Phoebe Dynevor

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Phoebe Dynevor
Dynevor in 2023
Born
Phoebe Harriet Dynevor

(1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 28)
Manchester, England
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present
Parent
RelativesShirley Dynevor (grandmother)

Phoebe Harriet Dynevor (/ˈdɪnɪvər/;[1] born 17 April 1995) is an English actress. On television, she is best known for her role in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton (2020–2022).[2] Her films include The Colour Room (2021), Bank of Dave (2023), and Fair Play (2023). She earned a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination in 2024.

Dynevor began her career as a child actress in the BBC One school drama Waterloo Road (2009–2010). She went on to have recurring roles in the BBC series Prisoners' Wives (2012–2013) and Dickensian (2015–2016), and the TV Land comedy-drama Younger (2017–2021), as well as a main role in the Crackle crime series Snatch (2017–2018).

Early life and education[edit]

Phoebe Harriet Dynevor was born on 17 April 1995[3] in the Trafford district of Greater Manchester, to Emmerdale screenwriter Tim Dynevor and actress Sally Dynevor, who is widely known for her long-running role as Sally Webster on Coronation Street.[4] Her paternal grandparents, Shirley and Gerard Dynevor also worked in the television industry, meeting while members of the company at Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop.[5][6] She has two younger siblings, brother Samuel and sister Harriet.[7]

Dynevor was educated at Oakfield Nursery School in Altrincham, and then at Cheadle Hulme School in Stockport, where she gained an A and two Bs in her A Levels while working as a child actor alongside her education.[8]

Career[edit]

Beginnings (2009–2019)[edit]

In 2009, 14-year-old Dynevor landed her first role as Siobhan Mailey in the fifth series of Waterloo Road. Later, she made appearances in several British dramas such as Monroe and The Musketeers. She then had a supporting role in BBC drama Prisoners' Wives as a gangster's daughter Lauren. In 2014, she appeared in the second series of The Village and from 2015 to 2016 she played Martha Cratchit in Dickensian.[3]

In 2016, it was announced Dynevor would be starring alongside Luke Pasqualino and Rupert Grint in Crackle crime comedy series Snatch, making her American television debut.[9] The series was released on 16 March 2017 and was later renewed for a second season.[10] In 2017, Dynevor joined the cast of the TV Land comedy-drama series Younger in the recurring role of Clare, Josh's (Nico Tortorella) Irish fiancée.[11]

Breakthrough (2020–present)[edit]

In 2019, Dynevor was cast as Daphne Bridgerton, the lead character in the first season of the Shonda Rhimes-produced Netflix period drama Bridgerton based on the Regency romance novel The Duke and I, which premiered in December 2020.[12][13][14] She reprised her role in the show's second season in 2022 as part of the supporting cast, now as Daphne Basset following the character's marriage. Dynevor confirmed in January 2023 that she would not appear in season 3, but left the door open for a future return.[15]

Dynevor made her feature film debut as the ceramicist Clarice Cliff in the 2021 biographical film The Colour Room, directed by Claire McCarthy for Sky Cinema.[16][17] In April 2022, Dynevor guest starred as a fictional version of herself in an episode of the British Call My Agent! remake, titled Ten Percent on Amazon Prime. In January 2023, Dynevor starred in the Netflix biographical film Bank of Dave alongside Rory Kinnear,[18] and opposite Alden Ehrenreich in the thriller film Fair Play, which opened at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.[19]

Upcoming projects[edit]

Dynevor is set to star in the Sony Pictures thriller film I Heart Murder directed by Matt Spicer.[20] In addition, Dynevor will executive produce and star in a film adaptation of the Jonathan Stroud novel The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne,[21] and a television adaptation of Naoise Dolan's novel Exciting Times for Amazon Prime.[22] She also has upcoming roles in the romantic comedy The Threesome opposite Logan Lerman,[23] the spy thriller Inheritance with Rhys Ifans,[24] the psychological thriller Wichita Libra,[25] and the family thriller Anniversary.[26]

Personal life[edit]

Dynevor is ambassador for ActionAid UK, an organisation that raises awareness for women and girls living in poverty around the world.[27] She practises transcendental meditation daily.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Nature of Daylight Phoebe Short film
2017 Snatch: Time Heist Lotti Mott Short film
2021 The Colour Room Clarice Cliff
2023 Bank of Dave Alexandra
Fair Play Emily Meyers
2024 The Inheritance Post-production
Anniversary Post Production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 Waterloo Road Siobhan Mailey Series regular; 20 episodes
2011 Monroe Phoebe Cormack Episode: "1.4"
2012–2013 Prisoners' Wives Lauren Recurring role; 10 episodes
2014 The Village Phoebe Rundle Recurring role; 6 episodes
2015 The Musketeers Camille Episode: "The Prodigal Father"
2015–2016 Dickensian Martha Cratchit Recurring role; 11 episodes
2017–2018 Snatch Lottie Mott Main role
2017–2021 Younger Clare Recurring role; 11 episodes
2020–2022 Bridgerton Daphne Bridgerton / Basset Main role
2022 Ten Percent Herself (fictionalised) Guest; season 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss (w/ Regé-Jean Page) Bridgerton Nominated [29]
Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama Nominated [30]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [31]
TV Choice Awards Best Actress Nominated
2023 Indiana Film Journalists Association, US Best Lead Performance Fair Play Nominated
2024 British Academy Film Awards Rising Star Nominated [32]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Bridgerton' Stars Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor Break Down Fiery 'I Burn for You' Scene". Variety. 8 June 2022. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  2. ^ "The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards | Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Phoebe Dynevor: 11 facts about Bridgerton's Daphne you need to know". PopBuzz. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  4. ^ "9 Fun Things to Know About Bridgerton's Leading Lady, Phoebe Dynevor". Popsugar. 6 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Phoebe Dynevor: 'Bridgerton's come at a moment when people need it'". The Guardian. 17 January 2021. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Shirley Dynevor-White obituary". The Guardian. 25 January 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  7. ^ Otter, Saffron (13 December 2020). "Coronation Street's Sally Dynevor 'very proud' as daughter lands lead role in Netflix drama". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  8. ^ Cohen, Francine (3 August 2014). "Who's that girl? We meet The Village actress Phoebe Dynevor". Daily Express. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  9. ^ Pedersen, Erik (23 September 2016). "Phoebe Dynevor Joins Crackle's 'Snatch'; Jona Xiao Recurs On BET's 'Being Mary Jane'". Deadline. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  10. ^ Muessen, Megan (19 April 2017). "TVLine Items: Snatch Renewed, Superheroes Get Decoded and More". TVLine. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  11. ^ Prahl, Amanda (6 January 2021). "Phoebe Dynevor on Younger". PopSugar. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor & Regé-Jean Page To Headline Shondaland's 'Bridgerton' At Netflix; 10 Others Cast". Deadline.
  13. ^ Thorne, Will (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page Join Julie Andrews in Netflix Shondaland Series". Variety.
  14. ^ Pewsey, Guy (28 December 2020). "Meet Phoebe Dynevor, Breakout Star Of Bridgerton". Grazia. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  15. ^ Sharf, Zack (30 January 2023). "Phoebe Dynevor Says She's Not in 'Bridgerton' Season 3: 'I Did My Two Seasons'". Variety. Archived from the original on 31 January 2023. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
  16. ^ Kanter, Jake (17 March 2021). "Phoebe Dynevor Lands First Major Role Since 'Bridgerton' Breakthrough, Joining Matthew Goode In Sky Original Film 'The Colour Room'". Deadline.
  17. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (17 March 2021). "'Bridgerton' Star Phoebe Dynevor, Matthew Goode Lead Sky Original Biopic 'The Colour Room'". Variety.
  18. ^ Warner, Sam (3 March 2022). "First look at Bridgerton star in new Netflix movie". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  19. ^ Kroll, Justin (1 December 2021). "Alden Ehrenreich And Phoebe Dynevor To Star In 'Fair Play'". Deadline Hollywood.
  20. ^ Kroll, Justin (25 June 2021). "'Bridgerton' Star Phoebe Dynevor To Headline 'I Heart Murder' At Sony". Deadline Hollywood.
  21. ^ Donnelly, Matt (17 February 2022). "Phoebe Dynevor to Lead 'The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne' at Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 August 2021). "Phoebe Dynevor Set To EP & Poised To Star In 'Exciting Times' Series In Works At Amazon Studios". Deadline Hollywood.
  23. ^ Kroll, Justin (29 June 2022). "Logan Lerman & Phoebe Dynevor To Star In Chad Hartigan Comedy 'The Threesome': Hot Package". Deadline. Retrieved 29 June 2022.
  24. ^ Ritman, Alex (16 September 2022). "'Bridgerton' Star Phoebe Dynevor to Lead Miramax Spy Thriller 'Inheritance' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  25. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (9 February 2023). "'Bridgerton' Star Phoebe Dynevor to Headline 'Wichita Libra,' Mister Smith Launching Sales at EFM". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  26. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (12 May 2023). "Diane Lane, Kyle Chandler, Madeline Brewer, Zoey Deutch, Phoebe Dynevor, Mckenna Grace & Daryl McCormack Lead Thriller 'Anniversary' For Lionsgate & Fifth Season — Cannes Market". Deadline. Retrieved 6 June 2023.
  27. ^ "Phoebe Dynevor joins ActionAid UK as Ambassador". ActionAid UK. 22 March 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  28. ^ "Bridgerton is back for S2, and we've uncovered Phoebe Dynevor's (Super simple) fitness secrets". 25 March 2022.
  29. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (19 April 2021). "MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations: 'Emily In Paris', 'WandaVision' & 'RuPaul's Drag Race'". Deadline. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  30. ^ "Satellite Nominations 2021". United Agents. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  31. ^ Oganesyan, Natalie; Moreau, Jordan (4 February 2021). "2021 SAG Awards: The Complete Nominations List". Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  32. ^ "Bafta Awards 2024: The complete list of winners and nominees". BBC News. 18 February 2024. Retrieved 18 February 2024.

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