The 2 Nottingham stars in third season of Netflix's Bridgerton

Harriet Cains as Phillipa Featherington in a previous season of the show
Harriet Cains as Phillipa Featherington in a previous season of the show -Credit:NICK BRIGGS/NETFLIX

Two Nottingham actors are starring in the latest season of Netflix's Bridgerton. Part one of the long-awaited third season aired to eager viewers at 8am on Thursday, May 16, with the latest tale based on the beloved books by Julia Quinn.

Previous seasons have featured Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor, who is the daughter of Coronation Street actress Sally Dyvenor, as well as Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey. This year's season is starring Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton, but have you spotted the local faces on your screen?

Harriet Cains has returned to the series as Phillippa Featherington, and whilst she has been in the show since day one, her character is receiving a lot more screen time this time around. The Nottingham-born actress is also known for her part as Jem Walker in the BBC series In The Flesh, but before this the now 30-year-old attended the Television Workshop in the city.

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Whilst in previous seasons Harriet has had a few lines here and there, this season really sees her develop the character as she settles into married like and tries to secure an heir for her family line. However, she is not the only familiar face, as another Nottingham actor has made an entrance on this series.

Jorden Myrie, also an alumnus of the city centre workshop, has joined season three of the show as Lord Stanton, a friend of the main character Collin. His character is new this season but has already become a key part of the story, helping to save the day when a hot air balloon slips.

Jorden Myrie on the left as Lord Stanton in season three
Jorden Myrie on the left as Lord Stanton in season three -Credit:Netflix

This means both of our Nottingham actors are playing characters with close links to the leading couple, and after a shocking first four episodes, we can't wait to see them return for further episodes on June 13.

Director of the Television Workshop, Alison Rashley, explained that she was thrilled to see the pair be part of the third season. Ms Rashley said: "I'm really excited because I think Bridgerton is phenomenal.

"It is groundbreaking in it's completely colour blind casting which is something at the workshop we try to do." She added that the show focuses on the personality of characters rather than their looks, and feels it has the same values as what she is trying to teach at the workshop.