Toby Regbo is well on the way to becoming one of the biggest British TV stars. In such a short time, he has appeared on a handful of television and film appearances, giving critics constant praise for him. One of his earliest critically acclaimed roles came in 2009 in the science fiction drama Mr. Nobody, in which he played the title character Nemo Nobody. In recent years, he is best known for his portraits of King Francis II of France, husband of Mary Queen of Scots (played by Adelaide Kane), in The CW series Reign.
Who Is Toby Regbo? – Biography
He was born on 18 October 1991 in London, England, the son of a Norwegian father and a British mother who had grown up in London. Toby has a younger brother named Louis.
The name Regbo is not exactly a popular name in Norway, and there is an interesting reason for this. Toby’s family was originally known by the Norwegian family name Hansen, which is very popular, and one of his ancestors just got tired of having a name that almost everyone and anything in Norway carried, so he did something legendary by replacing the family name with Regbo, and a new generation was born. As a result, Toby Regbo is related to every Norwegian Regbo that exists in the world, the number estimated at about a dozen from 2011.
Some details about Toby’s maternal family have also come to light, including the fact that his maternal grandfather was an Italian cruise ship captain. Also, his maternal grandmother, who was from Australia, was a ballerina. Now we know where some of Regbo’s artistic genes come from.
Toby attended Latymer Upper School in West London, where he first became interested in acting. His first acting class, however, was not at all enjoyable. As he told Interview Magazine, his teacher made him stand in front of a mirror and pretend to be a plant, and that just scared Toby off, but he stuck with it, and later he realized that acting was indeed his true vocation.
Toby then enrolled at the Young Blood Theatre Company and soon got an agent on land who started booking auditions for him. He made his debut role in the British TV movie Sharpe’s Challenge in 2006. This was followed by a guest role in the CBBC television program M.I. High. Toby then scored the title character in Mr. Nobody, which was enthusiastically received by the critics.
These roles prepared Toby for what was required of him to get the role of the young Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010). In 2009 Regbo received positive reviews from critics for his role as Eliot in Tusk Tusk at the Royal Court Theatre in London. It was his first theatre role. After that, he had roles in the two-part mini-series Treasure Island and the three-part series The Town.
Toby has also appeared in films; One Day (2010) and Someday This Pain Will Be Use Use to You (2011). His role in the drama thriller Uwantme2killhim? was also highly acclaimed and earned him and his co-star Jamie Blackley the Best Performance in a British Feature Film Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
And then came his role in Reign, an American historical-romantic drama series that introduced him to American audiences who had not known him before, thus expanding his fan base. The CW show ended after 4 seasons and brought Toby a nomination for the Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Breakout Performance. He played the recurring role of Æthelred, Lord of Mercy in The Last Kingdom.
Dating, Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Toby Regbo is very reserved in his love life, which makes it difficult to know if he is with anyone. However, according to the facts we have at present, the British man is most likely single. During his reign, there were rumors that he met his love acquaintance Adelaide Kane, but the relationship was never confirmed by either party. They would have made a great couple, as they were analyzed to see many similarities.
That his sexual orientation is gay remains pure speculation. The suspicion that he is gay comes from the fact that Toby often tweets and Instagrams about his support for gays. In an April 2012 Twitter post, Toby defined homophobia as “the fear that gay men will treat you the way they treat women and that a lesbian will treat your wife better than you do.
Toby Regbo’s size is on the high side. The handsome man stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 8 inches, which in other dimensions is 1.78 in meters. He is very handsome and many girls will long to have him all to themselves.