Rupert Everett is an actor, writer and director. He was the keynote speaker at the Jarman Award 2019 winner ceremony, and in 2020 was announced as a Film London Jarman Award Patron.
Everett first appeared on stage in 1981 as Guy Bennett in the West End production of Julian Mitchell’s play Another Country, a role which he repeated in the 1984 film version which saw him nominated for a BAFTA as Best Newcomer. Subsequent nominations include a BAFTA and Golden Globe for My Best Friend’s Wedding.
Theatre credits include: Another Country (Greenwich Theatre and Queen’s Theatre), Mass Appeal (Lyric Hammersmith), The Vortex, A Waste of Time, Don Juan, Heartbreak House, The Picture of Dorian Gray (Citizens Theatre), The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (Citizens Theatre and Lyric Hampstead), The Importance of Being Earnest (Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris), Some Sunny Day (Hampstead Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Broadway), Pygmalion (Chichester Festival Theatre & Garrick Theatre), The Judas Kiss (Hampstead Theatre, Duke of Yorks, Toronto, New York), Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre) Uncle Vanya (Theatre Royal in Bath) and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Booth Theatre New York).
Film credits include: Another Country, Dance With a Stranger, Hearts of Fire, The Comfort of Strangers, Tolérance, The Man With the Golden Glasses, Prêt-à-Porter, The Madness of King George , Dellamorte Dellamore, Dunston Checks In, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Shakespeare in Love, An Ideal Husband, Inspector Gadget, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Next Best Thing, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Wild Thornberry’s Movie, Unconditional Love, To Kill A King, Stage Beauty, Shrek 2, Separate Lies, Stardust, Shrek, St Trinian’s, Wild Target, Hysteria, A Royal Night Out, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, The Warrior Queen of Jhansi, The Happy Prince and Warning.
As director and writer: The Happy Prince
Television credits include: Soft Targets, Princess Daisy, Arthur The King, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, Boston Legal, The Other Wife, Black Mirror, Parade’s End, The Musketeers, Finding Altamira, Quacks, The Name of The Rose, There’s Something About Movies and Adult Material. Documentaries include The Victorian Sex Explorer, The Scandalous Adventures of Lord Byron, Love For Sale, 50 Shades of Gay (Channel 4), Born to Be Wilde (BBC).