He is the dashing Netflix duke who might be about to swap regency period London for the secretive world of MI6.  

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Regé-Jean Web page left ladies swooning because the suave star of smash-hit collection Bridgerton.

However the 31-year-old not too long ago introduced he wouldn’t be reprising his function because the heartthrob Duke of Hastings within the new collection of the present.

Rumours have begun to swirl about his subsequent transfer. And the hearsay that’s on everybody’s lips? Bond – James Bond.

Web page has beforehand teased followers with social media captions resembling ‘Shaken and Stirred’ – an obvious nod to the well-known Bond line.

Yesterday – amid experiences that one main bookie had suspended betting on Web page entering into legendary spy function – he added gasoline to fireplace by saying he was ‘flattered’ by the hypothesis.

However some followers imagine the Bridgerton star could be ‘too younger’ for the function, whereas others joked he could be ‘too good trying’ to play Bond.

Others, in the meantime, have urged producers of the world-famous collection to snap up Web page – saying that it is time to ‘deliver again good trying males like Pierce Brosnan’. 

As hypothesis mounts, at the moment MailOnline appears on the lifetime of the rising star, who may now make historical past by changing into the primary ever mixed-race actor – and second youngest – to play James Bond.  

Regé-Jean Page (pictured) left women swooning as the suave star of smash-hit series Bridgerton

Regé-Jean Web page (pictured) left ladies swooning because the suave star of smash-hit collection Bridgerton

Page (pictured in 2005) looked worlds away from Bridgerton when he used to rock purple hair and jammed on stage with his teenage band

Web page (pictured in 2005) seemed worlds away from Bridgerton when he used to rock purple hair and jammed on stage along with his teenage band

In 2020, Page would land the role of Simon Bassett, aka the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix's hit series Bridgerton (pictured: Page and actress Phoebe Dynevor as their characters in Bridgerton)

In 2020, Web page would land the function of Simon Bassett, aka the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix’s hit collection Bridgerton (pictured: Web page and actress Phoebe Dynevor as their characters in Bridgerton)

Page added fuel to the fire surrounding speculation about him becoming the next Bond when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007's iconic drink order

Web page added gasoline to the hearth surrounding hypothesis about him changing into the following Bond when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order

Born in London to a Zimbabwean nurse and an English preacher, Web page, the youngest of 4 siblings, spent a lot of his younger life rising up greater than 5,000 miles away in southern Africa.

He was raised within the Zimbabwean capital of Harare – house to greater than 2million folks.

Web page beforehand mentioned in a 2016 interview that his experiences within the southern African nation helped form him as an individual.

Talking to Interview Magazine, he mentioned: ‘Zimbabwe’s one of many youngest nations on the earth, it turned unbiased from British colonialism within the Nineteen Eighties.

‘In America you may nonetheless really feel the echoes of slavery, and Zimbabwe is feeling the echoes of British colonial rule.

Born in London to a Zimbabwean nurse and an English preacher, Page (pictured as a youngster), the youngest of four siblings, spent much of his young life growing up more than 5,000 miles away in southern Africa

Born in London to a Zimbabwean nurse and an English preacher, Web page (pictured as a teen), the youngest of 4 siblings, spent a lot of his younger life rising up greater than 5,000 miles away in southern Africa

‘It is very arduous to craft an id in that atmosphere as a younger, combined race man. 

‘I realized from the age of three that I used to be a strolling political assertion.

‘Simply by strolling round with my face, I used to be saying, “My dad and mom did a reasonably revolutionary factor that pisses off a few of you.” 

Web page made a return to London in his adolescence and attended secondary faculty.

It was in North London the place he would discover his ardour for performing – attending the Jigsaw Saturday School in Enfield for round 10 years.

Appearing, nevertheless, wasn’t his first alternative of careers.

And the heartthrob star could by no means have graced our screens along with his good-looks had he adopted his preliminary profession alternative, as a sound engineer.

‘It was already a compromise. It was midway between science for my mum and an artwork for me,’ he informed Interview Journal in 2016. 

Music was clearly an early ardour for the long run star, who sang and performed drums in a punk band which he shaped with certainly one of his three siblings, brother Tose Web page – with whom he nonetheless performs as a part of the musical duo TUNYA. 

Although his costume sense was considerably totally different to the regency period clothes through which he would burst into super-stardom. 

In line with Interview Journal, Web page dyed his hair blue, inexperienced and purple throughout his punk days.

‘As a teen, the thought of operating round, screaming at folks was very interesting to me,’ he mentioned.

He sang and played drums in a punk band in his teenager years

He beams a smile as he rocks a black cap in another gig snap (pictured 2009)

He sang and performed drums in a punk band in his teenager years. Right here he’s singing (left) and beaming a smile (proper) as he rocked a black cap in one other gig snap (pictured 2009)

His dress sense was somewhat different to the regency era clothing in which he would burst into super-stardom. Here is a picture of Page performing in a punk band in his teenage years

His costume sense was considerably totally different to the regency period clothes through which he would burst into super-stardom. Here’s a image of Web page performing in a punk band in his teenage years

Before rising to super-stardom as the charming Duke of Hastings, Page (pictured singing) played in a punk rock band in London

Earlier than rising to super-stardom because the charming Duke of Hastings, Web page (pictured singing) performed in a punk rock band in London

He informed The Fall Mag that he was draw to the type as a result of it was: ‘clear, fairly, ugly and soiled abruptly. (It was about) not needing to bow for validation. In actual fact, not even needing validation.’

Bonds in contrast: How outdated have the earlier James Bond actors been? 

Sean Connery – 1963 to 1971 – aged 33 in his first outing From Russia With Love and 41 in his last outing in Diamonds are Without end. 

David Niven – 1967 – Niven was 57 when he starred within the first On line casino Royale movie. 

George Lazenby – 1969 – aged 30 when he starred in his solely Bond look – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.  

Roger Moore – 1973 to 1985 – started aged 45 with Dwell and Let Die and was aged 57 in his final outing as Bond in A View To A Kill.

Timothy Dalton – 1987 to 1989 – aged 41 in his first outing The Residing Daylights  43 in his last outing with Licence to Kill.

Pierce Brosnan – 1995 to 2002 – was 42 when he started with Goldeneye and aged 49 in his final outing as Bond in Die One other Day.  

Daniel Craig – 2006 to 2021 – was 38 when he started with On line casino Royale aged 50/51 whereas making the upcoming No Time To Die. 

Appearing, on the time, was merely pastime for Web page. Like so many others, he starred in his faculty’s nativity, enjoying the Little Drummer Boy.

However it was at his Enfield Saturday faculty the place he started fine-tuning his abilities.

He mentioned: ‘I went to a Saturday faculty the place you’d do an hour of dancing, an hour of performing, and an hour of singing.

‘I used to be loud and attention-seeking sufficient that they put me on their company on the facet.’

It was throughout this time Web page gained additional roles – as soon as enjoying an ambulance thief within the long-running medical collection Casualty. 

He spent two years auditioning for the distinguished Nationwide Youth Theatre in London.

His persistence was rewarded when he was invited to hitch the well-known drama faculty.

‘It was the primary time I might ever been in a room with a gaggle of children who took performing as severely as I did and went as deep as I wished to go,’ he informed Interview Journal.   

‘I just about instantly ran away from college to be an actor.’ 

The varsity, within the Holloway space of London, has helped form worldwide movie stars Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy – who can also be one of many favourites to grow to be the following 007.

However Web page informed the Huffington Post in 2016 that he wasn’t pushed by a need to observe within the footsteps of any present actor.

Requested who’s hero was, he mentioned: ‘I am very cautious of heroes. I attempt to not make them within the first place, however there was a phrase Idris Elba spoke a couple of years again, the place he mentioned ‘It is not about being the following Denzel, it is about being the primary you,’ and I actually took that to coronary heart.

‘However there are a fantastic many actors and actresses whom I respect, and so I imagine I’ve a collage of influences than specializing in anybody profession path particularly.’ 

Page became an instant heartthrob while playing the suave Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton (pictured)

Web page turned an prompt heartthrob whereas enjoying the suave Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton (pictured left)

His character was often seen in the boxing ring (pictured) as he confided in his friend and trainer

His character was usually seen within the boxing ring (pictured) as he confided in his good friend and coach

Page posted this picture on his Instagram of him in costume on the set of Bridgerton with co-star Phoebe Dynevor

Web page posted this image on his Instagram of him in costume on the set of Bridgerton with co-star Phoebe Dynevor

Page spent two years auditioning for the prestigious National Youth Theatre in London (pictured)

Web page spent two years auditioning for the distinguished Nationwide Youth Theatre in London (pictured)

Tom Hardy

Michael Fassbender

Web page’s persistence was rewarded when he was invited to hitch the drama faculty, which helped form worldwide movie stars Tom Hardy (pictured left) and Michael Fassbender (pictured proper)

Web page’s first skilled job was within the Historical past Boys in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre and he later landed roles within the likes of Contemporary Meat and Waterloo Street.

What are the present odds for the actor to interchange Daniel Craig as James Bond? 

Rene Jean Web page: 6/4

Tom Hardy: 2/1

James Norton: 9/4

Sam Heughan: 5/2

Richard Madden: 4/1

Idris Elba: 5/1

In line with PaddyPower as of 4pm on April 7, 2020 

His breakthrough got here throughout the pond within the US, the place he now spends a lot of his time.

He performed Hen George within the Historical past Channel huge funds 2016 miniseries Roots – primarily based on a e-book following the story of an 18th-century African who turns into enslaved and transported to North America. 

Web page’s efficiency within the present, a remake on a 1977 collection of the identical identify, earned him crucial acclaim.

It additionally helped him land a spot in US Crime collection For the Folks, primarily based on the writing of hit screenwriter and writer Shonda Rhimes – the thoughts behind Bridgerton.

The collection was canceled after two seasons in 2019. However the Web page and Rhimes mixture was not over but. 

In 2020 he would land the function of Simon Bassett, aka the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix’s hit collection Bridgerton.

The collection, set in a fictional model of regency period London, follows the steamy and dramatic romance between the determined-to-stay-single Duke and love curiosity Daphne Bridgerton, performed by English actress Phoebe Dynevor.

His excellent efficiency earned him a win at NAACP Picture Awards and two nominations on the Display screen Actors Guild Awards. 

Web page’s (pictured) first skilled job was within the Historical past Boys in Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre and he later landed roles within the likes of Contemporary Meat and Waterloo Street

In 2020, Page (pictured) would land the role of Simon Bassett, aka the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix's hit series Bridgerton

Page relaxes in a swimming pool

In 2020, Web page (pictured left and proper) would land the function of Simon Bassett, aka the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix’s hit collection Bridgerton

The series, set in a fictional version of regency era London, follows the steamy and dramatic romance between the determined-to-stay-single Duke and love interest Daphne Bridgerton, played by English actress Phoebe Dynevor (pictured with Page in the promotional advert for the series)

The collection, set in a fictional model of regency period London, follows the steamy and dramatic romance between the determined-to-stay-single Duke and love curiosity Daphne Bridgerton, performed by English actress Phoebe Dynevor (pictured with Web page within the promotional advert for the collection)

And his dashing attractiveness earned him the hearts of many adoring followers.

However a lot to their disappointment, Web page already has a girlfriend – Emily Brown – a copywriter and newbie soccer star.

Brown, a supporter of non-league Dulwich Hamlet, performs for South-West London’s FBB Warriors. 

The pair had been noticed final week noticed embracing in a road near the £800,000 house they share in North London.  

Ms Brown attended Manchester College between 2009 and 2012 and was as soon as interviewed by pupil newspaper The Tab.

Much to the disappointment of many of his female fans, Page has a girlfriend - Emily Brown - a copywriter and amateur football star

Brown, a supporter of non-league Dulwich Hamlet, plays for South-West London's FBB Warriors

A lot to the frustration of lots of his feminine followers, Web page has a girlfriend – Emily Brown (pictured left with Web page) – a copywriter and newbie soccer star. Brown (pictured proper), a supporter of non-league Dulwich Hamlet, performs for South-West London’s FBB Warriors

Within the interview, talking about her time at college, she mentioned: ‘I managed to sneak a large vase, about 75cm [30in] tall, from a membership with out anybody noticing, although there have been flowers poking out of it. 

Regé-Jean Web page touches down in London amid mounting hypothesis he’s set to play the following Bond after he was introduced as scorching favorite 

Regé-Jean Web page was seen returning to the UK on Tuesday after his odds had been slashed to grow to be the brand new favorite to interchange Daniel Craig as James Bond.

The Bridgerton actor, 31, was noticed touching down at London‘s Heathrow after heading house from Los Angeles the place he has been staying not too long ago.

Regé-Jean Page was seen returning to the UK on Tuesday

Regé-Jean Web page was seen returning to the UK on Tuesday

The Netflix star lower an off-the-cuff determine in a form-fitting gray T-shirt and black tracksuit bottoms, which he wore with an identical unzipped jacket and a pair of trainers.

Regé-Jean lower a low-key determine as he sported a black Billabong cap and a pair of shades, whereas additionally protecting his face with a coronavirus masks.

His return comes after bookmakers Coral revealed that the newcomer is scorching favorite to play the enduring spy function following Craig’s departure from the franchise.

And the hunky star has even admitted that he is ‘flattered’ to be included amongst a number of British stars tipped for the enduring function.

He informed The Mirror: ‘Ah, the B phrase. I feel that if you’re British and also you do something of observe, that different folks take discover of, then folks will begin speaking about that.’ 

Regé-Jean added: ‘I feel that is pretty regular and I am flattered to be within the class of Brits that individuals have seen. Nothing extra – or much less – than that.’

Nevertheless regardless of being the bookies favorite, Regé-Jean mentioned he was bemused by the thought of constructing any plans at ‘this second in historical past’ and has ‘given up’ doing so.   

Regé-Jean’s odds have been slashed to 5-2, overtaking long-running favourites Tom Hardy and James Norton – who had beforehand been the highest picks at 3-1. 

‘I additionally determined I wished curtains for my room so I stole a blind. And a man from the band Faithless gave me a load of weed as soon as once I was in Ibiza…’

Earlier than her relationship with Mr Web page, Ms Brown dated Jack Badu, a soccer coach who would accompany her to Dulwich Hamlet video games.

Colleagues on the networking web site LinkedIn describe her as ‘witty’ and ‘nice enjoyable to be round’.

One other relatively enviously wrote of her: ‘Even after an enormous get together, she appears to skip concerning the world like a bunny who’s by no means even heard the phrase hangover.’ 

The long run now appears shiny for Web page, who was seen returning to the UK on Tuesday after his odds had been slashed to grow to be the brand new favorite to interchange Daniel Craig as James Bond.

He was noticed touching down at London’s Heathrow after heading house from Los Angeles the place he has been staying not too long ago.

His return comes after bookmakers Coral revealed that the newcomer is scorching favorite to play the enduring spy function following Craig’s departure from the franchise.  

The hunky star has even admitted that he is ‘flattered’ to be included amongst a number of British stars tipped for the enduring function.

He informed The Mirror: ‘Ah, the B phrase. I feel that if you’re British and also you do something of observe, that different folks take discover of, then folks will begin speaking about that.’

He added: ‘I feel that is pretty regular and I am flattered to be within the class of Brits that individuals have seen. Nothing extra – or much less – than that.’

Nevertheless regardless of being the bookies favorite, he mentioned he was bemused by the thought of constructing any plans at ‘this second in historical past’ and has ‘given up’ doing so.

His odds have been slashed to 5-2, overtaking long-running favourites Tom Hardy and James Norton – who had beforehand been the highest picks at 3-1.

Enormous stars together with Idris Elba, Sam Heughan, Richard Madden and Henry Cavill are all at present trailing behind the others on 10-1

A spokesman for the bookmakers mentioned: ‘The information that Regé-Jean Web page won’t be returning for the second collection of Bridgerton has prompted loads of bets from punters who imagine he’ll make the proper James Bond.

‘We now make him favorite, forward of Tom Hardy, for who succeeds Daniel Craig as 007.’

Again in January, Web page hinted that he might be a superb contender to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.

If he does land the function, Web page could be the primary ever mixed-race actor to play Bond – who has to date been performed by seven white actors in the principle movie collection.

Aged 31, Web page will even be the second youngest, behind Nineteen Seventies actor George Lazenby – who was 30 when he stepped into the sneakers of the spy character.

The future now looks bright for Page, who was seen returning to the UK on Tuesday after his odds were slashed to become the new favourite to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond (pictured)

The long run now appears shiny for Web page, who was seen returning to the UK on Tuesday after his odds had been slashed to grow to be the brand new favorite to interchange Daniel Craig as James Bond (pictured)

The hit Netflix series took to its official Twitter account earlier this week to reveal that Page will not be back

The hit Netflix collection took to its official Twitter account earlier this week to disclose that Web page won’t be again

His age has raised eye-brows amongst some die-hard Bond followers – who’re used to seeing older males within the function.

Pierce Brosnan was 49 when he featured in 2002’s Die One other Day and Craig was 47 in Spectre, whereas Sean Connery was the oldest bond – aged 57 in his final outing as Bond in A View To A Kill.

Others worry Web page may even be ‘too good trying’ for the function with one saying: ‘Is not he too younger to be a 007, moreover he’s too horny to be bond.’

One other mentioned: ‘Want a mature trying man to be James Bond please!!’

Nevertheless others agreed he was the proper alternative, with one fan saying: ‘Convey again the allure. Both rent Rege-Jean Web page or Henry Golding. Convey again good trying males like Pierce.’ 

Web page in the meantime added gasoline to the hearth when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his Bridgerton character and referenced 007’s iconic drink order as he wrote: ‘Regency, royalty Shaken and stirred.’

Nevertheless the hypothesis future hit fever pitch this week after the information broke that he will not be returning to Bridgerton for a second collection.

He later confirmed the present had a ‘one-season arc’ and his character’s story was finalised in a single collection and he by no means meant to return.

He informed Selection: ‘It is a one-season arc. It should have a starting, center, finish – give us a 12 months.

‘That is attention-grabbing,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted collection. I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.’

The hit Netflix collection took to its official Twitter account to disclose that the actor will not be showing on season two – leaving him probably open for the job of the suave MI6 agent.

Even when Web page is not the person to step into Craig’s sneakers, he has lots to look ahead to within the coming months.

He’s set to star within the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie, and can characteristic in The Grey Man – an American motion directed by the Russo brothers.

However as Web page continues to trigger shake-up the film-world, his followers will probably be left to stir the hypothesis over his probabilities of touchdown the function of Bond.



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