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Familiar face Bridgerton’s Irish newcomer Calam Lynch previously starred in Derry Girls

The 27-year-old has also starred in Dunkirk and Disney’s Black Beauty

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Calam Lynch as John Paul O'Reilly in Derry Girls

Calam Lynch as John Paul O'Reilly in Derry Girls

Calam Lynch as John Paul O'Reilly in Derry Girls

If you thought Bridgerton’s Irish newcomer Calam Lynch looked familar then you’re not the only one.

The 27-year-old from Warwickshire previously starred in Ireland’s favourite comedy, Derry Girls alongside Nicola Coughlan who plays Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton.

Born in England to Irish actors Niamh Cusack and Finbar Lynch, Calam played John Paul O'Reilly in season two episode 5 of Derry Girls where he stood up his prom date Erin Quinn.

He has also starred in World War I film Dunkirk and Disney’s Black Beauty as George Winthorp.

Most recently he has joined the cast of Netflix’s romantic period drama Bridgerton as Theo Sharpe.

He first appears in Season 2, Episode 5 of the show as an assistant at Lady Whistledown's printer.

Theo becomes a friend and love interest of one of the Bridgerton daughters.

His character was not featured in the original books by Julia Quinn, but instead seems to be inspired by Mr. Bagwell from The Viscount Who Loved Me.

“Calam Lynch is Theo Sharpe, a hardworking printer’s assistant. But he’s not just a working class man, he’s also an intellectual who fights for the rights for all,” the official Shondaland Instagram account said in April 2021 announcing the casting.

The second season of the show was released on Netflix on March 25th.

It has also been renewed for a third and fourth season.

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