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Rupert Everett

Rupert James Hector Everett was born in Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, to Sara (Maclean) and Anthony Michael Everett, a Major in the British Army, who later worked in business. He is of mostly English, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes arrogant, intellectual was a rebel from the very beginning. At the age of seven, he was placed into the care of Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College where he trained classically on the piano. He was expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London for clashing with his teachers and instead apprenticed himself at the avant-garde Glasgow Citizen's Theatre in Scotland, performing in such productions as 'Don Juan' and 'Heartbreak House'.In 1984 Everett successfully filmed a lead role in Another Country (1984), which he had performed earlier on stage and shot to international attention, becoming one of England's hottest new star. But again the wickedly sharp and suave rebel doused his own fire by clashing with the press and even with his own fans. In 1989 Everett openly declared his own homosexuality -- an announcement that could have mortally wounded his film career. Instead, over time, it seems to have had the opposite effect. His career revitalized as Julia Roberts' gay confidante in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), and he has continued to impress notably in the classics area with Shakespeare in Love (1998) (as Christopher Marlowe), An Ideal Husband (1999) and Le songe d'une nuit d'été (1999) (as Oberon). Lately he has enhanced both films with his royal portrayals in To Kill a King (2003) and Stage Beauty (2004), and television with his effortlessly suave Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004). His predilection for smug and smarmy villains of late such as the cartoonish Dr. Claw in Inspector Gadget (1999) has extended into voice animation with his "unprincely" Prince Charming character in Shrek 2 (2004).In making his landmark decision to "come out", Rupert becomes a living testament disproving the theory that a truly talented and successful romantic leading man cannot survive the career-killing stigma of being openly gay.


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Born:
May 29, 1959 In Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the series Play for Today 1970-10-15
Latest Project:
Series Love for Sale with Rupert Everett 2014-04-28

Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 16 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Parade's End
Poster of Black Mirror
Poster of Boston Legal
Poster of The Daily Show
Filmography
The Kumars Unknown 2014-01-15
Love for Sale with Rupert Everett Self 2 episodes, 2014 2014-04-28
Parade's End Mark Tietjens 5 episodes, 2012 2013-02-26
Black Mirror Judge Hope 2011-12-04
Chris Moyles Quiz Night Unknown 2009-03-22
Alan Carr: Chatty Man Unknown 2009-06-14
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown 2004-10-12
Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
20/20 Unknown 1978-06-06
Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15