Writers: Chris Van Dusen, Sarah Dollard, Janet Lin, Abby McDonald, Julia Quinn
Directors: Sheree Folkson, Alrick Riley, Julie Anne Robinson, Tom Verica
Starring: Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Adjoa Andoh, Julie Andrews
Production Company: Shondaland
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham
Bridgerton (2020-) is a period drama inspired by Julia Quinn’s historic romance novels about a large powerful family, the Bridgeton’s and their closest acquaintances. Set against the backdrop of Regency England, this eight-part series is a saga of lust, greed and betrayal. The plot will be centred around the Bridgerton family as they navigate the “marriage mart” in high society London.
Bridgerton was adapted by Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) and written with Sarah Dollard (Love Me, Neighbours), Janet Lin (The Orville, The Night Shift), Joy C. Mitchell (The Letter for the King, Deutschland 86), Abby McDonald and Julia Quinn.
The large ensemble cast include Regé-Jean Page (Mortal Engines, Waterloo Road) as the Duke of Hastings Phoebe Dynevor (Dickensian, Snatch) , Adjoa Andoh (Liar (2017-2020), Fractured), Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, The Princess Diaries) and Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, W1A).
The production visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham during filming. The exterior of the Ropery and Officer’s Terrace were used as stand ins for various London streets and the Tarred Yarn Store was transformed into a boxing club. No 3 Mezzanine stands in as a venue for a public Boxing match. Meanwhile, Commissioner’s House Garden stands in as the Bridgerton family garden for several scenes.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is located on the River Medway and has become a popular filming location in Kent. Features include Georgian and Victorian buildings with cobbled streets, a maritime environment and a dry dock. Previous productions that have filmed there include: Call The Midwife (2012-2020), Pennyworth (2019) and Belgravia (2020).
Series 1 of Bridgerton will be released on Netflix on Friday 25th December 2020.
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.