A little under a month after the hit period drama dropped on Netflix in December, fans of Bridgerton are now connecting the dots and beginning to realize that actor Freddie Stroma may look familiar because he once starred in another beloved adaptation based on a book series — the Harry Potter film saga.
Freddie Stroma, 34, portrayed the arrogant Cormac McLaggen in the sixth film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and also stars as Prince Friedrich of Prussia on Bridgerton.
"HOLY S--- THAT PRINCE DUDE FROM BRIDGERTON WAS IN HARRY POTTER HOW DID NEITHER ME OR MY MOM PICK THAT OUT," one fan tweeted. Added another, "Not me just now realizing that the guy that played the prince on Bridgerton also played Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter."
The British actor has also portrayed Adam Cromwell on Lifetime's UnREAL, H.G. Wells on ABC's Time After Time and Luke in Pitch Perfect, according to his IMDB page. Based on the popular books by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton follows the elite, rule-bending Bridgerton family as they find love in Regency England