RUFUS SEWELL is currently starring in the hugely successful
Amazon series THE MAN IN THE
HIGH CASTLE produced by Scott Free Television. Recently, Sewell received
critical acclaim for his
performance as Lord Melbourne in VICTORIA for PBS and ITV.
Sewell first gained attention on screen for his performance as Will Ladislaw
in the BBC adaptation of
MIDDLEMARCH. He received further acclaim in Christopher Hampton's feature film
opposite Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce, as well as in John Schlesinger's COLD
Sewell's other screen work includes HERCULES opposite John Hurt and Dwayne
directed by Brett Ratner; HOTEL NOIR directed by Sebastian Gutierrez; Timur
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER; Fabrice du Welz's VINYAN; Johan Renck's
DOWNLOADING NANCY; Neil Burger's THE ILLUSIONIST; Wes Craven's PARIS JE T'AIME;
Nancy Meyers' THE HOLIDAY opposite Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Cameron Diaz;
THE LEGEND OF ZORRO; Kevin Reynold's TRISTAN & ISOLDE; Brian Helgeland's A
TALE; Alex Proyas' DARK CITY; Marshall Herskovitz's DANGEROUS BEAUTY; ILLUMINATA
directed by and co-starring John Turturro; Nick Hamm's THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU;
Russell's BLESS THE CHILD; Mark Peploe's VICTORY; Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET; Phil
THE WOODLANDERS; and Suri Krishnamma's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE.
Sewell's television work includes the role of Petruchio in the BBC production
of THE TAMING OF
THE SHREW, for which he received a BAFTA Best Actor nomination, and lead roles
JESUS (History Channel); ZEN (Left Bank Pictures/BBC); PILLARS OF THE EARTH (Starz/Channel
4); ELEVENTH HOUR (produced by Jerry Bruckheimer); JOHN ADAMS (HBO); CHARLES II,
directed by Joe Wright (BBC); and RESTLESS directed by Edward Hall.
On stage, Sewell was most recently in Art at the Old Vic, directed by Matthew
He made his West End debut as Thomas Kratsky, in Making It Better, which
garnered him the London
Critics Circle's Best Newcomer Award, and the following year he played Septimus
Hodge in the original
production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the National Theatre, for which he was
nominated for Best
Supporting Actor at The Olivier Awards.
In 2009, Sewell played Jan in another Stoppard play, Rock n' Roll at The
Royal Court and the Ambassadors
Theatre, where he won the Best Actor award at the Evening Standard, London
Critics' Circle and Olivier
Awards, and then on Broadway, for which he received nominations for Best Actor
nomination at the
Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards.
Other theatre credits include the Broadway revival of Brian Friel's
Translations; Rat In the Skull, directed by
Stephen Daldry at The Royal Court; Macbeth, directed by John Crowley; Luther,
directed by Peter Gill at
the National Theatre; and of course a highly-lauded run on the West End in
Pinter's Old Times, opposite
Kristen Scott Thomas and directed by Ian Rickson.
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