Rufus Sewell


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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 Sewell, 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... See full bio »

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Dark City John Murdoch
(1998)
The Illusionist Crown Prince Leopold
(2006)
A Knight's Tale Count Adhemar
(2001)
Judy Sid Luft
(2019)

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 2023 Jigsaw (TV Mini Series) (post-production)
Roger Salas
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... Roger Salas
 2022 The Diplomat (TV Series) (announced)
Hal Wyler
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... Hal Wyler
- Episode #1.7 ... Hal Wyler
- Episode #1.8 ... Hal Wyler
- Episode #1.4 ... Hal Wyler
- Episode #1.6 ... Hal Wyler
 2021 Old
Charles
 2020 The Pale Horse (TV Mini Series)
Mark Easterbrook
- Part Two (2020) ... Mark Easterbrook
- Part One (2020) ... Mark Easterbrook
 2020/I The Father
Paul
 2015-2019 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series)
John Smith
- For Want of a Nail (2019) ... John Smith
- Hitler Has Only Got One Ball (2019) ... John Smith
- No Masters but Ourselves (2019) ... John Smith
- All Serious Daring (2019) ... John Smith
- Mauvaise Foi (2019) ... John Smith
 2019/II Judy
Sid Luft
 2018 The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (TV Series)
Declan Howell
- Look, She Made a Hat (2018) ... Declan Howell
 2016-2017 Victoria (TV Series)
Lord Melbourne
- Warp and Weft (2017) ... Lord Melbourne
- The Green-Eyed Monster (2017) ... Lord Melbourne
- An Ordinary Woman (2016) ... Lord Melbourne
- The Clockwork Prince (2016) ... Lord Melbourne
- Brocket Hall (2016) ... Lord Melbourne
 2016 Hitler of the Andes (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- China's Forgotten Emperor (2016) ... Narrator (voice)
 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 The Brunchers (Short)
Tom
 2013 Continuum
Gabriel
 2013 The Sea
Carlo Grace
 2013 All Things to All Men
Jonathan Parker
 2012 Restless (TV Movie)
Lucas Romer
 2012 Hotel Noir
Felix
 2012 Parade's End (TV Mini Series)
Reverend Duchemin
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Reverend Duchemin
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Reverend Duchemin
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Reverend Duchemin
 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
 2010/I The Tourist
The Englishman
 2010 The Pillars of the Earth (TV Mini Series)
Tom Builder
- The Work of Angels (2010) ... Tom Builder
- Witchcraft (2010) ... Tom Builder
- Legacy (2010) ... Tom Builder
- Battlefield (2010) ... Tom Builder
- Redemption (2010) ... Tom Builder
 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 John Adams (TV Mini Series)
Alexander Hamilton
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... Alexander Hamilton
- Unite or Die (2008) ... Alexander Hamilton
 2008 Downloading Nancy
Albert Stockwell
 2006 The Holiday
Jasper
 2006 Amazing Grace
Thomas Clarkson
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
William (segment "Pere-Lachaise")
 2006 The Illusionist
Crown Prince Leopold
 2006 Tristan + Isolde
Marke
 2005 ShakespeaRe-Told (TV Mini Series)
Petruchio
- The Taming of the Shrew (2005) ... Petruchio
 2005 The Legend of Zorro
Armand
 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 She Creature (TV Movie)
Angus
 2001 A Knight's Tale
Count Adhemar
 2000 Bless the Child
Eric Stark
 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 At Sachem Farm
Ross
 1998 Illuminata
Dominique
 1998 Dark City
John Murdoch
 1998 Dangerous Beauty
Marco Venier
 1997 The Woodlanders
Giles Winterbourne
 1996 Hamlet
Fortinbras
 1996 Victory
Martin Ricardo
 1995 Performance (TV Series)
Harry Percy (Hotspur)
- Henry IV (1995) ... Harry Percy (Hotspur)
 1995 Carrington
Mark Gertler
 1995 Cold Comfort Farm (TV Movie)
Seth Starkadder
 1994 A Night with a Woman, a Day with Charlie (TV Short)
Charlie
 1994 A Man of No Importance
Robbie Fay
 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
 1994 Middlemarch (TV Mini Series)
Will Ladislaw
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... Will Ladislaw
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... Will Ladislaw
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... Will Ladislaw
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Will Ladislaw
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Will Ladislaw
 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:

He acted in Tom Stoppard's play, "Arcadia," in a Royal National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre in London, England with Bill Nighy, Cherie Lunghi, Emma Fielding, and Harriet Walter in the cast. Trevor Nunn was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Amy Gardner  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

William Douglas "Billy" Sewell

Parents:

Jo Sewell | Bill Sewell

Relatives:

Caspar Sewell (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I'm very, very happy with my recognition/lack of recognition in England in terms of my life. In terms of household name-age. The public's memory is very short, luckily. See more »

Trivia:

His father, Bill Sewell, an animator, employed an impressionistic approach to Rotoscoping - the technique of tracing over film negatives - in his own film "Half in Love with Fred Astaire" and then in the famous "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" sequence in "Yellow Submarine.". See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice See more »

Nickname:

Roof

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