Bridgerton on Netflix: Cast and where you’ve seen them before, the music used, the narrator, set locations and series two rumours – Manchester Evening News

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We all need to be binging a box set or new series at any given moment.

And it seems Netflix users has flocked to Bridgerton as the show is expected to reach 63 million households in its first month.

The raunchy period drama has been one of the most talked about TV shows since it launched on the streaming service on Christmas Day.

The scandalous hit series follows the Bridgerton family including Daphne, played by actress Phoebe Dynevor, as a debutante in Regency London and is based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling romance novels.

Want to know more before you get stuck in to watching? Or are currently Googling everything there is to know about the Duke of Hastings and co?

Here’s everything you need to know, from the cast to filming locations.

The cast and where you have seen them before

Coronation Street’s Sally Dynevor’s daughter, Phoebe Dynevor, 25, takes on the role of Daphne Bridgerton, one of the eight siblings.

Rege-Jean Page, 30, plays Simon Basset, the charming and mysterious Duke of Hastings.

Rege-Jean started his career in The History Boys and later appeared in Waterloo Road. But fans have also spotted that the actor was in the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows back in 2011 in a small, unnamed role.

Nicola Coughlan also stars in the Netflix series and fans may be familiar with her role in Channel 4 comedy Derry Girls.

Broadchurch actor Jonathan Bailey plays Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton, the eldest Bridgerton son.

The 32-year-old has also starred in The Bill, W1A and Doctor Who.

Claudia Jessie also plays Eloise Bridgerton. The actress has many TV acting credits to her name including appearing more recently in ITV’s Vanity Fair.

Who is the narrator?

Actress Julie Andrews plays Lady Whistledown, who is the narrator of the series.

You’ll hear the legendary star’s voice throughout as the rich families dive into the gossip and scandal of Lady Whistledown’s column.

The music used throughout the series

Being a period drama, you’d expect grand scores but the creators of Bridgerton have done something completely different.

If you have already seen the series, you may be asking yourself why the music you hear sounds so familiar.

Recognisable songs include those by Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish.

The songs fans will recognise were performed mainly by the Vitamin String Quartet.

The full list of songs used are:

Where was Bridgerton filmed? The set locations for the series

Bridgerton was filmed in London and Bath,  as well as at various estates and parks around England.

The grounds of Wilton House were used to replicate Hyde Park and the grounds of Somerley were used for Hampstead Heath.

Ranger’s House in Greenwich, southeast London was used for the Bridgerton House exterior and RAF Halton House – one of the UK’s largest Royal Air Force stations – in Buckinghamshire was used for the interior.

Halton has was also used for the Featheringtons’ residence as well as Hatfield House, which was also used in Netflix’ Enola Holmes and Rebecca, as well as No. 1 Royal Crescent – a museum in Bath.

For the Duke of Hastings, three country homes were used for filming – Wilton House, Syon House in London and Badminton House in Gloucestershire.

Holburne Museum in Bath was used as the site of Lady Danbury’s estate with Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens used for her balls.

Other places used were the Reform Club on Pall Mall in central London, Chatham Dockyard in Kent, Normansfield Theatre in Teddington, Hackney Empire and Dorney Court.

The Queen’s House was used for exterior of Somerset House and Somerley for the interior.

A Bath café, Pickled Greens, was the site of the Modiste shop and the Bathrooms at No.5 store on Trim Street the site of Gunter’s Tea Shop.

Will there be a series two?

While there is no official confirmation for a second series, the overwhelming response to the first may leave the creators with no alternaitve.

There are eight books in total of Julia Quinn’s series so there is plenty more to go off.

The cast have also spoken in various interview about how they’d “love” to take part in another series.