Toby Regbo is set to become one of the greatest British TV stars. Within such a short time frame, he has appeared in a handful of TV and film gigs and gave critics reasons to constantly praise him. One of his earliest critically acclaimed roles came in the 2009 science fiction drama Mr. Nobody where he played the titular character Nemo Nobody. In recent years, he is best known for portraying King Francis II of France, the husband of Mary, Queen of Scots (played by Adelaide Kane), in The CW series Reign.
Who Is Toby Regbo? – Biography
He was born on the 18th of October 1991 in London, England to a Norwegian father and a British mother who were raised in London. Toby has a younger brother named Louis.
The name Regbo is not quite a popular name in Norway and there is an interesting reason for that. Toby’s family originally went by the Norwegian surname of Hansen which is very popular and one of his ancestors just got tired of having a name that almost all and sundry in Norway bore 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 there is in the world, the number which as of 2011 was estimated at about a dozen.
A few 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 hailed from Australia was a ballerina. Now we know where some of Regbo’s artistic genes stem from.
Toby attended Latymer Upper School in West London where he first became interested in acting. However, his first drama class wasn’t at all pleasing. As he told Interview Magazine, his teacher had him stand in front of the mirror and pretend to be a plant and that just put Toby off, but he stayed on, and subsequently, he got to realize that acting was indeed his true calling.
Toby then enrolled at Young Blood Theatre Company and soon landed an agent who began booking him auditions. His debut role came in the 2006 British TV film, Sharpe’s Challenge. Up next was a guest role on CBBC’s TV show M.I. High. Toby then scored the titular character in Mr. Nobody gaining rave reviews from critics.
These roles were able to prepare Toby for what was required of him to land the role of young Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010). In 2009, Regbo received positive reviews from critics for his part as Eliot in Tusk Tusk at the Royal Court Theatre, London. It was his debut theatrical role. He then had parts in the two-part miniseries Treasure Island and Three-part series, The Town.
Toby also appeared in films; One Day (2010) and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011). His role in the drama thriller film Uwantme2killhim? was also highly praised, earning him and co-star Jamie Blackley the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s Best Performance in a British feature film Award.
And then came his role in Reign, an American historical romantic drama series that announced him to American viewers who had not known him prior, thus expanding his fan base. The CW show concluded after 4 seasons and earned Toby a Teen Choice Awards nomination for Choice TV Breakout Performance. He played the recurring role of Æthelred, Lord of the Mercians in The Last Kingdom.
Dating, Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Toby Regbo is quite private when it comes to his romantic life, thus making it difficult to tell if he is dating. However, from the facts we have at this time, the Briton is most likely single. During his Reign days, he was rumored to be dating his love interest Adelaide Kane, but the relationship was never confirmed by either party. They would have made a great couple, as they were analyzed to share a lot of things in common.
About his sexual orientation being gay, it remains mere speculations. Suspicions of him being gay stem from the fact that Toby often Tweets and Instagrams about his support for gay people. In one Twitter post in April 2012, Toby defined Homophobia as “the fear that gay men are going to treat you the way you treat women and that a lesbian will treat your woman better than you do.”
Toby Regbo’s height is on the tall side. The handsome man stands at an impressive height of 5 feet 8 inches tall which is in another measurement 1.78 in meters. He is very handsome and a lot of girls will crave to have him all to themselves.