Regé-Jean Page

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Regé-Jean Page
Regé-Jean Page in 2023
BornApril 1988 (age 35)
London, England
Alma materDrama Centre London
Years active2001–present

Regé-Jean Page (/ˌrɛɡ ˈʒɒ̃ ˈp/;[1] born April 1988) is an English actor. He appeared in the series Waterloo Road (2015) on BBC One, Roots (2016) on History, and For the People (2018–2019) on ABC before becoming known for his role in the first season of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton (2020). He has since had roles in the action film The Gray Man (2022), also on Netflix, and the fantasy film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023).

Early life and education[edit]

Regé-Jean Page[1][2] was born to an English preacher and a Zimbabwean nurse.[3] He has one brother, Tose Page, and was once in a band with his brother.[4][5] He spent his childhood in his mother's native Harare before returning to London for secondary school, where he took up acting as a hobby[6] and studied sound engineering at the National Youth Theatre. After two years of auditioning, he enrolled at Drama Centre London.[4]


Page's first acting role was in 2001 playing Tanaka in television series Gimme 6.[7] This was followed by guest appearances in British television series Casualty@Holby City in 2005, Fresh Meat in 2013, and Waterloo Road in 2015. On stage, he had roles in theatre productions of The History Boys in 2013, and The Merchant of Venice in 2015.[8] Page made his American production debut playing the role of Chicken George in the History Channel miniseries Roots in 2016,[9] a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name which is based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family.[10][11] The same year, Page filmed an unaired pilot episode for ABC's Spark.[12][13]

In 2017, he was cast in a supporting role in the Shondaland-produced legal drama For the People which ran for two seasons, before getting cancelled by ABC in 2019.[14][15] On film, he had a minor roles in the post-apocalyptic film Mortal Engines in 2018 and drama film Sylvie's Love in 2020.[16]

In 2019, Page was cast as one of the leads in the first series of Netflix period drama Bridgerton,[17] another Shondaland project.[18] It is based on the Regency romance novel The Duke and I and was released in December 2020.[18] The show was a critical success[19] and Page received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,[19] with Time magazine including him in their 100 Next List in 2021.[20] He was also nominated for an Primetime Emmy for the role.[21] Page did not return for the show's second series despite being offered to come back as he initially only signed a one-series deal, and wanted to explore other opportunities outside the show.[19][22]

In 2022, Page appeared in Netflix's film The Gray Man which received mixed reviews.[23] David Ehrlich of IndieWire described Page as "miserable in the role of a gallingly basic villain",[24] with the BBC's Nicholas Barber calling his performance "one-dimensionally evil".[25] The same year, he was made the face of Armani Code.[26] Page played a character in the fantasy film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023).[27]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2019 Page has been in a relationship with Emily Brown.[28][29]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2004 Troublemaker Jayu Short film
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Wedding guest Uncredited
2015 Survivor Robert Purvell
2016 Second Summer of Love Rupert Short film
The Merchant of Venice Solanio Filmed stage production
2018 Mortal Engines Captain Khora [30]
2020 Don’t Wait Performer Also producer; short film
Sylvie's Love Chico Sweetney [16]
2022 The Gray Man Denny Carmichael [31]
2023 Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves Xenk Yendar [27]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2001 Gimme 6 Tanaka
2005 Casualty@Holby City Daniel Kimpton Episode: "Teacher's Pet / Crash and Burn"
2013 Fresh Meat Dean 2 episodes
2015 Waterloo Road Guy Braxton 8 episodes (series 10)
2016 Roots Chicken George Miniseries [10]
Spark Alex Lavelle Unaired TV pilot [12]
2018–2019 For the People Leonard Knox 20 episodes
2020 Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas Prince Charming BBC Christmas Special
Bridgerton Simon Basset Main role (series 1)
2021 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Regé-Jean Page / Bad Bunny" [32]
2022 Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale Narrator Documentary [33]


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013 The History Boys Crowther Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
2015 The Merchant of Venice Solanio Shakespeare's Globe, London


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 The Harrowing Major Tanner Podcast series
2021 The Sandman: Act II Orpheus Audio drama
The Prince and the Naturalist Narrator Calm
2022 The Sandman: Act III Orpheus Audio drama

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Vision Awards Best Performance – Drama Roots Nominated [34]
2021 Black Reel Awards Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series Saturday Night Live Nominated [35]
Outstanding Actor, Drama Series Bridgerton Nominated
Gold Derby TV Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year Nominated
IMDb STARmeter Awards Breakout Star Won
Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama Nominated [36]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Breakthrough Performance Won [37]
Best Kiss Nominated
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Won [38]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Nominated [39]
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated [40]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [41]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated


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  24. ^ Ehrlich, David (14 July 2022). "'The Gray Man' Review: The Russos' $200 Million Netflix Blockbuster Is the Summer's Blandest Movie". IndieWire. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  25. ^ Barber, Nicholas. "The Gray Man review: Jason Bourne 'with an identity crisis'". Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  26. ^ admin (24 June 2022). "Regé-Jean Page is the New Face of Armani Code Parfum". Male Model Scene. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  27. ^ a b "Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page cast in Dungeons & Dragons movie". BBC News. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
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  29. ^ Henni, Janine (2 September 2021). "Regé-Jean Page Steps Out with Girlfriend Emily Brown at British GQ Men of the Year Awards". People. Retrieved 29 May 2022.
  30. ^ Kit, Borys (20 April 2017). "Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines' Adds Trio (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
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  34. ^ "2017 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees". Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  35. ^ "PLENTY OF "LOVE" IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY!". Black Reel Awards. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  36. ^ "HCA TV Awards". Hollywood Critics Association. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  37. ^ "MTV & TV Movie Awards". MTV. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
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  39. ^ "73rd Emmy Awards Complete Nominations List" (PDF). Emmys. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  40. ^ "Satellite Nominations 2021". United Agents. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  41. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild Awards. 4 February 2021. Retrieved 4 February 2021.

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