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Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. He was raised in Brisbane, Queensland, after his ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Consider Yourself (pre-production)
Lionel Bart
  Final Portrait (pre-production)
Alberto Giacometti
 2015 Holding the Man
 2015 Minions
Narrator (voice)
 2015 The Daughter
 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
 2005 Munich
 2004 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
- 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)
 1996 Twisted (TV Series)
Harry Chisholm
 1994 Midday Crisis (Short) (uncredited)
 1982 Starstruck
Floor Manager
 1981 The Added Dimension (Video)
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Other Works:

Played Thersites/Paris in Shakespeare's "Troilus & Cressida" - The Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe (1989). See more »

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

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Geoff Rush


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"My career has been in theatre for 23 years, with spits and coughs in bits and pieces of films. Scott [Hicks] very nicely said my entire career had been my audition [for the role in Shine (1996)]". See more »


His favorite film is City Lights (1931) and often shows it at parties to people who have never seen the film before. Other favorites include Zelig (1983), War and Peace (1966), Persona (1966) and Amarcord (1973). See more »


Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

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