Bobby - Twenty One
Will Ladislaw - Middlemarch
Robbie - A Man of No Importance
Seth - Cold Comfort Farm
John Murdoch - Dark City
Agamemnon - Helen of Troy
Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th day of
October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, is Welsh and currently resides in
Wales. His father, Bill, was an Australian animator
who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar.
Rufus and partner Amy Gardner's son, William Douglas Sewell, was born on
March 18, 2002.
Rufus attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and made his London Stage debut
in Making It Better, for
which he won the "Best Newcomer Award". He also originated the role of
Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, and
was nominated for an Oliver Award. On the Broadway stage, he debuted in Translations,
and received the Broadway Theatre World Award.
His Television work includes: The Last Romantics, Gone To Seed,
the acclaimed BBC mini-series Middlemarch, and
in May 2000, Arabian Nights, in which he played the part
of Ali Baba to rave reviews!
His film work includes: Twenty-One, Dirty Weekend, A Man
Of No Importance, Carrington, Hamlet, Cold Comfort
Farm, Victory, The Woodlanders, Dark City, Dangerous Beauty, Martha Meet Frank, Daniel
& Laurence (The
Very Thought Of You), Illuminata, and the Australian film,
In a Savage Land.
In 1999 he returned to the stage with a successful production
of Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Queen's Theatre in
London's West End.
Bless The Child, with Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits,
opened in the US on 11 August, 2000 and in the UK on 6
A Knight's Tale, also starring Heath Ledger and filmed in
Prague, Czech Republic, opened strongly in the US on May
She Creature, from writer-director Sebastian Gutierrez, aired during the month of
October 2001 on US television Cinemax/ Home Box Office. It was released in DVD/video
format in April 2002.
Uncorked (Higher Love) from Minnie Driver's production company, and also starring Ms
Driver and the late Sir Nigel Hawthorne, was released in DVD/video format in November
Carrington, with Emma
Thompson and Jonathan Price, has recently been released on DVD/video.
Rufus returned to the stage in October, 2001 in the title role in Peter Gill's production
of John Osborne's Luther. Presented at the Royal National Theatre
in London, he received rave reviews.
In April 2002, the complete collection of Ian Fleming's James Bond books on audio
tape and compact disc, narrated by Rufus, was published by Penguin Books.
Extreme Ops, also starring Devon Sawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, and
Rupert Graves, opened in the US on November 27, 2002.
The USA television mini-series Helen of Troy, with Rufus in a brilliant
portrayal of Agammnon, aired first in April of 2003 with repeat showings
throughout the summer. The DVD was released in August, 2003 for region 1.
Charles II - The Power And The Passion - the BBC/A&E collaboration featuring Rufus in the
starring role, aired on BBC 1 and BBC 4 in November, 2003. The Arts & Entertainment US cable channel ran the
program in one night in March 2004, changing the title to The Last King.
Tristan and Isolde, a feature film from Scot Free Productions with Rufus
in the role of Lord Marke, recently completed filming in Ireland and Prague.
Rufus has been cast in the role of Armand, rival for the affections of Elena (Catherine
Zeta-Jones), in The Legend of Zorro from Columbia Pictures.
Returning in the role of Zorro is Antonio Banderas.
King Charles II
Giles - The
Mark Gertler - Carrington
Marco - Dangerous Beauty
Frank - Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel,
Dominique - Illuminata
Eric Stark - Bless The Child
Count Adhemar - A Knight's Tale
Ian - Extreme Ops