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Rufus Sewell


Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th of October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, was Welsh, and was an artist and painter. His father, Bill, was an Australian animator who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and left in June of 1989 after completing three years of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dark City
Dark City John Murdoch
(1998)
The Illusionist
The Illusionist Crown Prince Leopold
(2006)
A Knight's Tale
A Knight's Tale Count Adhemar
(2001)
The Holiday
The Holiday Jasper
(2006)

Filmography

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 2016/I Rise (Short)
Colonel Briggs
 2016 Gods of Egypt
Urshu
 2015 Blinky Bill the Movie
Sir Claude 'The Cat' (voice)
 2015 Killing Jesus (TV Movie)
Caiaphas
 2014 Dangerous Liaisons (TV Movie)
Philip Fitzgerald Julien
 2014 The Devil's Hand
Jacob Brown
 2014/I Hercules
Autolycus
 2013 I'll Follow You Down
Gabriel
 2013 The Sea
Carlo Grace
 2013 All Things to All Men
Jonathan Parker
 2013 The Brunchers (Short)
Tom
 2012 Restless (TV Movie)
Lucas Romer
 2012 Hotel Noir
Felix
 2011 Masterpiece Mystery (TV Series)
Aurelio Zen
- Zen: Ratking (2011) ... Aurelio Zen
- Zen: Cabal (2011)
 2011 Zen (TV Mini-Series)
Aurelio Zen
- Ratking (2011) ... Aurelio Zen
- Cabal (2011) ... Aurelio Zen
- Vendetta (2011) ... Aurelio Zen
 2008-2009 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Jacob Hood
- Medea (2009) ... Dr. Jacob Hood
- Olfactus (2009) ... Dr. Jacob Hood
- Subway (2009) ... Dr. Jacob Hood
- Electro (2009) ... Dr. Jacob Hood
- Minamata (2009) ... Dr. Jacob Hood
 2008 Vinyan
Paul Bellmer
 2008 Downloading Nancy
Albert Stockwell
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
William (segment "Pere-Lachaise")
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini-Series)
Petruchio
 2004 Taste (TV Movie)
Michael Kuhleman
 2003 The Last King (TV Mini-Series)
Charles II
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Charles II
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Charles II
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Charles II
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Charles II
 2003 Victoria Station (Short)
The cabbie
 2003 Helen of Troy (TV Mini-Series)
Agamemnon
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Agamemnon
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Agamemnon
 2002 Extreme Ops
Ian
 2001 Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (TV Movie)
Angus
 2000 Arabian Nights (TV Mini-Series)
Ali Baba
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Ali Baba
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Ali Baba
 1999 In a Savage Land
Mick Carpenter
 1998 Illuminata
Dominique
 1995 Carrington
Mark Gertler
 1994 A Night with a Woman, a Day with Charlie (TV Short)
Charlie
 1994 Citizen Locke (TV Movie)
Midshipman Clarke
 1992-1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Clive / Mike Costain
- Dirtysomething (1994) ... Clive
- The Last Romantics (1992) ... Mike Costain
 1993 Dirty Weekend
Tim
 1992 Gone to Seed (TV Series)
Billy
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Billy
- Episode #1.5 (1992) ... Billy
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Billy
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Billy
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Billy
 1991 Twenty-One
Bobby
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Other Works:

Played Jan in "Rock 'n' Roll", a new play by Tom Stoppard - Royal Court Theatre (June - July 2006)/ Duke of York Theatre (July - November 2006), London UK/ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (October 2007 - March 2008), New York, USA. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

I wasn't a model schoolboy. Of course, I was forced to sit through Shakespeare and I really got into some of it, though it depended on who was reading it out. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded the 1992 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Most Promising Newcomer. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays villains See more »

Nickname:

Roof

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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