2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Bridgerton’ Season 2

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Series

The Bridgerton season 2 cast features Jonathan Bailey, Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran. This info article contains minor spoilers for Chris Van Dusen’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Bridgerton season 2 explores the bond between Anthony Bridgerton and an Indian woman named Kate Sharma. The characters form a unique connection in London but worry about a scandal that could ruin their reputations and affect their relatives’ standing in the Ton. As Anthony considers a possible marriage to Kate’s half-sister, Edwina, he realizes that it’s best to prioritize his personal happiness for once. Here’s every main performer and character in Bridgerton season 2, an adaptation of Julia Quinn’s 2000 novel The Viscount Who Loved Me.

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton

Character Profile: The head of the Bridgerton family. He seeks a wife and seems to find her when Edwina Sharma visits Aubrey Hall. Anthony realizes that he has strong feelings for Edwina’s outspoken half-sister, Kate.

Bailey’s Resume: Leonardo in Leonardo (2011-12), Olly Stevens in Broadchurch (2013-15), Jack Patterson in W1A (2014-17), Sam in Crashing (2016), Lance Miller in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma

Character Profile: The eldest daughter of Mary Sharma. She arrives in London and secretly arranges for a financial agreement that will benefit her family. Kate struggles to accept feelings of love and thus rejects Anthony’s advances.

Ashley’s Resume: Dana in Broadchurch (2017), Aarti in Boogie Man (2018), Olivia Hanan in Sex Education (2019-21), Girlfriend in Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Elise Fox in The Sister (2020)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma

Character Profile: The youngest daughter of Mary Sharma. She plans to marry an English man of nobility and gets picked as Lady Whistledown’s “Diamond” of the season. Edwina learns to stand up for herself upon realizing that Kate has been making decisions for her.

Chandran’s Resume: Sabina Pleasance in Alex Rider (2021), Cherry in Class S (2022)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington

Character Profile: The mastermind behind the Lady Whistledown gossip column. She hones her skills and hatches plans after 10 months of silence. Penelope hopes to identify her true purpose while protecting her literary identity from friends and community acquaintances.

Coughlan’s Resume: Janice in Summer of the Flying Saucer (2008), Lottie in Ivan the Incredible (2012), Club Girl in Svengali (2013), Clare Devlin in Derry Girls (2018-19), Hannah Dalton in Harlots (2018)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton

Character Profile: The fifth-eldest Bridgerton sibling. She makes her high society debut and worries about comparisons to her elder sister, Daphne — the female protagonist of Bridgerton season 1. Eloise bonds with her brother Benedict and becomes the central figure in a Lady Whistledown identity scandal.

Jessie’s Resume: Poppy Conroy in Doctors (2012-14), Lucy in Porters (2017-19), DC Jodie Taylor in Line of Duty (2017), Amelia Sedley in Vanity Fair (2018), Nessa in Defending the Guilty (2019)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury

Character Profile: The host of the new season in the Ton. She introduces Kate and Edwina around town while teasing financial access to a Sheffield fortune. Lady Danbury tries to maintain power while keeping a close eye on Anthony.

Andoh’s Resume: Francine Jones in Doctor Who (2006-08), Brenda Mazibuko in Invictus (2009), Colonel Casey in Thunderbirds Are Go (2015-20), Dr. Jacobs in Fractured (2019), Nenneke in The Witcher (2021)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Shelley Conn as Mary Sharma

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Shelley Conn as Mary Sharma

Character Profile: Kate and Edwina’s mother, a widow. She left London in the past to begin a new life in India. Mary tries to cover up a scandal involving her daughters and Anthony.

Conn’s Resume: PC Miriam Da Silva in Merseybeat (2001), Jessica Fraser in Mistresses (2008-10), Dr. Elisabeth Shannon in Terra Nova (2011), Millicent Silvano in Heartbeat (2016), DI Vanessa Harmon in Liar (2017-20)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Ruth Gemmell as Violet Bridgerton

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Ruth Gemmell as Violet Bridgerton

Character Profile: The Bridgerton family matriarch. She declares Anthony’s intentions to marry and invites the Sharmas to visit Aubrey Hall. Violet worries about her eldest son’s behavior but knows that he’ll only find happiness by following his heart.

Gemmell’s Resume: Sarah Hughes in Fever Pitch (1997), Katherine Kavanagh in Primeval (2009), Sarah Balham in F (2010), Octavia Putney in Penny Dreadful (2015), Gina Graham in Deep State (2019)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte

Character Profile: The Queen of England. She chastises Lady Sharma for not offering a farewell before leaving London. The Queen seeks to unmask Lady Whistledown by using Edwina as a pawn.

Rosheuvel’s Resume: Lyndsey Morrison/Celia Ojama in Silent Witness (2008-19), Sally Thomas in Luther (2011), Doctor Renshaw in Coronation Street (2012), Octavia Putney in Lady Macbeth (2016), Shadout Mapes in Dune (2021)

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Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Basset

Bridgerton Season 2 Cast on Netflix - Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Basset

Character Profile: The eldest Bridgerton daughter who marries the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton season 1. She visits her family in the second installment and tries to help Anthony find a wife. Daphne realizes that her brother has strong feelings for Kate.

Dynevor’s Resume: Siobhan Mailey in Waterloo Road (2009-10), Martha Cratchit in Dickensian (2015-16), Clare O’Brien in Younger (2017-21), Lotti Mott in Snatch (2017-18), Clarice Cliff in The Colour Room (2021)

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The Bridgerton season 2 cast also includes Lorraine Ashbourne (King Kong, Child 44), Harriet Cains (Safe House, Marcella), Florence Hunt (Cursed), Bessie Carter (Les Misérables, Beecham House), Kathryn Drysdale (The Windors, Circle Square), Luke Thompson (In the Club, Dunkirk), Will Tilston (Goodbye Christopher Robin), Polly Walker (Emma, Rome), Rupert Young (Merlin, The Secret Garden) and Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.