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'Bridgerton' Star Regé-Jean Page Was In 'Harry Potter' & I Need A Sec To Process This

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Bridgerton is a who's who of British stars from all over the map. From Polly Walker from HBO's Rome to Ruth Gemmell from several PBS series, fans of British imports will have a field day figuring out where they've seen each actor before. But the central couple isn't as well known. Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne, can be traced back to the TV Land hit Younger. But many fans are asking where they've seen Regé-Jean Page. It turns out, he's been a working actor since childhood. In fact, you've probably seen Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page in Harry Potter — even if you didn't know it at the time.

The London-born Page got involved in acting back when he joined in the National Youth Theatre in secondary school. In the mid-2000s, he managed to land a couple of small roles, including the UK's long-running primetime medical drama Casualty. But his first big movie was one a lot of British teens and young 20-somethings would have only dreamed of landing: a role in a Harry Potter movie.

Sadly, Page wasn't one of those who got to play on the Quidditch pitch, nor did he have an assigned house. In fact, he didn't even get to attend Hogwarts. But! He did land an invite to the wedding of the year when Bill and Fleur got married.

It makes sense, especially if you've read Hogwarts: A History. Until the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy passed in 1689, many well-to-do wizarding families regularly mingled with the titled aristocracy. An upper-class family like the Duke of Hastings' would have been old friends with the Weasleys, even if the latter had fallen on hard times. Obviously, this is just groundwork for the inevitable Bridgerton/Potter crossover fanfic coming to an AO3 near you. (Just kidding, but you never know!)

In reality, Page wasn't a central character of any kind. The cast list doesn't even mention him; he's just one of many "Uncredited Wedding Guests" who studded the scene. From there, he wound up on the TV comedy Fresh Meat before finally breaking through in 2016 as Chicken George in the History Channel's Roots remake. That led to a role in the Shonda Rhimes-produced (but short-lived) series For the People, and finally, to Bridgerton.