Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Won an Oscar for his supporting role in "Bridge of Spies"
Played Thomas Cromwell in "Wolf Hall"
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
Earned critical acclaim for his role as Johnny Byron in the London stage production of "Jerusalem"
Performed in "Boeing Boeing" in London; reprised role for 2008 Broadway production; earned a Tony award nomination
Featured in the documentary "Much Ado About Something"
Appeared on stage in "Cymbeline"; recreated roles at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Had lead role in Patrice Chereau's first English-language feature, "Intimacy"
Starred as "Hamlet" at the Globe
Played Cleopatra in a production of "Antony and Cleopatra"; also staged an all-male production of "Julius Caesar"
Named first artistic director of Globe Theater in London
New York debut, Off-Broadway production of "Henry V"
Played Ferdinand in Peter Greenaway's "Prospero's Books"
First TV lead, "The Grass Arena"
Early film work, "The McGuffin"
Returned to England to attend RADA
Born near London, England
Moved to US with family; raised near Milwaukee, WI
In 2005 Rylance became the first Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London.