Regé-Jean Page is an English actor. He is known for playing Chicken George in the 2016 miniseries Roots, and was a regular cast member on the ABC legal drama For the People from 2018 to 2019. In 2020, Page starred in season one of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings for which he won the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series NAACP Image Award.
Page first came to fame with his roles in television series such as “Waterloo Road” and “For the People,” but it was “Bridgerton” that catapulted him to international fame. The Shondaland-produced drama, set in Regency-era London, became a sensation, not just for its steamy romance and lavish sets, but also for Page’s nuanced portrayal of Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings. He further worked on roles in films such as “Sylvie’s Love” and the “Dungeons & Dragons” film.
Page’s career has been studded with associations with a multitude of high-profile individuals. He shared the screen with Jonathan Bailey, Claudia Jessie, Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page and Nicola Coughlan in “Bridgerton.” In “For the People,” he collaborated with actors like Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Ben Rappaport. His association with Shonda Rhimes, the powerhouse behind “Grey’s Anatomy,” was another high point in his career. While on “Waterloo Road,” he acted alongside talents like Angela Griffin, Adam Thomas, and William Rush. In “Sylvie’s Love,” he starred with Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha. In “Dungeons & Dragons,” he worked with Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Hugh Grant, Daisy Head, Sophia Lillis, and Justice Smith.
Page received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work in “Bridgerton.” His performance also won him the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. Moreover, he received the Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama.