Jonathan Bailey: 5 roles beyond “Bridgerton”



Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony in ‘Bridgerton’, can also be seen in ‘Broadchurch’, ‘W1A’ and other TV shows and movies. photo creditLiam Daniel/Netflix

April 7 (UPI) — fans of Bridgerton star Jonathan Bailey can watch the actor in Broadchurch and other TV series and movies.

The 33-year-old British actor plays Anthony Bridgerton in a popular series Bridgertona Netflix period drama set in London during the Regency era.

Bailey took center stage in Bridgerton Season 2, which focused on Anthony’s search for a bride. The season broke Netflix’s single-week record for most-watched English-language TV series, with 251.7 million hours watched in its first week of release.

Bridgerton was renewed for seasons 3 and 4 on Netflix in April. Until the series returns, fans can see more of Bailey in her previous projects.

Here are five TV series and movies starring Jonathan Bailey:


CBBC’s historical drama is set in 15th-century Florence, Italy, and stars Bailey as a teenage Leonardo da Vinci. The show follows da Vinci (Bailey) as he pursues his interests in painting and invention.

Flora Spencer-Longhurst (The Bastard Executioner), Akemnji Ndifornyen (Famalam), Colin Ryan, Alistair McGowan (The big impression) and also starring James Clyde.

Leonardo had a two-season run and is available to stream on Plex.


The ITV crime drama is set in Broadchurch, a fictional town on the coast of Dorset, England. The series follows Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman), two detectives who investigate the murder of an 11-year-old boy.

Bailey plays Oliver “Olly” Stevens, a journalist and nephew of Ellie (Colman), in the first two seasons. Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan, Charlotte Beaumont, Arthur Darvill, Carolyn Pickles and Matthew Gravelle also star.

Broadchurch aired for three seasons and is available to stream via a PBS Masterpiece subscription on Amazon Prime Video.


BBC Two’s mock workplace comedy is set at the BBC. The show follows Twenty twelvewho usurped the organization of the London Summer Olympics in 2021.

John Morton (people like us) wrote and directed both Twenty twelve and W1A. W1A features Twenty Twelve stars Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and David Tennant, as well as Monica Dolan, Rufus Jones, Sarah Parish and Nina Sosanya.

Bailey joined W1A in Season 1 as Jack Patterson, personal assistant to Anne Rampton (Parish), head of production at the BBC. Bailey appeared as a series regular in seasons 2 and 3.

W1A is available to stream on Netflix.


The Channel 4 comedy-drama is created and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Flea bag), who also has a starring role. The series follows six young people in their twenties as they live together in a former hospital.

Bailey plays Sam, a sex-obsessed bachelor who befriends Fred Patini (Amit Shah). Julie Dray, Louise Ford, Damien Molony and Adrian Scarborough also star.

crackle consists of six episodes and is available to stream on Netflix.


The 2017 biopic explores the true story of Donald Crowhurst, a British businessman and amateur sailor who attempted to complete the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race in 1968.

Mercy stars Colin Firth as Crowhurst and also features Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis and Ken Stott. The film is written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by James Marsh.

Bailey plays Ian Wheeler.

Mercy premiered at BAFTA New York in 2017 and opened in theaters in February 2018. The film is available to stream on Crackle.


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