Rufus Sewell

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  • Birth Name: Rufus Frederick Sewell
  • Birth Place: Twickenham, Middlesex, England
  • Profession: Actor
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  • As a teenager, played drums in bands with his older brother Caspar and dreamed of becoming a rock star.
  • While at Central School, was cast in a play directed by alum Judi Dench; she took Sewell under her wing and helped him find an agent.
  • Made his professional stage debut in a Sheffield, England, production of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
  • Made his feature-film debut as a junkie in 1991 indie drama Twenty-One.
  • Won Most Promising Newcomer at the 1993 Critics' Circle Theatre Awards and was nominated the following year for a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia.
  • Received a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut for his role in the 1995 Broadway production of Translations.
  • Recorded 12 Ian Fleming novels as books on CD.
  • Known for his work in costume dramas, he relished the opportunity to play modern-day detective Aurelio Zen in the 2011 BBC series Zen.

Awards

  • 2008, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1994, Olivier Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Yasmin Abdallah — Ex-wife
  • Alice Eve — Ex-significant Other
  • Amy Gardner — Ex-wife
  • William Douglas Sewell — Son
  • Bill Sewell — Father
  • Helen McCrory — Ex-significant Other
  • Jo Sewell — Mother
  • Caspar Sewell — Brother

College

  • Attended West Thames College, Isleworth, Middlesex, England; Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Rufus Frederick Sewell
  • Birth Place: Twickenham, Middlesex, England
  • Profession: Actor