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 19 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bridge of Spies Rudolf Abel
(2015)
Dunkirk Mr. Dawson
(2017)
The BFG BFG
(2016)
The Gunman Terrance Cox
(2015)

Filmography

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  The Trial of the Chicago 7 (filming)
William Kuntsler
 2019 The Flaneur (Short)
Narrator
 2019 Waiting for the Barbarians
The 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
 2013 Twelfth Night
Olivia
 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 (1992) ... John Healy
- The McGuffin (1986) ... Gavin
 1995 Angels and Insects
William Adamson
 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
 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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Other Works:

Stage play: Endgame - playing Hamm, at the Duchess Theatre, London, UK. See more »

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

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Moments are incredible, but in my fantasy mind I see a Globe company which is renowned throughout the world for what it does with pure storytelling. So that people come and say: it's not just the building, it's the only place you can hear this kind of work. See more »

Trivia:

Although he's generally regarded as one of the greatest Shakesperean actors, he is a somewhat controversial figure among scholars due to his support for the Oxfordian theory, which is one of many schools of thought stating that Shakespeare wasn't the author of any of the works attributed to him. He agreed to appear in the film Anonymous (2011), which is based on the Oxfordian theory, in order to ... See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Steven Spielberg See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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