23 "Bridgerton" Cast Members In Their First Major Role Vs. On The Show Vs. In Real Life

    Basically, the Bridgerton cast has always been pretty perfect.

    1. Jonathan Bailey's first role in 1997:

    Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Jonathan Bailey in real life:

    Jonathan in a suit and tie posing for photographers at an event

    2. Simone Ashley's first role in 2016:

    Simone Ashley as Kathani "Kate" Sharma in Bridgerton:

    Simone Ashley in real life:

    3. Phoebe Dynevor's first role in 2009:

    Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Phoebe Dynevor in real life:

    4. Regé-Jean Page's first major role in 2010:

    Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset in Bridgerton:

    Regé-Jean Page in real life:

    Regé giving a smoldering look on the red carpet

    5. Nicola Coughlan's first role in 2004:

    Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton:

    Nicola Coughlan in real life:

    6. Claudia Jessie's first role in 2013:

    Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Claudia Jessie in real life:

    7. Luke Thompson's first role in 2014:

    Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Luke Thompson in real life:

    8. Luke Newton's first major role in 2011:

    Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Luke Newton in real life:

    9. Charithra Chandran's first role in 2021:

    Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma in Bridgerton:

    Charithra Chandran in real life:

    10. Adjoa Andoh's first role in 1990:

    Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury in Bridgerton:

    Adjoa Andoh in real life:

    11. Ruth Gemmell's first major role in 1997:

    Ruth Gemmell as Violet Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Ruth Gemmell in real life:

    12. Golda Rosheuvel's first role in 2001:

    Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton:

    Golda Rosheuvel in real life:

    13. Polly Walker's first role in 1990:

    Polly Walker as Portia Featherington in Bridgerton:

    Polly Walker in real life:

    14. Will Tilston's first role in 2017:

    Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Will Tilston in real life:

    15. Florence Hunt's first role in 2020:

    Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton in Bridgerton:

    Florence Hunt in real life:

    16. Bessie Carter's first role in 2007:

    Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington in Bridgerton:

    Bessie Carter in real life:

    17. Harriet Cains' first major role in 2013:

    Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington in Bridgerton:

    Harriet Cains in real life:

    18. Kathryn Drysdale's first role in 2001:

    Kathryn Drysdale as Genevieve Delacroix in Bridgerton:

    Kathryn Drysdale in real life:

    19. Shelley Conn's first major role in 2005:

    Shelley Conn as Mary Sheffield Sharma in Bridgerton:

    Shelley Conn in real life:

    20. Rupert Young's first role in 2004:

    Rupert Young as Jack Featherington in Bridgerton:

    Rupert Young in real life:

    21. Martins Imhangbe's first major role in 2019:

    Martins Imhangbe as Will Mondrich in Bridgerton:

    Martins Imhangbe in real life:

    22. Ruby Barker's first role in 2017:

    Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson in Bridgerton:

    Ruby Barker in real life:

    23. And finally, Julie Andrews' first major role in 1957:

    Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown in Bridgerton:

    Julie Andrews in real life: