One of the breakout stars of Netflix’s Bridgerton has landed himself a new role following the success of the smash-hit series.
Actor Regé-Jean Page achieved worldwide fame after starring as Simon Basset, aka ‘The Duke of Hastings’, in the 2020 multi award-nominated Netflix period drama Bridgerton – which is set in the Regency era, and tells the story eight close-knit siblings looking for love and happiness in London high society – but despite the show racking up viewing figures of 82 million and becoming the most-watched original series on the platform at the time of its premiere, it was announced that Page would not be appearing in any upcoming seasons.
Since the announcement that The Duke would no longer be a featured character, Page has been cast in several other film and TV projects, but his newest gig is something a little different.
This time round, he won’t be seen in front of the camera.
Instead, Netflix has announced this week that he has been chosen to narrate new nature documentary Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale, which is directed by Matt Meech (Planet Earth II) and Renée Godfrey (Human Planet).
The 78-minute feature will focus on the Okavango Delta, which is described as “a vast oasis, isolated from the rest of the world by unforgiving desert”.
The official synopsis for the documentary, as described by Netflix, reads: “It’s also a refuge, built and maintained daily by its inhabitants; in return, it caters for their every need. Big cats may appear to reign here, but in reality, the fate of every creature, great and small, is intertwined.
“This film explores the blueprints for building the perfect world, managing it sustainably, and maintaining it – despite extremes of drought, famine, and flood.”
The documentary – which is executive produced by James Honeyborne (Africa, Blue Planet II) – is also said to be geared up to champion those who are “passing the secret formula on” to those who come after them, which will most likely be the ones “who will find it harder than ever before to keep their Eden intact”.
Surviving Paradise: A Family Tale is set to premiere on Netflix on 3 March 2022.
If you can’t wait until then though, or you just fancy rewatching the show that made him a star, the full first season of Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix now.
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Tyson and Paris Fury reveal baby name – and it’s a touching tribute
Tyson Fury and his wife Paris have revealed the name they have given their newborn baby, and it’s a beautiful family tribute.
The beautiful baby boy, who was born 18 September, is their seventh child together.
Today, in an exclusive with OK! Magazine, Paris Fury confirmed that they’ve settled on a name for the tiny new addition.
He is called Prince Rico Paris Fury, but will be known as Rico.
Heavyweight boxer Tyson said at the time that there needed to be higher sentences for knife crime after the death of his cousin, saying: “Life is very precious and it can be taken away very quick, enjoy every moment.”
The baby’s middle name is a tribute to his mum Paris, 32, who has become a national treasure through their Netflix series At Home With The Tysons.
Paris said of the photoshoot: “I love this photo of his beautiful newborn smile. Love all the photos from this shoot.”
Footage of Old Trafford’s roof leaking labelled a symbol of Glazers’ neglect by Manchester United fans
To add insult to injury following a fourth defeat in seven games this Premier League season (five in all competitions), footage of the Old Trafford roof leaking onto supporters’ seats mid-match has gone viral as fans are labelling it a symbol of the Glazers’ much-maligned ownership.
The clip in question was taken on Saturday, 30 September during Manchester United‘s 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace — the same side they had beaten 3-0 in their previous Carabao Cup fixture — and shows fans sitting in the Stretford End having to grin and bear it as water drips all over them.
Old Trafford has received some renovations over the past couple of seasons, but they were mainly related to the installation of the digital ticket system, replacing doors after the infamous fan protests saw them invade the stadium, and updating the scoreboard with live added time — which pretty much every other team has also been given this season.
However, despite the stadium’s leaking roof having already been raised as an issue by fans in recent years, it would appear that there have been little to no repairs made, as these lot unfortunately found out first-hand.
As you can imagine, social media was filled with Reds clearly disappointed but by no means surprised, commenting, “Scandalous this… The Glazers are using this club as their personal bank but no funds being spent on maintaining the roof”, “this is a disgrace”; “How embarrassing! Yet our club is somehow worth multiple billions. Pathetic”, and countless other replies to a similar effect.
Many have also noted that they had or are still experiencing similar in various other areas around the ground: “had the same in K stand last season, “same in the South stand”; one person even shared a video of a leak from inside the concourse (not the first time such footage has been shared).
Another went so far as to remark: “Unbelievable, all that success under Fergie and they seem to be light years away from being a modern club. When you compare to [Real] Madrid you have to question why [Man United] have seemingly been left behind to rot. I can see ‘the rise and fall of utd’ coming to cinemas soon.”
While safe-standing in the ground was increased back in July ahead of the new campaign, a large chunk of those seats were installed in the away end, so most fans elsewhere in the ground will likely never see the benefit and those who attend week in, week out know all too well how outdated the stadium is.
Although the prospective United takeover has been stalled for months now after neither Qatari bidders nor Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s offers met the Glazer family’s asking price, both bidders cited redeveloping the stadium as one of their main priorities.