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Geoffrey Rush


Geoffrey Roy 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 44 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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 2018 Storm Boy (pre-production)
Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingley
 2017 Final Portrait
Alberto Giacometti
 2016 Gods of Egypt
Ra
 2015 Holding the Man
Barry
 2015 Minions
Narrator (voice)
 2015 The Daughter
Henry
 2015 The Nightingale and the Rose (Short)
Oak Tree
 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)
Bird (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)
 2006 Candy
Casper
 2005 Munich
Ephraim
 2004 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Geoff
- Sitting on a Pile (2004) ... Geoff
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Peter Sellers / Various Characters
 2003 Blooper Reel (Video short)
Barbossa (uncredited)
 2003 Harvie Krumpet (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Nigel (voice)
 2001 Lantana
John
 1997 Frontier (TV Mini-Series)
Soldier Administrator David Collins
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Call Me Sal (Short)
Wal
 1996 Twisted Tales (TV Series)
Harry Chisholm
 1994 Midday Crisis (Short) (uncredited)
 1982 Starstruck
Floor Manager
 1981 The Added Dimension (Video short)
Man (as Geoff Rush)
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Other Works:

He acted in Eugene Ionesco's play, "Exit the King," at the Barrymore Theatre in New York City with Susan Sarandon, Lauren Ambrose, Andrea Martin, directed by Neil Armfield AO. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 10 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Geoff Rush

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Personal Quote:

[ on Johnny Depp] -- I've been lucky because I do regard myself as a slightly aging character and I've been able to be in scenes with delightful women, like Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Goldie Hawn . . . It's been a perk of the job. And the prettiest of all, of course, was Johnny Depp. He's so good-looking and he's a highly unpredictable and quite genius-type actor. He's so ... See more »

Trivia:

He won an Oscar for playing David Helfgott in Shine (1996), making him one of 17 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony (as of 2015). The other sixteen actors and their respective performances are: Spencer Tracy for playing Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938), Gary Cooper for playing Alvin C. York in Sergeant York (1941), ... See more »

Trademark:

Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

Star Sign:

Cancer

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