The Truth About Phoebe Dynevor’s Famous Mom

Phoebe Dynevor captivated viewers on Netflix hit series Bridgerton with her portrayal of Daphne Bridgerton. However, fans may be surprised to learn that the British actor had already worked in the business for more than a decade before landing such an important role. Dynevor has starred in several television shows such as “Waterloo Road,” “Prisoner Wives,” and “The Village,” per IMDb. While she had been doing her best to make a name for herself, Dynevor almost gave up acting a few days before auditioning for Bridgerton in 2019, when I was ready to go home and throw in the towel,” confessed her on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Bridgerton was released in December 2020 and the show’s success took the world by storm. According to Deadline, Season 2 of Bridgerton became the streaming platform’s “most-watched English-language debut series of all time” with 627.11 million hours of watch time. Aside from being an instant hit, Dynevor’s performance in Bridgerton not only made her a fan favorite but also catapulted her career to whole new heights. “I knew something was going to happen eventually,” she said in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar. “I just could never have imagined the scale.”

Dynevor has already proven that she’s a stellar actress — and it seems greatness runs in her family.

Sally Dynevor is an award-winning British actress

It looks like Phoebe Dynevor isn’t the only star in her household. Her mother, Sally Dynevor, is also a British actress and is widely known for her role as Sally Webster in the TV series Coronation Street, according to the BBC. Sally has been a big part of the show’s success, which spans three decades. “I’ve been in Corrie for 35 years and I’ve loved every minute of it,” she said during an interview with WhatToWatch. Fans may also recognize the ’80s star from other TV shows such as ‘Juliet Bravo’ and ‘The Practice’ via IMDb.

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Although Sally is an award-winning actress and Phoebe grew up somewhat in the limelight, she always appreciated her mother’s simplicity growing up. “In real life, my mother always wore dungarees, which probably rubbed off on me a lot,” the Bridgerton star told the Financial Times. “For her, work was the elegant time away from home, and I always thought that was kind of cool.”

Phoebe clearly inherited her acting skills from her famous mother and Sally is very proud of all that her daughter has achieved.

Sally Dynevor is proud of her daughter

Sally Dynevor couldn’t have been happier that her daughter Phoebe Dynevor got a lead role on a show like Bridgerton, she told the Daily Mirror ahead of the season one premiere. “I just want to say I’m very proud of Phoebe and as a family we’re so excited to see ‘Bridgerton’ on Christmas Day.” Not only did she tune in, but so did the whole family. “Even the grandparents managed to see it,” Phoebe said during an interview with BBC Radio (via Hello Magazine). “I had to sit there and fast forward with the remote on high alert. We just about made it.”

Thanks to her parents, Phoebe has learned a lot about navigating the industry. Her father, Tim Dynevor, is a famous screenwriter for the series Emmerdale, and because she had both her mother and father in the business, Phoebe was able to sit back and soak up all the knowledge. “I’ve always been very interested in what’s going on, watching the cameramen and stuff,” she told Express. That’s not all; Her parents also taught her the importance of being real. “My parents taught me to respect everyone and be kind,” she added.

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Phoebe is achieving amazing things in her career – and she clearly has the support of her mother, Sally, who continues to be a force on the big screen.