Rupert Penry-Jones

Rupert Penry-Jones

Highest Rated: 88% Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Lowest Rated: 33% Charlotte Gray (2001)

Birthday: Sep 22, 1970

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Born into a family in which both parents had substantial film and television careers, British actor Rupert Penry-Jones attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on his way to becoming a steady theatrical presence in London as well as in towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon, where he performed Shakespeare. He made his way onto the screen in 1994, appearing in bit parts in film and on television until 1998, when he landed a more significant role as Piers Du Pré, a brother of the title characters in the critically-acclaimed music biopic "Hilary and Jackie." In 2000, Penry-Jones began a string of recurring television roles, starting with the drama "North Square" and culminating in 2004 with a central part on the popular BBC intelligence thriller, "MI-5" (aka "Spooks"), Britain's equivalent of the C.I.A. Over the course of his four-year run on the show, he also appeared in Woody Allen's crime-romance "Match Point" and starred as Captain Wentworth in the TV production of Jane Austen's "Persuasion," opposite Sally Hawkins. Also during that time, he married and had two children with Irish-born actress Derlva Kirwan, whom he had performed with in a play in 2001. The tall, sandy-blond-haired Penry-Jones rounded out the 2000s with lead TV roles on crime thrillers, first as Richard Hannay in "The 39 Steps" in 2008, and then as Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler in the Jack-the-Ripper-like mystery, "Whitechapel."


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting to Know You Unknown (Character) - 2020
67% No Score Yet Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears First Lieutenant Jonathon Lofthouse (Character) $51K 2020
44% 62% Love Sarah Matthew (Character) - 2020
42% 61% Vita & Virginia Harold Nicolson (Character) $32.8K 2018
No Score Yet 41% Crown for Christmas King Maximillian (Character) - 2015
48% 49% A Little Chaos Antoine Lauzun (Character) $551.6K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The 39 Steps Richard Hannay (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 80% Persuasion Captain Wentworth (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 45% Joe's Palace Richard Reece (Character) - 2007
77% 81% Match Point Henry (Character) $23.1M 2005
No Score Yet 81% Cambridge Spies Donald Maclean (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Sad Cypress Roddy Winter (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sad Cypress Unknown (Character) - 2003
33% 62% Charlotte Gray Peter Gregory (Character) $668.1K 2001
No Score Yet 46% Virtual Sexuality Jake (Character) $43.9K 1999
88% 83% Hilary and Jackie Piers du Pré (Character) $4.9M 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Tribe Dietrich (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% The Student Prince The Prince (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 67% Jane Eyre St John Rivers (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 80% The Ring Gerhard von Gotthard (Character) - 1996
50% 51% Fatherland SS Cadet Hermann Jost (Character) - 1994


No Score Yet 64% Stan Lee's Lucky Man Samuel Blake (Character) 2018
79% 79% The Strain Mr. Quinlan (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 81% Silk Clive Reader (Character) 2014 2011-2012
75% 92% Whitechapel Joseph Chandler (Character) 2012-2013 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 67% Top Gear Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet MI-5 Unknown (Character) 2004-2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2006 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Poirot Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faith in the Future Unknown (Character) 1996


Frederick Wentworth says: I am half agony, half hope.