THE HAPPY PRINCE
RUPERT EVERETT (Oscar Wilde) 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,
alongside Colin Firth, in the 1984 film version directed by Marek Kanievska which saw him
nominated for a BAFTA as Best Newcomer To Film.
Rupert followed up with another British film, 1985's DANCE WITH A STRANGER,
with Miranda Richardson and Ian Holm, in which he played the lover of Ruth Ellis, the
last woman to be hanged in Britain. His first American role was in 1987's HEARTS OF FIRE,
co-starring Bob Dylan.
Rupert's other film appearances include THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS,
PRET-A-PORTER, THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, INSPECTOR GADGET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE NEXT BEST THING, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, STAGE BEAUTY and STARDUST. He is the voice of Prince Charming in the SHREK cycle.
Rupert lived in France between 1986 and 1996 and made LES LUNETTES D'OR with
Philippe Noiret and Stefania Sandrelli, THE CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD directed by Francesco Rosi, co-starring Ornella Muti, Gian Maria Volonte and Irene Papas,
QUIET FLOWS THE DON directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and the cult classic DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE. In 1997, Everett's role in MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING won him both Golden Globe
and BAFTA nominations for his performance as Julia Roberts' confidante. In 2007
Rupert played both Camilla and Carnaby Fritton in a role originally made famous by Alastair Sim in
1954's THE BELLES OF ST TRINIAN'S. The resulting film, ST TRINIAN'S was followed by a
sequel in 2009, ST TRINIAN'S: THE LEGEND OF FRITTON'S GOLD.
He has worked extensively in the theatre appearing on Broadway and in
London's West End. His performance as Oscar Wilde in David Hare's 2014 production of THE JUDAS KISS
earned him the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor in a Play. Other theatre credits include
PYGMALION, THE VORTEX, BLITHE SPIRIT and AMADEUS.
Everett's television work ranges from PARADES END to PRINCESS DAISY. He
played Sherlock Holmes and is currently appearing as Dr. Hendrick in the hit television
comedy QUACKS. He also appeared in the award winning series BLACK MIRROR.
Rupert has written two novels and two memoirs as well as articles for The
Observer, The Times, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Vanity Fair.
In 2008, his documentary THE VICTORIAN SEX EXPLORER retraced the steps of Sir
Richard Burton, the infamous author, explorer and sexual adventurer. He followed this
with a series about Lord Byron, another called LOVE FOR SALE and most recently, FIFTY SHADES OF GAY celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of homosexual decriminalization in the UK.
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