Coming from a home full of show business veterans, it was destined that Phoebe Dynevor was meant to walk the same path. It was no way in form pushed on her, but being around creative people tend to push you in the same direction. And in a few weeks, she will lead the cast of the Netflix series Bridgerton as Daphne.
It has been a long and eventful journey for the young actress, from dreaming of being in period dramas to now leading a Shonda Rhimes show on Netflix. While there were more highs than lows, here are five quick facts you need to know about the British actress.
Phoebe Dynevor is 25-Years-Old - Acting's in Her Bones
Phoebe Dynevor was born on 17 April 1995 to her parents, soap star mother Sally Dynevor, and writer father Tim Dynevor. For fans of Coronation Street, the name Sally Dynevor is nothing new, Phoebe is her first out of three children.
The 25-year-old actress has two younger siblings, brother Sam and sister Hatty. Phoebe said she was a performer from a young age, getting energized when there were guests in her home. Dancing, singing and simply just jumping around was her way of attracting attention to herself.
Well, most kids are overactive maniacs but performing was something passed down in her family. Her grandfather was a TV director, grandmother a theatre actress, mother a renowned actress, and father an intellectual writer. Phoebe is simply carrying on a family tradition and so is her sister Hatty.
Phoebe Dynevor Plays Daphne Bridgerton in the Netflix Series Bridgerton
In 2017 Shonda Rhimes and Netflix came to a massive agreement where the streaming giant locked down the Queen of TV on a $150 million deal. While the number has been eclipsed by other deals now but Shonda agreeing to produce shows for Netflix was a massive coup for the streamer.
Finally, three years after signing the deal Shonda Rhimes is releasing her first show called Bridgerton. Based on the book of the same name the show is about intrigue in high society during the Regency period. For an easier explanation, think Downton Abbey meets Gossip Girl.
Phoebe Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton in the Netflix series Bridgerton.
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Phoebe Dynevor is playing Daphne Bridgerton. Daphne is a debutant and in the look for a man to settle down with. She comes across Duke Simon Basset, played by Regé-Jean Page, and as you've guessed it, families, society, and a secret revealing publisher get involved. Daphne, Simon, and their complex story are told in the first season of Bridgerton.
According to Netflix, the Shonda Rhimes show will debut on Christmas Day 2020. The cast of Bridgerton is lead by Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne and Regé-Jean Page as Duke Simon Basset, with a massive supporting cast behind them.
Phoebe Dynevor Relationship Status - Is the Actress Dating a Boyfriend?
Being in the spotlight means people will be intrigued, and being a daughter of a soap-star doesn't help the matter either. Phoebe has been able to manage eyes and intrigue towards her all her life which is why she does not reveal much about her private life.
Dive through her Instagram page and you will not find a single picture of a boyfriend or partner. Phoebe Dynevor appears to be single at the moment but we do know of one relationship from the past.
Phoebe Dynevor was in a relationship with her boyfriend Simon Merrill. The recruitment executive and the actress were in a relationship in 2013 and 2014. They even went on a trip to Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia in 2013, her then-boyfriend was of Thai descent.
But for her 2020 relationship status, your guess is as good as ours. No speculations though, Phoebe does not appear to be dating some right now. Being single and enjoying the release of her new show is all she probably needs right now.
The Actress is a Liberal
While we do not write much about someone's politics on our website, Phoebe's Instagram had us intrigued. Being a citizen of the UK the actress seemed greatly invested in American politics. Well, the world was invested in this year's American election, and Phoebe took extra pleasure in seeing Kamala Harris as Vice-President of the US.
There are also screenshots of criticisms aimed towards the current President of the US, on her Instagram page. Also, you will find a beautiful picture of Michelle Obama on her grid. She is also involved in the ActionAid charity along with her mother.
The Career of Phoebe Dynevor - Dreaming of Being in Period Dramas
The first role of Phoebe's career came in the show Waterloo Road. She appeared in 20 episodes of the BBC romance drama's fifth season. In an interview with BBC, the actress said she was a fan of period dramas and after her debut, she appeared in some 20th century based shows.
But nothing can top Bridgerton, growing up loving the elaborate dresses, the actress now gets to live during the Regency period. Her character Daphne was what she had hoped when she was starting out in show business and her dreams and coming to fruition.