Rupert previously appeared in Merlin as Sir Leon, and was nominated for an Olivier for his supporting performance in the West End musical Dear Evan Hansen.
It was previously announced that the much-awaited second series of Bridgerton would see Anthony Bridgerton taking centre stage, and while Regé-Jean Page’s exit means we’ve seen the last of the Duke of Hastings, his on-screen partner Phoebe Dynevor will be returning.
In a press release which took the form of one of Lady Whistedown’s Society Papers, it was revealed: “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family.
“Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”
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