When you hear the name Bridgerton, you’re probably thinking of Julia Quinn’s wildly popular historical romance series. The Bridgerton family is large and lively, and there are dozens of characters that recur throughout the books. In order to help you keep track of them all, here’s a quick guide to all the recurring characters in the Bridgerton series and how they relate to each other. If you find yourself confused about how two particular characters know each other, then refer back to this list! Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide
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Constance, Winthrop, Amelia, Henrietta, Rosalind, Angelica & Gregory Montclair. There are a total of 12 Montclairs who have had a significant impact on Bridgerton throughout its history. For more information about each individual character you can view their bios under The Characters section of our website or by visiting our Recurring Guest Cast & Characters page . Below is a short summary of each family member to get you started! And if you’re confused about where everyone stands regarding Edward’s and Alexia’s relationship confusion don’t worry we got you covered!
Lords of the Manors, Mayors, and Prime Ministers
The Bridgertons are an integral part of several key historical events. They played a vital role during both World Wars, as well as during (and even before) numerous peace-time efforts. In some cases, they were leaders and strategists; in others, they were passionate participants. Though it would be impossible to list all of their actions here—if you’re truly interested, you can find a comprehensive history on the Web—we have tried to capture an abbreviated version by profiling each notable member of the family throughout time. Here is what we know about them so far
Judges, Solicitors, Attorneys, and Lawyers
There are three primary positions that make up a legal system. The judge is, as his title implies, responsible for deciding cases of law. Solicitor attorneys work under a solicitor (similar to lawyer) or they can be assigned on their own if they have been practicing law for 10 years or more. While they don’t handle a client’s case from start to finish like solicitors do, their input is valuable because it adds an extra level of oversight to your case. Attorneys actually do handle cases from start to finish, but it takes them longer than solicitors because their bar exam standards are higher – usually requiring five years of experience instead of three.
Police Officers and Detectives
The hero and heroine of The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf are detectives trying to unravel a centuries-old family curse. In order to do so, they’ll have to team up with some other recurring guests cast members (aka non-Bridgertons). Here’s a brief look at who they are and how they fit into Brandon’s world. Note that most of these character names will appear in future stories—so if you want more info, be sure to check out their book descriptions. Also note that none of these characters are vampires or werewolves. There are no vampires or werewolves in any of my books. I know, it was kind of a bummer for me too! But there is one witch…
Friends and Neighbors
The Crowninshields, The Rothchilds, The Chalfonts, The Darcys, and, of course, The Bridgerons. Those are all of your neighbors (well most of them). Even though it might seem that some are closer than others – like maybe you know Jane better than John or for some reason you can’t get enough of Willoughby or Richard – they’re all important players in your story. Here’s how to understand your neighbors on a deeper level. We could not have written an Austen novel without these characters. If we didn’t love them so much we would have had to cut many of their scenes from our books. These people live and breathe off the page just as much as our main characters do. They are just as important because they make up what makes our main character happy, sad, jealous etc… It is very hard not to give away spoilers when talking about these secondary characters but we will try not too! So sit back and enjoy!
In many ways I feel sorry for Willoughby because he has never been given a chance by Marianne even though he tried so hard! When she finally realizes her mistake it is too late… Or is it?
Molly McGlynn Portrayed as Rose Nolan
Daphne’s old schoolmate and still a close friend. She is married to Daniel Nolan, or as he is known by his middle name, Sebastian. And yes, that’s just one of those odd coincidences life throws up every so often—they happen to have chosen their middle names from her brother-in-law (and best friend) Anthony’s Christian names. No need to panic if you’re struggling with it—the whole point of using two given names is that no one ever remembers which comes first! Always call him Sebastian, by all means, but Rose has taken to using Daniel on an ad hoc basis when speaking about him to Anthony.
Joanna Bobin Portrayed as Lady Cowper
Joanna Bobin is an Australian actress, who has worked in film, television and theater. She currently stars as Lady Cowper on Bridgerton at Austenwood. She starred as Marianne Dashwood on a traveling production of Sense & Sensibility (play). Other roles include Angelique (Chicago), Nora Kelly (I Hate Hamlet), Alice/Princess/Monarch of Hearts (Alice), Rosalind (As You Like It), Cressida (Troilus & Cressida) Mary Ann Evans / George Eliot (Middlemarch) Leah Wolff was born with Down syndrome and she decided to learn how to ride a bike when she turned 11-years-old.
Jessica Madsen Portrayed as Cressida Cowper
Cressida is a permanent fixture at Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper. Known as Cressie, she’s not only one of Merripen’s closest friends, but also he knows that she would do anything for him. Cressida enjoys her position of authority at Lady Whistledown’s Society Paper where she can point out all of society’s foibles to its members. She is also very close with Dr. Westfield since he performed her father’s surgery and took care of him during his final days before his death from cholera when Cressida was 12 years old.
Jason Barnett Portrayed as Jeffries
Jason Barnett stars as Jeffries, Lord Staunton’s valet. The valet of Lord Frederick Cecil, Marquess of Staunton, Jeffries was first introduced to Hugh when he stopped off at his friend’s house to deliver a letter from an old school friend before continuing on to Dorset for another social obligation. In his younger days, Jeffries sailed with Captain Thomas Stanhope. It seems that during their travels together they acquired a great deal of faith in each other—enough that Stanhope promised Jeffries that he would one day become a peer and name him as his heir if anything should happen to him while they were out at sea.
Hugh Sachs Portrayed as Brimsley
Best known for his portrayal of Mr. Collins in Pride & Prejudice, Hugh Sachs has joined Bridgerton as a recurring guest character, playing Brimsley—the master of etiquette, manners, and wardrobe in Regency-era London. Brimsley is an invaluable resource to Mary when she needs assistance figuring out what her next social move should be. He also sometimes assists Colin with making improvements to his attire for special occasions (and Colin doesn’t much like that). Brimsley is supposedly based on William Holmes (1756–1830), whose book The Universal Dictionary of Fashion was highly regarded during Austen’s time. When I had my first fitting with Hugh, he asked me whether it was all right if he addressed me as Mr.
Geraldine Alexander Portrayed as Mrs. Wilson
She’s married to Mr. Wilson, who is friends with Lady Bridgerton. She first appears in It Happened One Autumn when she stops by Lady Bridgerton’s house to borrow some flour (for cookies) from Lady B, Lady M and Emma. Mrs. Wilson encourages Emma not to marry Lord Althorp (Mr. Right Now), as she had married her own Mr. Right Now years ago and it didn’t work out so well (she told him he could run along if he wanted to – he did). Later on, Mrs.
Kathryn Drysdale Portrayed as Genevieve Delacroix
Kathryn Drysdale is one of my favorite historical romance authors. I have read everything she has written (to date) and she has a way of writing characters that make you want to jump into each book with them. Her writing style is elegant, funny, fast-paced, modern but not too modern. In fact, it’s just perfect for readers who crave action but want to be taken away from their hectic lives for just a moment. It’s also richly romantic which is why many of her books are considered classic romance as well as popular new releases…and I don’t mind saying that Kathryn Drysdale makes my job easier because it means I can use an excerpt from each book to represent Genevieve!
Simon Ludders Portrayed as Humboldt
Ludders is an English-born actor, writer, director, producer, film director and television presenter who has guest starred on a multitude of hit shows including Midsomer Murders , Foyle’s War and Casualty . Ludders stars as Humboldt in A Matter of Breeding. He is also known for his appearances on television series such as Holby City , Poirot ( Agatha Christie ) and Celebrity Mastermind . Ludders is also a screenwriter. His first screenplay was titled The Golden Shoes (2015) which starred Jesse Birdsall as Graham Hartley with Lesley Manville co-starring as Mrs. Hartley.
Julian Ovenden Portrayed as Sir Henry Granville
Sir Henry Granville was introduced to readers as Edith’s mystery suitor. Since he’d visited Edith (and, later, Cora) twice at all-girls schools, rumors abounded that he might be either a rake or a womanizer. We’ll definitely hear more about him throughout The Bridgerton Series… : Sir Henry Granville was introduced to readers as Edith’s mystery suitor. Since he’d visited Edith (and, later, Cora) twice at all-girls schools, rumors abounded that he might be either a rake or a womanizer. We’ll definitely hear more about him throughout The Bridgerton Series…
Jamie Beamish Portrayed as Nigel
Nigel Archibald-Fenton, Duke of Langford; Jane’s youngest brother and heir to his dukedom. Nigel is tall, well built, with a hint of mischief lurking behind his clear blue eyes. He’s very fond of good food and drink, but also gets great pleasure from simple pursuits like playing with his dog or romping around on horseback. His family—which includes two sisters-in-law, a formidable grandmother (Lady Danbury), and four other brothers—has always been supportive of him; he knows he can always count on them when he needs advice or someone to laugh at one of his outrageous jokes.
Caroline Quentin Portrayed as Lady Berbrooke
She is always kind to Penelope, except for one time where she pretended not to know who Penelope was when they ran into each other in Hyde Park. She’s a little distant from her son, perhaps as a result of having to raise him on her own after Lord Berbrooke died. She loves her daughter-in-law Emily dearly; so much so that she tries to encourage romantic interest between Emily and Harrison. When that doesn’t work out, Caroline does everything in her power to bring them together again—and succeeds!
Freddie Stroma Portrayed as Prince Frederick of Prussia
The eldest of a large family, Frederick was called Freddie as a child. He has 8 siblings (6 brothers and 2 sisters) however, he does not get along with them. After his father passed away, he was next in line to be King of Prussia. His mother wanted him to have an arranged marriage, which resulted in meeting Lizzie. He ended up falling in love with her because she would fight back and stand up for herself during their meetings. When he sees Lizzie again after many years being apart from her, it is revealed that they still feel something for each other despite them no longer being married or together with anyone else since their divorce 3 years earlier.
Amy Beth Hayes Portrayed as Lady Trowbridge
Lady Trowbridge is married to Rutherford, Viscount Trowbridge. Amy Beth Hayes has appeared as Lady Trowbridge on The Bridgertons since 2009. Her character first appears in Second Impressions book 4 of author Julia Quinn’s The Bridgerton Series. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Surrey where she serves as a patron of local causes while maintaining her private art collection. Although she made her television debut on British television, Amy Beth was born, raised, and attended university right here in Los Angeles before embarking on an international acting career that continues to take her around the world today. In addition to film, stage, commercials, modeling, music videos and corporate films, Ms.
James Fleet Portrayed as King George III
King George III is a recurring character in Anna’s story. His first appearance was during book one, Me Before You. He appeared again during book three, Then Came You, as well as book four, A Winter’s Tale. He makes another brief appearance in book six, Forever With You. In his final appearance he tells his granddaughters that they would make fine princesses because of their stubborn nature—and because they love fiercely and care deeply for their loved ones. King George passed away on January 29th 1820 at Kew Palace after suffering from a painful illness for many years. Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide
Céline Buckens Portrayed as Kitty Langham
The daughter of a viscount, Kitty is a sweet girl with a tendency to worry. She fancies herself somewhat plain but actually possesses classic good looks. Despite her reputation as a wallflower, she has two dashing young men vying for her affections. (Season One: The Duke Is Mine) Céline Buckens as Kitty Langham: The daughter of a viscount, Kitty is a sweet girl with a tendency to worry. She fancies herself somewhat plain but actually possesses classic good looks. Despite her reputation as a wallflower, she has two dashing young men vying for her affections. (Season One: The Duke Is Mine) Céline Buckens as Kitty Langham: The daughter of a viscount, Kitty is a sweet girl with a tendency to worry. She fancies herself somewhat plain but actually possesses classic good looks.
Chris Fulton Portrayed as Sir Phillip Crane
Sir Phillip Crane is a wealthy industrialist with holdings that include mines, factories, shipping lines, and railroads. Married once to a woman named Katherine, he has been widowed for some time. He lives in London with his unmarried daughter, Letty. His wife left him with two children: Honoria (Honor) and Martin (Marty). Sir Phillip’s estranged son John Talbot also lives in London with his family—his wife Millicent (Millie), son Talbot (Tal), daughter Sybil (Sib), and infant daughter Annabelle. But they don’t get along at all because Millicent despises both Honoria and Letty. Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide
Daphne Di Cinto Portrayed as Sarah
The Lady Sarah Pelham has been a favorite of romance readers for years, but she is known to some only as the horse-faced lady — or worse — because we’ve never really had a chance to know her. Until now. In Julie’s latest book, we get to see into Sarah’s heart, explore her past and get to know her thoroughly. I was particularly happy with how nuanced she became — even though that led me through sobs and laughter, almost simultaneously, when writing her lines! I always say it: what could be better than two great authors collaborating? With Julie Kentner at my side on my first attempt at playing guest cast in Bridgerton World? Nothing, really! It couldn’t have gone more smoothly.
Richard Pepple Portrayed as the Duke of Hastings
Richard Pepple may have appeared to you as a bad guy in Downton Abbey, but he’s actually one of Britain’s most beloved TV stars. Pepple has played many charming characters throughout his career, such as Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night for BBC Shakespeare, Porthos in The Three Musketeers for WGBH Boston and Neil Perry in Garrow’s Law for BBC America. He is also set to appear on Doctor Who later this year. He will soon be returning to roles on PBS’ Mystery! with new episodes of Miss Marple and Inspector Lewis.
Pippa Haywood Portrayed as Mrs. Colson
Pippa Haywood played one of Christian’s nannies in What a Bride Wore, but she’s also known to fans of BBC/PBS’ Downton Abbey as Edith Crawley’s nurse Mrs. Colson. In addition, she was also cast as Audrey Whiting in an episode of Doctor Who. It remains to be seen what Mrs. Colson does for her living, but based on her uniform, we can assume it involves taking care of children. Despite being a fairly minor character so far, she is often featured when Lizzie is getting ready for school or going on a ride with Louisa because if nothing else, Mrs. Colson loves kids! Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide
Emma Naomi Portrayed as Alice Mondrich
(June 6, 1887 – January 14, 1968) was an American actress of film, television and theatre. She was born in Portland, Oregon on June 6, 1887 to James Wallace Hanlan (1860-1942) a physician from California who immigrated to Portland with his parents when he was 10 years old. Emma grew up mainly in Corvallis where her father had established a medical practice. He would later become head of surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital (now St. Vincent Hospital). While she didn’t graduate from high school Emma attended Beaver College for two years before moving to San Francisco where she worked as a stenographer at St Andrew’s School for Girls while taking classes at University of California Berkeley extension program.
Anthony Head Portrayed as Lord Sheffield
Anthony Head began his career as a Shakespearean actor, but by 1984 he’d become well known as Rupert Giles on Buffy The Vampire Slayer . He’s also enjoyed roles on shows like The West Wing , ER , NCIS , and Dead Like Me . In addition to his screen work, he’s made numerous stage appearances. These days, he mostly appears on television in things like Ripper Street (2012), Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (2000), and Lewis (2004). Anthony Head has had some pretty impressive roles throughout his career, but Lord Sheffield might be one of his best. He appeared sporadically throughout Austenland ‘s three seasons with brilliant results.
Shobu Kapoor Portrayed as Lady Sheffield
Shobu Kapoor is an Indian actress born on 14th October 1982. She made her debut with Socha Na Tha (2005). Her work in Star Plus’s Saath Nibhana Saathiya has gained her much recognition. In 2009, she acted as Hrithik Roshan’s fiancée in Kites, directed by Anurag Basu. She made her international film debut with The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013), playing Pakistani journalist Mariam Ali opposite Riz Ahmed; for which she was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide
Rupert Evans Portrayed as Edmund
Edmund has appeared in every book of The Bridgertons Series, but he first appears as a child when Penelope is four years old. He often confuses her with his older sister, Violet, which leads to many misunderstandings between them. As an adult, Edmund is an intelligent but dastardly man who uses his wits to get what he wants. His long-time goal of winning over Penelope finally comes true at the end of Say Yes to the Marquess, though there are still struggles ahead for them. While he can be devious and annoying sometimes, readers quickly come to love him for his humor and big heart—and for taking care of all their favorite characters from earlier books!
The series was adapted into a television drama by ABC Family, which premiered on January 14, 2007. It is available for purchase through Amazon Video on Demand. The show was filmed at CBC Vancouver Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia; with exteriors shot at Hatley Castle in Victoria, British Columbia. Although it was set in England, most of its filming took place in Canada. At least one scene from each episode of The Bridgerton Series (except for Christmas at Pemberley) was shot at Hatley Castle. In 2010, ABC Family cancelled production of new episodes of The Bridgerton Series. However, reruns are still being shown on ABC Family Channel. Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide
Bridgerton Season & Episodes
The popularity of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series has led to a lot of guest appearances by characters from those books. If you haven’t read them, no worries, though—here are some notes on who they are. Keep in mind that this list is subject to change as new books come out or guests appear (and disappear) throughout Season One. So here goes…
One of my favorite things about reading a good book is when an author writes so well that I can close my eyes and imagine every sound, smell, taste or sight described to me. This is true for authors like Jane Austen, Louis L’Amour, Deborah Harkness, Diana Gabaldon or Kristen Heitzmann. They all create realistic characters that set their stories apart from others in their genre. Many books are read more than once because of characters you never want to forget! The Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn has several recurring guest cast members that will steal your heart as well as several recurring characters who live with our beloved couples throughout their entire stories.
Created by Chris Van Dusen
The recurring cast of characters is arguably one of my favorite parts of The Bridgertons. I was actually going to write an entire book about all three families (Bridgertons, Beresfords, & Chilterns) that detail every single character, but ended up trimming it down into a shorter guide for you. And I want to be clear that these are only guests who recur on any level. So far we’ve met a total of 10 family members who belong exclusively to one or two generations. There are a lot more characters – like Lady Whistledown – who appear in multiple books but don’t belong to a particular family so they don’t qualify as recurring guest cast members.
Based on Bridgerton by Julia Quinn
The Bridgertons are, by many accounts, an extraordinary family. They are also remarkably large, with only two parentless children to set against a field of fourteen siblings (with five others who died young). Although all of these people play a role in Quinn’s delightful romance series that begins with The Duke and I , it can be hard to keep track of them all. Particularly when there are so many stories from which to choose. That’s why we’ve created a recapping cast for each book — but instead of just listing characters, we thought it would be fun to include their character descriptions as well. Get ready for The Princess Bride-style descriptions of everyone from Lord Sheridan Christophe Amalric St. Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide
If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly show to binge-watch with your next Netflix night, then look no further than Bridgerton. Although it doesn’t have a big following, Bridgerton is a great example of British period pieces. It focuses on several different characters from an aristocratic family through their lives. Each episode can be watched as a standalone series, making it easy to pick up if you’ve missed out on any seasons.
Netflix Bridgerton Cultural impact
Since its inception, Bridgerton has been seen as a staple of historical romance fiction; referred to affectionately by its followers as the Bridget Jones’s Diary of Regency Romance. As such, Bridgerton is often credited with reinvigorating interest in Jane Austen-inspired novels among millennials. It has also been noted that several popular television shows (such as Downton Abbey) have been influenced by Bridgerton due to its popularity and success. This is seen most prominently in Tony award-winning costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins’ designs for Downton Abbey, which she admits were inspired by those found within Bridgerton books. Who is Who in Bridgerton: A Recurring Guest Cast and Character Guide