Given that Regency-era folk got married, uh, young, you might be wondering: how old are the Bridgerton siblings, exactly?
The Bridgerton family tree is an extensive one, with eight siblings under one roof: four sisters and four brothers. With each season focused on a given sibling—the first is centered on the romantic entanglements of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), while Bridgerton season 2 shifts to her older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey)—fans have the opportunity to get to know each sibling intimately. That is if Bridgerton executive producer Shonda Rhimes has her way.
"There are eight Bridgerton siblings, and as far as I’m concerned, there are eight Bridgerton seasons. And maybe more," Rhimes told Variety. (FYI: Bridgerton seasons 3 and 4 have already officially been picked up by Netflix, much to our joy.)
But exactly how old are the Bridgerton siblings supposed to be, and what are the ages of the Bridgerton cast members who play them onscreen? Here's what to know.
How old are the Bridgerton siblings?
So far in the show's first two seasons, the five oldest Bridgerton children have gotten the lion's worth of screen time, so we'll focus on them in more depth. Of the youngins, however, Hyacinth Bridgerton (played by Florence Hunt) is the baby of the bunch at 11 years old. Next up is 13-year-old Gregory, portrayed by Will Tilston.
The second youngest daughter is 17-year-old Francesca Bridgerton, originally portrayed by Ruby Stokes, whose role in Bridgerton season 2 had to be diminished due to scheduling conflicts, as the actress was simultaneously filming the lead part in the now-canceled Netflix thriller Lockwood & Co. It was announced in January 2023 that Hannah Dodd would be taking over the role of Francesca starting in season three.
1. How old is Anthony Bridgerton?
Portrayed by 35-year-old actor Jonathan Bailey, Anthony Bridgerton is the oldest of the Bridgerton brood at 31 years of age.
The second Bridgerton book by Julia Quinn, The Viscount Who Loved Me, as well as the second season of the Netflix series, focuses on Anthony's struggles as the patriarchal head of the family and his quest to find a suitable bride.
2. How old is Benedict Bridgerton?
The second oldest is 28-year-old Benedict, who is played by 34-year-old actor Luke Thompson. The Cinderella-esque third book of the series, An Offer From A Gentleman, delves into Benedict Bridgerton's love life and it is rumored that the third season of the show will follow his journey.
3. How old is Colin Bridgerton?
Next up is Colin, aged 22. The actor behind him is 30-year-old Luke Newton.
Colin Bridgerton is the object of friend Penelope Featherington's affection throughout the first two seasons of Bridgerton, and the twosome's relationship takes center stage in the fourth Bridgerton book, Romancing Mister Bridgerton.
4. How old is Daphne Bridgerton?
The eldest Bridgerton daughter, 21-year-old Daphne Bridgerton serves as the protagonist of both the show's first season and the first book, The Duke and I, which tells the story of her passionate, tumultuous relationship with the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). Daphne is portrayed onscreen by 28-year-old actress Phoebe Dynevor.
5. How old is Eloise Bridgerton?
The bookish Eloise Bridgerton is 18 years old, having just been formally presented to society at the beginning of Bridgerton season 2. However, actress Claudia Jessie is age 33.
Book five of the series, To Sir Phillip, With Love, focuses on the fan-favorite character.
What about the Sharmas and the Featheringtons?
1. How old is Kate Sharma in 'Bridgerton'?
Newcomer Kate in Bridgerton, the enemies-to-lovers romantic interest of Anthony in season two, is "six and twenty," a.k.a. 26 years old. This is considered an "old maid" in the Bridgerton universe, especially in the marriage mart, and Kate has already denounced that she would ever marry.
Simone Ashley, the actress portraying the leading lady of season two, is 28 years old.
2. How old is Edwina Sharma in 'Bridgerton'?
Though a specific age for Kate's younger half-sister, Edwina, is never officially given, it is safe to expect that she's around 21 years old, the same age that Daphne Bridgerton was formally introduced to society and the marriage mart.
Charithra Chandran, who portrays Edwina Sharma in Bridgerton, is 26 years old. She is one-third of a love triangle that includes Anthony Bridgerton and her sister Kate.
3. How old is Penelope Featherington in 'Bridgerton'?
Penelope Featherington, BFF to Eloise Bridgerton and the brain behind gossip queen Lady Whisledown, is 18 years old. However, the performer playing her has the cast's biggest gap between their own age and that of their character, as actress Nicola Coughlan is 36 years old.
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