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Experts in the art of swoon: See what the stunning cast of hit Netflix show Bridgerton look like in real life

Well good day, Bridgerton boys.

By Maddison Hockey
Every few months a new show comes along and becomes an overnight sensation.
In matter of days, sometimes hours, after its premiere it is seemingly everywhere – memes are cropping up in your Instagram feeds, friends are discussing plotlines over wine and news outlets are reporting on the juiciest details.
As we happily farewelled 2020 and welcomed the New Year it was Netflix's new series, Bridgerton that reigned supreme and became the talk of the town.
The Pride and Prejudice meets Gossip Girl period drama combines glorious scandal, regal manners and intensely raunchy desires all the while being narrated by the divine Julie Andrews who voices the mysterious Lady Whistledown.
Set in England during the Regency era there's plenty of intricate outfits and elaborate hair and makeup to makeover the stars aka our new TV crushes.
However, many of the actors look quite different to their regal counterparts in real life… take a peek below.

Regé-Jean Page plays Duke of Hastings Simon Basset

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Phoebe Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton

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Nicola Coughlan plays Penelope Featherington

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Jonathan Bailey plays Anthony Bridgerton

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Luke Newton plays Colin Bridgerton

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Luke Thompson plays Benedict Bridgerton

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Claudia Jessie plays Eloise Bridgerton

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Adjoa Andoh plays Lady Danbury

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Ruby Barker plays Marina Thompson

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Polly Walker plays Lady Portia Featherington

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Golda Rosheuvel plays The Queen

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