Rupert Graves Biography

Birthday: 1963-06-30
Place of Birth: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in a seaside resort town, Britain's Rupert Graves was born a rebel, resisting authority and breaking rules at an early age. In his teens he became a punk rocker and even found work as a circus clown and in traveling comedy troupes. In 1983 he made his professional stage debut in "The Killing of Mr. Toad" and went on to co-star with Harvey Fierstein in the London production of "Torch Song Trilogy." It didn't take long for somebody to take note of Rupert's boyish good looks and offbeat versatility. By the mid-80s he was a presence in quality films and TV, primarily period pieces such as his Freddy Honeychurch in A Room with a View (1985) and the gay drama Maurice (1987). Rupert moved to the front of the class quickly. His decisions to select classy, obscure arthouse films as opposed to box-office mainstream may have put a dimmer on his star, but earned him a distinct reputation as a daring, controversial artist in the same vein as Johnny Depp. In A Handful of Dust (1988) he essayed the role of a penniless status seeker who beds down a married socialite; in Different for Girls (1996) he was the lover of a male transsexual; in The Innocent Sleep (1996) he played a derelict drunk; and in the award-winning Intimate Relations (1996) he portrayed an aimless boarder who has a relationship with both the mother/landlady and her daughter. Equally adept at costume and contemporary drama, Rupert more recently earned rave reviews on Broadway with "Closer" in 2000 and "The Elephant Man" in 2002. Rupert is currently married to production coordinator Susie Lewis.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Fortunes of War Simon Boulderstone 1987 Drama
Take a Girl Like You Patrick Standish 2000 Drama
The Forsyte Saga Jolyon Forsyte Jr. 2002 Drama
Midnight Man Daniel Cosgrave 2008 Drama
Garrows Law Sir Arthur 2009 Drama
Garrow's Law Sir Arthur 2009 Drama
Single Father Stuart 2010 Drama
Case Sensitive Mark Bretherick 2011 Thriller
Putin, Russia And The West Narrator 2011 Documentary
Secret State Felix Durrell 2012 Thriller
The White Queen Lord Thomas Stanley 2013 Drama
Sherlock DI Lestrade 2017 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Maurice Alec Scudder 1987 0
A Handful of Dust John Beaver 1988 Drama, Romance
The Children Gerald Ormerod 1990 Drama
Where Angels Fear to Tread 1992 Drama, Romance
The Madness of King George 1994 0, 0
The Innocent Sleep Alan Terry 1996 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Intimate Relations 1997 Comedy, Drama
Different for Girls 1997 Comedy, Romance
Mrs Dalloway Septimus Warren Smith 1998 Drama, Romance
The Revengers' Comedies Oliver Knightly 1999 Comedy
All My Loved Ones Nicholas Winton 1999 Drama, Music
Dreaming of Joseph Lees Joseph Lees 1999 Romance, Drama
Room to Rent Mark 2001 Comedy
Extreme Ops Jeffrey 2002 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rag Tale 2005 0, Biography
V for Vendetta Dominic 2006 0, 0, Game Show
A Room with a View Freddy Honeychurch 2007 0
Death at a Funeral Robert 2010
Fast Girls David Temple 2012
Intervention Mark 2012 Drama
The Waiting Room George 2013 Drama, Romance
Sacrifice Duncan Guthrie 2015 Thriller
Bone In The Throat Rupert 2015 Crime, Drama
Native Cane 2016 Thriller