Everything You Need To Know About Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page

The actor says his parents were 'not prepared' for Bridgerton's sex scenes.

Regé-Jean Page

by Guy Pewsey |

We all devoured Bridgerton over the Christmas break. And, in the process, we became big fans of Regé-Jean Page, who played the brooding duke and made us all wish we were in Regency London.

Now, he's spoken about those steamy sex scenes. 'No one was sufficiently prepared. I wasn’t sufficiently prepared,' he's told The Hollywood Reporter. 'I’m not sure how grateful I was to watch it for myself. It was overwhelming. But I think people were looking to be overwhelmed.'

'My family doesn’t want to be overwhelmed by my backside, specifically, too often, but they’ll take it on this occasion because everyone seems to be terribly happy.'

Thankfully, TV and film bosses are also big fans - and we'll be getting a lot of him on our screens. Not only has Regé signed up for another major project with Netflix, spy thriller The Gray Man (alongside Ryan Gosling!), but in March he also treated us - well, our children - to a CBeebies bedtime story. Here's what else you need to know about the actor.

How old is Regé-Jean Page?

He was born in 1990. His birth date is not readily available, so we’re not sure when he’ll turn 31.

Where is Regé-Jean Page from?

Born in Zimbabwe, Regé-Jean moved to London as a teenager before enrolling at the Drama Centre London.

What else has Regé-Jean Page starred in?

After focusing on theatre at the beginning of his career, Regé-Jean turned to TV, with appearances in Casualty and Fresh Meat. He also made a blink-and-you'll-miss it appearance in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, where he can be seen alongside Emma Watson in the chaotic wedding scene.

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He made more of an impression after starring in Waterloo Road in 2015. Coincidentally, his Bridgerton love interest Phoebe Dynevor cut her teeth on the same show.

After that, he headed to the US. He and Malachi Kirby starred in the big budget remake of beloved miniseries Roots, before Regé-Jean was cast in Shonda Rhimes’ legal drama For The People. He must have made an impression: Shonda is a producer on Bridgerton, too. Regé-Jean has also appeared in the Peter Jackson film Mortal Engines, and stars with Tessa Thompson in Sylvie’s Love.

Was Regé-Jean Page in a band?

Erm, yes! His talents aren't just limited to acting. Growing up, the actor was in a band called The Super Nashwan Kids who used to play gigs around London. In fact, you can see them in action here. He reflected on his time in the band recently with Square Mile, saying: 'What else are you going to do as a teenager? You're going to scream at people one way or another. You might as well do it in a productive way. Was my logic.'

Does Regé-Jean Page have Instagram?

He does indeed. Before Bridgerton started streaming, he had just over 31,000 followers. Within a fortnight, that had risen sharply to more than 1.4 million. He can be found here, and is pretty active in updating his fans about his whereabouts.

Where does Regé-Jean Page live?

Regé-Jean Page has been largely based in LA since 2016, but naturally has gone between the US and the UK for filming.

How do you pronounce Regé-Jean Page's name?

Regé is pronounced like Reggae, with a hard 'g.' Jean is pronounced in the French manner, and Page is pronounced just like it looks. But there is some confusion on this matter as Regé-Jean's cast mates have called him 'Reggie' in interviews, which suggests that he goes by this nickname on set.

Is Regé-Jean Page dating Phoebe Dynevor?

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Look, we get it, wouldn’t it be lovely if the romantic leads of this fabulous new show were in love in real life? And don’t they look absolutely perfect together? But no, there is no suggestion that the pair are anything but friends. But he did address the rumours when asked about his bond with Phoebe. 'I think that everything you need to know is on camera,' he said with a laugh.

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