Rupert Everett

English actor

Rupert Everett (Rupert James Hector Everett, born 29 May 1959) is an English actor, singer and writer. He became famous when he appeared in Julian Mitchell's play and movie Another Country playing an openly homosexual student at an English public school in the 1930s. He has since appeared in many other works, including My Best Friend's Wedding, The Next Best Thing and the Shrek sequels.

Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett in July 2007.jpg
Everett in July 2007
Born
Rupert James Hector Everett

(1959-05-29) 29 May 1959 (age 60)
ResidenceLondon, UK
NationalityBritish
OccupationActor
Years active1982-present
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Parent(s)Anthony Everett (deceased)
Sara (née Maclean)

Everett left school at 16 and ran away to London to become an actor. In order to support himself, he worked as a prostitute for drugs and money—he disclosed this information in an interview for US magazine in 1997.[1] After being dismissed from the Central School of Speech and Drama, he travelled to Scotland and got a job at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow.

In the 21st century, Everett has been writing. He has been a Vanity Fair contributing editor, has written for The Guardian and wrote a film screenplay on playwright Oscar Wilde's final years.[2][3]

In 2006 Everett published a memoir, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, in which he reveals his six-year affair with British television presenter Paula Yates.[4] Although he is sometimes described as bisexual, as opposed to homosexual, he described his heterosexual affairs during a radio show with Jonathan Ross as the result of adventurousness: "I was basically adventurous, I think I wanted to try everything".[5]

Everett criticised the introduction of same-sex marriage, claiming, "I find it personally beyond tragic that we want to ape this institution that is so clearly a disaster".[6]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1982 A Shocking Accident Jerome and Mr. Weathersby Short film
1983 Princess Daisy Ram Valenski TV miniseries
1984 Another Country Guy Bennett based on the young Guy Burgess
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
1985 Dance with a Stranger David Blakeley
1986 Duet for One Constantine Kassanis
1987 The Gold Rimmed Glasses Davide Lattes aka Gli occhiali d'oro
1987 Hearts of Fire James Colt
1987 Chronicle of a Death Foretold Bayardo San Román
1987 The Right-Hand Man Lord Harry Ironminster Australian film, based on the book of the same name
1990 The Comfort of Strangers Colin
1994 Prêt-à-Porter Jack Lowenthal aka Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
1994 The Madness of King George George, Prince of Wales
1994 Cemetery Man Francesco Dellamorte aka Dellamorte Dellamore
1996 Dunston Checks In Lord Rutledge
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding George Downes American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
1998 Shakespeare in Love Christopher Marlowe Uncredited
1998 B. Monkey Paul Neville
1999 An Ideal Husband Lord Goring Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – European Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1999 Inspector Gadget Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw
1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon
2000 Paragraph 175 Narrator Documentary film
2000 The Next Best Thing Robert Whittaker
2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon / "Bunbury"
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Sloan Blackburn voice role
2003 Unconditional Love Dirk Simpson
2003 To Kill a King King Charles I
2004 Stage Beauty King Charles II
2004 Shrek 2 Prince Charming voice role
2004 A Different Loyalty Leo Cauffield
2005 Separate Lies William "Bill" Bule
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mr. Fox voice role
2007 Stardust Prince Secundus
2007 Shrek the Third Prince Charming voice role
2007 St. Trinian's Headmistress Camilla Fritton/Carnaby Fritton
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Headmistress Camilla Fritton
2010 Wild Target Ferguson
2011 Hysteria Lord Edmund St. John-Smythe
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour Sota voice role
2015 A Royal Night Out King George VI
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children John Lamont/Mr. Barron
2018 The Happy Prince Oscar Wilde Nominated – Magritte Award for Best Foreign Film in Coproduction
2019 Swords and Sceptres Sir Hugh Rose Post-production
TBA Warning Filming

ReferencesEdit

  1. Farndale, Nigel (22 May 2002). "The ascent of Everett". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  2. "Everett needs funds for Wilde movie". Digital Spy. 17 April 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  3. "Cannes 2012: Rupert Everett to Make Directorial Debut With Oscar Wilde Biopic". The Hollywood Reporter. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  4. Jan Moir 2 October 2006 Comments (2 October 2006). "Rupert unleashed and unloved". Telegraph. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  5. "Ross apologises for swearing star." BBC News.
  6. "The people who oppose the gay marriage law". BBC News. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.

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