Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor who has won the Academy and Emmy awards, as well as several others. He was the first Australian actor to win an Academy Award for acting.
Geoffrey Rush at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival
|Born||Geoffrey Roy Rush|
6 July 1951
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
|Notable work||David Helfgott in Shine|
Hector Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean
Francis Walsingham in Elizabeth
Philip Henslowe in Shakespeare in Love
Marquis de Sade in Quills
Nigel in Finding Nemo
Peter Sellers in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Ephraim in Munich
Lionel Logue in The King's Speech
|Spouse(s)||Jane Menelaus (m. 1988-present)|
|Children||1 daughter, 1 son|
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or a Movie
2005 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers,
Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe Awards:
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
Best Actor - Mini-series
2005The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Best Cast - Motion Picture
1998 Shakespeare in Love
He has won one Academy Award for acting (from four nominations), three British Academy Film Awards (from five nominations), two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He is the foundation President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year.
In 1975, Rush went to Paris for two years and studied mime, movement and theatre at the L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, before returning to continue his stage career with QTC. In 1979, he shared an apartment with actor Mel Gibson for four months while they co-starred in a stage production of Waiting for Godot.
Rush is known for his roles in Shine, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Shakespeare in Love, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Quills, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and in The King's Speech.
Since 1988, Rush has been married to actress Jane Menelaus, with whom he has a daughter, Angelica (born 1992), and a son, James (born 1995). Geoffrey Rush lives at Camberwell station, Camberwell, Victoria.
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