Actress Hannah Dodd (Anatomy of a Scandal) has joined the cast of ‘Bridgerton’ as Francesca Bridgerton taking over the role from Ruby Stokes who has left and is the lead on another project for Netflix (Lockwood & Co.).

Francesca Bridgerton is a bit of a mystery within her chatty, extroverted family. Despite her reserved nature, she goes along to get along when it comes to society affairs, fortified with a dry wit and pragmatism that confound the fickle ton yet seem to draw attention when she least desires it.

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, the series is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society.  From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground.  At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family.  Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage in search of romance, adventure and love.

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Rising UK star Hannah Dodd starred in 2022’s ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ with Dodd standing out as the younger version of series lead Sienna Miller.

She then followed this by shooting one of the leads in the mini-series ‘Flowers In The Attic: The Origins’ – an adaptation of popular and controversial books. Dodd plays the same character portrayed by Heather Graham in the original show. Spanning two generations of family drama, the second half of the story entirely focuses on her character.

Dodd also filmed a supporting lead in the sequel to the highly popular film ‘Enola Holmes’ opposite Millie Bobby Brown.

Bridgerton will return to production in London this summer.