Bridgerton fans just realised that handsome Simon actor Regé-Jean Page also starred in Harry Potter

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If you’ve been watching new hit show Bridgerton on Netflix then we would’t be half surprised if you’ve also been typing Regé-Jean Page into every search engine possible.

The lead actor plays the role of Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, and the dapper chap has caught the attention of many with his charm and good looks.

But did you know that he also starred in Harry Potter? Yes, it seems people are just realising that the 31 year old star also starred in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, albeit as a small role but we’re still excited!

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If his Wikipedia page is anything to go by, the star popped up as an extra in the 2011 film and played an unnamed role.

This news has, of course, sent fans into a frenzy, with one writing: “REGÉ-JEAN PAGE AKA THE DUKE OF HASTINGS AKA SIMON BASSET IS IN HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS.”

Another penned: “He can be seen at the wedding next to Hermione when Kingsley sends his Patronus,” and they’re not wrong, a shot of Regé-Jean sees him stood next to lead actress Hermione in one clip.

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As well as Harry Potter, the handsome actor also has other credits to his name including Waterloo Road, Fresh Meat, For The People and Casualty.

And following on from his Bridgerton success it seems people are keen for the star to take on an even bigger role in his next TV appearance – the role of 007!

Fans have jumped on to Twitter to say how perfect Regé-Jean would be for the role, with one writing: “If @regejean isn't the next James Bond I'm going to cry #JamesBond #regejeanpage."

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Another added: “Ok I'm calling it: Regé-Jean Page as the new #JamesBond Because, well, just watch #Bridgerton and tell me I'm wrong. *fans self*"

It seems even Regé-Jean thinks he could be a dab hand at the role if one of his Twitter posts is anything to go by.

The popular actor posted a clip of himself walking to towards the camera in his Bridgerton attire with the caption: “Regency, royalty. Shaken and stirred. #Bridgerton”


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Another star of Bridgerton who viewers quickly recognised from another hit show is Violet Bridgerton, who plays the matriarch in the hit series.

Yes you may well recognise the actress as Tracy Beaker's mum Carly – what a throwback!

The actress, whose name is Ruth Gemmell, was well known for her role in the hit show and fans were quick to point out her acting history while binge-watching Bridgerton.

Fans couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that Tracy used to say her mum was a famous actress, and it turns out she wasn’t wrong after all.

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