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Rupert Everett

Highest Rated:   93% Paragraph 175 (2000)
Lowest Rated:   6% Dunston Checks In (1996)
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Birthplace:   Norfolk, England
A wickedly debonair blend of Cary Grant and Joan Crawford, British actor Rupert Everett almost single-handedly conquered Hollywood with his turn as the man who dances off into the sunset with Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding. As the handsome, elegant, and gay George, Everett (who had been openly gay for some years) ushered in a different kind of gay sensibility in Hollywood, one that, rather than begging audiences for acceptance, flatly told them to get over it.Born in Norfolk, England, to a wealthy family on May 29, 1959, Everett was sent away for schooling at the age of seven. Taught by Benedictine monks at Amplesforth College, he was a good student and trained to be a classical pianist. After he discovered acting at the age of 15, he dropped out of school and ran off to London, where he supported himself as a prostitute for a couple of years (something he admitted in a 1997 interview with US magazine) and eventually enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Unfortunately, Everett clashed frequently with instructors and eventually dropped out, choosing to flee to Scotland. It was there that he got his first professional job as an apprentice with the Citizen's Theatre of Glasgow, and in the early '80s, his career began to bud. In 1982, he created the role of Guy Bennett for the West End production of Another Country, which also featured a very young Kenneth Branagh. Everett won raves for his portrayal of the younger version of real-life spy Guy Burgess, and in 1984 re-created the role for the play's film version. The following year, he starred with Miranda Richardson in Dance With a Stranger, turning in a strong performance in the critically acclaimed film. Although it seemed Everett's career was on the rise, the actor unfortunately opted for near-nonentity status with his 1987 U.S. film debut in Hearts of Fire, a rock & roll drama co-starring Bob Dylan. Following this flop, Everett disappeared for a while, taking up residence in Paris and writing a semi-autobiographical novel, Hello, Darling, Are You Working?.In 1991, Everett resurfaced with a lead role in The Comfort of Strangers opposite Natasha Richardson before appearing in 1993's Inside Monkey Zetterland, a film featuring a bizarre title, large ensemble cast (which included Patricia Arquette and Sandra Bernhard), and miserable reviews. Everett's subsequent feature, Prêt-à-Porter (1994), also featured an unconventional title, a large ensemble cast (including Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren, Stephen Rea, and Tim Robbins), and miserable reviews, but in its favor, it also featured a director named Robert Altman. Furthermore, Everett actually managed to make a favorable impression as a philandering fashion house scion, favor that was magnified, during the same year, with his hilarious turn as the fat and lazy Prince of Wales in Nicholas Hytner's The Madness of King George. However, for all of the positive attention he received, Everett incurred only bafflement with his next two films, the Italian schlock-fest Dellamorte, Dellamore (1994) and Dunston Checks In (1996), in which the actor starred with Faye Dunaway and an orangutan.1997 marked the turning point in Everett's career, as it brought with it his star-making role in My Best Friend's Wedding. The actor caused something of a sensation among male and female filmgoers alike, who wanted more of the handsome actor with the languorous wit. They got more of him the following year, in Shakespeare in Love, in which Everett had a supporting role as playwright Christopher Marlowe, and in B. Monkey, in which he played Jonathan Rhys Meyers' criminal lover. 1999 proved to be a very fruitful year for the actor -- who by this time was being hailed as Hollywood's Gay Prince -- as it featured the actor in leading roles in three films. He first played Oberon in Michael Hoffman's A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which he was part of an all-star cast including Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Kline, Christian Ba

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Ornithologist
$87.3M 2016
67% Finding Altamira (Altamira)
  • Monseñor
2016
75% A Royal Night Out
  • King George
$1.7M 2015
8% Justin and the Knights of Valour
  • Actor
2013
57% Hysteria
  • Edmund St. John-Smythe
$1.8M 2012
33% Wild Target
  • Ferguson
$0.2M 2010
10% St Trinian's II: The Legend of Fritton's Gold
  • Executive Producer
  • Camilla Fritton/Archibald Fritton
2009
31% St. Trinian's
  • Camilla Fritton/Carnaby Fritton
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2007
76% Stardust
  • Secondus
$38.3M 2007
41% Shrek the Third
  • Prince Charming
$320.8M 2007
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Mr. Fox
$291.7M 2005
72% Separate Lies
  • William Bule
$0.9M 2005
No Score Yet A Different Loyalty
  • Leo Cauffield
  • Executive Producer
2005
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
  • Sherlock Holmes
2004
64% Stage Beauty
  • King Charles II
$0.8M 2004
88% Shrek 2
  • Prince Charming
$436.5M 2004
No Score Yet People
  • Charles de Poulignac
2004
No Score Yet Dangerous Liaisons
  • Valmont
2004
No Score Yet To Kill a King
  • King Charles I
2003
80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie
  • Sloan Blackburn
$39.8M 2002
58% The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Algy
2002
14% Unconditional Love
  • Dirk Simpson
2002
No Score Yet South Kensington
  • Actor
2001
93% Paragraph 175
  • Narrator
2000
20% The Next Best Thing
  • Robert Whittaker
2000
No Score Yet Pierre and Gilles: Love Stories
  • Actor
2000
61% B. Monkey
  • Paul
1999
21% Inspector Gadget
  • Scolex/Claw
1999
85% An Ideal Husband
  • Arthur Goring
1999
67% William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
  • Oberon
1999
92% Shakespeare in Love
  • Christopher Marlowe
1998
71% My Best Friend's Wedding
  • George Downes
1997
50% Comfort of Strangers
  • Colin
1997
63% Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man) (Demons '95) (Of Death, of Love)
  • Francesco Dellamorte
1996
6% Dunston Checks In
  • Lord Rutledge
1996
93% The Madness of King George
  • Prince of Wales
1994
26% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter)
  • Jack Lowenthal
1994
71% Inside Monkey Zetterland
  • Sasha
1993
No Score Yet Tolerance
  • Assuerus aka Horace Walop
1989
No Score Yet The Gold-Rimmed Glasses
  • David Lattes
1987
No Score Yet The Right Hand Man
  • Harry Ironminster
1987
No Score Yet Cronaca di una morte annunciata
  • Bayardo San Roman
1987
40% Hearts of Fire
  • James Colt
1987
No Score Yet Duet for One
  • Constantine Kassanis
1986
90% Dance with a Stranger
  • David Blakeley
1985
No Score Yet Arthur the King (Merlin & the Sword)
  • Lancelot
1985
No Score Yet Another Country
  • Guy Bennett
1984
No Score Yet The Far Pavilions
  • George Garforth
1984
No Score Yet Livin' the Life
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Real Life
  • Tim
1983
No Score Yet Princess Daisy
  • Actor
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
68% Parade's End
2013
  • Mark Tietjens
  • 2013
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Malcolm Holmes
  • 2005
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • 2005
96% Black Mirror
2011-2014
  • Judge Hope
No Score Yet The Musketeers
2014-2015
  • Marquis de Feron Feron

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