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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, 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)
Tristan + Isolde
(2006)

Filmography

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 2019 Judy (post-production)
Sidney Luft
 2015-2018 The Man in the High Castle (TV Series)
Obergruppenführer John Smith
- Now More Than Ever, We Care About You (2018) ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
- Detonation (2016) ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
- Loose Lips (2016) ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
- Fallout (2016) ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
- Land O' Smiles (2016) ... Obergruppenführer John Smith
 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 Secret History (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 I'll Follow You Down
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 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 Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: 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 #1.7 (1994) ... 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
 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 Owen in a revival of Brian Friel's "Translations" - Colonial Theatre, Boston, USA/ Plymouth Theatre, New York (1994-5). 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:

As a person I'm perfectly vain, I'm just vainer as an actor about my ability. My acting vanity trumps my human vanity. See more »

Trivia:

Involved, along with Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Winslet, Miranda Richardson and Paul McGann in the 1998 film project "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline". The film was to be executive produced by Emma Thompson, and written and directed by Fay Efrosini Lellios. The shooting was set to start in June 1998 in New Hampshire. The film was canceled due to financial withdrawal. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays villains See more »

Nickname:

Roof

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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