His Sydney Theatre Company credits include:
"You Can't Take It with You" George S. Kaufman
and Moss Hart
(1981), Ivan Aleksandrovich Khilestakov in Gogol's "The Government Inspector" (1991), Astrov in Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" (1992) and John in "Oleanna" by David Mamet
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[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 ...
He won an Oscar for playing David Helfgott
(1996), making him one of 12 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2007).
Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice