James Bond actor: Will Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page be the next 007?

JAMES BOND has been played by six actors in the official canon, and more outside of it - but will Bridgerton's Duke of Hastings Regé-Jean Page be the next 007?

PUBLISHED: 14:44, Sat, Jan 9, 2021 | UPDATED: 14:46, Sat, Jan 9, 2021

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James Bond has been played by actors from all over the UK and even an Irishman. However, with Daniel Craig exiting the role fairly soon, the bets are flying around who might take over as the spy. Many names have been put out there, but could it be Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page?


Various bookmakers have been collecting bets on who could be the new James Bond, with a plethora of names in the mix.

With well-known actors like Tom Hardy and Idris Elba in there, it seems difficult to imagine a newcomer being able to clinch it.

However, the success of period drama Bridgerton has meant one name is now officially one to watch out for: Regé-Jean Page.

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Regé-Jean was born in London in 1990 but spent much of his childhood in Zimbabwe.

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James Bond odds - could Rege-Jean Page take the 007 role?James Bond odds - could Rege-Jean Page take the 007 role? (Image: Eon/)

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Speaking of his time there, he told Interview magazine: “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.”

He returned to the UK for his secondary schooling and quickly got involved in National Youth Theatre, where his love for acting grew.

Rege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in BridgertonRege-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in Bridgerton (Image: )

His first role was in a short film as a child, before he made an

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