Brona Croft

Brona Croft is a main female character in Showtime TV show Penny Dreadful. She is played by actress Billie Piper.

Summary

Brona Croft is a prostitute living and working in Victorian London with a dark and sordid past. She lives in a hotel by the Thames. Originally from Ireland, Brona’s name means “sadness” in Gaelic. She was once engaged to a man who abused her. Brona is unfortunately dying of consumption, but that does not stop her from becoming close to Ethan Chandler.


Brona’s Episode Appearances

  • Episode 1 – No appearance
  • Episode 2 – We first meet Brona drinking at a bar, where she meets and bonds with Ethan Chandler. She then does to Dorian Grey’s mansion, where he takes nude pictures of her. She starts coughing up blood, which intrigues Dorian, and the two end up having sex.
  • Episode 3 – Ethan and Brona have sex, when she tells him that she can’t afford the medicine for her illness.
  • Episode 4 –  Brona confesses to Ethan that she was once engaged to an abusive man. Trying to escape him drove her to a life of prostitution. Later that night she accompanies Ethan to the theater, where they see Dorian and Vanessa. Brona feels out of place, like she doesn’t belong in high society. She leaves the theater upset and tells Ethan she will no longer see him unless he’s paying her. She ends the episode curled up in a ball on the side of a road having a coughing fit, while all of London walks by her.
  • Episode 5 –  No appearance
  • Episode 6 – Brona is very sick. She gives Ethan a charm of St. Jude.
  • Episode 7 – No appearance.

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