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My Lady Jane Cast & Character Guide


  • My Lady Jane features a diverse cast of both seasoned and emerging talent, blending romance, comedy, and historical drama.
  • The show follows Lady Jane Grey’s escape from historical fate, depicting power plays within the English royal court.
  • Lead actors Emily Bader, Edward Bluemel, and Jordan Peters deliver compelling performances as key characters in the series.

Prime Video’s My Lady Jane boasts an impressive cast that features a strong mix of up-and-coming talent and classic stars of stage and screen. Based on the Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand and Jodi Meadows book of the same name, My Lady Jane is a fantastical historical riff that focuses on the life of Lady Jane Grey after she escapes her true-life historical fate. The series blends lots of different elements to create a unique approach to historical fiction.

While the younger cast bring a layer of romance and subversive comedy to the proceedings, the older members of the English royal court attempt to manipulate their way to closer to the throne. Coupled with some fantastical elements, the show is a surprising and entertaining medley of genres. My Lady Jane also benefits from a cast that are able to juggle those elements together and maintain the character focus.

Emily Bader As Lady Jane Grey

Born November 8

Born in Temecula, California, Emily Bader plays the titular Lady Jane. After a number of minor roles in shows like Nickelodeon’s Game Shakers and Henry Danger, Bader rose to prominence as one of the leads in Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin. She subsequently appeared as Chloe in the CW Charmed reboot, as well as the film Fresh Kills.

Emily Bader’s Notable Roles:




Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin




Fresh Kills

Character: Lady Jane Grey is the show’s protagonist. A good-hearted and crafty young woman who wishes to lead her own life, Jane finds herself caught in the machinations and power plays of the English Court.

Edward Bluemel As Lord Guildford Dudley

Born May 22, 1993

Born in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, England, Edward Bluemel plays Lord Guildford Dudley in My Lady Jane. After appearing in The Halcyon, Bluemel came to prominence with his roles as Marcus Whitmore and Hugo in A Discovery of Witches and Killing Eve, respectively. He also lent his voice to Castlevania: Nocturne, where he plays Richter Belmont.

Edward Bluemel’s Notable Roles:



Marcus Whitmore

A Discovery of Witches


Killing Eve

Richter Belmont

Castlevania: Nocturne

Character: Bluemel plays Lord Guildford Dudley, a charming man that Jane encounters early in the show. Caught in the same noble world as Jane, Guildford becomes Jane’s primary love interest in My Lady Jane.

Jordan Peters As King Edward VI

Birthday Unknown

Born and raised raised in London, England, Jordan Peters appears in My Lady Jane as King Edward. Peters has previously appeared in shows like Gangs of London, Everything I Know About Love, and The Flatshare. He also appeared as one of the leads in the 2019 drama Blue Story, 2021’s coming-of-age comedy Pirates, and 2022’s romantic drama After Ever Happy.

Notable Jordan Peters Roles:




Blue Story

Two Tonne



After Ever Happy

Character: Jordan Peters plays King Edward. Edward is Jane’s cousin and confidant, serving as one of her more steadfast allies. The sickly king also finds himself the target of a conspiracy to take control of the throne from him.

Anna Chancellor As Lady Frances Grey

Born April 27, 1965

Born in Richmond, England, Anna Chancellor plays Lady Frances Grey in My Lady Jane. After breaking out in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Chancellor has enjoyed an illustrious career both on screen and on the stage. She’s appeared in films like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and shows like the BAFTA nominated The Hour.

Notable Anna Chancellor Roles:



Henrietta ‘Duck Face’

Four Weddings & A Funeral

Questular Rontok

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Lix Storm

The Hour

Character: Frances is Jane’s mother. A cold woman with her eyes on ways to increase the family’s power, Frances’ ambitions conflict directly with Jane’s efforts to establish her independence.

Rob Brydon As Lord Dudley

Born May 3, 1965

Born in Baglan, Wales, Rob Brydon plays Lord Dudley in My Lady Jane. Brydon is a notable British comedy actor who came to fame in shows like Human Remains, Marion and Geoff, and Gavin & Stacey. He has starred alongside Steve Coogan in several projects, including the critically acclaimed The Trip and the subsequent series of films. He has also appeared in several other movies, including a brief role in Barbie as Sugar Daddy Ken.

Notable Rob Brydon Roles:



Peter Moorcross, Gordon Budge, Stephen, Tony, Barne Willers, Les

Human Remains

Rob Brydon

The Trip

Sugar Daddy Ken


Character: Lord Dudley is Guildford’s father in My Lady Jane. Lord Dudley is quickly established as a power player in the royal court. Dudley is an ally to Frances in her efforts to gain more power, and becomes a rival to Dominic Cooper’s Lord Seymour.

Dominic Cooper As Lord Seymour

Born June 2, 1978

Born in Greenwich on the south-east side of London, England, Dominic Cooper appears as Lord Seymour in My Lady Jane. Cooper has appeared in several films, shows, and plays since making his debut in 2000, with his star rising after a memorable appearance in Mamma Mia. He joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2011 as the young Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger — a role he subsequently reprised in Agent Carter and What If…?. Cooper also starred as Jesse Custer in the AMC adaptation of Preacher.

Notable Dominic Cooper Roles:



Howard Stark

Captain America: The First Avenger, Agent Carter, and What If…?


Mamma Mia! and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Jesse Custer


Character: Dominic Cooper plays Lord Seymour, one of the members of King Edward’s court. He is actively trying to manipulate the king towards his own ends, and has an alliance with Edward’s half-sister Mary.

My Lady Jane Supporting Cast & Characters

Kate O’Flynn As Princess Mary

Born in Bury, England, Kate O’Flynn plays Princess Mary Tudor in My Lady Jane. One of the Edward’s half-sisters, Mary has ambitions for the throne that make her a threat to Jane. Kate O’Flynn is an award-nominated actress for her work in theatre. Her cinematic experience includes films like Happy-Go-Lucky, Up There, and Bridget Jones’ Baby.

Máiréad Tyers As Susanna

Born in Cork, Ireland, Máiréad Tyers plays Susanna in My Lady Jane. Susanna is Jane’s best friend in the series. After impressing Kenneth Branagh during her time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, Tyers made her cinematic debut in his 2021 film, Belfast. She also plays the lead role of Jen in the critically acclaimed Disney+ superhero series, Extraordinary.

Jim Broadbent As Lord Leicester

Born in Lincolnshire, England, Jim Broadbent plays Lord Leicester in My Lady Jane. A wealthy connection of Frances, Lord Leicester is a potential husband for Jane’s sister. Broadbent is an Academy Award-winning actor who first rose to notoriety after appearing in films like Time Bandits and Brazil. He’s made memorable appearances in major films like Moulin Rouge! and Hot Fuzz, and appeared in the Harry Potter series as Horace Slughorn.

Other actors in the show include Oliver Chris (Motherland) as the show’s Narrator, Isabella Brownson (Napoleon) and Robyn Betteridge (The Gold) as Jane’s sisters Katherine and Margaret, Henry Ashton (A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder) as Guildford’s brother Stan Dudley, Abbie Hern (Enola Holmes 2) as Edward and Mary’s half-sister Bess, and Will Keen (His Dark Materials) as the Duke of Norfolk. All of these characters help flesh out the world of My Lady Jane.

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