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Phoebe Dyvenor shares advice her famous mum gave her after Bridgerton success

 (PA Wire)
(PA Wire)

Phoebe Dyvenor has revealed the advice her famous mum gave her after she was catapulted into the spotlight following the success of drama Bridgerton.The 28-year-old actress is the daughter of Sally Dynevor, known for playing bossy and snobby Sally Metcalfe in Coronation Street, and screenwriter Tim Dynevor.

Dynevor recalled growing up outside Manchester, where she would visit the set of the ITV soap, to Elle UK.

“When I was younger, we would go on set (of Coronation Street) a lot, and I got used to seeing people from TV come to our house,” she said.

“I was in awe of it all and loved seeing the family that people built on set and how everyone worked in very different jobs to create something.”

Dynevor, whose grandmother Shirley Dynevor was also an actress, said her mother’s “best advice has been to just enjoy” fame.

She added: “There was a certain point with Bridgerton where I was over-analysing everything and my mum told me to just embrace it all, and not to be terrified of it.

“Fame doesn’t do great things to people in the public eye – particularly men. She’s really helped me navigate it all.”

Dynevor also revealed during the interview that her mother will be her plus one for the Bafta ceremony, where she is one of the five rising star nominees for 2024 after starring in Netflix finance psychological thriller Fair Play, about a relationship between co-workers.

“I find awards shows terrifying – imposter syndrome is a real thing,” she said.

“They’re really scary but also very exciting because you’re in a room full of incredible people.”

She also said that intimacy co-ordinators are “a game changer” following her starring role in Netflix’s Bridgerton, in which she plays Daphne who has racy scenes with the Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page) in the first season.

“As a young woman, it’s important to have someone there on your side, protecting you,” she added.

“I see them as a stunt or dance co-ordinator, they are the same thing.”

Dynevor said the money from the regency era show and her career taking off has allowed her to “buy the comfiest bed in the world” and a house.

For more see elle.com/uk/PhoebeDynevor.