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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 CARRINGTON, opposite Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce, as well as in John Schlesinger's COLD COMFORT FARM.

Sewell's other screen work includes HERCULES opposite John Hurt and Dwayne Johnson, directed by Brett Ratner; HOTEL NOIR directed by Sebastian Gutierrez; Timur Bekmambetov's 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; Martin Campbell's THE LEGEND OF ZORRO; Kevin Reynold's TRISTAN & ISOLDE; Brian Helgeland's A KNIGHT'S 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; Chuck Russell's BLESS THE CHILD; Mark Peploe's VICTORY; Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET; Phil Agland's 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 in KILLING 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 Warchus. 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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