Bridgerton: Who Plays Queen Charlotte?


BridgertonThe cast is exactly what you would expect from a Shonda Rhimes show: a diverse group full of emerging stars ready for some very juicy roles. Queen Charlotte heads the show’s glittering, scandalous social circles, and as played by Golda Rosheuvel, Charlotte is much more than just a figurehead in a tiara.

While Bridgerton It is likely Rosheuvel’s first introduction to most American audiences. She has had a fairly stable career on British television for over a decade. Her first appearance on a lively project was in 2008 when she was a guest on two episodes of Torchwood, a spin-off of the legendary science fiction show Doctor Who. She has also appeared in some of the staples of British television, with a guest appearance on the Mystery series Luther and a couple of episodes of long running soaps Coronation Street, EastEnders, and Holby City.

More recently, Rosheuvel appeared in Lady Macbeth, a 2016 drama starring Florence Pugh as Katherine, a young woman unhappy in an arranged marriage to a much older, emotionally unavailable man. Rosheuvel played Agnes, a woman who arrives at Katherine’s house with her grandson. She reveals that she is the heir to the estate as a result of an affair between Katherine’s late husband and another woman.

Bridgertonhowever, Rosheuvel will play the greatest role so far! She will appear as Queen Charlotte on season one, a fictional version of the real-life Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III (yes, that’s the same king she is depicted in Hamilton). Despite being the most powerful woman in England, Charlotte is not above the gossip of high society: in a casting description published for Deadline, Charlotte is described as “the true tastemaker of London society”. Queen Charlotte lives for the filthy gossip that Lady Whistledown prints even though she would swear she stands above such everyday thoughts. It is only when the newest gossip writer in the bin aims at the palace that Queen Charlotte knows she must do something about it. ”

All the delicious scandals will unfold, if Bridgerton makes its Netflix debut on December 25th!