Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell

Highest Rated: 98% The Father (2020)

Lowest Rated: 3% Bless the Child (2000)

Birthday: Oct 29, 1967

Birthplace: Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK

A mainstay in British costume dramas and historic biopics, actor Rufus Sewell was active on London stages before landing his screen breakthrough in the British television adaptation of George Eliot's "Middlemarch" in 1995. From there, the actor was tapped to ride many a horse and deliver many a velvet-clad smoldering look in a string of well-received films including "A Knight's Tale" (2001) and "The Illusionist" (2006). While Sewell successfully transitioned to American productions, he remained typecast in period pieces as villainous rulers, brooding noblemen and romantic leads. Eventually the actor's protestations led him to prove his versatility in the critically-acclaimed Tom Stoppard play "Rock 'n' Roll" and the American television series "Eleventh Hour" (CBS, 2008-09), where he proved a very suitable choice to play a handsome criminal investigator whose preferred method of transportation was a car and who was never called upon to engage in a sword fight. The series' demise would, at least temporarily, return Sewell to period dramas, although the charismatic actor would manage to keep at least one foot firmly planted in the modern day for his many projects to come.

Highest rated movies

The Father
Hamlet
Cold Comfort Farm
Judy
A Man of No Importance
Dark City
The Illusionist
Dangerous Beauty

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
50% 53% Old Charles (Character) $48.2M 2021
98% 92% The Father Paul (Character) $2.1M 2020
82% 85% Judy Sid Luft (Character) $24.3M 2019
15% 37% Gods of Egypt Urshu (Character) $31.1M 2016
73% 44% Blinky Bill the Movie The Cat (Voice) - 2015
43% 29% Killing Jesus Caiaphas (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 19% Where the Devil Hides Jacob Brown (Character) $4.2K 2014
58% 48% Hercules Autolycus (Character) $72.7M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brunchers Tom (Character) - 2013
52% 37% The Sea Carlo Grace (Character) - 2013
33% 37% I'll Follow You Down Gabe (Character) - 2013
24% 10% All Things to All Men Parker (Character) - 2012
13% 27% Hotel Noir Felix (Character) - 2012
34% 50% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Adam (Character) $37.5M 2012
21% 42% The Tourist The Englishman (Character) $67.6M 2010
19% 43% Downloading Nancy Albert Stockwell (Character) $22.2K 2008
53% 32% Vinyan Paul Belhmer (Character) - 2008
67% 85% Amazing Grace Thomas Clarkson (Character) $21.2M 2006
50% 80% The Holiday Jasper (Character) $63.2M 2006
73% 83% The Illusionist Crown Prince Leopold (Character) $39.8M 2006
31% 71% Tristan & Isolde Lord Marke (Character) $14.7M 2006
27% 48% The Legend of Zorro Armand (Character) $45.4M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Taming of the Shrew Petruchio (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 88% The Last King Charles II (Character) - 2004
7% 28% Extreme Ops Ian (Character) $4.8M 2002
38% 43% She Creature Angus (Character) - 2001
59% 79% A Knight's Tale Count Adhemar (Character) $56.1M 2001
3% 43% Bless the Child Eric Stark (Character) $29.4M 2000
33% 60% The Very Thought of You Frank (Character) $94.2K 1999
No Score Yet 59% In a Savage Land Mick Carpenter (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 88% At Sachem Farm Ross (Character) - 1998
44% 67% Illuminata Dominique (Character) $836.6K 1998
75% 85% Dark City John Murdoch (Character) $14.3M 1998
68% 85% Dangerous Beauty Marco Venier (Character) $4.6M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trade Winds Ross (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 39% The Woodlanders Giles Winterbourne (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 77% Victory Martin Ricardo (Character) - 1997
95% 89% Hamlet Fortinbras (Character) $4.4M 1996
83% 81% Cold Comfort Farm Seth Starkadder (Character) $5.6M 1995
54% 74% Carrington Mark Gertler (Character) $2.3M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Henry IV Harry Percy (Character) - 1995
80% 64% A Man of No Importance Robbie Fay (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 25% Dirty Weekend Tim (Character) - 1993
57% 46% Twenty-One Bobby (Character) $46.2K 1991

TV

Credit
79% 43% The Pale Horse Unknown (Character) 2020
84% 80% The Man in the High Castle John Smith (Character) 2015-2016 2018-2019
87% 83% Victoria on Masterpiece Lord Melbourne (Character) 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Parade's End Reverend Duchemin (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2011
95% 88% Zen Unknown (Character) 2011
77% 88% The Pillars of the Earth Tom Builder (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 62% The Pillars of the Earth Unknown (Character) 2010
35% 100% Eleventh Hour Jacob Hood (Character) 2008-2009
82% 85% John Adams Alexander Hamilton (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet ShakespeaRe-told Petruchio (Character) 2005