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Rupert Everett Biography
Rupert Everett born as James Hector Everett is an English actor, writer, and singer. He first came to public attention in 1981, when he has cast in Julian Mitchell’s play and subsequent film Another Country as a gay pupil at an English public school in the 1930s; the role earned him his first BAFTA Award nomination.
He went on to receive a second BAFTA Award nomination and his first Golden Globe Award nomination for his role in ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ (1997), followed by a second Golden Globe nomination for ‘An Ideal Husband’ (1999).
Everett has performed in many other prominent films including;
- The Madness of King George (1994), ‘Shakespeare in Love (1998)
- Inspector Gadget (1999),
- The Next Best Thing (2000)
- Sherlock Holmes and
- The Case of the Silk Stocking (2004),
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
- Stardust (2007)
- Wild Target (2010)
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016).
Rupert Everett Age
Everett was born on 29 May 1959 Burnham Deepdale, United Kingdom.
Rupert Everett Height
Rupert has a height of 6 feet 4 inches. Which is equivalent to 1.93 meters.
Rupert Everett Gay Boyfriend
He is a very good-looking man as he has a sensational height of 6 feet 4 inches. He has worked hours in the gym to get that body of his and he looks pretty decent when he goes shirtless. He looks very young because of his dashing personality. He has been very successful in his career and his earnings prove that.
According to some sources he has a jaw-dropping net worth of 24 million dollars and nothing more is needed to be said about his success now. Some hoaxes about him were spread stating he had plastic surgery, but they were not true.
He is openly gay and this means there is no chance of him dating a woman and having a girlfriend. He will never be married to a woman as well and will never have a wife. He is dating his partner but according to some sources, his partner (boyfriend) is not a celeb. It seems like everything is well between him and his partner and their relationship is here to stay.
He is not at all active in popular social networking sites such as Twitter and Instagram. This also means he is not fond of uploading his photos in those sites to share them with his fans and loved ones. However, it would have been great for him to use those sites as it keeps fans and loved ones so much closer to their favorite artists and it is never a wrong thing to do.
The only reason behind him not using these sites may be lack of time. Wiki sites also contain information on him and his biography.
His portrayal of a character called George Downes in My Best Friend’s Wedding won him the very prestigious American Comedy Award for the category of Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. He also won Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor for the very same work. Other movies and TV shows to his name include the likes of Shrek 2, To Kill a King and Stage Beauty.
The The 1980s
Everett’s break came in 1981 at the Greenwich Theatre and later West End production of Another Country, playing a gay schoolboy opposite Kenneth Branagh. His first film was the Academy Award-winning short A Shocking Accident (1982), directed by James Scott and based on a Graham Greene story.
This was followed by a film version of Another Country in 1984 with Cary Elwes and Colin Firth. Following on with Dance With a Stranger (1985), Everett began to develop a promising film career until he co-starred with Bob Dylan in the huge flop Hearts of Fire (1987). Around the same time, Everett recorded and released an album of pop songs entitled Generation of Loneliness.
Despite being managed by Simon Napier-Bell (who had steered Wham! to prominence), the public didn’t take to his change in direction. The shift was short-lived, and he only returned to pop indirectly by providing backing vocals for his best friend Madonna many years later, on her cover of “American Pie” and on the track “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” on Robbie Williams’ Swing When You’re Winning in 2001.
In 1989, Everett moved to Paris, writing a novel, Hello, Darling, Are You Working?, and coming out as gay, a disclosure which he has said may well have damaged his career. Returning to the public eye in The Comfort of Strangers (1990), several films of variable success followed.
The Italian comics character Dylan Dog, created by Tiziano Sclavi in 1986, is graphically inspired by him. Everett, in turn, appeared in an adaptation based on Sclavi’s novel, Dellamorte Dellamore (1994). In 1995 he released a second novel, The Hairdressers of St. Tropez.
His career was revitalized by his award-winning performance in My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997), playing Julia Roberts’s character’s gay friend, followed by Madonna’s character’s best friend in The Next Best Thing (2000). (Everett was a backup vocalist on her cover of “American Pie”, which is on the film’s soundtrack). Around the same time, he starred as the sadistic Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw in Disney’s Inspector Gadget (also 1999) with Matthew Broderick.
For the 21st century, Everett has decided to write again. He has been a Vanity Fair contributing editor, has written for The Guardian and wrote a film screenplay on playwright Oscar Wilde’s final years, for which he sought funding.
In 2006 Everett published a memoir, Red Carpets, and Other Banana Skins, in which he reveals his six-year affair with British television presenter Paula Yates. Although he is sometimes described as bisexual, as opposed to homosexual, he described his heterosexual affairs during a radio show with Jonathan Ross as the result of adventurousness: “I was basically adventurous, I think I wanted to try everything”.
Since the revelation of his sexuality, Everett has participated in public activities (leading the 2007 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras), played a double role in the film St. Trinian’s, and has appeared on TV several times (as a contestant in the special Comic Relief Does The Apprentice; as a presenter for Live Earth; and as a guest host on the Channel 4 show The Friday Night Project, among others). He has also garnered media attention for his vitriolic quips and forthright opinions during interviews that have caused public outrage.
In May 2007, he delivered one of the eulogies at the funeral of fashion director Isabella Blow, his friend since they were teenagers, who had committed suicide. He asked as part of his speech: “Have you gotten what you wanted, Issie? Life was a relationship that you rejected.” During this time he also voiced the nefarious, but handsome villain Prince Charming in the first two Shrek sequels.
Everett’s documentary on Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) in which he retraces the travels of Burton through countries such as India and Egypt, aired on the BBC in 2008. In the documentary, titled The Victorian Sex Explorer, Everett explores the life of a man who investigated a male brothel frequented by British soldiers in Bombay in disguise; who introduced The Koran, One Thousand And One Nights and the Kama Sutra in their first English translations; who traveled to the city of Mecca, and kissed the Holy Stone of Kaaba in disguise as an Arab; and was able to converse in more than twenty languages.
Everett explained in 2008: “I’ve been interested in him for years. So many contradictions. Such a riveting, show business character. The godfather of the sexual revolution.”
In 2009, Rupert told British newspaper The Observer that he wished he had never revealed his sexuality, as he feels that it hurt his career and advised younger actors against such candor:
“ The fact is that you could not be, and still cannot be, a 25-year-old homosexual trying to make it in the British film business or the American film business or even the Italian film business. It just doesn’t work and you’re going to hit a brick wall at some point.
You’re going to manage to make it roll for a certain amount of time, but at the first sign of failure they’ll cut you right off… Honestly, I would not advise any actor necessarily, if he was really thinking of his career, to come out.”
Also in 2009, He presented two Channel 4 documentaries: one on the travels of Lord Byron, the Romantic poet, broadcast in July 2009, and another on British explorer Sir Richard Burton.
Everett then returned to his acting roots, appearing in several theatre productions: his Broadway debut in 2009 at the Shubert Theatre received positive critical reviews; he performed in a Noël Coward play, Blithe Spirit, starring alongside Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and Jayne Atkinson, under the direction of Michael Blakemore. and he was expected to tour several Italian cities during the 2008–09 winter season in another Coward play, Private Lives (performed in Italian, which he speaks fluently)—playing Elyot to Italian actress Asia Argento’s Amanda—but the production was canceled.
During the summer of 2010, performed as Professor Henry Higgins, with English actress Honeysuckle Weeks and Stephanie Cole, in a revival of Pygmalion at the Chichester Festival Theatre. He reprised the role in May 2011 at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End, starring alongside Diana Rigg and Kara Tointon.
In July 2010, Everett was featured in the popular family history program Who Do You Think You Are? Released in late 2010, the comedy film Wild Target featured Everett as an art-loving gangster, and also starred Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt.
In 2012 Everett starred in the television adaptation of Parade’s End with Benedict Cumberbatch. The five-part drama was adapted by Sir Tom Stoppard from the novels of Ford Madox Ford, and Everett appears as the brother of protagonist Christopher Tietjens.
Everett then starred as Oscar Wilde in The Judas Kiss, a stage play which was revived at London’s Hampstead Theatre beginning 6 September 2012, co-starring Freddie Fox as Bosie, and directed by Neil Armfield. The play ran at the Hampstead through 13 October 2012, toured the UK and Dublin, and then transferred to the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 9 January 2013 in a limited run through 6 April 2013.
Rupert won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Actor. In 2016 the production, still starring Everett and with Charlie Rowe as Bosie, ran in North America for seven weeks in Toronto and five weeks at BAM in New York City.
In early 2013, Everett began working on a film portraying the final period of Wilde’s life, stating in the media that he has had a fascination with the playwright since he was a child, as his mother read him Wilde’s children’s story The Happy Prince before he slept Everett explained in November 2013:
The book made me feel mystical at a very early age, there’s a line in it which I didn’t really understand and I still don’t when the happy prince says to the swallow, “there is no mystery as great as suffering”, I certainly didn’t understand what it meant and I’m sure my mother reading it to me hadn’t got a clue what it meant, but that was interesting and mysterious and a deep thought.
Rupert at Sofia International Film Festival, March 2017.
The subsequent film, The Happy Prince, written and directed by Everett, was released in 2018.
In 2015 it was announced that he would play the part of Philippe Achille, Marquis de Feron, the corrupt Governor of Paris, Head of the Red Guard and illegitimate brother to Louis XIII in the third series of the BBC One drama The Musketeers.
In 2017 Everett appeared as a recurring character in the BBC 2 comedy Quacks. He plays Dr. Hendricks, the neurotic principal of the medical school.
Rupert Everett Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 30 million.