Rege-Jean Page, the breakout star of “Bridgerton
,” is second in line to win Best Drama Actor at the 2021 Emmys, according to Gold Derby’s predictions. Emmy voters have this one shot to anoint the British actor with a trophy for the role that made him a household name, as it’s been announced he will not return for Season 2 of the Netflix
period romance drama. The only actor with better odds is Josh O’Connor
”), who recently took home precursor trophies at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.
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Page plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, throughout the first season of the buzzy hit. He quickly becomes a love interest for Phoebe Dynevor
‘s young socialite character, Daphne Bassett. “Bridgerton
” takes place during London’s high society days of 1813, when debutantes like Daphne are presented at court.