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Regan was born on 16 May 1965 in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, the son of Irish immigrants. As a youth, he moved to Ireland with his parents, but moved to England and attended St Joseph's College, Ipswich, Suffolk, before attending the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London.
Regan first came on UK TV screens in series 5 (1992) of LWT's London's Burning, playing Don, the love interest of Firefighter Kate Stevens (Samantha Beckinsale). 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 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. That year, he appeared in films such as Outside Bet, 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 and will be directed by John Maybury. He also appeared briefly as a sexually confused character in British series The Street.
In 2013, he guest starred in the first episode of Series 10 of New Tricks.
He played the Duke of Savoy in the 4th episode of the BBC series The Musketeers in 2014.
Regan joined the cast of the BBC's Atlantis as Dion for series 2 starting November 2014.
|1992||Unwanted Woman||TV film|
|1993||Paul Calf's Video Diary||TV film|
|Black Beauty||Sleazy Horse Dealer|
|Jeremiah||King Zedekiah||TV film|
|1999||The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc||Buck|
|2000||Ordinary Decent Criminal||Shay Kirby|
|2001||Plan to Kill|
|Black Knight||Percival, Leo's Chief Henchman|
|2002||Messiah 2||TV film|
|Low Winter Sun||George Torrance||TV film|
|Clash of the Titans||Cepheus|
|The Big I Am||Barber|
|Bonded by Blood||Michael Steele|
|Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance||Toma Nikasevic|
|Snow White and the Huntsman||Duke Hammond|
|St George's Day||Albert Ball|
|2014||Top Dog||Mr Watson|
|2015||The London Firm||A|
|2016||City of Tiny Lights||Tall Man / Schaeffer|
- 1992 - London's Burning
- 1995 – Moving Story
- 1996 – Call Red
- 1998 – Invasion: Earth
- 1999 – Eureka Street
- 2001 – Murphy's Law as Hatcher
- 2001 – Rebel Heart
- 2002 – Rescue Me
- 2003 – Plan Man
- 2003 – 40
- 2005 – Empire
- 2007 – Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (TV film)
- 2007 – The Street as Charlie
- 2007 – Lewis as David Hayword
- 2009 – The Prisoner (miniseries)
- 2010 – Spooks
- 2010 – Strike Back as Matlock
- 2010 – Wallander as Anders Ekman
- 2011 – Camelot
- 2011 – Scott & Bailey
- 2011 – Inspector George Gently
- 2012 – Strike Back: Vengeance (Season 3) (2012) as Karl Matlock
- 2012 – Silent Witness
- 2012 – Hit & Miss as John
- 2013 – Starlings as Stephen
- 2014 – Midsomer Murders as Professor Philip Hamilton
- 2014 – The Musketeers as the Duke of Savoy
- 2014 – From There to Here as Stapleton
- 2014 – Atlantis as Dion
- 2015 – The Royals as King Simon
- 2015 – A.D. The Bible Continues (Miniseries) as Pontius Pilate
- 2016 – Undercover (Miniseries) as Dominic Carter
- 2016 – Hooten & the Lady as Kane
- 2017 – The White Princess (miniseries) as Jasper Tudor
- 2017 - Vera as Michael Glenn
- 2018–19 – Delicious as Mason Elliot
- 2019 – Victoria as King Louis Philippe
- 2019 – Poldark (Season 5) as Colonel Ned Despard
- 2019 - Traces as Phil MacAfee
- 2020 - Flesh and Blood as Tony
- Lee Trewhela (27 December 2018). "Sexy actor Vincent Regan is joining the Cornwall casts of Delicious AND Poldark". CornwallLive. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
- "Vincent Regan's delight as Beverley's 'East Riding Theatre' set to open at Old Chapel". This is Hull and East Riding. 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
- "Hit & Miss: Meet the Cast and Characters". Sky. 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- "From There to Here – what time is it on TV? Episode 3 Series 1 cast list and preview". Retrieved 24 March 2017.
- "Delicious (TV Series 2016–) - Cast - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 20 August 2019.