Nicola Coughlan unveils her dodgy sunburn after filming outdoors in regency gowns

She’s one of the stand-out stars of historical-romance drama Bridgerton. 

And on Friday, Nicola Coughlan unveiled her dodgy sunburn after filming outdoors in regency gowns for season three of the hit Netflix show.

The Irish actress, 35, took to her Instagram Stories where she posted a photograph of herself, which showed her pulling down the neckline of her top to show off her red chest. 

Bridger-tan! On Friday, Nicola Coughlan, 35, unveiled her dodgy sunburn after filming outdoors in regency gowns for season three of Bridgerton

Nicola  – who plays Penelope Featherington – was make-up free as she smiled for the candid snap. 

The actress wrote: ‘And so… the Bridgertan* returns,’ and explained: ‘*sunburn you get while wearing a regency dress.

Last month, Bridgerton confirmed that filming for the hotly-anticipated third series had begun and has also teased that three new cast members are joining the Ton.

The popular period drama confirmed that it is back in production after the record-breaking second season was released in March.

Costume problems: Nicola plays Penelope Featherington in the hit Netflix show (Pictured with Claudia Jessie in character as Eloise Bridgerton)

Costume problems: Nicola plays Penelope Featherington in the hit Netflix show (Pictured with Claudia Jessie in character as Eloise Bridgerton)

The third series will focus on the love story of Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).

Netflix announced Bridgerton was back in production with a teaser video that showed cast members appearing on screen and holding up three fingers.

Jonathan Bailey, who plays Viscount Anthony Bridgerton, was first to appear on screen and grinned as he held up two fingers, before turning his hand around and flashing three fingers – hinting at the move from seasons two to three.

Adjoa Andoh, who stars as the fierce Lady Dunbury, also made the gesture as she walked past a row of trailers while looking at her phone, with her character’s extravagant hairpiece in place.

It's back! Last month, Bridgerton confirmed that it is back in production after the record-breaking second season was released in March (Pictured: Nicola Coughlan revealing the news)

It’s back! Last month, Bridgerton confirmed that it is back in production after the record-breaking second season was released in March (Pictured: Nicola Coughlan revealing the news)

Three! Netflix announced Bridgerton was back in production with a video that showed cast members, including Jonathan Bailey, appearing on screen and holding up three fingers

Three! Netflix announced Bridgerton was back in production with a video that showed cast members, including Jonathan Bailey, appearing on screen and holding up three fingers

Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte, flashed a huge grin as she stuck her head out of her trailer to join in, followed by a laughing Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton).

Other cast members who joined in with the announcement included Luke Thompson (Benedict Bridgerton), Polly Walker (Lady Featherington), Jessica Madsen (Cressida Cowper) and Martins Imhangbe (Will Mondrich).

The footage ended with Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton, opening a carriage door to reveal Nicola Coughlan, who stars as Penelope Featherington/Lady Whistledown.

Nicola, sporting her character’s recognisable rouge wig, announced: ‘Bridgerton Season three filming has officially begun!’

The pair, who will be the focus of season three as their relationship looks set to develop, then headed off in the carriage at the end of the video.

New face: Daniel Francis (pictured in May 2018), who has previously starred in Stay Close, will be joining the cast as Marcus Anderson

'Wealth and a noble title': Meanwhile, The Crown's Sam Phillips (pictured in April 2015) will play Lord Debling, described as a genial lord with 'unusual interests'

New faces: It has also been revealed that new cast members Daniel Francis (left) and Sam Phillips (right) will be joining the romantic series

Cast: And James Phoon (pictured) - who has appeared in Wreck - is set to star as Harry Dankworth in the third series

Cast: And James Phoon (pictured) – who has appeared in Wreck – is set to star as Harry Dankworth in the third series

As well as the exciting news that filming is back underway, it has also been revealed that three new cast members will be joining the romantic series. 

Daniel Francis, who has previously starred in Stay Close, will be joining the cast as Marcus Anderson, ‘a charismatic presence who lights up any room he enters, attracting the notice of certain matriarchs in the ton — and the ire of others’.

Meanwhile, The Crown’s Sam Phillips will play Lord Debling, described as a genial lord with ‘unusual interests’.

A description of his character adds: ‘But with wealth and a noble title to back up his eccentricities, he’ll have no shortage of interest from young ladies this season.’

And James Phoon – who has appeared in Wreck – is set to star as Harry Dankworth in the third series.

A summary of his character reads: ‘What Dankworth lacks in wit and intelligence, he more than makes up for with serious good looks.’ 

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