The 31-year-old actor, who plays Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings in Netflix’s hit period drama Bridgerton, has made quite a name for himself since the show debuted on Christmas. And it looks like the thought may have crossed Regé-Jean’s mind as well. One tweet he sent out referenced one of Bond’s signature catch phrases!
— Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) December 16, 2020
Since then, fans have been naming him on social media as their choice for the next 007!
— Ticky (@tick898) January 1, 2021
I realize saying this about any British actor is the thing to do but I could see #Bridgerton 's Regé-Jean Page as James Bond.
— Karita (@Grrita) December 27, 2020
I binged watched the whole series in one day! Spell bound!
@Rege-Jean Page would make an excellent James Bond!
— Carol Moss (@chris4carol54) December 28, 2020
In fact, his name has become such a popular choice his odds are now 20-1 on some betting sites. Other names that are consistently named as possible next Bonds include Sam Heughan, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, and more.
We ran a fan-voted poll asking readers to pick their choice for the next Bond – find out who won!