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Bridgerton's Duke of Hastings actor Rege Jean Page: who is he, what is his Instagram name and where have you seen him before?
New Netflix show Bridgerton is taking the world by storm, and we're not ashamed to admit we've binged every episode already.
The Regency era period drama is from Shondaland, the production company the production company behind Grey's Anatomy, and has been described as a mix of Gossip Girl and Downton Abbey.
It tells the story of Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest sibling of the aristocratic Bridgerton family, who is seeking out a husband after entering the marriage mart.
After her efforts are obstructed by her brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and salacious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), she makes a deal with the Duke of Hastings Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page).
Here's your need-to-know on Regé.
Regé, 30, was born in Zimbabwe, and moved to London when he was 14.
He started acting during his time at a drama Saturday school, and he went on to study at Drama Centre London.
Regé has featured in a number of British TV shows - including Casualty, Fresh Meat, and Waterloo Road.
What's more, fans have been stunned to learn that he also appeared in the final Harry Potter film...
*Warning: spoilers ahead*
Regé plays Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings who is involved in a romantic storyline with Daphne Bridgerton.
Speaking to Heart.co.uk about his relationship with Daphne, Regé said: "I like that there’s a complication to the romance between these two characters.
"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."
Not much is known about whether Regé-Jean Page is in a relationship, as he doesn't mention much about his private life on social media.
He is indeed! You can follow him @regejean.