Regé-Jean Page

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Regé-Jean Page
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BornRegé-Jean Page
Alma materDrama Centre
  • Actor
Years active2004-Present

Regé-Jean Page is a Zimbabwean born British actor. He is currently starring as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, in the new Netflix series Bridgerton.


Regé-Jean Page was born in 1990 in Harare. His parents were a Zimbabwean nurse and an English preacher. [1]. He moved to London at the age of 14.[2] In a 2017 Tweet, he revealed how his name is pronounced. He wrote: "Regé as in reggae, Jean as in Wyclef," he wrote, referring to the French pronunciation of "Jean."[3]


He graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2013. Other notable former students include Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Emilia Clarke, and Tom Hardy among others.[2]


Soon after graduating, he appeared on stage in The History Boys and Merchant of Venice before starring in the final season of Waterloo Road in 2015.

His breakthrough role was in the Roots remake where he starred as Chicken George in the 2016 History Channel miniseries. It was his American TV debut, and he received critical praise for his performance.

Before his role as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, in Bridgerton, Regé-Jean starred in the Shonda Rhimes-produced legal drama For The People. The series ran for two seasons on ABC.

Regé-Jean also starred in the romance movie Sylvie’s Love where he played the role of Chico Sweetney. The film was released on December 23, 2020 on Amazon Prime. The actor stars alongside Tessa Thompson.[2]



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Year Title Role Notes
2004 Troublemaker Jay Short film
2015 Survivor Robert Purvell
2016 Second Summer of Love Rupert Short film
2016 The Merchant of Venice Solanio
2018 Mortal Engines Captain Khora
2020 Sylvie's Love Chico


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Year Title Role Notes
2005 Casualty Daniel Kimpton Episode: "Teacher's Pet/Crash and Burn"
2013 Fresh Meat Dean 2 episodes
2015 Waterloo Road Guy Braxton Regular role; 8 episodes (Series 10)
2016 Roots Chicken George Miniseries
2016 Spark Alex Lavelle TV Pilot
2018–2019 For the People Leonard Knox Regular role; 20 episodes
2020 Bridgerton Simon Basset Lead role


  • He used to have purple hair and play in a punk band.[1]
  • When he was cast in Bridgerton, Page immediately read The Duke and I, the first book in Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series. And he loved it.[4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Max Williams, “Everything’s fuel.” The wonderful mind of Regé-Jean Page, Square Mile, Published: December 8, 2020, Retrieved: December 28, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Avery Thompson, Regé-Jean Page: 5 Things To Know About‘Bridgerton’s Hunky Duke Of Hastings, Hollywood Life, Published: December 25, 2020, Retrieved: December 28, 2020
  3. Elena Nicolaou, Bridgerton's Leading Man Regé-Jean Page Used to Be in a Punk Band, Oprah Magazine, Published: December 25, 2020, Retrieved: December 28, 2020
  4. Kayleigh Roberts, Who Is Regé Jean-Page, ‘Bridgerton’s' Breakout Star?, Marie Claire, Published: December 27, 2020, Retrieved: December 28, 2020

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