Rufus Sewell Biography (1967-)

Born October 29, 1967, in Twickenham, England; son of William (an animator) and Jo (a waitress) Sewell; married Yasmin Abdallah (a fashion journalist), March 24, 1999 (divorced March, 2000); children: (with Amy Gardener) William Douglas. Addresses: Agent: Julian Belfarge Associates, 46 Albemarle St.,London WIX 4PP, England; United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Parseghian/Planco Agency, 23 E. 22nd St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10010.; Publicist: I/D PR NY, 9 Desbrosses St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013.

Birth Details
October 29, 1967
Twickenham, Middlesex, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Bobby, Twenty-One, Triton Pictures, 1991
  • Tim, Dirty Weekend, 1993
  • Robbie "Bosie" Fay, the bus driver, A Man of No Importance, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994
  • Martin, Victory, Miramax, 1995
  • Mark Gertler, Carrington, Gramercy, 1995
  • Seth Stakadder, Cold Comfort Farm (theatrical release of the BBC television movie), Gramercy, 1995
  • Fortinbras, Hamlet (also known as William Shakespeare's Hamlet), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Giles Winterbourne, The Woodlanders, Miramax, 1997
  • John Murdoch, Dark City (also known as Dark Empire and Dark World), New Line Cinema, 1998
  • Marco Venier, Dangerous Beauty (also known as Courtesan, The Honest Courtesan, A Destiny of Her Own, and Venice), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Frank, Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (also known as The Very Thought of You), Miramax, 1998
  • Ross, At Sachem Farm (also known as Trade Winds, HigherLove, and Uncorked), Itasca Pictures, 1998
  • Mick Carpenter, In a Savage Land, Universal, 1998
  • Dominique, Illuminata, Artisan Entertainment, 1998
  • Eric Stark, Bless the Child (also known as Die Prophezeiung), Paramount, 2000
  • Count Adhemar, A Knight's Tale, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001
  • Ian, The Extremists, MDP Worldwide, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Billy, Gone to Seed, 1992
  • Movies
  • Mike Costain, The Last Romantics, BBC, 1991
  • Clive, Dirty Something, 1993
  • Angus Shaw, Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (also known asShe Creature), HBO, 2001
  • Also appeared in Citizen Locke
  • Miniseries
  • Will Ladislaw, Middlemarch, BBC-2, broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, both 1994
  • Ali Baba, Arabian Nights, ABC, 2000
  • Specials
  • Appeared in "Henry IV," BBC Television Shakespeare, BBC2.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Royal Hunt of the Sun, Compass Theatre Company, 1989
  • The Lost Domain, Watermill Theatre Newbury, 1990
  • Pride and Prejudice, Royal Exchange Manchester, 1991
  • Tomas Kratky Audio, Making It Better, Hampstead and Criterion, London, 1992
  • Septimus Hodge, Arcadia, Lyttelton Theatre, Royal National Theatre, London, 1993
  • Owen, Translations, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1995
  • Roche, Rat in the Skull, Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1995
  • Title role, Macbeth, Queens Theatre, London, 1999
  • Luther, Olivier, Royal National Theatre, 2001
  • Also appeared in Comedians, Compass Theatre Company; Peter andthe Captain, BAC; The Government Inspector, Crucible Sheffield; The Seagull, Crucible Sheffield; As You Like It, Crucible Sheffield.
  • Taped Readings
  • Read "Ode to a Beautiful Nude," Il Postino--Poetry and Music Suite(motion picture soundtrack); read selections from Thomas Hardy, The Woodlanders, Harper Collins Audio Books.

Further Reference


    • Cosmopolitan, February, 1998, p. 37
    • Elle, February, 1998, pp. 55-56
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 7, 1996, p. 40
    • Movieline, December, 1997, p. 14
    • New Yorker, May 13, 1996, pp. 90-91
    • People Weekly, April 6, 1998, p. 164

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