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Who Plays Lord Danbury In Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?

While Netflix's highly anticipated "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" obviously focuses on the situations and events that made Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) the formidable, shrewd, gossip-obsessed woman she is, we are also introduced to a young Agatha Danbury (Arsema Thomas) and her husband, Herman, whose father is the king of Sierra Leone. After young King George's (Corey Mylchreest) mother, Princess Augusta (Michelle Fairley), bestows the title of Lord and Lady on the couple, we can quickly recognize the same witty, conniving Lady Danbury who we know from "Bridgerton." But we are just getting acquainted with her husband, Lord Danbury, for the first time.

Lord Danbury is much older than his wife and is unaware of the intelligence and cleverness she possesses. While she loathes him, she attempts to keep the peace and make him happy, telling him that the only reason young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) wants to have tea with her must be because of him and his reputation. Even after Lady Danbury's negotiations with Princess Augusta see the couple given their own estate and the other perks that come with their titles, he's oblivious to her part in it, convinced that the king finally sees his worth. 

The role of Lord Danbury is played by Cyril Nri, an actor with more than 70 credits to his name — and it's likely you've seen him before.

Cyril Nri has had roles in The Bill and the Sarah Jane Chronicles

Cyril Nri's first screen role was as Harold Sabola in the 1989 film "Strapless," followed by guest roles on several television series. From 1996 through 1997, he played the character of Graham on the award-winning BBC drama "This Life." The supporting role helped get him noticed, and in 1998, he played the Priest in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Besieged," co-starring Thandiwe Newton and David Thewlis. This led to his most recognizable character: Superintendent Adam Okaro in the series "The Bill," which he co-starred on until 2006. He reprised the role for the TV film "The Bill Uncovered: On the Front Line."

Nri has appeared in films occasionally, but his focus has been on television, with roles on the beloved "Doctor Who" spin-off "The Sarah Jane Adventures," "Law & Order: UK," and the mini-series "Cucumber," which earned him critical acclaim and a BAFTA TV Award nomination for his role as Lance Sullivan. In 2018 he starred in "Jellyfish" as Adam Hale, a teacher who helps Sarah Taylor (Liv Hill) discover her gift for comedy. In 2019 he played a First Order Officer in "Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker." 

Nri has proven himself over and over as an asset to whatever project he's in, no matter how small the role. And his work on "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" is no different.