Who Is Luke Thompson, AKA Benedict Bridgerton, Dating In Real Life?

Raise your hands, Benedict stans!

When season three of Bridgerton was originally declared as #Polin season, fans of the original book series were left wondering: but what about Benedict? The second eldest Bridgerton child, played by Luke Thompson, was the original subject of the third novel by Julia Quinn — and we all thought he’d be the next subject of the screen adaptation.

While the Netflix team has since won us over to Penelope and Colin’s time in the spotlight, this season has only increased our hunger for more Benedict in season 4. It’s also grown our affections for the undeniably adorable Luke Thompson. 

No notes, Luke Thompson. Image: Netflix

Thompson, who hails from England but was raised in France, shares his character’s love of the arts.  While Benedict is a painter, Thompson is (obviously) an actor, who has studied at London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He also starred opposite James Norton (Little Women, War & Peace) in the West End theatre adaption of Hanya Yanagihara’s hit tome A Little Life

Both actor and character have an undeniable charm which has earned them a legion of adoring fans.

If you’re curious about Luke’s love life off the screen, you might be shocked to find he’s actually dating a fellow Bridgerton star.

Here’s what we know.

Who Is Luke Thompson’s Girlfriend?

Luke Thompson, aka Benedict Bridgerton, is currently rumoured to be dating fellow Bridgerton cast member, Harriet Cains.

While she might be hard to recognise when not gussied up in her Featherington finest, Harriet plays the middle child, Philippa Featherington. 

The two were seen at the Vanity Fair Rising Stars BAFTA party in January 2024. And look how cute…

While this could easily be an affectionate moment between two co-stars, in 2021, Harriet posted a photo of Luke to her Instagram, captioned, “My favourite Luke soz [Luke Newtown, who plays Colin Bridgerton)”

Do we think this is confirmation?

How Old Is Luke Thompson (And Benedict Bridgerton)?

Luke Thompson is 35 years old. Born on July 4, 1988, he is sensitive Cancer.

In Bridgerton, Thompson plays the second-eldest Bridgerton boy, who is 29 in the third season.


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