What is Regé-Jean Page doing now? Catch up with the breakout 'Bridgerton' star

He might not be in regency England, but that doesn't mean the Duke of Hastings is taking time off

Rege-Jean Page attends "The Tragedy Of Macbeth" European Premiere during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 17, 2021 in London, England.
(Image credit: Mike Marsland/WireImage)

What is Regé-Jean Page doing now? Although the Duke is no longer residing in Mayfair, London, he's certainly keeping busy. 

Bridgerton season 2 premieres on Friday, March 25 and fans are anxiously awaiting the new love story—err, Bridgerton love triangle, we should say—but that doesn't mean they've forgotten about the man that made them fall for the series in the first place. 

Yes, we're all excited for Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) to get his happily ever after, but the Duke of Hastings holds a special place in our hearts. If you're feeling a little nostalgic for season one's breakout star, we'll fill you in on what he's up to now. 

"Why did Simon leave Bridgerton?" you ask? No, there wasn't any set drama. Now that the focus of the series has shifted to a new Bridgerton sibling, as they do in the books, RJP was sadly no longer needed in the series—at least for now. 

There were tears aplenty upon this shocking news, but Shonda Rhimes, the mastermind behind the Netflix hit, assured fans that she sympathizes with their despair. However, she doesn't want them to count him out. 

What is Regé-Jean Page doing now?

Though he might not make a cameo on season 2 of Bridgerton, Regé-Jean Page has earned a spot amongst Netflix regulars, and his resumé is vast.

As you might've realized from his 2021 SNL debut, Page has a great voice. He can sing and he can tell a story, which is why he landed the role of narrator in the streaming service's documentary Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale. 

Page is also taking a romance detour and opting for a heist film. 

AGBO’s Russo Bros., who recently directed Page in The Gray Man, will join forces with writer-director Noah Hawley for a Regé-Jean Page Netflix thriller. The actor will even get to try his hand in producing. Little is known about the plot and cast just yet, but we will be anxiously awaiting the final product. 

To add to the heist lineup, Page is also in the running to be the next 007. From Bridgerton to Bond, this star is truly just getting started. 

Regé-Jean Page girlfriend: inside his IRL romance

Who is Regé-Jean Page dating? The actor is linked to writer and footballer Emily Brown. Brown plays for South-West London’s FBB Warriors and supports non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. 

The two typically keep a low profile, but the paps love snapping photos of the budding young couple. Just recently they attended the Dunhill GQ Pre-BAFTA filmmakers and turned heads. (Yes, we're particularly fond of Brown's slip dress.)

Alas, the object of everyone's affection is taken, but there's plenty to look forward to in terms of Page's new roles. 

If you are a Duke superfan, you might want to consider falling asleep with Simon's soothing voice: the Regé-Jean Page Calm app story is a great way to tuck in for the night!

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)