Mark Rylance


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Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Sir 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 22 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel
(2015)
The BFG BFG
(2016)
Dunkirk Mr. Dawson
(2017)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 William Kunstler
(2020)

Filmography

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 2022 The Outfit (post-production)
Leonard
 2021 Don't Look Up (post-production)
Peter Isherwell
 2021 The Phantom of the Open (completed)
Maurice Flitcroft
 2022 The Undeclared War (TV Series) (announced)
John Yeabsley
- Episode #1.1 (2022) ... John Yeabsley
 2020 The Trial of the Chicago 7
William Kunstler
 2019 The Flaneur (Short)
Narrator
 2019 Waiting for the Barbarians
Magistrate
 2018 Ready Player One
Anorak / Halliday
 2017 Dunkirk
Mr. Dawson
 2016 The BFG
BFG
 2015 Bridge of Spies
Rudolf Abel
 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 Wolf Hall (TV Mini Series)
Thomas Cromwell
- Master of Phantoms (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Crows (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- The Devil's Spit (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Anna Regina (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
- Entirely Beloved (2015) ... Thomas Cromwell
 2015 The Gunman
Terrance Cox
 2014 Days and Nights
Stephen
 2011/I Anonymous
Condell
 2011 Blitz
Roberts
 2009/III Nocturne (Short)
Frank
 2008 The Other Boleyn Girl
Sir Thomas Boleyn
 2005 The Government Inspector (TV Movie)
Dr. David Kelly
 2003 Richard II (TV Movie)
King Richard II
 2003 Leonardo (TV Mini Series documentary)
Leonardo
- The Secret Life of the Mona Lisa (2003) ... Leonardo
- Dangerous Liaisons (2003) ... Leonardo
 2001 Intimacy
Jay
 1997 Great Performances (TV Series)
King Henry V
- Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe (1997) ... King Henry V
 1986-1996 Screen Two (TV Series)
Charlie Raunce / John Healy / Gavin
- Loving (1996) ... Charlie Raunce
- The Grass Arena (1991) ... John Healy
- The McGuffin (1986) ... Gavin
 1995 Angels and Insects
William Adamson
 1995 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Hamlet / Self
- The History of Hamlet (1995) ... Hamlet / Self
 1993 Encounters: In Lambeth (TV Movie)
William Blake
 1993 Screenplay (TV Series)
Conn Ellis
 1992 Incident in Judaea (TV Movie)
Yeshua Ha-Notsri (Jesus Christ)
 1991 Prospero's Books
Ferdinand
 1987 Hearts of Fire
Fizz
 1986 This Is History, Gran (TV Movie)
 1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie)
Nikki Fodor
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(2015 to 2016 season) Louis Jenkins and his play, "Nice Fish," was performed at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Claire Van Kampen was director. Diane Paulus was artistic director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)


Parents:

Waters (Skinner), Anne | Waters, David
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Personal Quote:

Pretty much all children are helpful to act with; they lack any guile when they act. Ruby (Ruby Barnhill) was particularly helpful: very, very present. And you also hear the very useful basic instructions that Steven would never say to Tom Hanks or to me, but he says to her: "Now concentrate, take your time before we start, just get into character, feel and think what's going on." I'm doing that ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2010 he won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a play. He won for his performance as Johnny "Rooster" Byron in Jez Buttersworth's "Jerusalem". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Steven Spielberg See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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