Bridgerton star time travels into new Doctor Who series


Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan is set to trade the ballroom for the TARDIS, as she joins the cast of BBC time travel fantasy, Doctor Who.

The Galway born actress has already made a huge impact in film and television.

Bridgerton to Dr Who

She’s starred in standout roles such as the hilarious Clare Devlin in award-winning drama comedy series Derry Girls; Penelope Featherington in the regency-era international sensation Bridgerton; and not to forget one of the Barbies in mega-blockbuster Barbie, alongside the Fifteenth Doctor Ncuti Gatwa.

Coughlan is now set to make a big impact when she takes a trip though time and space in this exciting undisclosed role.

On joining Doctor Who, Coughlan said: “I’m excited to join the Whoniverse under the leadership of the inimitable Russell T Davies.

“I’ve been a fan of Ncuti Gatwa for some time and getting to share the screen with him as the Doctor has been an absolute joy”.

Showrunner, Russell T Davies said: “This has been the most brilliant shoot, with Nicola lighting up the set and bringing joy.

“From Derry, via Bridgerton, to the TARDIS, it’s the trip of a lifetime.”

Doctor Who returns in November 2023 with three special episodes with David Tennant as the Fourteenth Doctor to coincide with the 60th anniversary.

Ncuti Gatwa’s first episode as the Fifteenth Doctor will air over the festive period.

Coughlan will appear in Doctor Who next year.