Who is the Narrator of ‘Bridgerton’ on Netflix?

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Move over, Gossip Girl. There’s a new scandalous, anonymous narrator in town. Lady Whistledown is the masked gossip writer of Bridgerton who also narrates the entire series, uncovering the ton’s impropriety and sin. Present in every episode, you may start to hear Lady W’s voice narrating your own life after you watch the first season. She sounds familiar — but who could it be? Not Kristen Bell of Gossip Girl. Nope, Lady W is played by a true English dame.

Bridgerton marks Shonda Rhimes‘s first series with Netflix, following Julia Quinn’s famous romance novel series of the same name. Though later seasons will probably follow the other Bridgerton kids, this first season is all about Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor). She’s looking to marry this year — but her ruse with Simon (Regé-Jean Page), the Duke of Hastings, may get in the way. And as we already know, Lady Whistledown is ready to reveal every bit of scandal that comes her way.

So, who’s the voice behind Lady Whistledown? Who’s penning all of those sinful columns? Here’s everything you need to know about the narrator of Bridgerton (spoilers ahoy, natch):

Who is the narrator of Bridgerton?

The voice behind “Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown” is Dame Julie Andrews. She’s the narrator of Bridgerton, but she’s also Lady Whistledown — kind of. She doesn’t play the character herself; she just voices the column aloud. The real Lady Whistledown has a totally different-sounding voice!

Is the narrator of Bridgerton in the series? Is Julie Andrews in Bridgerton?

No, the narrator of Bridgerton is not actually in the series. If you’ve been waiting for Julie Andrews to pop her head in, you’re out of luck. Maybe she’ll make a cameo later, but she’s not actually in Season 1; she only lends her voice to the series. That being said, Lady Whistledown is a pen name for one of the big characters in the show — keep watching to find out who it is.

Who else is in the Bridgerton cast?

Dynevor and Page play the two love interests and leads of Bridgerton‘s first season. The rest of the cast includes Jonathan Bailey, Ruth Gemmell, Luke Newton, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, and Adjoa Andoh. If you’re having trouble keeping up with the Bridgertons — after all, Lady W isn’t a reliable narrator — you can learn about them all with our helpful guide to the family.

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