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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 40 wins & 70 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)
Man (as Geoff Rush)
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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 »

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

Alternate Names:

Geoff Rush


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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 »


He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The King's Speech (2010). Colin Firth also appeared in both films. See more »


Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

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