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Rupert Friend Biography

Birth Place:
Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Before becoming an actor, he wanted to sail around the world, working as a deckhand on yachts
  • Auditioned for Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts without telling his family; he thought his audition went so poorly that he had already lined up another job when he got the call he was accepted
  • Film debut was his acclaimed portrayal of Johnny Depp's sidekick Billy Downs in The Libertine
  • Met ex-girlfriend Keira Knightley on the set of Pride & Prejudice, playing Mr
  • Wickham to her Elizabeth Bennett

Awards

  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

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