Who Plays Francesca in New Bridgerton Season? Meet Hannah Dodd

Following Ruby Stokes’s exit from the new season, a new actress was introduced into the series.

Making her debut in the series is Hannah Dodd who is playing Francesca Bridgerton in season 3.

The 29-year-old is taking the spotlight as season 3 unveils her blossoming romance with Lord John Stirling (Victor Alli).

Aside from Bridgerton, many may know Dodd from her previous roles in Anatomy of a Scandal but some fans are curious to know more about the actress as she takes the spotlight in season 3.

Who is Bridgerton’s Hannah Dodd?

Dodd is an English actress and model who grew up between Essex and Suffolk, England.

She started out her career in modelling and training as a dancer.

Dodd trained at the London Studio Centre, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Dance in 2017.

She also modelled for top brands such as Primark, Topshop and Burberry.

What has Dodd previously starred in?

Dodd landed her first role as Sophia on Harlots in 2018.

She went on to play one of the series leads in Find Me in Paris as Thea in same year.

More recently, Dodd has starred in several projects such as Marvel’s Eternals in 2021; Netflix’s Anatomy of a Scandal, as a younger version of Sienna Miller’s character; and Enola Homes 2 in 2022.

How did Dodd feel about joining Bridgerton?

Joining the Bridgerton family as one of the siblings felt surreal for Dodd.

“It was all kept quite secret, so I had no idea that it was actually Bridgerton that I was going in for until the day of my meeting with the Shondaland team,” she said to Fabric.

“They let me know just before, which was kind of terrifying, but also good, because it meant that I just had to kind of go in, and be present, and respond to what they were asking for.

“I’ve never not known what I was going in for before—I think it’s just because this is such a big show, lots of secrecy around storylines and stuff like that.

“I love prep, I love to really go into that room and feel like I know the character, and that I’ve done everything I can do, so it was definitely a different way of working for me.”

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