Rupert Everett

Last updated

Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett -Sofia.jpg
Born
Rupert James Hector Everett

(1959-05-29) 29 May 1959 (age 64)
Alma mater Central School of Speech and Drama
OccupationActor
Years active1981–present
Notable work Another Country
My Best Friend's Wedding
An Ideal Husband

Rupert James Hector Everett ( /ˈɛvərɪt/ ; born 29 May 1959) is an English actor. He first came to public attention in 1981 when he was cast in Julian Mitchell's play and subsequent film Another Country (1984) as a gay pupil at an English public school in the 1930s; the role earned him his first BAFTA Award nomination. He received a second BAFTA nomination and his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), followed by a second Golden Globe nomination for An Ideal Husband (1999).

Contents

Early life and education

Rupert James Hector Everett was born on 29 May 1959 to wealthy parents. [1] His father was in the British Army, Major Anthony Michael Everett. His maternal grandfather, Vice Admiral Sir Hector Charles Donald MacLean DSO, [2] was a nephew of Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, Hector Lachlan Stewart MacLean. [3] His maternal grandmother, Opre Vyvyan, was a descendant of the baronets Vyvyan of Trelowarren and the German Freiherr (Baron) von Schmiedern. Everett is of English, Irish, Scottish, and more distant German and Dutch ancestry. [2] He was raised a Roman Catholic. [4]

From age seven, Everett was educated at Farleigh School in Andover, Hampshire, and later educated by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College, Yorkshire. When he was 16, his parents agreed that he could leave school and move to London to train as an actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In an interview with US magazine in 1997, he said that he supported himself during this period by doing sex work for drugs and money. [5]

Career

1980s

Everett's break came in 1981 at the Greenwich Theatre and later West End production of Another Country , playing a gay schoolboy opposite Kenneth Branagh. [6]

His first film was the Academy Award-winning short A Shocking Accident (1982), directed by James Scott and based on a Graham Greene story. This was followed by a film version of Another Country in 1984 with Cary Elwes and Colin Firth. Following on with Dance With a Stranger (1985), Everett began to develop a promising film career until he co-starred with Bob Dylan in the unsuccessful Hearts of Fire (1987). Around the same time, Everett recorded and released an album of pop songs entitled Generation of Loneliness.

Despite being managed by Simon Napier-Bell (who had steered Wham! to prominence), the public didn't take to his change in direction. The shift was short-lived, and he only returned to pop indirectly by providing backing vocals for Madonna many years later, on her cover of "American Pie" and on the track "They Can't Take That Away from Me" on Robbie Williams' Swing When You're Winning in 2001.

1990s

Everett at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival Rupert Everett Cannes.jpg
Everett at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival

In 1989, Everett moved to Paris, writing a novel, Hello, Darling, Are You Working?, and coming out as gay, a disclosure which he has said may well have damaged his career. [7] Returning to the public eye in The Comfort of Strangers (1990), several films of variable success followed. The Italian comics character Dylan Dog, created by Tiziano Sclavi in 1986, is graphically inspired by him. Everett, in turn, appeared in Cemetery Man (1994), an adaptation of Sclavi's novel Dellamorte Dellamore. In 1995 Everett published a second novel, The Hairdressers of St. Tropez.

His career was revitalised by his award-winning performance in My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), playing Julia Roberts's character's gay friend, followed by a role as Madonna's character's best friend in The Next Best Thing (2000). (Everett was a backup vocalist on her cover of "American Pie", which is on the film's soundtrack.) Around the same time, he starred as the sadistic Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw in Disney's Inspector Gadget (also 1999) with Matthew Broderick.

2000s

Everett at a speed dating event with When The Music Stops, for Channel 4's The Friday Night Project in July 2007 Rupert Everett in July 2007.jpg
Everett at a speed dating event with When The Music Stops, for Channel 4's The Friday Night Project in July 2007

For the 21st century, Everett decided to write again. He has been a Vanity Fair contributing editor, written for The Guardian, and he wrote a film screenplay on playwright Oscar Wilde's final years, for which he sought funding. [8] [9]

In 2006, Everett published a memoir, Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins, in which he reveals his six-year affair with British television presenter Paula Yates. [10] Although he is sometimes described as bisexual, as opposed to gay, during a radio show with Jonathan Ross, he described his heterosexual affairs as the result of adventurousness: "I was basically adventurous, I think I wanted to try everything". [11]

Everett at the 2007 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras RupertEverett cropped-2.jpg
Everett at the 2007 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Since the revelation of his sexuality, Everett has participated in public activities (leading the 2007 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras), played a double role in the film St. Trinian's , and has appeared on TV several times (as a contestant in the special Comic Relief Does The Apprentice ; as a presenter for Live Earth; and as a guest host on the Channel 4 show The Friday Night Project , among others). He has also garnered media attention for his vitriolic quips and forthright opinions during interviews that have caused public outrage. [12] [13] [14]

In May 2007, he delivered one of the eulogies at the funeral of fashion director Isabella Blow, his friend since they were teenagers, who had died by suicide. He asked as part of his speech: "Have you gotten what you wanted, Issie? Life was a relationship that you rejected." [15] During this time he also voiced the nefarious, but handsome villain Prince Charming in the first two Shrek sequels.

Everett's documentary entitled The Victorian Sex Explorer on Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) in which he retraces the travels of Burton through countries such as India and Egypt, aired on the BBC in 2008. [13] In 2009, Everett told British newspaper The Observer that he wished he had never revealed his sexuality, as he feels that it hurt his career and advised younger actors against such candour. [16]

Also in 2009, Everett presented two Channel 4 documentaries: one on the travels of Lord Byron, the Romantic poet, broadcast in July 2009, [17] [18] and another on British explorer Sir Richard Burton. [19] [20]

Everett then returned to his acting roots, appearing in several theatre productions: his Broadway debut in 2009 at the Shubert Theatre received positive critical reviews; he performed in a Noël Coward play Blithe Spirit , starring alongside Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and Jayne Atkinson, under the direction of Michael Blakemore. [21] [22] and he was expected to tour several Italian cities during the 2008–09 winter season in another Coward play Private Lives (performed in Italian, which he speaks fluently) [23] —playing Elyot to Italian actress Asia Argento's Amanda—but the production was cancelled. [24]

2010s

Everett at Munich Film Festival, 2015 Rupert Everett 8988.jpg
Everett at Munich Film Festival, 2015

During the summer of 2010, Everett performed as Professor Henry Higgins, with English actress Honeysuckle Weeks and Stephanie Cole, in a revival of Pygmalion at the Chichester Festival Theatre. [25] He reprised the role in May 2011 at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End, starring alongside Diana Rigg and Kara Tointon. [26]

In July 2010, Everett was featured in the family history programme Who Do You Think You Are? [27] Released in late 2010, the comedy film Wild Target features Everett as an art-loving gangster, and also starred Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt. [28]

In 2012, Everett starred in the television adaptation of Parade's End with Benedict Cumberbatch. The five-part drama was adapted by Sir Tom Stoppard from the novels of Ford Madox Ford, and Everett appears as the brother of protagonist Christopher Tietjens. [29]

Everett then starred as Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss , a stage play which was revived at London's Hampstead Theatre [30] beginning 6 September 2012, co-starring Freddie Fox as Bosie, and directed by Neil Armfield. It ran at the Hampstead through 13 October 2012, [31] toured the UK and Dublin, [32] [33] [34] then transferred to the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre on 9 January 2013 in a limited run through 6 April 2013. [35] [36] [37]

Everett won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play, [38] and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor. [39] In 2016 the production, still starring Everett and with Charlie Rowe as Bosie, ran in North America for seven weeks in Toronto [40] and five weeks at BAM in New York City. [41]

In early 2013, Everett began working on a film portraying the final period of Wilde's life, stating in the media that he has had a fascination with the playwright since he was a child, as his mother read him Wilde's children's story The Happy Prince before he slept. [42] The subsequent film The Happy Prince , written and directed by Everett, was released in 2018. [30] [43]

In 2015, it was announced that he would play the part of Philippe Achille, Marquis de Feron, the corrupt Governor of Paris, Head of the Red Guard and illegitimate brother to Louis XIII in the third series of the BBC One drama The Musketeers . [44]

In 2017, Everett appeared as a recurring character in the BBC 2 comedy Quacks . He plays Dr Hendricks, the neurotic principal of the medical school. [45]

Personal life

Between 2006 and 2010, Everett lived in New York City, but returned to London because of his father's poor health. [28] In 2008, he bought a home in the Central London district of Belgravia. [46]

In the 1990s, Everett had a six-year-long affair with television presenter and writer Paula Yates, who was married to Bob Geldof at the time. [47] [48] [49]

As of 2020, Everett lives with his partner Henrique, a Brazilian accountant. [50] [51]

Political views

Everett is a patron of the British Monarchists Society and Foundation. [52]

In 2006, as a homeowner in the central London area of Bloomsbury, he supported a campaign to prevent the establishment of a local Starbucks branch and referred to the global chain as a "cancer". He protested with 1,000 other residents, and the group compiled a petition. [53]

In 2013, Everett worked on the production of a documentary on sex work for Channel 4 that included the issue of criminalisation. During and after its filming, he contributed to the discourse on prostitution legislation in the UK. In October 2013, he signed an open letter from the English Collective of Prostitutes and Queer Strike—alongside groups such as the Association of Trade Union Councils, Sex Worker Open University, Left Front Art – Radical Progressive Queers, Queer Resistance, and Queers Against the Cuts—to oppose the adoption of the "Swedish model", whereby the clients of sex workers (though not the workers themselves) are criminalised. [54]

Everett continued his participation in the sex-work legislation debate in 2014, writing a long-form piece for The Guardian and appearing on the BBC One programme This Week. [55] [56] He also joined protesters in a demonstration outside the offices of Soho Estates, a major property company that owns properties on Soho's Walkers Court, where many sex workers are based.

In 2012, Everett said in an interview regarding same-sex marriage: "But why do we want to get married in churches? I don't understand that, myself, personally. I loathe heterosexual weddings; I would never go to a wedding in my life. I loathe the flowers, I loathe the fucking wedding dress, the little bridal tiara. It's grotesque. It's just hideous. The wedding cake, the party, the champagne, the inevitable divorce two years later. It's just a waste of time in the heterosexual world, and in the homosexual world I find it personally beyond tragic that we want to ape this institution that is so clearly a disaster." [57] A few days after the release of the interview, he was criticized [58] [59] [60] for the following remark: "I can't think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads". He went on to explain that "[f]or me, being gay was about wanting to do the opposite of the straight world, so I think that's where my problems in this particular area come from. [...] But that's me, just me. I'm not having a go at gay couples who do. I think if Elton and David want to have babies, that's wonderful. I think we should all do what we want." [61]

Everett has also disclosed that he identified as transgender during his childhood and dressed as a girl from age six to 14. When he turned 15, he ceased to identify as female and embraced his identity as a gay man. He has expressed opposition to the use of hormones on children, saying that parents who offered the possibility of such a transition to their children were "scary". [62]

Everett expressed his opposition to cancel culture in a 2020 interview with The Advocate. [63]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1982 A Shocking Accident Jerome and Mr. WeathersbyShort film
1983 Dead on Time Bank Customer / Blind Man
1984 Another Country Guy Bennett
1985 Dance with a Stranger David Blakeley
1986 Duet for One Constantine Kassanis
1987 The Gold Rimmed Glasses Davide Lattesa.k.a. Gli occhiali d'oro
Hearts of Fire James Colt
Chronicle of a Death Foretold Bayardo San Román
The Right-Hand Man Lord Harry Ironminster
1990 The Comfort of Strangers Colin
1994 Prêt-à-Porter Jack Lowenthal
The Madness of King George George, Prince of Wales
Cemetery Man Francesco Dellamortea.k.a. Dellamorte Dellamore
1996 Dunston Checks In Lord Rutledge
1997 My Best Friend's Wedding George Downes
1998 Shakespeare in Love Christopher Marlowe Uncredited
B. Monkey Paul Neville
1999 An Ideal Husband Lord Goring
Inspector Gadget Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw
A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon
2000 Paragraph 175 NarratorDocumentary
The Next Best Thing Robert Whittaker
2001 South Kensington Nicholas "Nick" Brett
2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Algernon / "Bunbury"
The Wild Thornberrys Movie Sloan BlackburnVoice [64]
2003 Unconditional Love Dirk Simpson
To Kill a King King Charles I
2004 Stage Beauty King Charles II
Shrek 2 Prince Charming Voice [64]
A Different Loyalty Leo CauffieldAlso executive producer
People Charles de Poulignac
2005 Separate Lies William "Bill" Bule
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Mr. FoxVoice [64]
2007 Stardust Prince Secundus
Shrek the Third Prince CharmingVoice [64]
St. Trinian's Camilla Fritton/Carnaby FrittonAlso executive producer
2009 St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Camilla FrittonAlso executive producer
2010 Wild Target Ferguson
2011 Hysteria Lord Edmund St. John-Smythe
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour SotaVoice [64]
2015 A Royal Night Out King George VI
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children John Lamont/Mr. BarronCredited as Ornithologist
2018 The Happy Prince Oscar Wilde Also writer and director
Slender Man Mr. Kundsen
2019 The Warrior Queen of Jhansi Sir Hugh Rose
Muse The Demon
2021 She Will Tirador
Warning Charlie
2022 My Policeman [65] Older Patrick Hazelwood [65]
2023 Napoleon Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
TBALead HeadsFilming

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1982 Strangers Lord PluralEpisode: "The Lost Chord"
Play for Today Boy at PartyEpisode: "Soft Targets"
The Agatha Christie HourGuyEpisode: "The Manhood of Edward Robinson"
1983 Princess Daisy Ram Valenski Miniseries
Princess DaisyRam ValenskiVarious
1984 The Far Pavilions George Garforth2 episodes
1985 Arthur the King Lancelot Television film
1993Mama's backStephenTelevision film
2001 Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowHostTelevision special
2003 Les Liaisons dangereuses Vicomte Sébastien de ValmontMiniseries
MickeypaloozaHimself (host)Television special
Mr. AmbassadorAmbassador Ronnie ChildersTelevision film
2004 Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking Sherlock Holmes Television film
2005 Boston Legal Malcolm Holmes2 episodes
2006And Quiet Flows the DonGrigoryMini-Series
The Friday Night Project Guest host
2007 Comic Relief Does The Apprentice Celebrity contestantwalked out during first episode
2007–2018 The Graham Norton Show Self - Guest3 episodes
2008The Victorian Sex ExplorerPresenterDocumentary Special [66]
2009 The Paul O'Grady Show Guest2 episodes
2010 Who Do You Think You Are? SelfEpisode: "Rupert Everett"
2011 Black Mirror Judge HopeEpisode: "Fifteen Million Merits"
2012 Parade's End Mark TietjensMiniseries
The Other WifeMartin Kendall2 episodes
2013 Loose Women Self5 episodes
2016 The Musketeers Marquis de Feron6 episodes
201750 Shades of GayHimselfTelevision Special
Quacks Doctor Hendricks3 episodes
2019 The Name of the Rose Bernardo Gui 8 episodes
2020 Adult Material Carroll Quinn4 episodes
2022 The Serpent Queen Charles V
2023 Funny Woman Brian Debenham

Theatre

YearProductionRoleVenue
2009 Blithe Spirit Charles Shubert Theatre, Broadway
2013 Judas Kiss Oscar Wilde Duke of York's Theatre, West End
2014 Amadeus Salieri Chichester Festival Theatre
2020 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? GeorgeBroadway Revival
2023 A Voyage Round my Father Father Theatre Royal Bath

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryProjectResult
1982 British Academy Film Award Best Newcomer Another Country Nominated
1994 National Board of Review Best Acting Ensemble Prêt-à-Porter Won
1997 Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture My Best Friend's Wedding Nominated
1997 British Academy Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1997 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1997 MTV Movie Award Best Comedic Performance Nominated
Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
1997 Online Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated
1997 American Comedy Award Funniest Supporting Actor – Motion PictureWon
1997 Florida Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Won
1997 Satellite Award Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Won
1999 Golden Globe Award Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Film An Ideal Husband Nominated
European Film Award Best ActorNominated
Satellite Award Best Actor – Comedy or Musical Nominated
2018 Berlin International Film Festival Golden Bear The Happy Prince Nominated
2018 British Independent Film Awards Best ActorNominated
2018 European Film Awards Best ActorNominated
2018 Magritte Award Best Foreign Film Nominated
2019 London Film Critics' Circle Breakthrough British Filmmaker of the YearNominated
British Actor of the Year Won
Actor of the Year Nominated
2022 TIFF Tribute Awards Performance (ensemble) My Policeman Won

Bibliography

Related Research Articles

<i>The Importance of Being Earnest</i> Play (farcical comedy) by Oscar Wilde

The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage and the resulting satire of Victorian conformity. Some contemporary reviews praised the play's humour as the culmination of Wilde's artistic career, while others were cautious about its lack of social messages. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest a very popular play.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Colin Firth</span> English actor (born 1960)

Colin Andrew Firth is an English actor and producer. He was identified in the mid-1980s with the "Brit Pack" of rising young British actors, undertaking a challenging series of roles, including leading roles in A Month in the Country (1987), Tumbledown (1988) and Valmont (1989). His portrayal of Mr. Darcy in the 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice led to widespread attention, and to roles in more prominent films such as The English Patient (1996), Shakespeare in Love (1998), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), and Love Actually (2003), co-starring as Mark Darcy in the romantic comedy films Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), and Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), and Harry Bright in the musical comedy films Mamma Mia! (2008) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! (2018).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Simon Callow</span> British actor (born 1949)

Simon Phillip Hugh Callow is an English actor. Known as a character actor on stage and screen, he has received numerous accolades including an Olivier Award and Screen Actors Guild Award as well as nominations for two BAFTA Awards. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to acting by Queen Elizabeth II in 1999.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Michael Sheen</span> Welsh actor (born 1969)

Michael Christopher Sheen is a Welsh actor. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), he worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s with stage roles in Romeo and Juliet (1992), Don't Fool with Love (1993), Peer Gynt (1994), The Seagull (1995), The Homecoming (1997), and Henry V (1997). His performances in Amadeus at the Old Vic and Look Back in Anger at the National Theatre were nominated for Olivier Awards in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In 2003, he was nominated for a third Olivier Award for his performance in Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sean Hayes</span> American actor

Sean Patrick Hayes is an American actor, comedian, musician and producer. Known for his performances on stage and screen, he gained acclaim for his role as Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also received nominations for six Golden Globe Awards and two Tony Awards, winning one of the latter.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tom Hollander</span> British actor (born 1967)

Thomas Anthony Hollander is a British actor who has gained success for his roles on stage and screen, winning BAFTA and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Brent Corrigan</span> American film and pornographic film actor

Sean Paul Lockhart, known by his stage name Brent Corrigan, is an American film actor and director, known for Milk (2008), Judas Kiss (2011), and Triple Crossed (2013).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ben Daniels</span> British actor (born 1964)

Ben Daniels is an English actor. Initially a stage actor, Daniels was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for Never the Sinner (1991), the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for 900 Oneonta (1994), Best Actor in the M.E.N. Theatre Awards for Martin Yesterday (1998), and won the 2001 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Arthur Miller play All My Sons.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Russell Tovey</span> English actor (born 1981)

Russell George Tovey is an English actor. He is best known for playing the role of werewolf George Sands in the BBC's supernatural comedy-drama Being Human, Rudge in both the stage and film versions of The History Boys, Steve in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her, Kevin Matheson in the HBO original series Looking and its subsequent series finale television film Looking: The Movie, and Patrick Read in American Horror Story: NYC.

Cal MacAninch is a Scottish actor, who is known for portraying the character of DI John Keenan in police drama HolbyBlue on BBC1. Other notable appearances were his roles as Mr Thackeray in the ITV period drama, Mr Selfridge, and Henry Lang in Downton Abbey, but he has played many leading roles in British television and film over the last 30 years.

Joseph Daniel Turner Mawle is an English actor. Mawle is best known for his roles as Benjen Stark in Game of Thrones, Detective Inspector Jedediah Shine in Ripper Street, Firebrace in Birdsong, Jesus Christ in The Passion, Adar in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Odysseus in Troy: Fall of a City.

Oscar Wilde's life and death have generated numerous biographies.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Jeremy Irons</span> British actor (born 1948)

Jeremy John Irons is an English actor and activist. He is known for his roles on stage and screen having won numerous accolades including an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. He is one of the few actors who has achieved the "Triple Crown of Acting" having won Oscar, Emmy, and Tony Awards for Film, Television and Theatre.

<i>Judas Kiss</i> (2011 film) 2011 film by J. T. Tepnapa

Judas Kiss is a 2011 American drama film directed by J.T. Tepnapa and written by Tepnapa and Carlos Pedraza. It stars Charlie David, Richard Harmon, Sean Paul Lockhart, and Timo Descamps. The film is the story of a disillusioned filmmaker's visit to his peculiar alma mater, where he is trapped in a tug of war between his tortured past and a troubling future.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Freddie Fox (actor)</span> British actor (born 1989)

Frederick Samson Robert Morice Fox is an English film and stage actor. His prominent screen performances include roles as singer Marilyn in the BBC's Boy George biopic Worried About the Boy (2010), Freddie Baxter in series Cucumber (2015) and Banana (2015), and Jeremy Bamber in White House Farm (2020).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bertie Carvel</span> British actor (born 1977)

Robert Hugh Carvel is a British film and theatre actor. He has twice won a Laurence Olivier Award: for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda the Musical, and for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Rupert Murdoch in Ink. For the latter role, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play.

<i>The Judas Kiss</i> (play) 1998 play by David Hare

The Judas Kiss is a 1998 British play by David Hare about Oscar Wilde's scandal and disgrace at the hands of his young lover Bosie.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Ben Hardy (actor)</span> English actor (b. 1991)

Ben Hardy is an English actor. He is known for playing Peter Beale in the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2013–2015). Hardy made his film debut as Archangel in the superhero film X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) and played Roger Taylor in the biographical film Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

<i>The Happy Prince</i> (2018 film) 2018 film

The Happy Prince is a 2018 biographical drama film about Oscar Wilde, written and directed by Rupert Everett in his directorial debut. The film stars Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and was shown at the 2018 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. At the 9th Magritte Awards, it received a nomination in the category of Best Foreign Film.

References

  1. Brian McFarlane (29 May 1959). "Everett, Rupert (1959—) Biography". BFI Screenonline. Encyclopedia of British Film. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  2. 1 2 "Rupert Everett – Who Do You Think You Are – A broad heritage with ancestors in the south and north of England, Wales and Scotland..." The Genealogist. 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2016.
  3. "Vice Admiral Sir Hector MacLean obituary". The Daily Telegraph . 24 February 2003.
  4. Moir, Jan (2 October 2006). "Rupert – unleashed and unloved" . The Daily Telegraph . UK. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  5. Farndale, Nigel (22 May 2002). "The ascent of Everett" . The Daily Telegraph . UK. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 15 December 2008.
  6. Canby, Vincent (29 June 1984). "The Screen: 'Another Country'". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  7. Cadwalladr, Carole (29 November 2009). "I wouldn't advise any actor thinking of his career to come out". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  8. "Everett needs funds for Wilde movie". Digital Spy. 17 April 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  9. "Cannes 2012: Rupert Everett to Make Directorial Debut With Oscar Wilde Biopic". The Hollywood Reporter. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  10. Moir, Jan (2 October 2006). "Rupert unleashed and unloved". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 11 July 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  11. "Ross apologises for swearing star". BBC. 16 September 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  12. Shaw, Vicky (3 June 2008). "Actor Everett shuns 'blobby, whiny' USA". Herald.ie. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  13. 1 2 Farndale, Nigel (7 June 2008). "Actor Rupert Everett shows his nasty side" . The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 January 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  14. Adams, Stephen (9 June 2008). "Rupert Everett apologises for calling soldiers 'wimps'". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 10 June 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  15. Larocca, Amy (15 July 2007). "The Sad Hatter". New York. New York Media LLC. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  16. Cadwalladr, Carole (29 November 2009). "I wouldn't advise any actor thinking of his career to come out". The Observer. Retrieved 22 October 2023.
  17. "Everett plays Byron in documentary". Times-series.co.uk. 9 October 2008. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  18. "Lord Byron by Rupert Everett". Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 1 July 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  19. "The Victorian Sex Explorer". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 1 December 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  20. Brocke, Emma (20 July 2009). "Rupert Everett: 'If I'd been straight? I'd be doing what Hugh Grant and Colin Firth do, I suppose". The Guardian.
  21. Teodorczuk, Tom (16 March 2009). "High spirits as Rupert Everett becomes the ghostly toast of Broadway". London Evening Standard . London. Archived from the original on 12 September 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  22. "Applause for Lansbury in 'Blithe Spirit' on Broadway". Newyorkology.com. 16 March 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  23. "Rupert Everett interviewed by Fabio Fazio for 'Che tempo che fa', a RAI tv programme". 18 March 2010. Archived from the original on 10 July 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2011 via YouTube.
  24. "Annullato lo spettacolo 'Vite private'". Primoriccitelli.it. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  25. "Chichester Festival Theatre webpage, announcing the production of Pygmalion". cft.org.uk. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  26. Fisher, Philip (2011). "Pygmalion". British Theatre Guide. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  27. Mangan, Lucy (27 July 2010). "TV review: The Hospital & Who do you think you are?". The Guardian.
  28. 1 2 Blair, Iain (11 November 2010). "A Minute With: Rupert Everett talking 'Wild Target'". Reuters.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  29. Hetrick, Adam (20 September 2011). "Tom Stoppard's 'Parade's End' Adaptation to Star Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson, Adelaide Clemens". Playbill. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  30. 1 2 Thorpe, Vanessa (10 June 2018). "The importance of being Oscar: how Rupert Everett found a cause". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  31. "The Judas Kiss". HampsteadTheatre.com. Archived from the original on 15 November 2012.
  32. Maxwell, Barbara (22 October 2012). "The Judas Kiss (Bath – tour)". WhatsOnStage.com .
  33. "The Judas Kiss To Tour The UK: Dates For Your Diary". HampsteadTheatre.com. 13 September 2012.
  34. "The Judas Kiss: 15 October 2012 – 20 October 2012". GaietyTheatre.ie.
  35. Gilbert, Ryan. "Rupert Everett to Star as Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss at the West End's Duke of York Theatre" Archived 14 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine . Theatre.com. 12 October 2012.
  36. The Judas Kiss. OfficialLondonTheatre.co.uk. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  37. The Judas Kiss by David Hare. CheapTheatreTickets.com. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  38. 2013 Results Archived 20 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine . Awards.WhatsOnStage.com.
  39. Szalai, Georg. "Helen Mirren, Rupert Everett, James McAvoy Among Olivier Awards Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter . 26 March 2013.
  40. The Judas Kiss in Toronto. Toronto.Eventful.com. 22 March 2016 – 1 May 2016.
  41. The Judas Kiss (theatre program). Brooklyn Academy of Music. 11 May – 12 June 2016.
  42. Metcalfe, Luisa (1 November 2013). "The bedtime story that gave Rupert Everett a lifelong fascination with Oscar Wilde". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  43. Lodge, Guy (22 January 2018). "Film Review: 'The Happy Prince'". Variety. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  44. "BBC – Rupert Everett and Matthew McNulty to join The Musketeers series three". BBC. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  45. "TV review, Quacks (BBC2): Rupert Everett's animated hernia". The Independent. 9 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  46. Walker, Tim (27 May 2008). "Rupert Everett ain't got no body". The Daily Telegraph. London. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2011.
  47. Edmonds, Lizzie (3 March 2021). "Rupert Everett discusses affair with Paula Yates in latest episode of Piers Morgan's Life Stories". Evening Standard. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  48. Pearce, Tilly (3 March 2021). "Rupert Everett 'felt no guilt' having six-year affair with Paula Yates during her marriage to Bob Geldof". Metro. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  49. Littlejohn, Georgina (4 March 2021). "Rupert Everett on Piers Morgan's Life Stories: What time the episode starts on ITV tonight, and what to expect". iNews. Retrieved 14 March 2023.
  50. Edwardes, Charlotte (2 October 2020). "Rupert Everett on Hollywood, Gen Z, cancel culture and new TV show Adult Material" . The Times . ISSN   0140-0460 . Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  51. Southern, Keiran (3 October 2020). "Rupert Everett says trans movement has 'overshadowed' gay rights". Yahoo News. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  52. "Patrons | British Monarchist Society and Foundation". bmsf.org.uk. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  53. "Rupert Everett: 'Starbucks Is Spreading Like a Cancer'". Starpulse. Starpulse.com. 18 August 2006. Archived from the original on 13 March 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  54. Scott Roberts (11 October 2013). "Rupert Everett backs campaign against criminalising prostitution". PinkNews. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  55. "Rupert Everett's call to legalise prostitution" (Video upload). BBC One. 7 February 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  56. Rupert Everett (19 January 2014). "Rupert Everett in defence of prostitutes: 'There is a land grab going on'". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  57. Aitkenhead, Decca (28 September 2012). "Rupert Everett: the queen of mean". The Guardian. ISSN   0261-3077 . Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  58. "Outcry As Gay Actor Rupert Everett Says: 'I Can't Think Of Anything Worse Than Being Brought Up By Two Gay Dads'". HuffPost UK. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  59. McCormick, Joseph Patrick (16 September 2012). "Rupert Everett: Gay parents? I can't think of anything worse". PinkNews. Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  60. Brooks, Richard (20 November 2023). "Two gay dads? Bad luck, baby". The Times . ISSN   0140-0460 . Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  61. Aitkenhead, Decca (28 September 2012). "Rupert Everett: the queen of mean". The Guardian. ISSN   0261-3077 . Retrieved 20 November 2023.
  62. Oppenheim, Maya (19 June 2016). "Rupert Everett says Caitlyn Jenner made 'a terrible mistake' by transitioning". Independent. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  63. "Rupert Everett likens social media to 'the Stasi'". largsandmillportnews.com. 4 October 2020.
  64. 1 2 3 4 5 "Rupert Everett (visual voices guide)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 2 March 2024. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.
  65. 1 2 "Harry Styles' Male Lover in 'My Policeman' Film Has Been Cast". Out.com. 5 March 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  66. "Victorian Passions Season – Channel 4 (UK)". Channel 4. Retrieved 24 August 2011.

Further reading