Call the Midwife star Ella Bruccoleri is completely unrecognisable in Netflix's Bridgerton

Call the Midwife fans have been left delighted as Ella Bruccoleri stars in the new series of the popular Netflix series Bridgerton. The 28-year-old actress is famed for playing Sister Frances on the BBC One period drama between 2018 and 2022.

Fans watching the Call the Midwife Christmas special at the end of 2022 noticed that Sister Frances was missing from her usual role as Ella had left the BBC show. The nun had an accident where she broke her arm and was unable to pick up her nursing duties. But after leaving Nonnatus House she's not been seen since.

However, the Ella is now starring in another period drama as she plays Winifred Barragan in the new series of Bridgerton. Miss Barragan is a young woman who is making a formal entrance into society.

call the midwife star ella bruccoleri is completely unrecognisable in netflix's bridgerton

Call The Midwife series 12 Christmas Special - Sister Francis (ELLA BRUCCOLERI), Nancy Corrigan (MEGAN CUSACK)

Unfortunately, she failed to impress the queen at the ball, along with the other debutantes who had displayed their talents to bowl over royalty. She later had a chat with Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie), who believed she had no talent.

Since leaving Call the Midwife, Ella has been no stranger to television landing roles in major series including Hotel Portofino (2023), Alice & Jack (2023), Extraordinary (2023), and The Chelsea Detective (2023). Most recently Ella starred as Ali Day in Passenger for six episodes and The Strangers: Chapter 1.

Prior to Call the Midwife, the star appeared in All Creatures Great and Small as Anabel Dinsdale. She's also featured in The Last Kingdom, Genius and Back to Life, according to IMDb, but the actress is now taking much-loved series Bridgeton by storm.

Taking to social media Call the Midwife fans have expressed their delight at seeing Ella return to a period drama.

call the midwife star ella bruccoleri is completely unrecognisable in netflix's bridgerton

Call the Midwife fans are delighted to see Ella Bruccoleri in Bridgerton

On Facebook, one fan wrote: "Sister Frances on the newest season of Bridgerton. She looks so different and beautiful in her costume! I'm sorry, don't know if this will be approved or not but I got so excited when I saw her and no one else around me understands!"

A second exclaimed: "Wow Ella Bruccoleri (Sister Frances) is in Bridgerton season 3". While a third chimed in with: "Look who I spotted in the new season of Bridgerton!! Sister Frances!."

Over on X (Twitter), one person stated; "SISTER FRANCES IN BRIDGERTON SLAY ?!!!!".

"For all of the #CalltheMidwife fans who are fans of #Bridgerton… Ella Bruccoleri AKA Sister Frances AKA Rosemary makes a cameo", added one fan. "Sister Frances from Call the Midwife in S3 of Bridgerton!!!!", said another.

How can I watch Bridgerton?

call the midwife star ella bruccoleri is completely unrecognisable in netflix's bridgerton

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton

Bridgerton is back with the first four episodes of series three are available now on Netflix. The second part, which consists of episodes 5, 6, 7 and 8, will drop on Netflix on Thursday, June 13.

The new episodes of the much-loved period drama are set in 1815 and leave hope for a potential romance between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) as their chemistry was brewing from the first episode.

For years, Penelope has been secretly in love with Colin and as she gears up to try and find herself a husband, she becomes acquainted with the new character Lord Debling, played by Sam Phillips.

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