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Rupert Penry-Jones Biography

Birth Name:
Rupert William Penry-Jones
Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • Landed his first role, as Caliban in Dulwich College's performance of The Tempest, at age 13
  • Made television debut alongside his mother in Cold Comfort Farm, a TV movie in 1995
  • Booked a few modeling jobs and was the face of Lypsyl lip balm while looking for work as an actor
  • Made London stage debut as Fortinbras in the production of Hamlet at the Hackney Empire Theatre in 1995, where Ralph Fiennes played the title character
  • Met wife while they were in a stage production of Dangerous Corner, a play by JB Priestley in 2001
  • Cast as Carl in The Priority, a play written by Michael Wynne at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2009