Netflix: Made in Ireland – Nicola Coughlan’s Galway

Nicola Coughlan – star of Derry Girls and Netflix’s Bridgerton – takes us on a personal tour of her life in Ireland, going back to where it all began in Galway.

In her episode of Made In Ireland, Nicola reveals how a camcorder, gifted to her by her older brother, kick-started her love of the arts.   From there we learn how she got her big break, how she made Derry Girl Clare come to life, and what it means to her to be a Featherington.

We visit some of her favourite places, including her family home, her primary school, and her university. Along the way, we meet the siblings who encouraged her, the primary school teacher who guided her, and the best friend she still has to this day.


The eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family look for love and happiness in London high society. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, Nicola Coughlan plays Penelope Featherington.

From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family, as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market.

Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps, and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivalled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet, written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown, casts aspersions on Daphne.

Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor, and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable, and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits, while navigating society’s expectations for their future.

Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all.

The series also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.

The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels.

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