Regé-Jean Page is a Zimbabwean/English actor, born on January 24, 1988. He is most famously known for his role in the Netflix period drama called “Bridgerton” as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. Before this role, he played a small role in the mini-series “Roots” where he, later on, won the award at the IMBd STARmeter Awards in 2016. Page has also won multiple awards for his role as the Duke of Hastings including the Breakthrough Performance award at the M.T.V. Movie and T.V. Awards for his role in “Bridgerton” in 2021.
Regé-Jean Page was born in London, England on January 24th, 1988 into a Christian home. His mother is a Zimbabwean nurse and his father is an English preacher. Page went to school in Harare, Zimbabwe when he was a young boy, expressing how his time in Zimbabwe was some of the most precious memories he’ll have, when Page was around seven years old he moved back to London to complete his education. He took classes at the National Youth Theater and began his studies at the Drama Center London where he graduated in 2013.
Page has three other siblings, including Tose Page, who is his only publicly named brother. In an interview with “Interview Magazine,” he discusses his childhood and how his family is spread out throughout the world, saying that he has family in South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Grenada, and Florida.
Before his role as the Duke of Hastings in “Bridgerton,” Page played the role of Chicken George in the 2016 remake of the 1977 drama mini-series called “Roots” which explores the routes of slavery made in the U.S.A., Page makes his appearance in Part Three of the mini-series.
The T.V. miniseries “Roots” sparked Page’s career into the serious roles we see him in today. Page began gaining large masses of fame with his role as the steamy Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings in season one of the Netflix drama period series “Bridgerton” (2020). The actor won the Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in a Drama Series in 2021.
Regé-Jean Page lands his first acting job with the role of Chicken George in the miniseries “Roots.”
Page wins the award for the Breakout Star category at the IMBd STARmeter Awards.
Regé-Jean Page plays the role of the Duke of Hastings in Shonda Rhimes’ new Netflix period drama called “Bridgerton.”
He plays the role of Prince Charming in this comical adaptation of Cinderella that airs on B.B.C. as a Christmas special.
Page is nominated and wins the Breakthrough Performance award at the M.T.V. Movie and T.V. Awards for his role in “Bridgerton.”
Why We Love Regé-Jean Page
We love Bridgerton
If you’re over 18, go check out Netflix’s period drama series “Bridgerton.” The actor plays the steamy Duke of Hastings.
He’s an advocate for the black community
Page has expressed his desire to showcase authentic Black joy in his roles as it is rarely represented in a historical context. In an interview discussing the 2021 period drama series “Bridgerton,” Page explained how “representing Black joy is incredibly important because a period drama for people who aren’t white shouldn’t mean only spotlighting trauma.”
He has a diverse background
We love that Page has a multi-cultured, multinational background. Having lived in Zimbabwe and England has given him a broader worldview than most of us have.
5 Surprising Facts
Music was his first interest
Although not having any official music out on any streaming platforms, it has been confirmed the actor has a beautiful singing voice and was once in a punk rock band.
He was nominated for Best Kiss Award
Not a surprise to the viewers of “Bridgerton,” Page was nominated in 2021 for Best Kiss at the M.T.V. Film and T.V. Awards.
He loves a good book
Page expresses how he loves putting away his phone and digging into a good book before bedtime.
He’s a fan of Tracy Chapman
In an interview Page said how Tracy Chapman is the first album he ever bought, saying “It’s basically my Bible. I think there’s this incredible clarity and honesty that Tracy has on the album, and it’s the most moving thing I own.”
He loves nature
Page has expressed his love for nature, explaining how going out in nature is one of his favorite activities to do to collect his thoughts.
Regé-Jean Page FAQs
Is Regé-Jean Page married or dating?
Page likes to keep his relationships private, but in September 2021 sources confirmed Page is in a relationship with writer and footballer Emily Brown.
Who does Regé-Jean Page play in Bridgerton?
Regé-Jean Page has become the latest heartthrob on television screens in Netflix’s “Bridgerton.” The actor plays the Duke of Hastings, Simon Bassett, in the wildly popular series. Since the show’s debut, Page has become a conversation piece, with some saying the actor is even more fascinating than his character in the series.
Who is Regé-Jean Page?
“G.Q.” magazine said the following: “As Netflix crowns the Regency romp its most-watched series, G.Q. bows to Regé-Jean Page, the man behind its dashing Duke of Hastings, who rises next to meet the Russo brothers in the streamer’s biggest-budget blockbuster yet. Regé-Jean Page talks like the space bar is yet to be invented.”
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