Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page unrecognisable in throwback pics with his band

26 January 2021, 13:17 | Updated: 27 January 2021, 11:19

Bridgerton stars discuss Daphne and Simon's on-screen romance

Polly Foreman

By Polly Foreman

Regé-Jean Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton, used to play in a band in his teenage years.

If you've been living under a rock and haven't binged every episode of Bridgerton already, we recommend you get onto it, pronto.

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The Netflix show has been a huge hit with viewers, and has just been confirmed for a heavily-anticipated season two.

One of the standout stars of the series is Regé-Jean Page, 31, who has captured the hearts of the world through his role as the Duke of Hastings.

Posted by The Super Nashwan Kids on Monday, June 15, 2009

Fans of the Regé will be interested to know that he's also musically gifted, and used to be the lead singer of a rock band called The Super Nashwan Kids in his teenage years.

In incredible photos from the mid-noughties, the actor can be seen playing on stages in London clubs.

Regé recently opened up about his musical career in an interview 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."

Posted by The Super Nashwan Kids on Monday, June 15, 2009
Posted by The Super Nashwan Kids on Monday, June 15, 2009

Regé plays Simon Bassett in Bridgerton, the Duke of Hastings who is involved in a romantic storyline with Daphne Bridgerton.

Speaking to about his relationship with Daphne, Regé said: "I like that there’s a complication to the romance between these two characters.

Regé plays the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton
Regé plays the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton. Picture: Netflix

"I think that they’re both very intelligent, very precocious characters that are used to being the smartest people in the room, and the moment they meet someone else who can stand up to them, and kind of match wits, I think it’s very exciting for them.

"And then figuring out how they can help each other grow into each other is very exciting, often difficult, but I think sometimes you’ve got to fight for this love. It’s just one of them."


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