The world of Bridgerton is expanding with the highly anticipated prequel series, “The Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.” This new show explores the rise of Queen Charlotte, the beloved character from the original Bridgerton series, as she navigates her journey from young princess to Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. While introducing fresh faces to portray younger versions of the characters, the prequel also features some familiar actors from the original show. Let’s take a closer look at the cast and their previous work.
Golda Rosheuvel and India Ria Amarteifio as Queen Charlotte
Golda Rosheuvel, known for her role as a trendsetter in Bridgerton, reprises her role as Queen Charlotte in the flash-forward scenes of “The Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.” In contrast, India Ria Amarteifio portrays the younger version of Queen Charlotte. Rosheuvel gained national recognition for her performance in Bridgerton and has appeared in supporting roles in EastEnders, Lady Macbeth, and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, where she played the character Shadout Mapes.
Amarteifio’s role in “The Queen Charlotte” marks her first major role. Prior to this, she had appeared in recurring and minor roles in TV series such as “The Midwich Cuckoos” and the theatrical adaptation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Adjoa Andoh and Arsema Thomas as Lady Danbury
Adjoa Andoh returns as Lady Danbury in “The Queen Charlotte,” portraying the older version of the character. On the other hand, Arsema Thomas takes on the role of the younger and sharp-witted Lady Danbury. Andoh has appeared in several British TV series, including “Casualty,” “Doctor Who,” and “Broadchurch.” She has also showcased her talent on the big screen, playing Brenda Mazibuko in “Invictus.”
For Thomas, “The Queen Charlotte” marks her fourth role. She made her cinematic debut in the 2022 romantic film “Redeeming Love” and is now gaining recognition through her portrayal of the young Lady Danbury.
Ruth Gemmell and Connie Jenkins-Grieg as Viscountess Violet Bridgerton / Violet Ledger
Ruth Gemmell and Connie Jenkins-Grieg bring Viscountess Violet Bridgerton to life in both her older and younger versions, respectively. Gemmell is a versatile actress who has appeared in various films, TV shows, and theater productions. Some of her notable roles include Sarah Hughes in the 1997 movie “Fever Pitch” alongside Colin Firth. Jenkins-Grieg, on the other hand, takes on her first major role as the younger Violet Bridgerton, having previously appeared in minor roles in films such as “The Kid Who Would Be King” and “Solitary.”
Hugh Sachs and Sam Clemmett as Brimsley
Hugh Sachs and Sam Clemmett portray the older and younger versions of Brimsley, a typical servant during the Regency era depicted in Bridgerton. Brimsley serves as Queen Charlotte’s right-hand and a valuable source of court gossip. Sachs is a regular face on British television, with recurring roles in sitcoms like “Benidorm” and appearances in series such as “Rome,” “Casualty,” and “Endeavour.”
Clemmett gained recognition for his portrayal of Albus Severus Potter in the London and New York productions of the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” Besides his theater work, he also appears as Yuri in “Cherry,” a crime drama directed by Joe and Anthony Russo.
Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta
Princess Augusta, the mother of King George III, is a new character introduced in “The Queen Charlotte,” portrayed by Michelle Fairley. Fairley brings her trademark talent to the role, delivering a portrayal of a concerned and assertive mother, not unlike her notable role as Catelyn Stark in “Game of Thrones.” She has also appeared in films such as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” as Mrs. Granger and “Philomena” as Sally Mitchell. On television, Fairley portrays Margaret Beaufort in “The White Queen” and has a recurring role in “Suits” as Ava Hessington.
Corey Mylchreest as Young King George III
In the world of “Bridgerton,” King George III’s health is already deteriorating during the events of the main series, so he only appears by name. However, in “The Queen Charlotte,” the real-life romance between King George III and Queen Charlotte takes center stage. Corey Mylchreest takes on the role of the young king, marking his first major role. Mylchreest previously appeared in two other roles, starring in the short film “Mars” and portraying Adonis in the pilot episode of Netflix’s “Sandman.”
Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute
Richard Cunningham portrays Lord Bute, the Prime Minister of King George III and a favorite at the royal palace. While Cunningham has generally appeared in minor roles, he has made memorable appearances in franchise films like “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” where he played General Ramda.
As the Bridgerton universe continues to expand with “The Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” it’s thrilling to see these talented actors bring their characters to life. To stay up-to-date with all things Bridgerton, visit Ratingperson, your go-to source for the latest news and reviews.