Bridgerton is the latest series to top the Netflix charts. Decider reported Bridgerton, on the week of December 29th, was holding the #1 spot topping Netflix’s top 10 most watched shows and movies list. The Bridgerton series on Netflix passed up the previous holders at #2 and #3 , We Can Be Heroes and The Midnight Sky, respectively. This comes as no surprise after critics on RottenTomatoes rated the show with a whopping 88% audience score from 624 users, summing it up with a consensus stating:
“Sumptuous design, soapy drama, and a sterling cast make Bridgerton a delightful treat.”
Who is Bridgerton’s Lady Whistledown?
Adding to this season’s soapy drama was Lady Whistledown, Bridgerton’s witty narrator whose identity remains hidden until the very end of the season’s final episode. At the beginning of each episode, Lady Whistledown’s latest column is read from her newspaper where she updates the town on its latest gossip.
The voice of Lady Whistledown is Julie Andrews, the talented actress who narrates the entire series and has starred in iconic movies including The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. For most of the season nothing is seen of Lady Whistledown, only Julia Andrew’s voice over is heard. The character’s real identity isn’t revealed until Penelope Featherington slowly removes her hood in the finale to reveal herself to the viewers as the infamous debutante. However, the character of the show do not yet know Lady Whistledown’s true identity to ensure season 2’s drama will be even soapier.
Who Plays Lady Whistledown in the Bridgerton Cast?
Bridgerton’s characters are based on the Julia Quinn Bridgerton novel, a best seller consisting of 9 books in the series: The Duke and I (2000), The Viscount Who Loved Me (2000), An Offer From A Gentleman (2001), Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002), To Sir Phillip, With Love (2003), When He Was Wicked (2004), It’s In His Kiss (2005), On the Way to the Wedding (2006) and The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After (2013).
Starring alongside Phoebe Dynevor as the main character, Daphne Bridgerton, is Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington a.k.a Lady Whistledown. Rounding out the rest of the main cast is Regé-Jean Page as Duke Simon Basset, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, Ruby Barker as Miss Marina Thompson and Jessica Madsen as Cressida Cowper.
We’re looking forward to seeing what Lady Whistledown has in store for Bridgerton next season. We’ll keep you updated on the latest updates regarding Lady Whistledown’s return to our streaming screens!