Bridgerton cast: Theo Sharpe is new heartthrob – meet new character

Bridgerton: Anthony opens up about 'difficulty' of love

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Fans are counting down the days to the premiere of Bridgerton season two on Netflix. Sadly, Rege Jean Page will not be returning as Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings in the show’s second outing. Nevertheless, there are some exciting new characters, including Theo Sharpe (played by Calam Lynch) arriving on the ton. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the new cast and characters of Bridgerton.

The second series of Bridgerton will shift its focus away from Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and onto her older brother, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey).

Bridgerton season two will be based on the second book, in the novel series by Julia Quinn, titled The Viscount Who Loved Me.

The second outing will see Anthony finally find love, but not with the woman the ton and he himself, intended to be with.

Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the new cast members joining Bridgerton season two.

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Theo Sharpe – Calam Lynch

Calam Lynch will portray Theo Sharpe, a working-class man who is a hardworking printer’s assistant in Bridgerton season two.

Theo is an intellectual, who will fight for the rights of everybody in society in the second series.

He is a brand new character who is not featured in the original Bridgerton novel series.

Bridgerton viewers will most likely recognise Lynch from his role as John Paul O’Reilly in Derry Girls.

Most recently, he starred in the Disney film Black Beauty as George Winthorp, alongside Kate Winslet and Mackenzie Foy.

He has also appeared in the 2017 film Dunkirk and the BBC series Mrs Wilson.

Lynch will star in the upcoming war film Benediction as Stephen Tennant, appearing alongside Jack Lowden, Gemma Jones, Peter Capaldi, Ben Daniels and Kate Phillips.

Mary Sharma – Shelley Conn

Shelley Conn will take on the role of Mary Sharma in Bridgerton season two.

Mary Sharma is the mother of Edwina and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), two women who capture Anthony Bridgerton’s heart.

Mary herself has never been far from drama. The daughter of an Earl, her father’s marriage to a tradesman embroiled her family in scandal when she was a child.

Years later, Mary has returned to London to impress society with her two daughters.

Conn is best known for her role as Elizabeth Shannon in the Steven Speilberg series Terra Nova.

Bridgerton fans may also recognise Conn from her role as DI Vanessa Harmon in ITV’s Liar

Her other well-known credits include Claire in Dead Set and Danni Prendiville in Strike Back.

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Edwina Sharma – Charithra Chandran

Charithra Chandran stars as Edwina Sharma in Bridgerton series two

Edwina is the woman who Anthony intended to marry before her sister Kate won over his love.

According to the official Shondaland character description, Edwina has “been taught by her older sister Kate to be the perfect debutante.

“She’s kind-natured and endlessly endearing. But while she may be young and naive, she also knows what she wants: a true love match.”

Chandran is an up-and-coming actress, with Bridgerton being her biggest role to date.

She will next appear in the Amazon Prime series Alex Rider as Sabina Pleasure.

Jack – Rupert Young

Rupert Young joins the cast of Bridgertson season two as Jack.

Jack is described as the “newest member of the ton” who happens to have a strong connection to one of the ton’s most “notable” families.

Like Theo Sharpe, Jack is an entirely new character who is absent from the original novel series.

Which Bridgerton family Jack is tied to is currently unknown but with the absence of the much-loved Duke of Hastings (Rege Jean Page) could Jack represent a connection to the hole left behind by Simon Bassett?

On the other hand, Jack could be closely linked to the Bridgerton family itself or the Featheringtons.

Young is best known for playing Sir Leon in the BBC drama Merlin.

In Merlin, he starred alongside Colin Morgan, Angel Coulby, Bradley James and Kate McGrath.

His other TV credits include People Just Do Nothing, The White Queen, Doctor Who and Shameless.

He made his West End debut in the stage show Dear Evan Hansen as Larry Murphy in 2019, receiving a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the 2020 Laurence Olivier Awards.

Bridgerton is streaming on Netflix now

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