Hannah Dodd Steps Into the Role of Francesca Bridgerton for ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3

Hannah Dodd (Anatomy of a Scandal) will star as Francesca Bridgerton taking over the role from Ruby Stokes who left and is the lead on another project for Netflix (Lockwood & Co.).  

Francesca Bridgerton is a bit of a mystery within her chatty, extroverted family. Despite her reserved nature, she goes along to get along when it comes to society affairs, fortified with a dry wit and pragmatism that confound the fickle ton yet seem to draw attention when she least desires it. 


Rising UK star Hannah Dodd went straight into her first acting job from school, playing one of the series leads in Find Me In Paris, continuing the role in a further two seasons. Dodd also featured in a recurring role in two seasons of the highly popular series Harlots. 

2022 saw the hugely successful release of Anatomy of a Scandal with Dodd standing out as the younger version of series lead Sienna Miller. She then followed this by shooting one of the leads in the mini-series Flowers In The Attic: The Origins – an adaptation of the popular and controversial books.

Dodd plays the same character portrayed by Heather Graham in the original show. Spanning two generations of family drama, the second half of the story entirely focuses on her character.

Finally, Dodd filmed a supporting lead in the sequel to the highly popular film Enola Holmes opposite Millie Bobby Brown.


Timing: Bridgerton will return to production this Summer.

Location: London

Showrunner/ EP: Jess Brownell

Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Tom Verica and Chris Van Dusen


Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family.  Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.  

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