Nicola Coughlan is not only a full-fledged It Girl, but also one of the actresses of the moment, thanks to her incredible performance as Penelope in the third season of Netflix‘s acclaimed romantic series, Bridgerton.

The 37-year-old Irish star has been present in all seasons of the streaming giant’s original show, but this year she has had the opportunity to be a protagonist, alongside her castmate Luke Newton.

Period drama has taken her to the top, but it hasn’t been her only success; she has been part of multiple major productions and will soon have a busy schedule. Here, check out her upcoming projects…

What are Nicola Coughlan’s next projects?

Bridgerton Season 3, Part II | June 13, 2024

Even though Season 3 of Bridgerton has already been filmed, there are still a few episodes yet to be released. Netflix has decided to split the releases into two parts, with the second, consisting of four episodes, set to arrive in June.

We’ll not only see Nicola again as Penelope Featherington, but she’ll also resume her love story with Colin Bridgerton, portrayed by Luke Newton, one of the actress’s close friends.

Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton, Season 3 – Part 1. (Source: IMDb)

Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton, Season 3 – Part 1. (Source: IMDb)

During an interview with Stylist, the star revealed that the upcoming episodes will further detail the relationship with the member of the aristocratic family, featuring several intimate scenes.

She pointed out that she decided to undress as a statement of body positivity for one of the scenes in Season 3. “I specified that certain lines and moments be included. There’s a scene where I’m very naked on camera, and that was my idea, my choice”, she confessed.

While the scene was inspiring for her, she also revealed that at first, she didn’t feel 100 percent comfortable and that it took her some time, especially when wearing a strapless thong on set.

“I went to the bathroom and looked at myself in the full-length mirror. I thought, ‘Definitely not.’ I hid it at the bottom of the laundry basket. I thought, ‘How am I going to do this?'”, she said.

Love and War | TBD

Deadline reports that Coughlan will star in the feature drama-thriller “Love And War.” The plot follows a woman who must travel to Syria to find her abducted daughter, which is based on real life events.

The movie is inspired by the book Stolen: Escape From Syria by Louise Monaghan with Yvonne Kinsella. Lisa Mulcahy (Lies We Tell) directs, and Michael Garland (The Legend Of Longwood) of Grand Pictures produces. Mulcahy and Elisabeth Gooch wrote the script.