. Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) fooled "Bridgerton" viewers into believing that she was a mere victim of unrequited love during the show's first season. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret . She was presented as Eloise's sidekick, Colin Bridgerton's childhood friend, Marina Thompson's ally, and her sisters' punching bag. However, in the novels, Penelope and Colin do eventually get married with the fourth book in Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series focusing on their romance. When the first trailer for Netflix's new hit series arrived in the fall, they did so with the first of Lady Whistledown's Society Papers. Regé-Jean Page as Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings (season 1), one of London's most eligible bachelors who famously refuses to marry. Penelope is in love with Colin Bridgerton … Who plays Penelope in Bridgerton?. Penelope outed Marina’s pregnancy to the public so that Colin would find out about it, bringing even more unbridled attention to her family in the process. . Having already “shamed” the Featherington family, Marina had given up waiting for George, her unknowingly dead soldier boyfriend, to begin a relationship with Colin. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for . Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, the third Bridgerton son and close friend of Penelope Featherington. Actor Luke Newton, known for his roles in Disney show The Lodge and UK series The Cut, plays Colin Bridgerton, the kindhearted third Bridgerton brother. Warning: Spoilers for Bridgerton Season 1 follow. Penelope Featherington Everybody loves Pen! and fears she doesn't know him at all. Romancing Mister Bridgerton (2002) sees Colin returning to London after his travels and appearing to see his longtime friend Penelope in a new light, even though she’s very much a spinster now. Penelope Featherington has been in love with Colin Bridgerton for what seems like forever, from a young girl making her debut in society to a resign spinster. Nicola Coughlan stars as Penelope Featherington, the oft-overlooked daughter of Portia Featherington. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret…and fears she doesn’t know him at all. He is best friends with Anthony Bridgerton. Next comes the youngest of the Bridgerton brothers, Colin, who is 22 in the series - making him one year older than Daphne. Well, except for her sisters, who make fun of her weight. Ah, the unrequited (potential) match. Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for…well, it feels like forever. . . Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) falls for friend Penelope Featherington’s (Nicola Coughlan) cousin Marina. Penelope feelings have only grown throughout the years for Colin. well, it feels like forever. Though he longs for adventure, he is smitten with Marina Thompson. Penelope and Colin. Colin Bridgerton age.