Phoebe Dynevor

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Phoebe Dynevor
Phoebe Harriet Dynevor

(1995-04-17) 17 April 1995 (age 27)
Years active2009–present

Phoebe Harriet Dynevor (/ˈdɪnɪvər/;[1] born 17 April 1995) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Daphne Bridgerton in the first and second series of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton (2020–present).[2]

Dynevor began her career as a child actress, appearing in the BBC 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) as well as TV Land comedy-drama Younger (2017–2021), with 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 Trafford, 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 also worked in the television industry.[5] She has a younger brother Samuel, and a younger sister Harriet.[6]

Dynevor attended Oakfield Nursery School in Altrincham, and then Cheadle Hulme School in Stockport, where she gained an A and two Bs in her A Levels while working as a child actress alongside her studies.[7]


Beginnings (2006–2019)[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.[8] The series was released on 16 March 2017 and was later renewed for a second season.[9] In 2017, Dynevor joined the cast of TV Land comedy-drama series Younger in a recurring role of Clare.

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 novel The Duke and I which premiered in December 2020.[10][11][12] She reprised her role in the show's second season in 2022 as part of the supporting cast.

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.[13][14] In June 2021, she was set to star in Sony Pictures' thriller film I Heart Murder directed by Matt Spicer.[15] In August 2021, Dynevor was attached to star in and executive produce Exciting Times series at Amazon Studios.[16] In December 2021, she was set to star in drama film Fair Play with Alden Ehrenreich, written and directed by Chloe Domont.[17]

In February 2022, it was announced that Dynevor would executive produce and star in a film adaptation of the Jonathan Stroud novel The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne.[18] She will also appear in the Netflix film Bank of Dave.[19] In April 2022, Dynevor guest starred as a fictional version of herself in the British remake of Call My Agent!, titled Ten Percent. The series premiered on Amazon Prime on 28 April 2022.

Personal life[edit]

From March until August 2021, she dated and then split from comedian Pete Davidson after a five month relationship.[20]

Dynevor is an ambassador for ActionAid UK, an organisation that raises awareness for women and girls living in poverty around the world.[21] She says she practices the Transcendental Meditation program, as taught by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, daily.[22]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Nature of Daylight Phoebe Short film
2021 The Colour Room Clarice Cliff Feature film debut
TBA Fair Play Filming
Bank of Dave Alexandra Filming
The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne Pre-production; Also executive producer


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, 20 episodes
2017–2021 Younger Clare Recurring role, 11 episodes
2020–present Bridgerton Daphne Basset (née Bridgerton) Main role
2022 Ten Percent Phoebe Dynevor Series 1 episode 5

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Kiss Bridgerton Nominated [23]
Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama Nominated [24]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated [25]


  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. 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. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Cohen, Francine (3 August 2014). "Who's that girl? We meet The Village actress Phoebe Dynevor". Daily Express. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Muessen, Megan (19 April 2017). "TVLine Items: Snatch Renewed, Superheroes Get Decoded and More". TVLine. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor & Regé-Jean Page To Headline Shondaland's 'Bridgerton' At Netflix; 10 Others Cast". Deadline.
  11. ^ Thorne, Will (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page Join Julie Andrews in Netflix Shondaland Series". Variety.
  12. ^ Pewsey, Guy (28 December 2020). "Meet Phoebe Dynevor, Breakout Star Of Bridgerton". Grazia. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Ramachandran, Naman (17 March 2021). "'Bridgerton' Star Phoebe Dynevor, Matthew Goode Lead Sky Original Biopic 'The Colour Room'". Variety.
  15. ^ Kroll, Justin (25 June 2021). "'Bridgerton' Star Phoebe Dynevor To Headline 'I Heart Murder' At Sony". Deadline Hollywood.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (17 August 2021). "Phoebe Dynevor Set To EP & Poised To Star In 'Exciting Times' Series In Works At Amazon Studios". Deadline Hollywood.
  17. ^ Kroll, Justin (1 December 2021). "Alden Ehrenreich And Phoebe Dynevor To Star In 'Fair Play'". Deadline Hollywood.
  18. ^ Donnelly, Matt (17 February 2022). "Phoebe Dynevor to Lead 'The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne' at Amazon (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  19. ^ Warner, Sam (3 March 2022). "First look at Bridgerton star in new Netflix movie". Digital Spy. Retrieved 22 March 2022.
  20. ^ Nardino, Meredith (16 August 2021). "Pete Davidson Splits From Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor After Whirlwind Romance: Distance 'Made It Hard'". US Weekly.
  21. ^ "Phoebe Dynevor joins ActionAid UK as Ambassador". ActionAid UK. 22 March 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  22. ^ "Bridgerton is back for S2, and we've uncovered Phoebe Dynevor's (Super simple) fitness secrets". 25 March 2022.
  23. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (19 April 2021). "MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations: 'Emily In Paris', 'WandaVision' & 'RuPaul's Drag Race'". Deadline. Retrieved 20 April 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  24. ^ "Satellite Nominations 2021". United Agents. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  25. ^ Oganesyan, Natalie; Moreau, Jordan (4 February 2021). "2021 SAG Awards: The Complete Nominations List". Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2021.

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