Meet Hannah Dodd: The Actress Replacing Ruby Stokes in Season 3

Bridgerton Season Three is officially going to grace our screens again, and with it, some new faces joining the ton as Penelope and Colin find love in high society.

One new face, in particular, will be doing her best to pretend she has been there all along. The mysterious Francesca Bridgerton has been recast.

Netflix has announced that Hannah Dodd will star as Francesca Bridgerton, taking over the role from Ruby Stokes, who left to become the lead of the new YA thriller Lockwood & Co.

If you don’t know exactly who Francesca Bridgerton is, that’s ok. Only the most devoted of Bridgerton fans will have noticed the 4th Bridgerton sister, who appeared in Seasons 1 and 2 in a few family scenes but was rarely heard from again.

As Hannah Dodd prepares for what will undoubtedly be a grueling social season, fans may be asking, where have we seen her before?

Enola Holmes 2


Hannah most recently appeared in Enola Holmes 2 as Lady Cecily, a socialite who shows Enola a measure of kindness at a ball where our young hero clearly doesn’t fit in. Whereas the other young ladies pass judgment on Enola and her lack of social graces, Cicely seems to empathize.


Anatomy of a Scandal

Young Sophie in Anatomy of a Scandal
Image Credit: Netflix.

Hannah plays the young Sophie in a series of flashbacks in the Netflix mini-series about an assault case against an MP.


Flowers in the Attic: The Origin


Hannah also starred in Flowers In The Attic: The Origin, a reboot of an adaptation of a highly controversial and popular book.  Hannah plays the same character portrayed by Heather Graham in the original show. Spanning two generations of family drama, the story’s second half entirely focuses on her character.


In the Hulu show Harlots, Hannah played Sophia Fitzwilliam. Another Bridgerton star who also appeared in Harlots? None other than Lady Whistledown herself, Nicola Coughlan.


Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton is set in Regency London high society’s sexy, lavish, and competitive world.

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 while searching for romance, adventure, and love. 


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