Regé-Jean Page

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Regé-Jean Page
Born
Regererai Page[1]

(1988-04-27) 27 April 1988 (age 34)
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present

Regé-Jean Page /ˈrɛɡ ˈʒɒ̃ ˈp/[2] (born 27 April 1988)[1] is an English actor. He is best known for his role in the first series of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton (2020),[3] for which he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. He has also appeared in series 10 of Waterloo Road (2015), the History Channel miniseries Roots (2016),[4] and the ABC legal drama For the People (2018–2019).

Early life and education[edit]

Page was born Regererai Page[2] in London, England[3][5][6] to a Zimbabwean mother who was a nurse and an English father who was a preacher.[7] He is the third of four children, and was in a band with his brother.[8][9] He spent his childhood in Harare, Zimbabwe, before returning to London for secondary school.[10]

After returning to the UK, Page took up acting as a hobby during Saturday school, and studied sound engineering at the National Youth Theatre. After two years of auditioning, Page was accepted at Drama Centre London.[8]

Career[edit]

Early work (2001–2019)[edit]

Page's first acting role was in 2001 playing Tanaka in television series Gimme 6.[11] He followed this up with 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 productions of The History Boys in 2013 and The Merchant of Venice in 2015.[12] By 2016, Page made his American production debut playing the role of Chicken George in the big-budget History Channel miniseries Roots, 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.[13][14] Page was TVLine's Performer of the Week in June 4, 2016 for his role.[15]

In 2017, he was cast in a supporting role in Shondaland-produced legal drama series For the People, which aired from 2018 to 2019 on ABC.[16][17] On film, he had a minor role in the post-apocalyptic film Mortal Engines in 2018 and drama film Sylvie's Love in 2020.[18]

Breakthrough (2020–present)[edit]

In 2019, Page was cast in another Shondaland project, alongside Phoebe Dynevor and Jonathan Bailey in the first series of Netflix period drama Bridgerton which is based on the Regency romance novel The Duke and I.[19][20] For the part, he received a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,[21][22] and won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. In 2021, Time magazine included him in their 100 Next List.[23] Page did not return for Bridgerton's second series as he only signed a one-season deal.[21] In addition, his character is insignificant in the succeeding novels to be adapted, and the plan has always been for each series to focus on a different Bridgerton sibling and their quest for marriage.[24]

Page has a supporting role in Netflix action-thriller movie The Gray Man in July 2022, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo.[25] Page also has a role in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves which will be released on March 3, 2023.[26] He is also attached to star as Simon Templar in the upcoming reboot of The Saint,[27] and is set to lead an untitled thriller heist film for Netflix, written and directed by Noah Hawley, both of which he will also executive produce.[28]

Personal life[edit]

In September 2021, Page made his first public appearance with his girlfriend, copywriter Emily Brown.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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
2016 The Merchant of Venice Solanio Filmed stage production
2018 Mortal Engines Captain Khora
2020 Don’t Wait Performer and Producer Short film
2020 Sylvie's Love Chico Sweetney
2022 The Gray Man Denny Carmichael
2023 Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Television[edit]

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 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 Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas Prince Charming BBC Christmas Special
2020 Bridgerton Simon Basset Main role (season 1)
2021 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Regé-Jean Page/Bad Bunny"
2022 Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale Narrator Documentary

Theatre[edit]

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

Audio[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 The Harrowing Major Tanner Podcast Audio Drama
2021 The Sandman: Act II Orpheus Audio Drama
2021 The Prince and the Naturalist Narrator Calm Sleep Story
TBD The Sandman: Act III Orpheus Audio Drama

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
NAMIC Vision Awards
2017
Best Performance – Drama Roots Nominated [30]
Gold Derby TV Awards 2021 Breakthrough Performer of the Year Himself Nominated [31]
IMDb STARmeter Awards
2021
Breakout Star 2021 Won [32]
Black Reel Awards
2021
Outstanding Guest Actor, Comedy Series Saturday Night Live Nominated [33]
2021
Outstanding Actor, Drama Series Bridgerton Nominated
Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards
2021
Best Actor in a Streaming Series, Drama Nominated [34]
MTV Movie & TV Awards
2021
Breakthrough Performance Won [35]
2021
Best Kiss Nominated
NAACP Image Awards
2021
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Won [36]
Primetime Emmy Awards
2021
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Nominated [37]
Satellite Awards
2021
Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated [38]
Screen Actors Guild Awards
2021
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated [39]
2021
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rege Jean Page - Flair Magazine". Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Page, Regé-Jean [@regejean] (17 May 2017). "PSA: Regé as in reggae, Jean as in Wyclef, Page as in... um 📙 I guess? 🤔" (Tweet). Retrieved 9 April 2021 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b "The Stars Of 'Bridgerton' On Making The Year's Most Provocative Costume Drama". British Vogue. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  4. ^ "#ManCrushMonday: Regé-Jean Page on the Challenge of Remaking 'Roots'". Harper’s Bazaar. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  5. ^ Ahern, Sarah (18 April 2017). "Regé-Jean Page Finds 'Streak of Hope' in New Shonda Rhimes Legal Pilot". Variety. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Actor and Advocate Regé-Jean Page Can't Be Pinned Down". The Fall. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  7. ^ Williams, Max (8 December 2020). ""Everything's fuel." The wonderful mind of Regé-Jean Page". Square Mile. Retrieved 21 February 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ a b Brown, Emma (1 June 2016). "Discovery: Regé-Jean Page". Interview. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  9. ^ Miller, Julie (26 December 2020). "Meet Bridgerton's Dreamboat Duke, Regé-Jean Page". Vanity Fair Blogs. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  10. ^ Baker, Emily (24 December 2020). "Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page on being a heartthrob and the period drama's lack of 'puritan sense of shame about sex'". i. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Regé-Jean Page". The Artists Partnership. Retrieved 13 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Regé-Jean Page". For The People. ABC.
  13. ^ Kosin, Julie (31 May 2016). "Regé-Jean Page on Remaking 'Roots': "I Don't Think It's Ever Irrelevant to Know Your History"". Harper's Bazaar.
  14. ^ Blyth, Antonia (21 June 2016). "Rege-Jean Page Revives Chicken George In The Iconic 'Roots': "The World Has Changed In 40 Years"". Deadline Hollywood.
  15. ^ "Performer of the Week: Regé-Jean Page". TVLine. 4 June 2016.
  16. ^ Petski, Denise (24 February 2017). "ABC's Shondaland Legal Pilot Casts Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall & Regé-Jean Page". Deadline Hollywood.
  17. ^ Jamal, Zakiya (13 March 2018). "Leonard On 'For The People' Is Your Next TV Crush". Romper.
  18. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (6 March 2019). "'Sylvie': Ryan Michelle Bathe, Regé-Jean Page Join Tessa Thompson In Jazz Era Romance Film". Deadline Hollywood.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor & Regé-Jean Page To Headline Shondaland's 'Bridgerton' At Netflix; 10 Others Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  20. ^ Magnum, Trey (10 July 2019). "'Bridgerton': Regé-Jean Page To Lead Shondaland Netflix Series Set In 1800s London High Society". Shadow and Act.
  21. ^ a b Jackson, Angelique (2 April 2021). "'Bridgerton' Breakout Regé-Jean Page Will Not Appear in Season 2". Variety. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  22. ^ "Regé-Jean Page may have left 'Bridgerton.' But he got an Emmy nomination out of it". Los Angeles Times. 13 July 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  23. ^ "Regé-Jean Page". Time. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  24. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (6 April 2021). "Inside Rege-Jean Page's 'Bridgerton' Departure". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  25. ^ Kroll, Justin (3 March 2021). "'Bridgerton' Star Regé-Jean Page, Billy Bob Thornton And Alfre Woodard Join Ryan Gosling In The Russo Brothers' 'The Gray Man' For Netflix and AGBO". Deadline. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  26. ^ "Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page cast in Dungeons & Dragons movie". BBC News. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  27. ^ "Regé-Jean Page to Star in Paramount's 'The Saint' Reboot". hollywoodreporter.com. 27 July 2021.
  28. ^ "Regé-Jean Page To Star In Noah Hawley-Directed Heist Film From Netflix & AGBO".
  29. ^ "Regé-Jean Page Steps Out with Girlfriend Dineo Magagula at British GQ Men of the Year Awards". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
  30. ^ "2017 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees". namic.com. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  31. ^ "2021 Gold Derby TV Awards nominations: 'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso,' 'SNL,' 'Mare of Easttown' among top shows". Gold Derby. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  32. ^ "'Bridgerton' Star Regé-Jean Page Receives IMDb Breakout Starmeter Award (Exclusive)". IMDb. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  33. ^ "PLENTY OF "LOVE" IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY!". Black Reel Awards. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  34. ^ "HCA TV Awards". Hollywood Critics Association. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  35. ^ "MTV & TV Movie Awards". MTV. Retrieved 24 April 2021.
  36. ^ Tauer, Kristen (2 February 2021). "Here Are the Nominees for the 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  37. ^ "73rd Emmy Awards Complete Nominations List" (PDF). Emmys. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  38. ^ "Satellite Nominations 2021". United Agents. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  39. ^ "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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