Phoebe-Dynevor-biography
Phoebe Dynevor | Biogrpahy 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Phoebe Dynevor
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality British
  • Birthplace Manchester, England
  • Birth Date Apr 17, 1995
  • Age 26 Years, 5 Months
Daphne Bridgerton on 'Bridgerton'

Phoebe Dynevor | Biogrpahy 2021

Cast of 'The Colour Room’

Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton—the eldest daughter of the family who is hoping to find a husband on the circuit—in the period drama 'Bridgerton,' which premiered on Netflix. The show's storyline has been built from the perspective of a powerful Bridgerton family about wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England. The series comprised eight episodes in the first season. In January 2021, it was renewed for a second season.  Before filming, she went to intensive training such as horse riding, piano lessons, and etiquette training. In addition, she learned to work with her co-star Rege-Jean Page. They spent a long time together rehearsing for dance which helped them build connections. 


Phoebe Dynevor is a British actress renowned for starring Daphne in the Netflix series Bridgerton. Her acting career started with the fifth drama series of Waterloo Road

Dynevor has also appeared as a supporting character in the BBC series Prisoner’s Wives, the BBC period dramas The Village, and Dickensian, the comedy-drama Younger. In 2017, he started portraying the lead role in the Crackle’s crime series Snatch.

Who is Phoebe Dynevor?

Dynevor started acting at the age of 14 with her first role as Siobhan Mailey in the BBC Show Waterloo Road. During A-level, she played the main role of the famous Greek play Antigone

After her graduation, Dyenveor was cast in the BBC series Prisoners’ Wives (2012-2013) and later in a BBC period drama, The Village (2014). She also appeared in other period dramas  Dickensian (2015-2016). 

The roles then kept on coming; she acted in more modern shows—from 2017 to 2018, she was cast as the lead role in the TV series Snatch. Later, in 2017, she appeared as the love interest of Nico Tortorella’s character, Josh, in the comedy-drama Younger. She is set to reprise the role in the show’s seventh season in 2021. 

Being in the TV world for a while, in 2020, Dyenevor finally came to the limelight after her lead role of Daphne Bridgerton on Netflix’s hit drama Bridgerton alongside Rege Jean Page.

Dynevor also appeared as a guest on numerous prestigious talk shows, including Good Morning America (2020), Access HollywoodThe One ShowConan, and The Drew Barrymore Show (2021). She also appeared in three episodes of Entertainment Tonight, once in 2020 and twice in 2021. 

Additionally, she was a presenter on BAFTA 2021 and The 26th Annual Critics’ Choice Award in 2021.

Early Life

Phoebe Dynevor was born on 17 April 1995 in Manchester, England. She was born to actress Sally Dynover, known for starring Sally Metcalfe in the iconic British soap opera Coronation Street, and television screenwriter Tim Dynover.

Her father, Tim, is best known for his works on Emmerdale (1972), The Drowning (2021), and Slap! - Love, Lies, and Lipstick (1998), while her mother’s notable on-screen work includes Coronation Street (1960), Coronation Street: Pantomime (2005), and Ek Alag Mausam (2003).

Dynevor has a younger brother Samuel and a younger sister Harriet.

Following Parents’ Footsteps 

Even though coming from a showbiz family, her parents didn’t encourage her to pursue an acting career. However, Dynevor decided to follow in their footsteps.

When she was 11, she convinced her parents to audition for the fantasy adventure movie The Golden Campus. While she didn’t get through the audition, it was the “best day” for Dynevor. The experience she had during the audition made her decide to make acting her career ambition. 

At the age of 14, Phoebe got an on-screen role in the fifth series of BBC show Waterloo Road, where she played a well-off teenage schoolgirl, Siobhan Mailey, in a comprehensive school. She appeared in 20 episodes in total.

Dual Duty

Dynevor had to manage her normal school classes at Cheadle Hulme School and on-set tutoring during her time in the show. Despite the difficulty, she faced the challenge and managed to balance her personal and professional life. Her early professional experience in front of the camera helped her in the process.   

But even after appearing on Waterloo Road as a teen, she rarely participated in school drama because she wasn’t really into singing and dancing. Three years later, she was studying A level at the school when she was cast by her English Teacher in the titular role in the ancient Greek play Antigone.

‘Antigone’

Dynevor describes her experience of appearing in the play as one of the best moments of her career.

“That feeling of being on stage and that rush and the thrill of finding out about who a person is... There are so many aspects of acting that you fall in love with, and then before you know it you’re in and you can’t get out,” she recalled. 

Being a star on the screen, Dynevor, however, didn’t excel in academics. Later, she admitted that she wasn’t the “brightest” but still graduated A Levels with good grades.  

Career After A-Level

Following the completion of the A-Level, she planned to audition for drama school. But before she got the chance to audition, she was cast in the BBC soap opera Prisoners’ Wives (2012-2013) as the daughter of a gangster. Previously, she had played the guest role of Phoebe Cormack on Monroe in 2011. 

In 2014 she appeared in the second series of BBC drama The Village and a year later portrayed the guest role of Camille on The Musketeers. From 2015-2016, she appeared in another BBC period drama Dickensian in which she played Martha Cratchit. 

In 2017, she starred in Crackle’s crime comedy-drama Snatch. Dynevor portrayed the strong character of Lotti Mott, a gangster’s mol who wants to get out of the world of organized crime.  

The same year, the actress was cast in a recurring role as Clare in TV Land’s comedy-drama Younger. She has appeared in 11 episodes so far.

'Bridgerton' 

On 25 December 2020, she landed a bigger role in the period drama Bridgerton, which premiered on Netflix. Bridgerton is a story seen from the perspective of a powerful Bridgerton family about wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England. The series comprised eight episodes in the first season. In January 2021, it was renewed for a second season.

Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of the family, hoping to find a husband on the circuit. 

Before filming, she went to intensive training such as horse riding, piano lessons, and etiquette training. In addition, she learned to work with her co-star Rege-Jean Page. They spent a long time together rehearsing for dance which helped them build connections. 

“We just got time to play and sort of form a connection. I think that was so beneficial actually in getting the chemistry right,” Dynevor shares.

Rege-Jean Page’s exit

In April 2021, Rege-Jean Page Page startled Bridgerton fans by announcing that he would not return for the second season. But everyone except Dynevor appeared to have been taken aback by the news.

“I had a heads up, so I knew,” Dynevor shared to Variety Awards Circuit Podcast in May 2021. “But, yes, I suppose it is a spanner. But, once again, the show revolves around the Bridgertons, and there are eight books in total. And I believe that fans of the books were more aware of what was going on than fans of the show. Fans of the books should be aware that each episode focuses on a different sibling,” she said.

New Projects: ‘The Colour Room’ and ‘I Heart Murder’

Dynevor is set to play the main lead in Sky’s original The Colour Room. The upcoming original film is influenced by the real story of iconic ceramic artist Clarice Cliff and her journey from a young factory worker to a celebrated ceramic artist. According to Digital Spy, the film will be released in theaters and Sky Cinema at the end of 2021. The film’s production had begun in March, and the filming was held in Stoke-on-Trent and Birmingham.

“I am so excited to be joining the cast of The Colour Room, especially in the role of one of the nation’s most celebrated artists, Clarice Cliff,” Dynevor said to Variety on 17 March 2021. “It’s truly such an honor to take on such a remarkable character. The script is a beautifully written contemporary take on the 20th century, and I feel proud to be working with such a strong female team, both in front and behind the camera.”

In June 2021, Deadline's sources stated that Dynevor was set to appear in Sony's feature movie named 'I Heart Murder,' which is being directed by Matt Spicer.  

Awards and Nominations

Dynevor is yet to win an award, but she has received several nominations for Bridgeton.

Award Show & Date Category Year
‘MTV Movie + TV Award' Bridgerton ‘Best Kiss' 2021
‘Satellite Award' Bridgerton ‘Best Actress in a Series, Drama/Genre' 2021
‘Screen Actors Guild Award' Bridgerton (shared with other Bridgerton casts) ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Serie"s 2021

Personal Life

Phoebe Dynevor has been dating Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson. They were previously caught up in several rumors, but the images obtained by MailOnline showing the couple’s romantic side confirmed the rumors in April 2021. Later on 3 July 2021, they made their first public appearance at the Wimbledon Championships in England. During the event, the pair were spotted showing PDA.  

How did Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson Meet?

Pete and Phoebe reportedly met at a gathering in New York and instantly vibed together. “They started out as friends and quickly realized there was chemistry between [them],” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Pete and Phoebe began dating casually, but things have recently become a little more serious.”

As Pete Davidson’s romance with Phoebe Dynevor stirred, Davidson opened up to People in 2021 about how he approaches relationships.

“I am just very, very honest. I think what a lot of people do is they try to put on — not even their best self — but like, almost a version of themself that they would like to be. And then eventually, that will unravel, you know?” he explained on The Breakfast Club. “So, I just go off the top, I’m like, ‘Hey, I’m nuts. Here’s all my issues. Here’s what I do. Here’s the therapist. This is what happens”.

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