Richard Roxburgh

Richard Roxburgh

  • Highest Rated: 85% Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 12% Stealth (2005)
  • Birthday: Jan 1, 1962
  • Birthplace: Albury, Australia
  • A handsome, sharp-featured actor who has played everything from action baddies to charming romantic comedy leads, Australian actor Richard Roxburgh became a familiar face to international audiences thanks to roles in such high-profile Hollywood features as Moulin Rouge and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Born the youngest of six siblings in Albury, Australia, Roxburgh's interest in acting wasn't sparked until he became somewhat disillusioned with studying economics (his father was a successful accountant) at A.N.U. in Canberra. An interest in acting prompted the young Roxburgh to enroll in Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Arts, though it wasn't a successful film career to which he aspired, but one in the theater. He gained a reputation as a talented actor and stage director capable of both classic and contemporary work, and soon found his star rising in Europe as well. The actor had an early supporting role in the made-for-TV feature The Saint: Fear in Fun Park, which showed the stage-oriented actor possessing remarkable onscreen charisma. Though he continued to work on-stage, Roxburgh also began making appearances in television miniseries, and grew increasingly comfortable in front of the cameras. After more supporting roles in such features as Billy's Holiday (1995) and Children of the Revolution (1996), Roxburgh landed his first feature lead in the country & western-themed road movie Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997) -- a role that earned the rising star an AFI award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. That same year, he charmed Australian audiences opposite Cate Blanchett in the romantic comedy Thank God He Met Lizzie as a reluctant groom whose fantasies about an ex-girlfriend threaten to sour his wedding day. Though Roxburgh's onscreen exposure, to this point, had been limited mostly to European audiences, all of that changed in the early 2000s. Cast as the villainous henchman in John Woo's high-profile sequel Mission: Impossible II, Roxburgh made quite an impression despite his limited screen time. The following year, he made even more of an impact on international audiences thanks to a role as the sniveling Duke of Worcester in Baz Luhrmann's breakout musical hit Moulin Rouge. Roxburgh's later role as legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes in 2002's The Hound of the Baskervilles courted controversy by depicting Holmes as a drug addict, and, in 2003, he suited up to fight crime once again in the comic book adaptation The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Roxburgh played another famous character -- Count Dracula -- in the eagerly anticipated horror feature Van Helsing in 2004.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

65% Danger Close Actor 2019
68% Angel of Mine Bernard 2019
No Score Yet H Is For Happiness Actor 2019
80% Breath Mr. Pike 2018
85% Hacksaw Ridge Col. Stelzer $67.2M 2016
73% Blinky Bill The Movie Blinky's Dad 2016
No Score Yet Blinky Bill på eventyr Blinky's Dad 2016
47% Maya The Bee Movie Actor 2015
44% Looking for Grace Actor 2015
85% The Turning Vic Lang 2015
30% Sanctum Frank McGuire $22.4M 2011
51% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Boron $54.5M 2010
69% Matching Jack Actor $0.3M 2010
No Score Yet False Witness Van Koors 2009
55% Romulus, My Father Director 2008
78% Doing Time for Patsy Cline Screenwriter Boyd 2006
38% Like Minds (Murderous Intent) Insp. McKenzie 2006
50% The Silence Richard Treloar 2006
No Score Yet Frágiles (Fragile) Robert 2005
12% Stealth Dr. Keith Orbit $31.8M 2005
24% Van Helsing Count Dracula $119.7M 2004
No Score Yet The Road from Coorain Actor 2003
17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen M $66.4M 2003
No Score Yet The Touch Karl 2003
No Score Yet The One and Only Neil 2002
No Score Yet Blonde Actor 2001
76% Moulin Rouge! Duke $55.1M 2001
57% Mission: Impossible 2 Hugh 2000
42% The Last September Daventry 2000
83% In the Winter Dark Murray Jacob 1998
66% Oscar and Lucinda Mr. Jeffris 1997
No Score Yet Halifax f.p: Lies of the Mind Actor 1997
80% Children of the Revolution Joe Welch 1997
No Score Yet Thank God He Met Lizzie (The Wedding Party) Guy 1997
No Score Yet Talk Jack/Harry 1995
No Score Yet Blue Murder Roger "The Dodger" Rogerson 1995
No Score Yet Billy's Holiday Rob 1995
No Score Yet The Hound of the Baskervilles Sherlock Holmes 1988

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

100% Rake (AU)
2010-2018
Cleaver Greene Producer Creator
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Sherlock Holmes
  • 2003
No Score Yet Blue Murder: Killer Cop
2017
Roger Rogerson
80% Catherine the Great
2018
Grigory Orlov
No Score Yet The Hunting
2019

QUOTES FROM Richard Roxburgh CHARACTERS

Boron
We only seek the truth.
Soren
The truth? We told you the truth. The Pure Ones exist. They will enslave us all and rule our world without pity!! I know that the only proof I have are my words... but words were the only proof I had that you existed, and still I believed.
Ezylryb
And you would argue with that?
Boron
Bubo, sharpen the battle claws. To arms!
Allomere
To arms!
M
You could stay, you know. Share my dream.
Dorian Gray
I've lived long enough to see the future become history, Professor. Empires crumble. There are no exceptions.
Duke of Worcester
Satine will be mine... It's not that I'm jealous, but I DON'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!!!!
Duke of Worcester
Satine will be mine... It's not that I'm jealous, but I DON'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!
Count Vladislaus Dracula
Don't we make a lovely couple?
Anna Valerious
Oh my God...
Count Vladislaus Dracula
I am looking for a new bride Anna. Someone strong and beautiful.
Frank McGuire
There's no god down here. This place doesn't give a rat's ass about you or me or any of us. We're bits of dust passing through.
Boron
Trust your gizzard!
Toulouse-Lautrec
The story is about...it's about...about
Christian
It's about love!
Duke of Worcester
Love?
Christian
Love. Overcoming all obstacles.
Toulouse-Lautrec
And it's set in Switzerland!
Duke of Worcester
Switzerland?
Zidler
It's not in Switzerland!
Christian
INDIA! It's set in India! And there's this courtesan. The most beautiful courtesan in all the world. But her kingdom's been invaded by an evil mah rajah. And in order to save her kingdom, she must seduce the evil mah rajah. But on the night of the seduction, she mistakes a penniless.... a penniless sitar player for the evil mah rajah. And she falls in love with him! He wasn't trying to trick her or anything. It's just that he was dressed as a mah rajah because he's appearing in a play.
Christian
INDIA! It's set in India! And there's this courtesan. The most beautiful courtesan in all the world. But her kingdom's been invaded by an evil mah rajah. And in order to save her kingdom, she must seduce the evil mah rajah. But on the night of the seduction, she mistakes a penniless... a penniless sitar player for the evil mah rajah. And she falls in love with him! He wasn't trying to trick her or anything. It's just that he was dressed as a mah rajah because he's appearing in a play.
Frank McGuire
He Fizzed Up!
Frank McGuire
He fizzed up!
Duke of Worcester
Why should the courtesan chose the penniless sitar player over the maharajah who is offering her a lifetime of security? That's real love. Once the sitar player has satisfied his lust he will leave her with nothing. I suggest that the courtesan chose the maharajah.