(May 29, 1959 - living) U.K.
Actor, model, rock musician and novelist
Born in Norfolk, England, Rupert Everett grew up in privileged circumstances, but the wry, sometimes arrogant intellectual was a rebel from the very beginning. At the age of 7, he was placed into the care of Benedictine monks at Ampleforth College where he trained classically on the piano. He was expelled from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London for clashing with his teachers and instead apprenticed himself at the avant-garde Glasgow Citizen's Theater in Scotland, performing in such productions as Don Juan and Heartbreak House.
In 1984, he successfully transferred another stage role, Another Country, to film, and became England's hottest new international star. But, again, the rebel doused his own career by clashing with the press and even with his own fans.
In 1989, Everett announced his own homosexuality -- an announcement that could have mortally wounded his film career. Instead, over time, it has had the opposite effect. His career revitalized as Julia Roberts gay confidante in My Best Friends Wedding, and has continued to bloom in such films as Shakespeare in Love playing Christopher Marlowe, An Ideal Husband and A Midsummer Night's Dream as Oberon.
He has been a successful model in Milan, speaks English, French & Italian, lives in London, New York, Paris & Miami, and owns a Black Lab, named Moise. Everett bought a home in Los Angeles for his dog's sake. His black Lab, Moise, was suffering from painful arthritis, so the actor relocated to the city in order for his beloved pet to heal. Everett even turned down a role on the London stage, because it meant having to have his dog quarantined for six months. Once he said, "Why would I wear pink trousers? It's hard enough being gay".
Source: mini-biography by Gary Brumburgh
- Another Country (1984)
- The Comfort of Strangers (1991)
- A Room With a View
- Inside Monkey Zetterland (1993)
- Prèt-à-porter (1994)
- Cemetery Man (1996)
- My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
- Shakespeare in Love (1998)
- Inspector Gadget (1999)
- B. Monkey (1999)
- Paragraph 175 (1999)
- A Midsummer Nights Dream (1999)
- An Ideal Husband (2000)
- The Next Best Thing (2000)
- Paragraph 175 (narrator, 2000)
- Unconditional Love (2002)
- Big Fat Liar (2002)
- Hello Darling, Are You Working (1992)
- The Hairdressers From St. Tropez