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Queen Charlotte star Corey Mylchreest shares huge career announcement: 'Beyond happy'

The actor plays King George in the Bridgerton prequel

Corey Mylchreest as King George
Nicky Morris
Nicky MorrisTV and film writer
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Queen Charlotte star Corey Mylchreest has shared an exciting career update with his Instagram followers, and it's safe to say he couldn't be happier. 

The actor, who shot to fame after portraying leading man King George in the Bridgerton prequel series, revealed that he has signed with the talent agency, WME.

WATCH: Corey Mylchreest stars in Netflix's Queen Charlotte

Taking to Instagram, the 25-year-old shared a photo of an article from Deadline, which reported the news. He wrote in the caption: "BEYOND happy. Thank you team!!"

Corey's followers were quick to congratulate the star, with one person writing in the comments section: "Well deserved! Congratulations Corey!" while another added: "You deserved it! Can't wait to see you in more projects soon! Congratulations Corey!"

Corey Mylchreest as Young King George in Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte landed on Netflix in May

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According to Deadline, WME managed to win the signing in a competitive battle with a number of other agencies.

India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte, Corey Mylchreest as Young King George
Corey Mylchreest plays King George in the series

The agency boasts an impressive list of past and present clients, including the likes of Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Jessica Alba, and most recently, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex

Corey, who hails from London, graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2020 before going on to land a minor role in Netflix's fantasy series, The Sandman, in 2022. 

Corey Mylchreest attends Netflix's Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" World Premiere Screening Event at Regency Village Theatre© Getty Images
Corey has signed with the talent agency WME

Corey has quickly become a recognisable face across the world thanks to his breakout role in Queen Charlotte, which drew in 511.92 million hours of viewing over its first 28 days.

Speaking about the weight of the successful period drama being his first major role, he told WWD: "There's loads of anxieties about starting in the industry and having something that's really big be your first job and what that'll be like – and, you know, how that'll change your personal life.

India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte and Corey Mylchreest as King George
Corey stars opposite India Amarteifio in the series

"But then also, you wanna do a great job and you wanna do the story justice, do the people that you research justice and give them a voice, and not go too far and disrupt the fans of preexisting 'Bridgerton.' 

"Professionally and personally, it's been this weight. Now it's out there, and it's a relief because it confirms the fact that I have no control over anything."

Corey Mylchreest attends the Special Fan Screening and Garden Party for "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square© Getty Images
Corey shot to fame after his role in the show

What is Queen Charlotte about?

For those who have yet to binge the popular six-part series, it stars India Amarteifio as Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, a 17-year-old princess who must leave her aristocratic home in Germany for England, where she is to be married to King George III – whether she likes it or not. 

Corey as the young King George© Netflix
The series follows Queen Charlotte's marriage to King George

The full synopsis reads: "Centred on Queen Charlotte's rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen's marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton."

India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte
The series drew in 511.92 million hours of viewing over its first 28 days

India and Corey star alongside Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury and Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta. Stars of the original series, Golda Rosheuvel, Ruth Gemmell and Adjoa Andoh also appear in flash-forward sequences as their respective characters, Charlotte, Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury. 

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