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Mark Rylance


Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015). He is also the winner of 2 Olivier Awards... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel
(2015)
The BFG
The BFG BFG
(2016)
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl Sir Thomas Boleyn
(2008)
Intimacy
Intimacy Jay
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017 Dunkirk (filming)
 2016 The BFG
BFG
 2014-2015 Bing (TV Series)
Flop
- Show (2015) ... Flop (voice)
- Mobile Phone (2015) ... Flop
- Toy Party (2015) ... Flop
- Eggy Head (2015) ... Flop
- Woof! (2015) ... Flop
 2015 The Gunman
Cox
 2011/I Anonymous
Condell
 2011 Blitz
Roberts
 2009/III Nocturne (Short)
Frank
 2003 Richard II (TV Movie)
King Richard II
 2001 Intimacy
Jay
 1986-1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Charlie Raunce / John Healy / Gavin
- Loving (1996) ... Charlie Raunce
- The Grass Arena (1992) ... John Healy
- The McGuffin (1986) ... Gavin
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Hamlet / Himself
- The History of Hamlet (1995) ... Hamlet / Himself
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Conn Ellis
- Love Lies Bleeding (1993) ... Conn Ellis
 1993 Encounters: In Lambeth (TV Movie)
William Blake
 1987 Hearts of Fire
Fizz
 1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie)
Nikki Fodor
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Other Works:

He acted in Robert Chetwyn's musical adaptation and direction of Ben Jonson's play, "Eastward Ho!," at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Richard O'Brien, Anita Dobson, Clive Merrison, and Bill Homewood in the cast. Nick Bicat composed the music. Howard Schuman was lyricist. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

When he won his Tonys in 2008 and 2011, he didn't give standard acceptance speeches or thank people. Instead, both times he gave Zen-like, non sequitur recitations of works by poet Louis Jenkins. In 2008, he recited "Backcountry". In 2011, he recited "Walking Through a Wall". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Steven Spielberg

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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