Rufus Sewell


29 Oct 1967


Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK


Rufus Frederick Sewell


Rufus Sewell was born on the 29th of October 1967 in Twickenham, England. His mother, Jo, was Welsh, and was an artist and painter. His father, Bill, was an Australian animator who died when Rufus was 10. He has one brother, Caspar. He attended London's Central School of Speech and Drama and left in June of 1989 after completing three years of training. He 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 Stoppards "Arcadia" and was nominated for an Oliver Award. On the Broadway stage, he debuted in "Translations" and received the Broadway Theater World Award. His film work has been has been equally varied and acclaimed from the junkie in Twenty-One (1991), the sweet bus driver in A Man of No Importance (1994), and the volatile artist in Carrington (1995). The lustful son in Cold Comfort Farm (1995), the protagonist hounded Dostoevsky-like in Dark City (1998), the star-crossed suitor in Dangerous Beauty (1998), to the the bitter, acidic, alcoholic cokehead of The Very Thought of You (1998), he has appeared in some of the most acclaimed theatre, film and television productions.

Actor ( 54 credits )

Rise (2016) Colonel Briggs
Gods of Egypt (2016) Urshu
Victoria (2016)  Lord Melbourne (unknown episodes)
Killing Jesus (2015)  Caiaphas
Blinky Bill the Movie (2015) The Cat
The Man in the High Castle (2015)  Obergruppenführer John Smith (10 episodes, 2015)
The Devil's Hand (2014) Jacob Brown
Hercules (2014) Autolycus
No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka (2013) Narrator (voice)
The Sea (2013) Carlo Grace
I'll Follow You Down (2013) Gabe
All Things to All Men (2013) Parker
The Brunchers (2013) Tom
Hotel Noir (2012) Felix
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) Adam
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  John Murdoch (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
The Tourist (2010) The Englishman
Vinyan (2008) Paul Bellmer
Downloading Nancy (2008) Albert Stockwell
Eleventh Hour (2008)  Dr. Jacob Hood (18 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Adam (1 episode, 2012)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Holiday (2006) Jasper Bloom
Amazing Grace (2006) Thomas Clarkson
The Illusionist (2006) Crown Prince Leopold
Tristan + Isolde (2006) Marke
Paris, je t'aime (2006) William (segment "Pere-Lachaise")
The Legend of Zorro (2005) Armand
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
100 höjdare (2004)  Himself - Interviewed at Sundance Film Festival (1 epi
Victoria Station (2003) The cabbie
Extreme Ops (2002) Ian
A Knight's Tale (2001) Count Adhemar
Bless the Child (2000) Eric Stark
In a Savage Land (1999) Mick Carpenter
The Very Thought of You (1998) Frank
Illuminata (1998) Dominique
At Sachem Farm (1998) Ross
Dark City (1998) John Murdoch
Dangerous Beauty (1998) Marco Venier
The Woodlanders (1997) Giles Winterbourne
Victory (1996) Martin Ricardo
Hamlet (1996) Fortinbras
Carrington (1995) Mark Gertler
A Man of No Importance (1994) Robbie Fay
Dirty Weekend (1993) Tim
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Gone to Seed (1992)  Billy (6 episodes, 1992)
Performance (1992)  Harry Percy (Hotspur) (1 episode, 1995)
Twenty-One (1991) Bobby
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Screen Two (1985)  Clive / ... (2 episodes, 1992-1994)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Masterpiece Mystery (1980)  Aurelio Zen (2 episodes, 2011)