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!
‘Derry Girls’ and ‘Bridgerton’ Star: How I Shop
Sarah • January 24th, 2021 0 comments

We all buy clothes, but no two people shop the same. It can be a social experience, and a deeply personal one; at times, it can be impulsive and entertaining, at others, purpose-driven, a chore. Where do you shop? When do you shop? How do you decide what you need, how much to spend and what’s “you”? These are some of the questions we’re putting to prominent figures in our column “How I Shop.”

You might have already fallen in love with Nicola Coughlan on “Derry Girls” (or, perhaps, on “The Great British Baking Show: Holidays” special starring the “Derry Girls” cast), but many are being introduced to the Irish actor as Penelope Featherington (and…) on the highly-anticipated, much-talked-about Shondaland series “Bridgerton.” Since the latter dropped on Netflix on Dec. 25, she’s been promoting it pretty much non-stop — from home, of course, as the U.K. and Ireland are in lockdown. That hasn’t discouraged Coughlan and her stylist from pulling all the stops when it came to her wardrobe, though.

Even as press days and premieres went virtual, Coughlan has continued documenting her many, many outfits for the socially-distant TV appearances, photo shoots and Zoom events she’s been “attending” on her Instagram. Some of the most memorable ones represent a who’s-who of the design scene across the pond: a #fashiontheology-embroidered Simone Rocha shirtdress for a junket, a J.W. Anderson runway look for “The Graham Norton Show,” a golden Klements gown for a Refinery29 shoot. In conversation, she’s proud to talk about a designer’s roots in the U.K. and Ireland (Rocha, Jonathan Anderson, Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix of Rixo).

She’s equally excited to put the spotlight on the ones you might not know yet: Recently, she and her ‘Bridgerton’ cast mates did a photoshoot for Netflix U.K. in partnership with the British Fashion Council (BFC), where they wore pieces designed by BFC Scholars inspired by modern-day gossip columns.

“They all had the same brief and they all took it really, really differently,” Coughlan tells me over — what else? — Zoom. “The designer that I worked with, his name is Edward Mendoza. He’s a print designer, so he designed these really graphic prints that were ‘Real Housewives of Regency,’ a burn book, Twitter birds and stuff like that. They were just so cool.”
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Bridgerton Cast to Appear on The Netflix Afterparty
Sarah • January 22nd, 2021 0 comments

The episode will be released on Netflix on January 23rd! For now, here’s a preview:

Grand Opening of the Dazzling Nicola Coughlan
Sarah • January 22nd, 2021 0 comments

Welcome to the Dazzling Nicola Coughlan, your newest source for the…well, the dazzling Nicola Coughlan! You’ll best know Nicola for her work on the internationally popular series Derry Girls, which is a comedy that takes place in the 90s during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and the Netflix hit Bridgerton, a Regency-era romance filled with scandal and intrigue. Here you will find the latest news on Nicola’s career along with an comprehensive gallery of her work and appearances. We currently have over 5,000 photos in our gallery, and we’re still growing! We hope you all enjoy this site, and keep an eye for upcoming updates to the site and gallery.

– Sarah

Bridgerton Renewed for Season 2
Sarah • January 22nd, 2021 0 comments

Pre-production is already underway with filming expected to start in Spring 2021.

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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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