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Biography #2 (for Stage Beauty)In recent years, Rupert Everett has attained international stardom due to a memorable array of both comedic and dramatic film roles. His scene-stealing performance as Julia Roberts' confidant in MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING earned him Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations, as well as American Comedy, Blockbuster Entertainment and London Film Critics Awards for Best Supporting Actor. This May, Dreamworks will release the highly anticipated sequel, SHREK 2. Everett has lent his voice talents to play Prince Charming opposite Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas. A DIFFERENT LOYALTY, in which Everett plays a Russian double agent opposite Sharon Stone, will be released by Lions Gate in 2004. Directed by Marek Kanievska, the film is based on the life of Eleanor Philby, whose husband, Kim Philby, was a spy who infiltrated British intelligence for the Russians before deflecting to Moscow in 1963.
The highly anticipated Julian Fellowes film, A WAY THROUGH THE WOODS, is also scheduled for release this year. Everett plays the third party that disrupts the marriage of the characters played by Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson.
Everett recently starred in the classic Oscar Wilde tale, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, under the legendary Ealing Studios banner. The Fragile Films/Miramax production was directed by Oliver Parker. The cast also included Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon.
In the U.K., Everett was last seen in Mike Barker's TO KILL A KING, in which he starred opposite Tim Roth and Dougray Scott. Set in seventeenth century England, the film explores the complex relationship of Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax that resulted following the execution of King Charles I, who is portrayed by Everett.
In 2002, Everett lent his voice talents to the Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies animated adventure THE WILD THORNBERRYS.
Everett was most recently seen in LIASONS DANGEREUSES. The film, a remake of DANGEROUS LIASONS that is set in the 1960's, stars Catherine Deneuve, Nastassja Kinski, and Leelee Sobieski. Josee Dayan directed the film in English and French, and it was produced by French broadcaster TF1 and Jean-Luc Azoulay's JLA Prods. LIASONS DANGEREUSES aired in a two parts on the Women's Entertainment Network. In 1999, Everett was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his memorable portrayal of Lord Arthur Goring in Oscar Wilde's classic tale, AN IDEAL HUSBAND. The film also starred Cate Blanchett, Jeremy Northam and Julianne Moore. Everett's portrayal of a dashing bachelor who finds his lifestyle caught up in a tangled web of lies, temptations and secret liaisons, was both charming and unforgettable. AN IDEAL HUSBAND was written and directed by Oliver Parker and released by Miramax Films.
Other film credits include P.J. Hogan's UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, THE NEXT BEST THING, opposite Madonna, Disney's INSPECTOR GADGET, Miramax's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the critically acclaimed THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, and the children's favorite DUNSTON CHECKS IN. Additionally, he starred in CEMETARY MAN, Robert Altman's PRET-A-PORTER, DUET FOR ONE, HEARTS OF FIRE, THE CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD, directed by Franco Rossi, TOLERANCE, INSIDE MONKEY ZETTERLAND, and THE MAN WITH THE GOLD RIMMED GLASSES. Two of his most well known early roles were in the classic films DANCE WITH A STRANGER and THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS.
Everett has also garnered critical acclaim for his dramatic work on stage. Most notably, he gained recognition for his performance in Another Country, a role that he had originated on stage in London. He then went on to star alongside Colin Firth in the film version of the highly praised play in 1984. Additional London theater credits include: Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Hear Anymore, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Some Sunny Day, Mass Appeal, Don Juan and Chinchilla. His theater work in Glasgow includes: The Vortex, Heartbreak House, A Waste of Time, Private Lives, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The White Devil.
Everett is also the author of two successful novels, Hello Darling Are You Working? and The Hairdresser of St. Tropez, which was published in the United Kingdom in 1995.
Everett was born and raised in the United Kingdom. Educated in a Benedictine monastery, he left school at the age of fifteen and made his way to London to pursue theater. He eventually joined the avant-garde Citizens Theater Company of Glasgow, where he began his theater career in repertory. He toured with this company around Europe and England prior to, and while, making a name for himself in various film and television productions.
Biography #3 (for The Wild Thornberrys Movie)Rupert Everett has attained international stardom due to a memorable array of both comic and dramatic film roles. He is currently in negotiations to star in a sitcom titled Mr. Ambassador for Legally Blonde producer Marc Platt. The show, which Everett will executive produce, revolves around a British ambassador stationed in Washington D.C.
In film, Everett was most recently seen in the classic' Oscar Wilde tale, The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Oliver Parker and starring Judi Dench, Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. Later this summer he can be seen opposite Kathy Bates, Julie Andrews, Lynn Redgrave and Jonathan Pryce in Who Shot Victor Fox. The comedy reunites Everett with My Best Friend's Wedding director P.J. Hogan.
Everett has recently completed production in London on Mike Barker's Cromwell & Fairfax, in which he plays King Charles I. Set in 17th century England, the film also stars Tim Roth and Dougray Scott. He also just completed a French miniseries, which is a remake of Dangerous Liasons, directed in English and French by Josee Dayan and starring Catherine Deneuve, Nastassja Kinski and Leelee Sobieski.
In 1999, Everett was nominated for a Golden Globe for his memorable portrayal of Lord Arthur Goring in Oscar Wilde's classic tale, An Ideal Husband, written and directed by Oliver Parker and starring Cate Blanchett, Jeremy Northam and Julianne Moore. That same year, he starred opposite Madonna in The Next Best Thing directed by John Schlesinger, for Paramount Pictures and Lakeshore Entertainment.
In 1997, Everett earned an additional Golden Globe nomination for his performance opposite Julia Roberts in My Best Friend's Wedding. His additional film credits include Nicholas Hytner's highly acclaimed The Madness of King George, Robert Altman's Pret-A-Porter (Ready to Wear), Inspector Gadget, William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream, Mike Newell's Dance with a Stranger, Andrei Konchalovsky's Duet For One, Richard Marquand's Hearts of Fire and Paul Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers, among others.
On the London stage, Everett has appeared in Another Country, Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Hear Anymore, Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest, Some Sunny Day, Mass Appeal, Don Juan and Chinchilla. In Glasgow, he has appeared in The Vortex, Heartbreak House, A Waste of Time, Private Lives, The Picture of Dorian Gray and The White Devil.
Everett is also the author of two successful novels, Hello Darling Are You Working? and The Hairdresser of St. Tropez. He resides in New York.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "The Wild Thornberrys Movie" (01-Jan-2000)