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Rupert Everett

Rupert Everett reunites with director Andrew Adamson after lending his vocal talents to Adamson's animated blockbuster Shrek 2, in which he played the character of Prince Charming. He began his career on the stage with Scotland's avant-garde Glasgow Citizens Theater, appearing in such plays as The Vortex, Heartbreak House, A Waste of Time, Private Lives, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The White Devil. Back on the London boards, he won attention and acclaim for his starring role of Guy Bennett in the London staging of Julian Mitchell's Another Country. He reprised the role in the 1984 film version (earning a BAFTA nomination as Best Newcomer) and followed that triumph with his starring role opposite Miranda Richardson in Mike Newell's thriller, Dance with a Stranger.

He continued working in the motion picture arena, logging memorable performances in Paul Schraeder's Comfort of Strangers, Robert Altman's Prêt-à-Porter (Ready to Wear), Andrei Konchalovsky's Duet for One and Nicholas Hytner's Oscar- nominated The Madness of King George, before gaining worldwide stardom for his supporting performance as Julia Roberts' confidant in P.J. Hogan's comedy, My Best Friend's Wedding. For his role, Everett earned Golden Globe and British Academy (BAFTA) nominations as Best Supporting Actor and won the London Film Critics, Blockbuster Entertainment and American Comedy Awards. He followed with yet another screen triumph (and his second Golden Globe nomination, this time as Best Actor in a Comedy) in the film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, directed by Oliver Parker. He reteamed with Parker in 2002 in another Oscar Wilde project, The Importance of Being Earnest, which reunited him with Colin Firth.

Everett's film work includes Hogan's Unconditional Love, To Kill a King, The Next Best Thing directed by John Schlesinger and starring Madonna, Inspector Gadget, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dunston Checks In, Tolerance, Inside Monkey Zetterland and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. He completed another voice role in the Disney animated feature Valiant and also voiced the character of Sloane Blackburn in The Wild Thornberrys Movie. His TV miniseries credits include Princess Daisy and Far Pavilions.

His recent work includes Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty and Julian Fellowes' Separate Lies.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Rupert Everett Facts

Birth Name Rupert James Hector Everett
OccupationActor, Model
BirthdayMay 29, 1959 (62)
BirthplaceNorfolk, England, United Kingdom
Height6' 4" (1m93)  How tall is Rupert Everett compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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