Rupert Everett

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Rupert James Hector Everett (born May 29, 1959) is a British actor.

He was born in Norfolk, England to Major Anthony Michael Everett and Sara MacLean Everett, descended on his mother's side from the baronets Vyvyan of Trelowarren and the German Schmiedern barons. From the age of 7 he was educated by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College, but dropped out of school at 15 and ran away to London to become an actor. In order to support himself he worked as a prostitute, or "rent boy" — as he later admitted to US magazine in 1997. After dropping out of the Central School of Speech and Drama he travelled to Scotland, and got a job in the avant-garde Citizen's Theatre of Glasgow.

His break came with the 1982 West End production of Another Country, playing a gay schoolboy opposite Kenneth Branagh, followed by a film version in 1984 with Colin Firth. He began to develop a promising film career, until he co-starred with Bob Dylan in the huge flop Hearts of Fire (1987). In 1989 he moved to Paris, writing a novel Hello, Darling, Are You Working? and coming out as gay, a move which some at the time perceived as damaging to his career. Returning to the public eye in The Comfort of Strangers (1990), several films of variable success followed. In 1995 he released a second novel, The Hairdresser of St. Tropez.

Everett's career was revitalized by My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), playing Julia Roberts's gay friend. In 1999, he played Madonna's gay best friend in The Next Best Thing. He has since appeared in a number of high-profile film roles, often playing heterosexual leads. He also writes for Vanity Fair.


Selected films

Selected TV

  • The Manhood of Edward Robinson (1981) – Guy
  • Soft Targets (1982) – Actor
  • Princess Daisy (1983) – Ram Valenski
  • The Far Pavilions (1984) – George Garforth
  • Arthur the King (1985) – Lancelot
  • Les Liaisons dangereuses (2003) – Vicomte Sbastien de Valmont
  • Mr. Ambassador (2003) – Ambassador Ronnie Childers
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004) – Sherlock Holmes

External links

fr:Rupert Everett ja:ルパート・エヴェレット

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