Mark Rylance

Actor, Artistic director, Director
The English-born, American-raised Mark Rylance returned to England to attend RADA and became one of the new breed of actors who pledge to do both new works and offer vibrant new interpretations of the classics. Rylance ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1960 in Kent, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (19)

Bridge of Spies 2015 (Movie)

Rudolf Abel (Actor)

The Gunman 2015 (Movie)

Cox (Actor)

Wolf Hall 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Days and Nights 2014 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Anonymous 2011 (Movie)

Condell (Actor)

Blitz 2011 (Movie)

Roberts (Actor)

The Other Boleyn Girl 2008 (Movie)

Sir Thomas Boleyn (Actor)

Much Ado About Something 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Intimacy 2001 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Angels & Insects 1996 (Movie)

William Adamson (Actor)

Institute Benjamenta 1996 (Movie)

Jakob von Gunten (Actor)

The History of Hamlet 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Loving 1994 (Movie)

Charlie Raunce (Actor)

Prospero's Books 1991 (Movie)

Ferdinand (Actor)

Hearts of Fire 1990 (Movie)

Fizz (Actor)

The Grass Arena 1990 (Movie)

John Healy (Actor)

The McGuffin 1984 (Movie)

Gavin (Actor)

Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Green Card Fever 2003 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

The English-born, American-raised Mark Rylance returned to England to attend RADA and became one of the new breed of actors who pledge to do both new works and offer vibrant new interpretations of the classics. Rylance won praise in Britain with his TV portrayal of John Healy, an alcoholic boxer-turned-chess champion in "The Grass Arena" (1991). He also had a supporting role in the miniseries, "Wallenberg: A Hero's Story" (NBC, 1985).

Relationships

Claire Kampen

Wife

David Waters

Father

Anne Waters

Mother

EDUCATION

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

London , England

Milestones

2011

Reprised role of Johnny Byron for the Broadway production of "Jerusalem"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

2009

Earned critical acclaim for his role as Johnny Byron in the London stage production of "Jerusalem"

2007

Performed in "Boeing Boeing" in London; reprised role for 2008 Broadway production; earned a Tony award nomination

2002

Featured in the documentary "Much Ado About Something"

2001

Had lead role in Patrice Chereau's first English-language feature, "Intimacy"

2001

Appeared on stage in "Cymbeline"; recreated roles at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

2000

Starred as "Hamlet" at the Globe

1999

Played Cleopatra in a production of "Antony and Cleopatra"; also staged an all-male production of "Julius Caesar"

1995

Named first artistic director of Globe Theater in London

1993

New York debut, Off-Broadway production of "Henry V"

1991

Played Ferdinand in Peter Greenaway's "Prospero's Books"

1991

First TV lead, "The Grass Arena"

1985

Early film work, "The McGuffin"

Born near London, England

Returned to England to attend RADA

Moved to US with family; raised near Milwaukee, WI

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