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.