Bridgerton (2020-2024)

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington is sitting in the window of a Regency-style room. She is gazing out the window. She is wearing a silver and blue gown with a silver necklace and earrings.

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in Bridgerton S3 (2024) © Netflix

Creator: Chris Van Dusen
Starring: Nicola Coughlan, Luke Thompson, Jonathan Bailey, Julie Andrews, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh
Production Company: Shondaland, CVD Productions
Kent Locations Used: The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Squerryes Court

Bridgerton (2020-2024) is a period drama inspired by Julia Quinn’s historic romance novels about a large and powerful family, the Bridgertons and their closest acquaintances. Set against the backdrop of Regency England, the series is a saga of love and betrayal. The plot centres around the Bridgerton children as they navigate the marriage mart in high society London.

Bridgerton was adapted for the screen by Chris Van Dusen (ScandalGrey’s Anatomy). The large ensemble cast includes Nicola Coughlan (Harlots (2017), Derry Girls), Luke Thompson (Making Noise Quietly (2019), Dunkirk), Jonathan Bailey (BroadchurchW1A), Julie Andrews (The Sound of MusicThe Princess Diaries), Ruth Gemmell (Penny Dreadful, Fever Pitch) and Adjoa Andoh (Liar (2017-2020)Missing (2009-2010)), as well as many others.

For Series 1, the production visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham. 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.

Production returned to Kent for Series 3, where they filmed a garden party scene at Squerryes Court in Westerham.

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).

Squerryes Court is a beautiful 17th century manor house surrounded by 20 acres of attractive and historic gardens which include a lake, restored parterres and an 18th century dovecote. Other productions to have filmed there include The Larkins (2021-2022), Vanity Fair (2018) and Emma (2009).

The first series of Bridgerton was released on Netflix on 25th December 2020.

Series 3 of Bridgerton will be released on Netflix in two parts. Part 1 will drop on Thursday 16th May 2024, with Part 2 to follow on Thursday 13th June 2024.

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map.