

Golda Rosheuvel reprised her role as Queen Charlotte.

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Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte on "Bridgerton."LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

During the first season of "Bridgerton," Rosheuvel stunned audiences with her portrayal of the regal Queen Charlotte.

Prior to playing Queen Charlotte, Rosheuvel was known for her theater career, which included playing the titular role in a 2018 production of "Othello."

Rosheuvel recently portrayed Shadout Mapes in the 2021 film "Dune."

Rupert Young is portraying Jack Featherington, a character that doesn't exist in the books.

Rubert Young in a suit on Bridgerton
Rupert Young on Bridgerton.Netflix

Though the second season of "Bridgerton" includes new characters from the books, which are written by Julia Quinn, Jack was created just for the show, according to TV Line.

Young has been on episodes of ITV's "Doc Martin," "Doctor Who," and Showtime's "Shameless."

He also played Sir Leon on BBC's "Merlin."

Calam Lynch plays a printer's assistant named Theo Sharpe.

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Calam Lynch as Theo Sharpe on "Bridgerton."Netflix

Theo Sharpe, a printer's assistant, is played by Lynch, who currently only has a few film and television credits, including "Dunkirk" (2017).

He was George Winthrop in the 2020 version of "Black Beauty" and appeared on one episode of "Derry Girls" as John Paul O'Reilly.

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