These ‘Bridgerton’ Stars Were Also in ‘Harry Potter’

Since her move from ABC, Bridgerton is the first series to debut under Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland banner at Netflix, and though it took a while for it to debut, it was more than worth the wait.

Rhimes’ reported $150 million deal with the streaming service is already paying off with the gorgeous 19th century set series. In fact, fans of the series will undoubtedly recognize some of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor)’s most eligible suitors from a beloved movie series.

These Bridgerton stars were actually in Harry Potter as well.

Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton in Netflix series 'Bridgerton.'
Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton in Netflix series ‘Bridgerton.’ | LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX © 2020

‘Bridgerton’ is one of Netflix’s biggest hits

Clearly, Netflix’s bet on Rhimes has paid off beautifully. Though the series just dropped on Christmas Day 2020, it is already one of the biggest series to ever debut on the streaming platform.

“It’s projected that about 63 million households will have viewed the show in the four weeks since its Christmas Day release, making it one of the streamer’s biggest original-series launches ever,” Vanity Fair has reported.

Season 1 of the series, which is helmed by Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal writer, Chris Van Dusen is focused on the eldest Bridgerton daughter Daphne’s debut on the London’s marriage market during the summer of 1813.

After she is sabotaged by her meddling and sexist older brother, she comes up with a scheme that makes it appear that she’s fallen Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), society’s most eligible bachelor.

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Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ might have eight seasons

Though Netflix has not yet announced a renewal, with such massive numbers fans believe that the announcement is imminent for the series. Furthermore, many fans are guessing that we might get seven more seasons.

After all, Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels which chronicle all eight Bridgerton siblings finding love.

“This being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings,” Van Dusen told Collider. “For each character, for sure.” 

Eight seasons haven’t been confirmed as of yet, but we can expect Season 2 to focus on Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), the eldest Bridgerton son. After all, Quinn’s second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me is all about him.

These ‘Bridgerton’ stars were also in ‘Harry Potter’

While we were all thrilled with Bridgerton, it was a reunion for many of the actors in the series who was also in some of the Harry Potter movies.  Page starred in 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 as an extra.

Daphne’s other suitor, Prince Friederich (Freddie Stroma), appeared in 2009’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as Cormac McLaggen. We love to see it.

The vast casts acting credits also extended to shows like Doctor WhoCasualty, EastEnders, Law & Order: UK, Broadchurch, Silent Witness, Death in Paradise, The Crown, and Line of Duty.