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!
(2018 – ) Derry Girls

Character: Clare Devlin

Created by: Lisa McGee

Produced by: Hat Trick Productions

Cast Members: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Dylan Llewellyn

Release Date: January 4, 2018

Episode Count: 12

Genre: Comedy

The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.


  • Although the main characters are at least 15 years of age, most of the actors were actually in the middle of their twenties at the time of filming. Additionally, Nicola, who appears to be the youngest of the group, was already 30 when production began.
  • Since its Netflix debut in December 2018, this show has developed a global cult-following, which came unexpected for the cast and crew. For instance, while visiting the US, Nicola and Dylan Llewellyn were surprised to be recognized by people, with many calling Llewellyn the “wee English fella”.
  • Nicola based her Derry accent on Nadine Coyle, while Louisa Harland based hers on her co-star Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who is a Derry native.
  • After their first read through together, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Siobhan McSweeney were believing that they did a terrible job and would be fired soon.
  • Nicola knew about her character to come out as lesbian well before her cast members.
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