Is Phoebe Dynevor the daughter of Sally Dynevor? The Bridgerton and Coronation Street stars are related
Netflix series, Bridgerton, catapulted Phoebe Dynevor to fame – though, it's apparent she's already familiar with the limelight, being the daughter of Sally Dynevor.
With its racy scenes and Gossip Girl inspired commentary, it's no surprise that Bridgerton was such a hit with viewers. And it's two leads, Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor, are tipped for great success. With that in mind, let's find out a little more about the Duchess of Hastings...
Is Phoebe Dynevor the daughter of Sally Dynevor?
Yes – Phoebe Dynevor is the daughter Sally Dynevor (aka Sally Webster in Corrie).
Sally has played her namesake, Sally Metcalfe, on the British soap since 1986.
Speaking about her daughter's role in Bridgerton to the Mirror, Sally said that she couldn't be happier.
"I just want to say I’m very proud of Phoebe and as a family, we are so excited to see Bridgerton on Christmas Day," she said.
The pair clearly share a close relationship, but like most mothers, she wasn't keen to watch the raunchier Bridgerton scenes with her daughter.
"I had to sit there and fast forward on high alert with the remote control. We managed it just about," 25-year-old Phoebe told BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright. "[Mum] is very proud and excited. I watched the show with the whole family, even the grandparents managed to watch it."
Is Phoebe Dynevor related to Sophie Turner?
Phoebe is not related to Sophie Turner, despite their striking similarity.
Viewers flocked to Twitter to comment on how much Phoebe resembles Game of Thrones alum, Sophie.
One Bridgerton fan wrote, " I know I can’t be the only one who thinks Phoebe Dynevor looks like Sophie Turner," and another corroborated, "Phoebe Dynevor reminds me of Keira Knightley with a bit of Sophie Turner."
Others thought she bore more of a resemblance to Kate Winslet, with one social media user writing: "Phoebe Dynevor (#Bridgerton) looks like a young Kate Winslet. No one can tell me otherwise!!!!!"
"Phoebe Dynevor is a young Kate Winslet and I’m absolutely obsessed with her in Bridgerton," added another.
Was Phoebe Dynevor in Waterloo Road?
Before her breakout role in Bridgerton, Phoebe appeared in Waterloo Road.
In 2009, the now 25-year-old landed her first on-screen role as Siobhan Mailey in the fifth series of Waterloo Road. She appeared in 20 episodes in total, and worked on the show for a year.
What else has Phoebe Dynevor been in?
Phoebe has also appeared in other British dramas, including Prisoners Wives, The Village and Dickensian.
Notably, she played Lottie Mott in the American television adaption of Snatch, alongside her former Waterloo Road costar, Lucien Laviscount.
Then, she starred in the comedy-drama series, Younger, in 2017.
Who is Phoebe Dynevor dating?
It's unclear whether Phoebe is currently dating someone. And although fans have speculated that she is dating her Bridgerton co-star, Regé-Jean Page, there's no evidence their characters' romance has moved off-screen.
We do know a little about Phoebe's relationship history, however.
The actress was previously linked to recruitment executive Simon Merrill in 2017.
"Last year my boyfriend and I went around Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. It was amazing. He’s half Thai," she told the Express of Merrill in 2017. "And we went to his family’s village. His grandma, aunt and uncle are still there, and it was a really incredible experience."
She then started dating actor Sean Teale. However, the pair broke up in 2018.
Has Bridgerton series 2 been confirmed?
Netflix hasn't explicitly confirmed that there will be a second series of Bridgerton, but it seems likely given its success.
Several publications have reported a listing in Production Weekly for a project titled, "Bridgerton 02", which will begin filming in Uxbridge England in March of this year.
In any case, there's a lot of scope for a follow-up, according to creator, Chris Van Dusen.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Van Dusen stated: "We have an amazing sprawling cast of characters and amazing cast and that provides us opportunities to explore all kinds of stories for all these characters.
"And I think for Lady Whistledown specifically, it’s going to be really interesting for us to be able to play in that world now that we know who Lady Whistledown is."