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new role Irish actor and Derry Girls star Calam Lynch cast in second series of Bridgerton

The show’s second series – which is set to begin filming in the UK in the spring – will follow the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony, played by Jonathan Bailey.

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Calam Lynch. Photo: Independent Talent

Calam Lynch. Photo: Independent Talent

Calam Lynch. Photo: Independent Talent

An Irish actor is among those unveiled as taking up prominent roles in the second series of Bridgerton.

Calam Lynch, who has previously appeared in Dunkirk (2017), Benediction (2021) and Derry Girls (2018) will be joining the period drama for its second series.

Other actors joining Calam include Charithra Chandran, Shelley Conn and Rupert Young will all join its raunchy period drama.

The news follows the announcement Rege-Jean Page, the breakout star of Bridgerton’s first series, will not be returning to the show.

The British-Zimbabwean actor, 31, earned critical acclaim – and the status of heartthrob – for his portrayal of the dashing Duke of Hastings, starring opposite Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton.

Their romance formed the centrepiece of the first series.

Page said it had been a “pleasure and a privilege” to star in Bridgerton.

The show’s second series – which is set to begin filming in the UK in the spring – will follow the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony, played by Jonathan Bailey.

Netflix previously said Sex Education star Simone Ashley will play the female lead in the second series of Bridgerton, appearing as Kate.

Chandran will play Edwina Sharma, Kate’s younger sister, while Conn will appear as Mary, Kate’s mother.

Lynch will play Theo Sharpe and Young will play Jack.

Bridgerton is Netflix’s most successful original series.

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