Regé-Jean Page in 1990 in London, United Kingdom, is a British-Zimbabwean actor.
First of all, he stood out in the television series Racines (2016), or For the People (2018-2019).
He nevertheless acquired a strong international notoriety thanks to his role as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings in the television series The Chronicle of the Bridgertons, broadcast since December 25, 2020 on Netflix.
Regererai Page1, alias Regé-Jean Page, was born in 1990 in London, England2,3. His father of British origin is a preacher4. Her mother is of Zimbabwean origin and works as a nurse4. He is the third child of four siblings. He plays in a punk musical group called TUNYA with his little brother, Tose5.
Despite being born in London, he spent his childhood in Harare, Zimbabwe6, before returning to London at the age of fourteen7. In an interview with Interview Magazine in 2016, Regé-Jean Page declared that he traveled a lot during his childhood: “During this period, my family was rather dispersed – I have family in South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Grenada or Florida – so you make frequent stops and you develop many perspectives. “5.
Residing in London, Regé-Jean Page began acting lessons as a “hobby”, declaring that “I went to a school which gave lessons on Saturdays, where we did an hour of dancing, an hour of theater. and an hour of singing. It is essentially a day care center. “5. It was especially after entering the National Youth Theater that he considered theater to be a passion8. After two years of audition, Regé-Jean Page was accepted at the Drama Center London (en), where he graduated in 20139.
The beginnings: recurring roles and small roles on television (2004-2018)
In 2004, Regé-Jean Page began to appear on the screen in Laura Baylem’s short film Troublemaker, where he played the role of Jayu and then appeared the following year in an episode of season 20 of the British television series Casualty broadcast. on BBC One.
After a six-year hiatus, where he spends traveling and studying5,9, Regé-Jean Page begins in 2011, his acting career for good on the stage in the play Our Days of Rage, a directed by Paul Roseby. That same year, he made an appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, as an extra at the wedding of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour.
In 2013, freshly graduated from the Drama Center London (in), he went on stage for the second time in the play The History Boys11. This year, he also plays the role of Dean in two episodes of the television series Fresh Meat.
The year 2015 sees him appear in his first recurring role in the popular British television drama series Waterloo Road (TV series) 12. He plays the role of Guy Braxton in season 10.
Regé-Jean Page joined in 2016, the cast of the mini-series Racines, broadcast from May 30 to June 2, 2016 on History13. It is a remake of the mini-series of the same name dating from 1977. The series and the performance of Regé-Jean received an excellent reception from the critics14. The same year, he starred in the pilot of the television series Spark15.
The revelation: passage to the headliners and international revelation (since 2018)
In 2018, it is announced that the actor will play the lead role of prosecutor Leonard Knox alongside Britt Robertson in the television series For the People produced by Shonda Rhimes16. The series is broadcast in the United States between March 13, 2018 and May 16, 2019 on the ABC network and on Canal + in France17.
The same year, sees him appear in the cinema for the first time with the film Mortal Engines directed by Christian Rivers, where we see him playing Captain Madzimoyo Khora, anti-traction pilot.
The year 2019 sees him land the lead role of Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, alongside Phoebe Dynevor in the television series The Chronicle of the Bridgertons, based on Julia Quinn’s series of books of the same title. Produced again by Shonda Rhimes19, the series is set in high London society during the English Regency. The Bridgerton Chronicle has been online since December 25, 2020 on Netflix.
The series became a success across the world20 and garnered many positive reviews21 and Regé-Jean Page’s career had a strong international momentum22.
In February 2021, it is announced that the actor will host an episode of Saturday Night Live, a popular American weekly sketch entertainment show, 23 which will be on February 20, 2021 on NBC. The same month, Regé-Jean Page joined the cast of the new film adaptation of Dungeons and Dragons, the game of the same name24 with actors Hugh Grant, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith.
In February 2021, it is announced that the actor will host an episode of Saturday Night Live, a popular American weekly sketch entertainment show, 23 which will be on February 20, 2021 on NBC. The same month, Regé-Jean Page joined the cast of the new film adaptation of Dungeons and Dragons, the game of the same name24 with actors Hugh Grant, Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith25.
The following month, in March 2021, the actor was announced to the cast of Anthony and Joe Russo’s next film, The Gray Man. He therefore joined the actors Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans or Ana de Armas27.
- 2011: Our Days of Rage, directed by Paul Roseby, The Old Vic Tunnels (en), London: Sgt Tariq Aqbaal
- 2013: The History Boys, directed by Michael Longhurst, Crucible Theater, Sheffield: Crowther
- 2015: The Merchant of Venice, directed by Jonathan Munby, Globe Theater, London: Solanio
- 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 by David Yates: A Wedding Guest (an extra) 10
- 2015: Survivor by James McTeigue: Robert Purvell
- 2016: The Merchant of Venice by Robin Lough and Jonathan Munby: Solanio
- 2018: Mortal Engines by Christian Rivers: Captain Madzimoyo Khora, anti-traction pilot
- 2020: Sylvie’s Love (en) by Eugene Ashe: Chico Sweetney
- 2022 [Link to correct]: Dungeons and Dragons by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein25
- 2022: The Gray Man (en) by Anthony and Joe Russo26
- 2004: Laura Baylem’s Troublemaker: Jayu
- 2016: Second Summer of Love by Pablo Fuentes: Rupert
- 2014: Space Ark by James De Frond
- 2020: Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas by Matt Lipsey: Prince Charming (Live TV Movie During Lockdown) 28
- 2005: Casualty of Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin: Daniel Kimpton (season 20, episode 9)
- 2013: Fresh Meat by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain (en): Dean (season 3, episodes 7 and 8)
- 2015: Waterloo Road (TV series) (en) by Ann McManus and Maureen Chadwick: Guy Braxton (recurring role – season 10; 8 episodes)
- 2016: Racines (Roots) by Mario Van Peebles (mini-series): Georges “Chicken” George (recurring role – episodes 3 and 4)
- 2016: Michael Cooney Spark: Alex Lavelle (lead role – 1 episode)
- 2018-2019: For the People by Paul William Davies: Leonard Knox (recurring role – 20 episodes)
- since 2020: The Chronicle of the Bridgertons (Bridgerton) by Chris Van Dusen (en): Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (lead role)
Regé-Jean Page will not be in Bridgerton’s second season
The character of the Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page, will not be returning in the Bridgerton series.
Fans of The Bridgertons (Bridgertons) series will have to say goodbye to one of the main characters of the first season, Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page.
Netflix and production company Shondaland have announced that the character will not be returning for the second season of the popular series, all in agreement with actor Regé-Jean Page himself, Variety reports. In fact, the short-term engagement was one of the big draws of the role, he told the outlet.
On Instagram, the actor responded by saying it had been the trip of a lifetime.
It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your duke; to join this family, not just on screen, but also off. The incredibly creative and generous actresses and actors, the crew, the amazing fans: it was all beyond anything I could have imagined. Love is real and will only increase.
The announcement was made through a column by Lady Whistledown, the pseudonym of a publication on the secrets and scandals of British high society. The voice of this mysterious narrator is that of Julie Andrews in the series. Dear Readers, as all eyes are on Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid farewell to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the role of the Duke of Hastings, can we? read.
Simon will be missed on screen, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family, the statement continued. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the next socialite season ahead and what it has to offer which is more intrigue and romance than my readers can. be able to endure it.
The news is not surprising, since the character of Simon Basset is central only in the first novel in the Julia Quinn saga (on which the television series is based), which comprises 11 volumes.