Vincent Regan is the actor who plays King Simon on E!'s The Royals, (born 16 May 1965) is a British film and television actor, best known for his roles in historical/mythological epics such as 300, Troy and Clash of the Titans.
Regan was born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, on 16 May 1965, the son of Irish immigrants. As a youth he moved to Ireland with his parents, but returned to Britain and attended St Joseph's College, Ipswich, Suffolk before attending the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London.
Regan is married to actress Amelia Curtis. They have a daughter, Esme (born in 2006 or 2007) and a son, Maximilian (born in 2012). He has another daughter, Chloe, with Alexandra Pell (born 23 April 1993).
Regan has over 15 stage roles to his credit, most recently as Achilles in Troilus and Cressida at the Edinburgh International Festival. In association with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the festival presented director Peter Stein's strongly cast and visually striking production. He is best known for Ancient Greece-based films 300, in which he played the Captain, Troy, where he played Eudorus, Achilles' second in command, and Clash of the Titans, in which he played King Cepheus. In 2012, Regan has appeared in films such as Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Lockout, and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Regan is also a screenwriter and director, developing projects for his own film company. His script, Come Like Shadows, is an accessible but classic interpretation of Macbeth headlining Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton, will be directed by John Maybury. He also appeared briefly as a sexually confused character in British series The Street.
In 1999 Regan received an Irish Best Actor nomination for his co-starring performance in the award-winning miniseries Eureka Street.
In 2012, Regan announced his intention to launch a theatre company in Beverley, Yorkshire, along with Judi Dench and other professional actors.
In 2013 he will also guest star in the first episode of Series 10 of New Tricks.
On February 9th 2014, he played the Duke of Savoy in the 4th episode of the 2014 BBC series The Musketeers.
Regan joined the cast of the BBC's Atlantis as Dion for series 2 starting November 2014.