Welcome to the Dazzling Nicola Coughlan, your largest online source for Irish actress Nicola Coughlan. She is best known for her roles in Channel 4's Derry Girls as Clare Devlin and Netflix's Bridgerton as Penelope Featherington. Our site aims to bring you the latest news on Nicola and her career along with providing a comprehensive gallery of her work and appearances. We hope you enjoy the site and come back soon!
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First Look at Penelope Featherington in ‘Bridgerton’ Season Two
Sarah • January 19th, 2022 0 comments

‘Derry Girls’ Wraps Filming + First Look at Season 3
Sarah • December 28th, 2021 0 comments

Nicola shared on her twitter a goodbye to Derry Girls as she wraps filming:

As a Christmas present, Lisa McGee (creator of Derry Girls) released a clip from season 3.

‘Bridgerton’ Sets March Premiere Date
Sarah • December 28th, 2021 0 comments

Nicola Named One of The Hollywood Reporter’s Rising Young Stars
Sarah • November 4th, 2021 0 comments

With concurrent roles on two hit Netflix series, Coughlan went straight from shooting the second season of Bridgerton to the third season of Derry Girls with barely a weekend in between. Starring in a 19th century romance and 1990s-set coming-of-age comedy is something she never thought she’d do, because of some puzzling feedback she got in drama school: “I was told, categorically, I would never do period drama,” Coughlan recalls. “They told me, ‘Your face is too modern.’ I have no idea to this day what that means.” The Galway-born actress has learned never to rule anything out, and when she’s not on set she’s working on a soon-to-be-released Apple podcast called Whistle Through the Shamrocks that started as “this really weird running joke about Irish plays” with co-writer Camilla Whitehill. The six-episode series features a host of talent including Coughlan’s Netflix co-stars Jamie Beamish and Louisa Harland, as well as Stephanie Beatriz and Jonathan Van Ness.

The person I am dying to work with … Judi Dench

My pandemic binge-watch was … Euphoria

I’d love to star in a remake of … “Not a remake of [Parks and Recreation], but Leslie Knope: The Early Years. I feel like I could play Leslie Knope in college.”

If I had to live in a world from a movie or TV show, I would choose … Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

If a superhero franchise was based on my life, my superpower would be … “Probably Nap Girl. That’s just what I’m known as at work. If I have a spare 10 minutes, I’ll just fall asleep.”

The social cause I am passionate about is … “LGBTQ rights. I play a gay character in Derry Girls and I realized the responsibility of taking that on at a time when, in Northern Ireland, gay marriage still wasn’t legal.”

First ‘Whistle Through the Shamrocks’ Episode Released
Sarah • November 1st, 2021 0 comments

In the sleepy Irish village of Ballysnavougherenn, it’s just a normal day of chip making and town cranking for the humble and impoverished O’Flanerhyn family. Things take an unexpected turn, however, with the arrival of their evil English landlord, his drippy wife, and their very pretty and very English daughter…

Can a family survive on love and potatoes alone? Or will the O’Flanerhyns crumble under the weight of British oppression?

A comedy written and created by Nicola Coughlan and Camilla Whitehill.

Nicola Attends Daniel Fletcher’s Birthday Party at London Fashion Week
Sarah • September 22nd, 2021 0 comments

Nicola Attends Richard Quinn SS Front Row & Cocktail Party at LFW
Sarah • September 21st, 2021 0 comments

Nicola Attends British Vogue & Tiffany’s Fashion and Film Party
Sarah • September 21st, 2021 0 comments

Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan Says Season 2 Will Be a “Whole Lot Spicier”
Sarah • September 16th, 2021 0 comments

Fans are already waiting for Bridgerton’s much-anticipated second season (the show has already been renewed through four, thankfully) and star Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, told Entertainment Tonight that viewers looking for the steam and sizzle of season 1 won’t be disappointed. As rumors coming from the set make headlines (will or won’t Regé-Jean Page make a cameo after his very dramatic departure?), Coughlan promises that the new season will be “spicy” and that fans can expect much, much more from Penelope.

“It’s got a whole lot spicier I will say,” Coughlan said of her character’s sophomore season arc. “You definitely see more sides to her. We find out at the end of season 1 [that she’s Lady Whistledown], that is there, but we don’t get to explore it. But the world cracks open. I feel like the Bridgerton world has grown and you’re going to see a lot more sides to her. She’s a sassy chick.”

Bridgerton is up for a slew of awards (12 total) at this weekend’s Emmy Awards, but unfortunately, Coughlan won’t be in attendance — the show is in production right now. The show has already won a trophy, however, and Coughlan was happy to celebrate the award for Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling.

“It was amazing! It was so exciting,” Coughlan said. “It’s the biggest awards in television so to be recognized by them is phenomenal. We were all super excited. We [are] in the middle of filming season 2 right now, so the new season 2 group chat was going off. It’s called ‘Bridger-2,’ which I picked that name and felt very proud. I felt like, ‘That’s so smart!'”

Coughlan knows that people can’t wait for more of Bridgerton and is happy to be a part of something that makes so many people happy. She went on to say that the whole cast is feeling great about how season 2 is coming along — and doesn’t feel that much pressure to live up to the source material, The Viscount Who Loved Me. Netflix’s show is based on Julia Quinn’s series and the second book focuses on Anthony.

“It’s such an exciting thing when you do a show that anyone watches and connects to. But the level at which people connected to Bridgerton and the scale is really mind-blowing. I think we really went in more relaxed, which I know maybe some people wouldn’t,” Coughlan said. “I think we felt so much love from the fans of the show and support. Also, the book which this season is based on is like the big fan favorite.”

Jonathan Bailey, the actor that plays Anthony, also said that the show’s second season would be “sexier” than ever. Coughlan agreed, saying, “The chemistry is quite major, I can say that. I mean, Penelope not as much … There is a book dedicated to Penelope so it will get there. Currently she’s still a wallflower. She’s a working lady. She’s an independent woman in Regency London, so she’s doing a lot.”

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Nicola to Appear on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’
Sarah • September 14th, 2021 0 comments

Season 3 is set to begin airing September 23rd.


Current Projects
BRIDGERTON
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
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DERRY GIRLS
The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.
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