Rupert Graves

Rupert Graves

Highest Rated: 100% A Room With a View (1985)

Lowest Rated: 7% Extreme Ops (2002)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1963

Birthplace: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK

Rupert Graves has repeatedly impressed audiences with his dead-on portrayals of upper-class twits since 1985, when he appeared in Ismail Merchant and James Ivory's classic adaptation of E.M. Forster's A Room With a View. However, Graves' own background could not be more different from those of the characters he brings to the screen.Born June 30, 1963, Graves grew up in the small town of Weston-Super-Mare (coincidentally also the birthplace of John Cleese), located in western England. By his own account a terrible student who resented authority, Graves left school at 15 and joined the circus. After his stint with the circus ended, Graves made his way to London, where, at 19, he landed his first acting role in a stage production of The Killing of Mr. Toad. His performance caught the attention of a film industry figure, which in turn led to his first film role in A Room With a View. As the irresponsible and irrepressible Freddy Honeychurch (brother of the film's heroine, played by Helena Bonham Carter), Graves gave a performance that set the pattern for the roles he was to be typcast in for much of the next decade. Graves virtually became the male equivalent of Helena Bonham Carter, in that he was stuck in period drama after period drama until others slowly realized that his range was not limited to films with an abundance of waistcoats, corsets, and men with names like Cecil or Clive. Graves' other significant films of the 80s included another Merchant Ivory outing, the memorable Maurice (1987) (in which Graves played Maurice's working class lover, Alec Scudder, and, as in A Room With a View, demonstrated his ability to tackle nude scenes), 1988's A Handful of Dust (also starring a then-unknown Kristin Scott Thomas, and Graves' Maurice colleague James Wilby), and the epic television series Fortunes of War, set during World War II and starring Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson.In the 1990s, Graves has continued to do period pieces such as the 1991 adaptation of E.M. Forster's Where Angels Fear to Tread (reuniting him again with Bonham Carter), and Nicholas Hytner's brilliant The Madness of King George (1995), which also starred "the other Rupert," Rupert Everett. In addition, he made a memorable appearance in the film adaptation of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway (1997) as a shell-shocked World War I veteran. As he has gained greater recognition, however, Graves has been able to branch out toward other genres, notably as Jeremy Irons' jilted, ill-fated son in Louis Malle's Damage (1993), a confused and irresponsible motorcycle courier in Different For Girls (1996), and as the severely conflicted Harold Guppy in the deliciously twisted Intimate Relations (1996), for which he won a Best Actor award at the Montreal Film Festival. Over the 2000's and 2010's, Graves would remain an even more active force on screen, appearing on acclaimed UK series like The Last King, The Forsyte Saga, Scott & Bailey, Garrow's Law, Sherlock, and Coup. In addition to his film work, Graves has continued to work for television and the stage, acting as the wormy, conniving Octavius alongside Billy Zane in the TV series Cleopatra (1999), and in such stage productions as Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh (1998) and the the hit Broadway production of Patrick Marber's Closer (1999).


Highest Rated Movies



87% Emma. Mr. Weston 2020
No Score Yet A Working Mom's Nightmare Actor 2019
56% Swimming with Men Luke 2018
38% Silencio Actor 2018
31% Sacrifice Duncan Guthrie 2016
50% Native Cane 2016
No Score Yet Turks & Caicos Stirling Rogers 2014
No Score Yet Salting the Battlefield Stirling Rogers 2014
83% Fast Girls David $0.4M 2012
80% Made in Dagenham Peter Hopkins $1.1M 2010
No Score Yet Garrow's Law Actor 2010
No Score Yet God on Trial Mordechai 2008
60% The Waiting Room George 2007
62% Death at a Funeral Robert $8.5M 2007
No Score Yet Clapham Junction Actor 2007
No Score Yet Son of the Dragon Prince of the North 2007
73% V for Vendetta Dominic $70.6M 2006
29% Rag Tale Actor 2005
No Score Yet Waste of Shame Shakespeare 2005
No Score Yet Pride Linus 2004
No Score Yet Last King: The Power And Passion Of Charles Ii, The George Duke of Buckingham 2004
7% Extreme Ops Jeffrey $4.8M 2002
No Score Yet Take a Girl Like You Actor 2000
No Score Yet Room to Rent (Una cama a cualquier precio) Mark 2000
No Score Yet The Revengers' Comedies (Sweet Revenge) Oliver Knightly 2000
64% All My Loved Ones Nicholas Winton 2000
36% Dreaming of Joseph Lees Joseph Lees 1999
No Score Yet Cleopatra Actor 1999
71% Mrs. Dalloway Septimus Warren Smith 1998
73% Bent Officer on Train 1997
48% Different for Girls Paul Prentice 1997
14% Intimate Relations Harold Guppy 1996
No Score Yet The Innocent Sleep Alan Terry 1996
93% The Madness of King George Greville 1994
No Score Yet Doomsday Gun Jones 1994
64% Where Angels Fear to Tread Philip Herriton 1994
No Score Yet Fortunes of War Actor 1994
78% Damage Martyn Fleming 1992
No Score Yet Children, The Gerald Ormerod 1991
No Score Yet The Plot to Kill Hitler Actor 1990
No Score Yet A Handful of Dust John Beaver 1988
89% Maurice Alec Scudder 1987
100% A Room With a View Freddy 1985
No Score Yet Tony Palmer's Film About Puccini Tomio Puccini's Son 1984


67% The War of the Worlds (2019)
Frederick 2019
80% Krypton
Guest 2018
78% Sherlock
Inspector Lestrade Detective Inspector Lestrade 2017
61% The Family
John Warren John 2016
No Score Yet The Crimson Field
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Young Jolyon Jolyon Arthur Stirling Rogers DI Lestrade Harderberg Lestrade Patrick Standish Alec Pickman Insp. Lestrade Young Jolyon Fortsyte Young Jolyon Forsyte Lance Fortescue Mordechai 2014
80% The White Queen
58% Death in Paradise
James Lavender 2012
93% Doctor Who
Riddell 2012
No Score Yet Inspector Lewis
Alec Pickman 2010
No Score Yet MI-5
William Sampson 2006
No Score Yet Riviera
Gabriel Hirsch
No Score Yet Secret State
Felix Durrell
86% The Forsyte Saga
Jolyon Forsyte
No Score Yet This World
No Score Yet Waking the Dead
Col. John Garrett
88% Wallander
Povel Wallander


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Paul Prentice says: I am straight, you know.

Kim Foyle says: So am I.

Freddy Honeychurch says: "I say! That's an introduction: 'Come and have a bathe'!"

Freddy Honeychurch says: I say! That's an introduction: 'Come and have a bathe'!

Freddy Honeychurch says: I say! That's an introduction. 'Come and have a bathe'!