Regé-Jean Page (/ˈrɛɡeɪ ˈʒɑːn ˈpeɪdʒ/ reh-gay ZHAHN PAYJ; was born in 1990 in London, United Kingdom to a Zimbabwean mother who was a nurse and an English father who was a preacher. He is the second youngest of four children and was in a band with his little brother. Page spent his childhood in Harare, Zimbabwe before returning to London for secondary school. He opened up about his childhood, “my family was rather spread out — I have family in South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Grenada, Florida — so you make pit stops and you grow your perspective.” Speaking of Zimbabwe, he said, “It’s the most beautiful place in the world. Everyone says this about their own country, but it’s objectively beautiful. And because it was so young I think there’s a genuine generosity in people from Zimbabwe, which is slowly being chipped away at, as we hit our terrible teens and realise the world is a harsh, cold, difficult place that one must be strong enough to survive.”
After returning to the UK, Page took up acting as a hobby during Saturday school. He says the National Youth Theatre changed his trajectory. After two years of auditioning, Page was accepted to Drama Centre London, graduating in 2013.
Regé-Jean Page’s work is quickly establishing him as one the most exciting British acting talents of his generation.
Regé gathered rave reviews in his break-out lead role as ‘Chicken George’ in the award winning event-series ‘ROOTS’, then went on to star in the Shondaland legal thriller ‘For The People’, Peter Jackson sci-fi blockbuster ‘Mortal Engines’, and jazz age epic ‘Sylvie’s Love’, before re-partnering with Shonda as the romantic lead of her Netflix debut, period-romance spectacular: ‘BRIDGERTON’.
Trained at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, then the infamously left-field ‘Drama Centre London’, Regé began his career on stage, in ‘The History Boys’ at the Sheffield Crucible, and then alongside Jonathan Price in ‘The Merchant Of Venice’ at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Raised in Zimbabwe, schooled in the UK, and working extensively in the USA, Regé is known for a keen international perspective and versatility that characterises his work.