Rufus Sewell Biography | Rufus Sewell
Rufus Sewell (Full name: Rufus Frederik Sewell) is an English actor. He was born on 29th October 1967 in Twickenham, the United Kingdom to Jo, a Welsh artist and waitress, and William Sewell, an Australian animator.
His parents divorced when Sewell was five, and his mother worked to support him and his brother. His father died when he was 10.Sewell was educated at Orleans Park School, a state comprehensive school in Twickenham, which he left in 1984, followed by West Thames College, where a drama teacher sent him to audition for drama school. He later enrolled at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
After graduating, Sewell was set up with an agent by Judi Dench, who had directed him in a play while at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His breakthrough year was in 1993, in which he starred as the nasty Tim in Michael Winner’s film Dirty Weekend. The winner chose him after seeing him in a play at the Criterion Theatre.
Rufus Sewell Age
Rufus Frederik Sewell is an English actor. He was born on 29th October 1967 in Twickenham, United Kingdom. He is 51 years old as of 2018.
Rufus Sewell Eye Surgery
Rufus Sewell underwent Eye Surgery Blepharoplasty of his eye in order to repair Ptosis of his eyelid. (Ptosis is a condition of the eyelid that causes the falling or drooping of the upper eyelid.)
Rufus Sewell Victoria
Victoria is a TV Show where the monarch’s life is chronicled as the story begins with the death of King William IV in 1837, her accession to the throne at the tender age of 18 and her relationships with the influential forces around her.
With the advice of the prime minister Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewel) and the support of her husband Prince Albert the young queen flourishes and establishes herself in her newfound role.
Rufus Sewell Family
Sewell parents are William, an Australian animator, and JoSewell, a Welsh artist and waitress. His father worked on the “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” segment of animation for ‘The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine film. His parents divorced when Sewell was five and his father later died when he was ten years.
Rufus Sewell Wife | Rufus Sewell Daughter | Rufus Sewell Girlfriend
Sewell has been married twice. His first wife was Australian fashion journalist Yasmin Abdallah; they were married in 1999 and divorced in 2000. He married his second wife, scriptwriter, and producer Amy Gardner, in 2004.
They have a son, William Douglas Sewell who was born in 2002. They were divorced in 2006. He also has a daughter. He has a young daughter, Lola. He has been dating a Japanese girlfriend, who is a hairstylist and hates being a part of media and Hollywood, since 2009.
Rufus Sewell Height
Rufus has an estimated height of 6 feet(1.83 M) tall. He has a weight of 82kg. His strongly built chest of 43 inches and biceps which measure 13.5 inches, rest on his waist of 33 inches, giving him a firm build. He wears size 12 shoes.
Rufus Sewell Movies and TV Shows
After graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London he was set up with an agent by Judi Dench who has directed him in a play while at the Central School of Speech and Drama. In 1993 he starred as the nasty Tim in Michael Winner’s film Dirty Weekend. The winner chose him after seeing him in a play at the Criterion Theatre.
His film work includes 1995’s Cold Comfort Farm, directed by John Schlesinger, the lead role of John Murdoch in the science fiction film Dark City in 1998, Amazing Grace, The Illusionist and Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy The Holiday. Amazing Grace deals with William Wilberforce’s political fight to abolish slavery in Britain, with Sewell playing Wilberforce’s co-campaigner Thomas Clarkson.
Sewell is known for his villainous roles, such as those in A Knight’s Tale, The Legend of Zorro, Bless the Child, Helen of Troy and The Illusionist. He spoke of his unhappiness about this, saying that ” don’t want to play a baddie again.” “Everyone has the thing they have to get around”, notes Sewell. “With me, it’s like okay, how can I make this upper-class bad guy in the 19th century different and interesting?”
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Rufus’s been in everything, but, no, Rufus Sewell doesn’t have a glass eye, it’s just a lazy eye that never quite got corrected. It makes him weirdly cute, so he’s not that standard-issue leading man.
But he’s still had the lead in a lot of historical costume movies and TV series, just not as many big shiny ones. It’s like he’s a poor man’s, Hugh Grant! Still, Rufus Sewell is a damn fine actor and just shows up everywhere. He deserves a Man Candy Monday of his own, and these are my favorite of his roles.
Rufus Sewell Movies
2001: A Knight’s Tale
1998: Dark City
2012: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
2006: The Illusionist
2006: Tristan & Isolde
2006: The Holiday
1998: Dangerous Beauty
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2010: The Tourist
2005: The Legend of Zorro
2016: Gods of Egypt
2006: Amazing Grace
1995: Cold Comfort Farm
1997: The Woodlanders
2000: Bless the Child
2003: Helen of Troy
1994: A Man of No Importance
2014: The Devil’s Hand
2013: All Things to All Men
2002: Extreme Ops
2006: Paris, I Love You
2008: Downloading Nancy
2013: I’ll Follow You Down
1999: In A Savage Land
1998: Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence
1998: At Sachem Farm
2001: Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature
2012: Hotel Noir
2015: Blinky Bill the Movie
1993: Dirty Weekend
2013: The Sea
2015: Killing Jesus
2013: The Brunchers
2005: The Taming Of The Shrew
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1994: Citizen Locke
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Rufus Sewell TV Shows
Since 2015: The Man in the High Castle
Since 2016: Victoria
2010: The Pillars of the Earth
2008 – 2009: Eleventh Hour
2003: Helen of Troy
2008: John Adams
2000: Arabian Nights
Since 2003: Charles II: The Power and the Passion
2012: Parade’s End
2008: The Devil’s Whore
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Rufus Sewell Interview
Victoria’ Star Rufus Sewell on Becoming a Sex Symbol at 49
The veteran actor on wooing Queen Victoria and his very British nickname for Donald Trump.
“When I received the script for Victoria, I was midway through the first season of The Man in the High Castle. That character is very complex, he suddenly inhabits the darker realm and he’s the ideal version of one stereotype, one typecast, which I decided to embrace and go as deep as I could. Suddenly on my doorstep arrives this other typecast that I used to battle with—the brooding Victorian lord.
I read it and thought, ‘You know what? I am so lucky to still be considered for this kind of role.’ When I got this script, I realized that I not only identified in some way with Melbourne, but I just really liked him, which for me is not always the case. Often the job for me is to try to shine a light on something dark or to try to find nuance in something that might seem kind of one-note on paper. That was not the case with Melbourne.”
But he did think Lord M was a little too perfect at first.
“One of my vague concerns, when I read the script, was that he seemed to conform to so many echoes of literary types that we’ve seen. I thought, if [their relationship] really was this interesting, wouldn’t we know much more about it? I was slightly suspicious that he had been souped up for this kind of composite character.
So I read everything I could and found out that he was so interesting and wonderful. I just couldn’t get enough of him after a while. Even if in reading a whole book you only get one glimmer of something useful, A) you’ve read a wonderful book—if you’re lucky, anyway—and B) that tiny, tiny, tiny thing could be the thing that unlocks for you and brings it closer to home and makes it real for you.”
Sorry, #Vicbourne shippers, you can’t rewrite history—it’s Prince Albert’s turn.
“My filming of Victoria kind of mirror, in a way, the story. Jenna and I just really got off. We had a hoot from start to finish and from the first reading, it was clear that we had a great rapport. And my filming was basically crammed in a couple of months before the lovely Tom, who plays Albert, turned up.
I was aware that this fun was coming to an end. Then Tom turned up, and there was this crossover couple of weeks where we were all staying in the same hotel and we all went out together. It was lovely, but there was this vague feeling that I was going to have to give up my playmate to someone else. I left, then it was his show. It was kind of bittersweet.”
As a star of The Man in the High Castle, he thinks the comparisons between today’s political climate in the U.S. and Nazi Germany are disrespectful—except for one element.
“What was interesting about the book when it was written and what is still interesting about it now, although it may seem sometimes slightly more vivid than anticipated, is that it’s about the process of normalization. It’s about the stories people tell themselves so they can get on with their lives, the stories people construct so they can live it and occupy it and be the center and the good person in their story, and it happens in the most extraordinary, horrific circumstances.
“The mass of Germany who went along with managed to do so by choosing to be ignorant, by choosing not to look at uncomfortable, inconvenient truths.”
The idea that everyone evil lived in Germany from 1933 onwards is a fallacy that’s probably quite comforting for us to say—we can create these monsters, these others that encapsulated evil for us. It’s comforting but it’s very dangerous because there were normal people in Germany.
I don’t mean that people that started Nazism, you know, Goebbels and Hitler and all his really warped and deranged, horrific henchmen, but the people, the mass of Germany who went along with it managed to do so by choosing to be ignorant, by choosing not to look at uncomfortable, inconvenient truths.
I mean, the reason that Nazism was so successful is that Goebbels was so brilliant at manipulating the media and that no one read any news from all over the world, and by the time the Germans marched into Poland, they felt universally that they were the victims who were finally standing up to themselves.
People can convince themselves of anything. Countries can convince themselves of anything, and now I have no doubt that a large proportion of the people living in our version of Nazi America believe that they are living in a heroic, noble moral land.
So it’s a very salient lesson on how if we aren’t careful, these things, well not only can these things happen in America, but they have. It’s how America started.
I don’t mean to overstate it but there have been genocides before and the people committing those genocides seem to sleep in their beds and get up and you know, make holidays. When the book was written it meant the same thing as it means now. It’s about what people do in order to normalize.”
He once called Donald Trump a “catastrophic knob-end” on Twitter.
“One can say so many things, but specifically after Meryl Streep said what she said, to describe to her as overrated, I was, ‘Oh, f*ck off.’ The ways of swearing and insulting that come to a British person are slightly different. It’s more about onomatopoeia than anything else.”
You might not see him in movies anymore.
“If there was one aspect of my career I would happily walk away from, it’s film, because at the moment if I want to do really good quality work that goes very deep and works long-form and offers really multi-faceted and interesting, demanding roles, they’re coming to me in TV.”
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Rufus Sewell Man IMan In The High Castle’ Season 3: Why Rufus Sewell Wanted To Play Villain John Smith
Obergruppenführer John Smith is one of the most ruthless and cunning men on Amazon Prime’s The Man in the High Castle, based on the novel of the same name by Philip K Dick, about a dystopian America conquered by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan set in 1962. Could Smith have been a different person if the Nazis hadn’t won World War II in this alternate reality?
Rufus Sewell portrays the Nazi leader in the Emmy award-winning Amazon series, whose third season debuts on October 5. His character in charge of defending the Reich and obtaining the films that reveal alternative realities made by the Man in the High Castle. Obergruppenführer Smith is a seemingly strict follower of the rules who does anything to protect his country. He’s also a family man who is devoted to his wife and children.
When the Nazi rules endanger his family, Smith is forced to make a decision that goes against the procedures set by the Reich. Despite the heinous acts Smith has committed, his perception as a callous monster is shattered when he concocts a plan to save his son Thomas, who has facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. It would be easier to write Smith off as a maniacal killer, but he’s not. He’s a multi-dimensional character who operates by his own set of morals not determined by the Reich.
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