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Geoffrey Rush


Born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, but raised in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia after his parents (he an accountant, she a sales clerk) split up, actor Geoffrey Rush attended Everton Park State High School during his formative years. His early interest in the theatre led to his 1971 stage debut at age 20 in "Wrong Side of ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 46 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Being Brendo (TV Series)
Dr. Lance Pickering
 2010-2012 Lowdown (TV Series)
Narrator / God
- Ben Behaving Badly (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Naked Chef (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Bubble Trouble (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- A Bollywood Ending (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
- Rex, Lies & Videotape (2012) ... Narrator (voice)
 2012 The Man Who Could Not Dream (Short) (voice)
 2011 The Eye of the Storm
Basil Hunter
 2011 Green Lantern
Tomar-Re (voice)
 2010 Brand New Day (Short)
Father Benedictus
 2008 $9.99
Angel (voice)
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Captain Hector Barbossa (uncredited)
 2006 Candy
Casper
 2005 Munich
Ephraim
 2004 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Geoff
- Sitting on a Pile (2004) ... Geoff
 2003 Blooper Reel (Video short)
Barbossa (uncredited)
 2003 Harvie Krumpet (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Nigel (voice)
 1997 Frontier (TV Mini-Series)
Soldier Administrator David Collins
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Call Me Sal (Short)
Wal
 1996 Twisted (TV Series)
Harry Chisholm
 1994 Midday Crisis (Short) (uncredited)
 1982 Starstruck
Floor Manager
 1981 Menotti (TV Series)
 1981 The Added Dimension (Video)
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Other Works:

His Melbourne Theatre Company credits include: the title role in "Tristram Shandy-Gent" based on the novel by Laurence Sterne (1988), Jack Worthing in Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (1988, also national tour), Cocledemoy in Marston's "The Dutch Courtesan" (1993), and Henri in "Life x 3" by Yasmina Reza (2002). See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 8 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Geoff Rush

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on accepting the role of "Lionel Logue" in The King's Speech (2010)]: I first got the script in a fairly unorthodox way. It was in a brown paper package at my front door, like an orphaned child. A neighbour of mine knew this woman in London who wanted to produce it as a play, and on the coverlet it said, "Please forgive me, Mr. Rush, for sending this to your home, blah blah blah", and I read it ... See more »

Trivia:

Became the fourth actor to appear in 2 films to gross $1 billion with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011). He is the first actor from the southern hemisphere to achieve this feat. See more »

Trademark:

Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

Star Sign:

Cancer

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