Everyone's latest Netflix obsession Bridgerton features a huge cast with lots of familiar faces, but it still took most of us days to realise lead actor Regé-Jean Page, who plays Simon Basset, previously appeared in a Harry Potter film.
Admittedly it was a blink and you'll definitely miss it moment, but Regé-Jean appeared in 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 as an extra. The actor also appeared in Waterloo Road in 2015, which is five years after Phoebe Dynevor played student Siobhan Mailey in the series.
But Regé-Jean and Phoebe aren't the only faces you'll recognise from your favourite nostalgic TV shows and movies. Tracy Beaker fans also spotted a familiar face in Lady Violet Bridgerton, played by Ruth Gemmell. Ruth starred as Tracy's mum Carly Beaker in the series and TV movie.
— Alison (@alisonvanrijn) December 31, 2020
"I absolutely LOVED #Bridgerton on Netflix but I could not see Lady Violet Bridgerton as anyone but Tracy Beaker’s mum - she really was a famous actress after all," one viewer wrote, referencing Tracy saying her mum would be a famous movie star.
I absolutely LOVED #Bridgerton on Netflix but I could not see Lady Violet Bridgerton as anyone but Tracy Beaker’s mum - she really was a famous actress after all 🤣
— Clare Bate (@clarebatelh) December 29, 2020
Potter fans will also recognise Bridgerton's Prince Friederich (Freddie Stroma) from the series as he played Cormac McLaggen in 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
— azrabazra (@my__crush___) January 3, 2021
The rest of the cast also boast some impressive acting credits, with Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) starring in the likes of Doctor Who, Casualty, EastEnders, Law & Order: UK, Broadchurch, Silent Witness, Death in Paradise and Line of Duty, to name just a few. While Lorraine Ashbourne (Mrs. Varley) has also appeared in a long list of series and movies including The Crown, Unforgotten, I Hate Suzie, Law & Order: UK, Jane Eyre and lots more.
Told you it was an impressive cast.
Watch Bridgerton on Netflix.
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