Rupert Everett Biography

Birthday: 1959-05-29
Place of Birth: Burnham Deepdale, Norfolk
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Wiki Biography: British-born Rupert Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes arrogant intellectual was a rebel from the very beginning. At the age of 7, 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 A Midsummer Night's Dream (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) (TV). 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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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Inspector Gadget Sanford Scolex 1983 - 1986 Action
Patrick Kielty Almost Live! 1999 Comedy
The Next Best Thing Robert Whittaker 2000 Comedy
Black Mirror 2011 Sci Fi
Parades End Mark Tietjens 2012 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon 1968
Princess Daisy 1983 Drama, Romance
Another Country Guy Bennett 1984
Dance with a Stranger 1985 Crime, Drama
Duet for One 1986
Cronaca di una morte annunciata Bayardo San Roman 1987 Drama
Gli occhiali d'oro David Lattes 1987 Drama
The Right Hand Man Lord Harry Ironminster 1987 Drama
Tolérance Assuerus, aka Horace Walop 1989 Drama
The Comfort of Strangers 1990
Inside Monkey Zetterland 1993 Comedy
The Madness of King George Prince of Wales 1994 0, 0
Prêt-à-Porter Jack Lowenthal 1994 Comedy, Drama
Dunston Checks In 1996 Comedy, Adventure, Family
Cemetery Man Francesco Dellamorte 1996 Comedy, Horror
Inspector Gadget Sanford Scolex 1999 0, 0
A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon 1999 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An Ideal Husband Lord Arthur Goring 1999 Comedy, Romance
B. Monkey Paul Neville 1999 Crime, Drama, Romance
The Next Best Thing Robert Whittaker 2000 0, 0
Paragraph 175 2001 Documentary, History
South Kensington Nick 2001 Comedy, Romance
The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff 2002 0, 0, Biography
Unconditional Love 2002 Drama, Comedy, Musical
To Kill a King King Charles I 2003
Shrek 2 Prince Charming 2004 Drama, 0, 0, 0
People Charles de Poulignac 2004 Comedy
A Different Loyalty Leo Cauffield 2004 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Sherlock Holmes 2004 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Separate Lies 2005 Drama, Romance, Thriller
Quiet Flows the Don Grigory 2006 Drama
St. Trinian's Camilla Fritton 2007 0, 0
Shrek the Third Prince Charming 2007 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
St Trinian's Camilla Fritton 2007
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Camilla / Captain Archibald / Fortnam Fritton 2009 Adventure, Comedy
Wild Target Ferguson 2010 Comedy, Crime
Hysteria Edmund St. John-Smythe 2011 Comedy, Romance
Justin and the Knights of Valour Sota 2013 Animation
Rosenn Lewis Lafoly 2014
My Best Friend's Wedding George Downes 2016 0