Rene-Jean Page, Bridgerton star actor, who stars as Duke of Hastings is breaking off from the popular Netflix romance series.
A post from the show’s social media account confirms the 31-year-old actor will not be returning for Season 2, which is currently filming in the United Kingdom.
Written in the voice of Lady Whistledown, the show’s anonymous gossip character played by Julie Andrews, the announcement says, “Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings.”
The note however, acknowledged that the Duke will still always be a part of the Bridgerton family, adding that his wife Daphne, the Duchess of Hastings, played by Phoebe Dynevor, “will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”
Page began his career on stage, appearing in The History Boys and The Merchant of Venice opposite Jonathan Pryce. He also starred in the final season of BBC Three drama series Waterloo Road in 2015.
Page responded to the note on Twitter, saying “Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the family — on and off screen, cast, crew and incredible fans — the love is real and will just keep growing.
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