Regé-Jean Page

Regé-Jean Page
Born
London, England
Alma materNational Youth Theatre
Drama Centre London
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present

Regé-Jean Page (/ˈrɛɡ ˈʒɑːn ˈp/ reh-gay ZHAHN PAYJ;[1]) is a British-Zimbabwean actor.

He is known for playing Chicken George in the 2016 miniseries Roots[2] and from 2018 to 2019 was a regular cast member on the ABC legal drama For the People. Since 2020, Page stars in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings.[3]

Early life and education

Page was born in London[3][4][5] to a Zimbabwean mother who was a nurse and an English father who was a preacher.[6] He is the second youngest of four children and was in a band with his little brother.[7] Page spent his childhood in Harare, Zimbabwe before returning to London for secondary school.[8]

After returning to the UK, Page took up acting as a hobby during Saturday school.[7] The National Youth Theatre changed his trajectory. After two years of auditioning, Page was accepted to Drama Centre London, graduating in 2013.

Career

Page began his career on stage, appearing in The History Boys and The Merchant of Venice opposite Jonathan Pryce.[9] He also starred in the final season of BBC Three drama series Waterloo Road in 2015.

In 2016, Page made his American debut playing the role of Chicken George in the History Channel big budget miniseries Roots, a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name, based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The series and Page's performance received critical acclaim.[10][11][12] Also that year, he was cast as a male lead in the ABC pilot Spark.[13] The following year, he was cast in the Shonda Rhimes-produced legal drama series For the People.[14][15] The series was canceled after two seasons in 2019. Page also appeared in the 2018 post-apocalyptic film Mortal Engines and had a supporting role in the 2020 drama film Sylvie's Love.[16] He later was cast in a male leading role in the Shonda Rhimes-produced period drama series Bridgerton for Netflix.[17][18]

In February 2021, it was announced that he had been cast in the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons film.[19]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Troublemaker Jayu 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
2022 Dungeons & Dragons Lead role In development

Television

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 Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime for Christmas Prince Charming BBC Christmas Special
2020–present Bridgerton Simon Basset Main role
2021 Saturday Night Live Host Season:46 Episode:13 "Regé-Jean Page/Bad Bunny"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2021
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Bridgerton Pending [20]
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated [21]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Pending [22]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Pending

References

  1. ^ Nicolaou, Elena (25 December 2020). "Bridgerton's Leading Man Regé-Jean Page Used to Be in a Punk Band". O, The Oprah Magazine. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  2. ^ "#ManCrushMonday: Regé-Jean Page on the Challenge of Remaking 'Roots'". Harper’s Bazaar. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b "The Stars Of 'Bridgerton' On Making The Year's Most Provocative Costume Drama". British Vogue. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  4. ^ Ahern, Sarah (18 April 2017). "Regé-Jean Page Finds 'Streak of Hope' in New Shonda Rhimes Legal Pilot". Variety. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Actor and Advocate Regé-Jean Page Can't Be Pinned Down". THE FALL. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  6. ^ Williams, Max (8 December 2020). ""Everything's fuel." The wonderful mind of Regé-Jean Page". Square Mile. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  7. ^ a b Brown, Emma (1 June 2016). "Discovery: Regé-Jean Page". Interview. Retrieved 21 February 2021.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "Regé-Jean Page". For The People. ABC.
  10. ^ "Performer of the Week: Regé-Jean Page". TVLine. 4 June 2016.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Blyth, Antonia (21 June 2016). "Rege-Jean Page Revives Chicken George In The Iconic 'Roots': "The World Has Changed In 40 Years"". Deadline Hollywood.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (12 March 2016). "Rege-Jean Page Set As Male Lead in ABC Pilot 'Spark'; Danielle Savre In CBS' 'Four Stars'". Deadline Hollyood.
  14. ^ Petski, Denise (24 February 2017). "ABC's Shondaland Legal Pilot Casts Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall & Regé-Jean Page". Deadline Hollywood.
  15. ^ Jamal, Zakiya (13 March 2018). "Leonard On 'For The People' Is Your Next TV Crush". Romper.
  16. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (6 March 2019). "'Sylvie': Ryan Michelle Bathe, Regé-Jean Page Join Tessa Thompson In Jazz Era Romance Film". Deadline Hollywood.
  17. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 July 2019). "Phoebe Dynevor & Regé-Jean Page To Headline Shondaland's 'Bridgerton' At Netflix; 10 Others Cast". Deadline Hollywood.
  18. ^ Magnum, Trey (10 July 2019). "'Bridgerton': Regé-Jean Page To Lead Shondaland Netflix Series Set In 1800s London High Society". Shadow and Act.
  19. ^ "Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page cast in Dungeons & Dragons movie". BBC News. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  20. ^ Tauer, Kristen (2 February 2021). "Here Are the Nominees for the 52nd Annual NAACP Image Awards". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Satellite Nominations 2021". United Agents. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  22. ^ "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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