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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 45 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The King's Speech Lionel Logue
(2010)
Shakespeare in Love Philip Henslowe
(1998)
Quills The Marquis de Sade
(2000)

Filmography

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  Raised Eyebrows (pre-production)
Groucho Marx
 2019 Storm Boy
Michael Kingley
 2017 Genius (TV Series)
Albert Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter Ten (2017) ... Albert Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter Nine (2017) ... Albert Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter Eight (2017) ... Albert Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter Seven (2017) ... Albert Einstein
- Einstein: Chapter One (2017) ... Albert Einstein
 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 (voice)
 2013 The Book Thief
Hans Hubermann
 2013 Being Brendo (TV Series)
Dr. Lance Pickering
- Made in Heaven (2013) ... Dr. Lance Pickering
 2013 The Best Offer
Virgil Oldman
 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
 2010 The Warrior's Way
Ronald
 2010 The King's Speech
Lionel Logue
 2009 Bran Nue Dae
Father Benedictus
 2008 $9.99
Angel (voice)
 2007 Bloopers of the Caribbean (Video short)
Captain Hector Barbossa (uncredited)
 2007 Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Sir Francis Walsingham
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Captain Hector Barbossa
 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Captain Hector Barbossa (uncredited)
 2006 Candy
Casper
 2005 Munich
Ephraim
 2004 The Life and Death of Peter Sellers: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Peter Sellers / Various Characters
 2004 Kath & Kim (TV Series)
Geoff
- Sitting on a Pile (2004) ... Geoff
 2003 Intolerable Cruelty
Donovan Donaly
 2003 Harvie Krumpet (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo
Nigel (voice)
 2003 Ned Kelly
Superintendent Francis Hare
 2003 Swimming Upstream
Harold Fingleton
 2002 The Banger Sisters
Harry
 2002 Frida
Leon Trotsky
 2001 Lantana
John
 2001 The Tailor of Panama
Harry
 2000 The Magic Pudding
Bunyip Bluegum (voice)
 2000 Quills
The Marquis de Sade
 1999 House on Haunted Hill
Stephen Price
 1999 Mystery Men
Casanova Frankenstein
 1998 Shakespeare in Love
Philip Henslowe
 1998 Elizabeth
Sir Francis Walsingham
 1998 Les Misérables
Javert
 1998 A Little Bit of Soul
Godfrey Usher
 1997 Oscar and Lucinda
Narrator (voice)
 1996 Call Me Sal (Short)
Wal
 1996 Twisted (TV Mini Series)
Harry Chisholm
- Bonus Mileage (1996) ... Harry Chisholm
 1996 Mercury (TV Mini Series)
Bill Wyatt
- Bad News Is Good News (1996) ... Bill Wyatt
- Private Tears (1996) ... Bill Wyatt
- All the News That's Fit to Print (1996) ... Bill Wyatt
- The Best Seat in the House (1996) ... Bill Wyatt
- A Very Dangerous Game (1996) ... Bill Wyatt
 1996 Shine
David Helfgott - Adult
 1994 Midday Crisis (Short)
Alan
 1990 A State of Mind (Short)
TV Repair Man
 1987 Frontier (TV Mini Series)
Soldier Administrator David Collins
- Part Three: 1860-1938 (1987) ... Soldier Administrator David Collins
- Part Two: 1830-1860 (1987) ... Soldier Administrator David Collins
- Part One: 1770-1835 (1987) ... Soldier Administrator David Collins
 1986 Twelfth Night
Sir Andrew Aguecheek
 1982 Starstruck
Floor Manager
 1981 The Added Dimension (Video short)
Man (as Geoff Rush)
 1981 Hoodwink
Detective 1
 1980-1981 Menotti (TV Series)
Father Peter Fuller
- The Things of This Earth (1981) ... Father Peter Fuller
- A Hasty Retreat (1981) ... Father Peter Fuller
- Mother Church (1981) ... Father Peter Fuller
- Southern Exposure (1981) ... Father Peter Fuller
- One Way Conversation (1981) ... Father Peter Fuller
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His credits at New York's Jane Street Theatre include: Dave in "On Our Selection" and Vladimir in "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett (1979). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Geoff Rush

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)

Spouse:

Jane Menelaus  (2 children)

Children:

Angelica Rush | See more »

Parents:

Roy Baden Rush | Merle Kiehne
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[In response to being asked about favorite actors he has worked with] Johnny Depp, we've been together for four-and-a-half years now on these films; he's one of the great character actors in a leading man's body who constantly surprises himself and his audience with his capabilities and imagination. See more »

Trivia:

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 »

Trademark:

Booming, gravelly, yet nasal voice

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