Bridgerton fans are going wild after finding out actress behind Tracy Beaker’s mum plays a lead role

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Bridgerton and its wealth of racy sex scenes is the new Netflix hit which has captured the attention of viewers.

Those tuning in to the period drama may well expect something akin to Downton Abbey, but it couldn’t be a further cry way with the lead actress schooled in the art of self-pleasure by a man she’s dating.

And as well as And as well as realising that this period drama is a long way away from Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle, fans have also picked up on the fact that the actress who plays matriarch Violet Bridgerton has played the part of a famous mum before.

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The actress, whose name is Ruth Gemmell, was well known for her role in the hit show and fans were quick to point out her acting history while binge-watching Bridgerton.

Fans couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that Tracy used to say her mum was a famous actress, and it turns out she wasn’t wrong after all.

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“The fact that Tracy Beaker’s mum is in Bridgerton. She really was a famous actress after all, I knew Tracy wasn’t lying,” wrote one.

Another added: “I was waiting for someone else to notice this. The yelp I let out when I saw her face on my screen," another replied.”

While a third penned: “I was trying to think for so long what she has been in! Glad I'm not the only guilty one who used to watch Tracy beaker".


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Another fan said: “I absolutely LOVED #Bridgerton on Netflix but I could not see Lady Violet Bridgerton as anyone but Tracy Beaker’s mum – she really was a famous actress after all Rolling on the floor laughing.”

Ruth Gemmell, 53, has many credits to her name, including Waking The Dead, Silent Witness, Utopia and Fever Pitch.

Ruth’s most recent role is in hit Netflix show Bridgeton which fans have been loving as of late.

Another big revelation came when fans discovered that the lead actress of the show, played by Phoebe Dynevor, is the daughter of Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor.

Sally is best known for her role as Sally Webster in the ITV soap, and now her daughter is following in her leading role footsteps, taking on the part of Daphne Bridgerton.

Jumping on to social media in a hurry to share their excitement about the connection, one Bridgerton fan penned: “WAIT this is Sally Webster's daughter in #Bridgerton. An acting dynasty!!!"


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Another added: “Sally from Corrie's daughter is the absolute spits of her; stick her in front of a sewing machine in a knicker factory and I couldn't tell the difference #Bridgerton.”

While a third said: “I'm obsessed with the fact that Daphne Bridgerton is Sally Webster's daughter!”

Sally’s actress daughter has also starred in the likes of Waterloo Road, Younger and Snatch.

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