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Rufus Sewell is a Actor British born on 29 october 1967 at Twickenham (United-kingdom)

Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell
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Birth name Rufus Frederick Sewell
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 29 october 1967 (51 years) at Twickenham (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award

Rufus Frederik Sewell (/ˈsuːəl/; born 29 October 1967) is an English actor. In film, he has appeared in The Woodlanders, Dangerous Beauty, Dark City, A Knight's Tale, The Illusionist, Tristan and Isolde, and Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence. On television, he starred as an Italian detective in the BBC's television series Zen (2011) and also appeared in the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth (2010). In 1993 he played the hero, Will Ladislaw, in the BBC's adaptation of George Eliot's Middlemarch. In 2003, he appeared in the lead role in Charles II: The Power and The Passion. He starred in the CBS drama Eleventh Hour which was cancelled in April 2009. On stage, he originated the role of Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia and the role of Jan in Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll; the latter earned him an Olivier Award and a Tony Award nomination.

Biography

Sewell has been married twice. His first wife was Australian fashion journalist Yasmin Abdallah; they married in 1999 and divorced a few weeks later. He and second wife, scriptwriter and producer Amy Gardner, whom he married in 2004, have a son, William Douglas Sewell (born 2002). They also separated after just a few weeks and have since divorced.

Sewell has said: "My favourite things are just wandering from place to place, going to cafés, taking photographs. My favourite day is a happy accident".

Best films

The Tourist (2010)
(Actor)
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
(Actor)
The Illusionist (2006)
(Actor)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
(Actor)

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Filmography of Rufus Sewell (42 films)

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Actor

Gods of Egypt, 2h7
Directed by Alex Proyas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on mythology, Mythologie égyptienne
Actors Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Courtney Eaton
Roles Urshu
Rating54% 2.700092.700092.700092.700092.70009
The film portrays a conflict between the gods Set (Gerard Butler) and Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) as they battle for control of the Nile River Valley.
Blinky Bill the Movie, 1h31
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ryan Kwanten, Rufus Sewell, Toni Collette, David Wenham, Deborah Mailman, Richard Roxburgh
Roles The Cat (voice)
Rating52% 2.6146752.6146752.6146752.6146752.614675
The original storyline of the Blinky Bill character was for Blinky to have adventures that will stop the deforestation of the Australian Outback. The newest instalment of Blinky Bill (Ryan Kwanten) takes a less environmental stance and centres on saving his home by bringing his family back together. The battle is for Green Patch and the antagoniser is the evil Cranklepot the Goanna (Barry Otto) who wants to rule their little community.
The Devil's Hand, 1h26
Directed by Christian E. Christiansen
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Themes Films about religion, Demons in film, Serial killer films
Actors Jennifer Carpenter, Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colm Meaney, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes
Roles Jacob Brown
Rating50% 2.504282.504282.504282.504282.50428
On June 6, six women in a close-knit Amish community go into labor and deliver six girls, sparking fears that they could fulfill an ancient prophecy. The prophecy states that six girls will be born on the sixth day of the six month (6-6-6) and that one of them will become the "Devil’s Hand". Out of fear, one mother kills both herself and her daughter shortly after her birth, and the remaining five girls grow up with relative ignorance of the prophecy. As they come closer to their eighteenth birthday, their actions are constantly monitored by the community, especially Elder Beacon (Colm Meaney), who views any ungodly actions as proof that one of them is Satan's minion. This is all made more troubling by the fact that one of the girls, Mary (Alycia Debnam-Carey), has started having terrifying visions that could suggest that she is the Devil's Hand. As tensions rise, a mysterious figure begins to murder the girls one by one.
Hercules
Hercules (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Tobias Santelmann, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes
Roles Autolycus
Rating59% 2.996412.996412.996412.996412.99641
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries comprising the spear-wielding prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) of Argos, the knife-throwing thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) of Sparta, the feral warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie) of Thebes, the Amazon archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) of Scythia and his nephew storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie) of Athens. Hercules is said to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara (Irina Shayk) and their children during a visit to King Eurystheus (Joseph Fiennes). Throughout the film, it is not clearly established that Hercules is truly the son of Zeus, and many are skeptical of the claim as well as of the stories of Hercules' famous Twelve Labors. Despite this, Hercules is frequently seen displaying unusual strength and nigh-unmatched skill in combat. Hercules is frequently haunted by the memory of the deaths of his wife and daughters by his hand, as well as visions of Cerberus.
The Sea
The Sea (2014)
, 1h26
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Ciarán Hinds, Sinéad Cusack, Bonnie Wright, Charlotte Rampling
Roles Carlo Grace
Rating60% 3.008473.008473.008473.008473.00847
The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife.
All Things to All Men, 1h24
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Gabriel Byrne, Rufus Sewell, Toby Stephens, Elsa Pataky, James Frain, MC Harvey
Roles Parker
Rating44% 2.210482.210482.210482.210482.21048
After a stakeout, Parker, a dirty cop, arrests the son of mob boss Joseph Corso. Parker uses the arrest as leverage against Corso and forces him to recruit Riley, a thief that Parker wants to entrap. After Corso threatens him, Riley reluctantly agrees to perform a burglary for Corso, unaware that he is being manipulated by Parker. Parker's target, however, turns out to be more secure than expected, and Corso is unable to procure access codes. Riley balks at Corso's suggestion that they torture a worker for the codes, so Parker retrieves the codes from Scotland Yard's security system. However, Dixon, Parker's protege, becomes increasingly suspicious that there's more to Parker's machinations than he lets on. Dixon takes his concerns to Sands, Parker's long-time partner, who threatens to block Dixon's promotion if he continues to ask questions.
I'll Follow You Down, 1h33
Directed by Richie Mehta
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Time travel films
Actors Gillian Anderson, Haley Joel Osment, Rufus Sewell, Victor Garber, John Paul Ruttan, Kiara Glasco
Roles Gabe
Rating61% 3.050213.050213.050213.050213.05021
A professor (Sewell) from Toronto, Ontario goes to Princeton, New Jersey for a conference but doesn't return. Devastating his wife (Anderson) and young son (Ruttan), he is eventually presumed dead. Twelve years later, his son (Osment) talks with his grandfather (Garber), who suggests that the father's disappearance may have been the result of a scientific experiment involving time travel. The son is determined to find out the truth.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 1h45
Directed by Timour Bekmambetov
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, Political films, White House in fiction
Actors Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas
Roles Adam
Rating58% 2.948042.948042.948042.948042.94804
In 1818, Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) lives in Indiana with his parents, Nancy (Robin McLeavy) and Thomas (Joseph Mawle), who works at a plantation owned by Jack Barts (Marton Csokas). There, Lincoln intervenes when he sees his friend, a young African American boy, William Johnson (Anthony Mackie) being beaten by a slaver. Because of his son's actions, Thomas is fired. That night, Lincoln sees Barts break into his house and attack his mother. Nancy falls ill the following day, and dies shortly afterwards. Thomas tells Lincoln that Barts poisoned her, but asks that he promise not try to avenge her death.
Hotel Noir
Hotel Noir (2012)
, 1h37
Directed by Sebastian Gutierrez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Noir, Crime
Actors Rufus Sewell, Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Connolly
Roles Felix
Rating56% 2.8050052.8050052.8050052.8050052.805005
Los Angeles, 1958: a detective holes up in a downtown hotel awaiting killers to come get him. During the course of one night he will meet various occupants of the hotel and the truth of how he came to be in his present situation will be revealed.
Restless
Restless (2012)
, 3h
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon, Charlotte Rampling, Thekla Reuten
Roles Lucas Romer
Rating71% 3.598133.598133.598133.598133.59813
En 1976, Ruth Gilmartin, étudiante à Cambridge, rend visite à sa mère Sally, installée à la campagne. Dans un état de nervosité inhabituel, Sally révèle à sa fille qu'elle est d'origine russe, que son vrai nom est Eva Delectorskaya et qu'elle était agent secret de Sa Majesté pendant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Stupéfaite, Ruth découvre l'histoire de sa mère. Arrivée à Paris en 1939, elle est recrutée par un agent britannique, un certain Lucas Romer...
The Tourist, 1h39
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Steven Berkoff, Rufus Sewell
Roles The Englishman
Rating60% 3.000733.000733.000733.000733.00073
An English woman, Elise Clifton-Ward (Angelina Jolie), is being followed by French Police who are working with Scotland Yard under the direction of Inspector John Acheson (Paul Bettany). Acheson has spent years hunting Alexander Pearce, a lover of Elise, who owes £744 million in back taxes, and is believed to have received plastic surgery to alter his appearance. At a Parisian cafe, Elise receives written instructions from Pearce: Board the train to Venice; pick out a man; let the police believe that he is Pearce. Elise burns the note, evades the police and boards the train.
The Pillars of the Earth (miniseries), 1h
Directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland, Matthew Macfadyen, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell
Roles Tom Builder
Rating80% 4.049554.049554.049554.049554.04955
Like the novel on which it is based, the miniseries centres on the construction of a cathedral in the fictitious town of Kingsbridge during a tumultuous period of English history known as The Anarchy in the 12th century.
Downloading Nancy, 1h42
Directed by Johan Renck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, BDSM in films
Actors Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, Amy Brenneman, Michael Nyqvist, Matthew Harrison
Roles Albert Stockwell
Rating57% 2.899632.899632.899632.899632.89963
From the press release: Dead to everything except painful pleasure, an unhappily married woman, Nancy, leaves her silent husband behind to meet a fellow broken soul in search of a final release. Louis is a quiet dispenser of pleasure, Nancy is the mechanism set to self-destruct. Beyond therapy, beyond medication, beyond feeling, Nancy is left with the only coping mechanism she ever knew, violence. Together, they journey through the darkest recesses of the human mind before finding solace in each other's arms. For Nancy, solace can only come from death, for Louis, it can only come from Nancy. Nancy's husband Albert is left with an empty house, filled with only the memory of his wife's unbearable loneliness and a final, endless understanding of how bleak life could be. The relationship between Louis and Nancy straddles the thin line between pleasure and pain, crossing over into a film that is as emotional as it is unnerving.
Vinyan
Vinyan (2008)
, 1h36
Directed by Fabrice Du Welz
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Buddy films
Actors Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell, Julie Dreyfus, Josse De Pauw
Roles Paul Belhmer
Rating52% 2.6487152.6487152.6487152.6487152.648715
Jeanne and Paul are a wealthy couple who were in Thailand helping to establish an orphanage when the 2004 tsunami leveled the island. Jeanne and Paul had a young son who disappeared in the storm, and since his body has never been found, Jeanne holds out hope that he might still be alive, a hope that becomes a desperate concern when she sees a video of children being held by kidnappers in Burma which shows a child who looks like her boy. Eager to find out the truth, Paul pays a hefty fee to local outlaw Mr. Gao to escort him and Jeanne into a forbidden zone known only to Thailand's criminal underclass near the Burmese border. Jeanne and Paul soon find themselves out of their depth in a strange land they do not understand where dangerous men commune with the spirits of the dead.