Rufus Sewell Celebrity Life
Rufus Sewell, born on 29 October 1967 in Twickenham Middlesex county, England, is a British actor with a presence in theater, cinema, and television. His father was a fairly well-known animator and creator of hand-drawn music videos for the Beatles. Soon after the birth of the child, Rufus' parents decided to move to Richmond, where the father left his mother, leaving them without a livelihood.
Mother had to work in several places at once and she simply did not have time to raise Rufus and his older brother Caspar, who, in the absence of supervision, began to smoke, drink and listen to heavy music. When Sewell was 10, his father died suddenly. This was a heavy blow for the boy. He stopped attending school and even ended up spending a night at the police station. During this time, Rufus Sewell began to earn, playing drums in different groups.
By the age of 19, Sewell realized that it was time to radically change his life for the better and get into a profession. He managed to enter the London school of speech and drama and worked there for three years, as a garbage man, museum keeper, and carpenter.
After graduation, Sewell signed his first professional contract with an agent. This happened with the filing of Judy Dench, who noticed the young actor when he staged a play at his acting school. But a real breakthrough in Sewell’s career occurred in 1993 when he got the lead role in Michael Winner ’s provocative film Dirty Weekend.
In the same year, he made his debut on the London stage in the play “Making it better”, which got him the London Theater Critics Community Award in the category “Best Newcomer”. In 1994, Sewell played the role of Will Ladislav in the film adaptation of George Eliot 's Middlemarch novel. Also in 1993, Sewell received the lead role of Septimus Hodge in the original composition of Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia. For this role, Sewell was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award.
Such a successful start in his acting career enabled Sewell to appear on the American stage in the Broadway play “Translations”.
For his outstanding performance in the play and his acting skills, Rufus received Broadway's Theater World Award. Along with his main work in the theater, the actor began to appear in small roles in television and movies.
His first film job was the role of an addict in the 1991 film Twenty-One. Sewell received great fame thanks to his roles in television series. Further roles of the actor in the movies saw receiving good reviews from the audience, but the films themselves, in which Sewell acted, did not have much success. This not-so-favorable circumstance, however, did not prevent the English actor from winning the love and recognition of American viewers.
In 1998, he received the main role in the film "Dark City". In 2000, the actor managed to star with such stars as Kim Basinger and Christina Ricci in the film "Bless the Child". In 2001, he appeared in the film "The History of the Knight."
In 2006, he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award in the category "Best Actor" for the film Pere-Shakespeare. In 2010, he starred in the movie Tourist, along with Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. In the same year, he starred in the mini-series Pillars of the Earth. In 2012, he played in the movie President Lincoln: The Vampire Hunter as the main villain, vampire Adam. In 2014, he starred in the movie Hercules with Dwayne Johnson. In 2015, he voiced Sir Claude in the movie "The Incredible Blinky Bill."
From 2015 to 2016, he starred in the television series "The Man in the High Castle” as John Smith. From 2016 to 2017, he played the role of Lord Melbourne in the television series Victoria.
On the stage, he is best known for the performances of Tom Stoppard. Currently, in addition to working in films, Sewell plays on the stage of the Royal Theater in London.
The estimated net worth of the actor is said to be around $5 million
- For the play, Making it better, Rufus received London Theater Critics Community Award in the category “Best Newcomer”
- For this role in Arcadia, Sewell was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award.
- For his outstanding performance in the play Translations, Rufus received Broadway's Theater World Award.
- In 2006, he was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award in the category "Best Actor" for the film Pere-Shakespeare
From 1999 to 2000, he was married to Yasmin Abdullah. On March 18, 2002, the couple was blessed with a son, William Douglas Sewell, from Amy Gardner. Rufus and Amy got married in February 2004, and in 2006, the couple filed for divorce.
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