Rupert Everett

Actor, Screenwriter, Singer
A tall, slender British actor with dark matinee idol looks, Rupert Everett was one of the few movie stars in Hollywood to maintain a long and successful mainstream acting career while being openly gay. A former model ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1959 in Norfolk, England, GB


Actor (65)

A Royal Night Out 2015 (Movie)

George VI (Actor)

...and Quiet Flows the Don 2014 (Movie)

Grigory (Actor)

The Happy Prince 2014 (Movie)

Oscar Wilde (Actor)

Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

Sota (Voice)

Parade's End 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)


Hysteria 2012 (Movie)

Edmund St. John Smythe (Actor)

The Royal Wedding: Encore and More 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


The British Academy Film Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Wild Target 2010 (Movie)


St. Trinian's 2009 (Movie)

Miss Fritton/Carnaby Fritton (Actor)

St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold 2009 (Movie)

Miss Fritton (Actor)

Shrek the Third 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Prince Charming (Actor)

Stardust 2007 (Movie)

Secundus (Actor)

Separate Lies 2005 (Movie)

William Bule (Actor)

A Different Loyalty 2004 (Movie)

Kim Philby (Actor)

Dangerous Liaisons 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


Shrek 2 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Prince Charming (Actor)

Stage Beauty 2004 (Movie)

King Charles II (Actor)

World Music Awards 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)


The 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


To Kill a King 2003 (Movie)

Charles I (Actor)

Unconditional Love (New Line) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)


The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 (Movie)

Algernon Moncrieff, 'Algy' (Actor)

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)


The Wild Thornberrys Movie 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Sloan Blackburn (Actor)

European Film Awards 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)


South Kensington 2001 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Paragraph 175 2000 (Movie)


The Next Best Thing 2000 (Movie)

Robert (Actor)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


An Ideal Husband 1999 (Movie)

Lord Goring (Actor)

B. Monkey 1999 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Inspector Gadget 1999 (Movie)

Sanford Scolex (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Barbara Walters Presents 6 to Watch 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Madonna Rising 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Shakespeare in Love 1998 (Movie)

Christopher Marlowe (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Barbara Walters Presents: 6 to Watch 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

George Downes (Actor)

Cemetery Man 1996 (Movie)

Francesco Dellamorte (Actor)

Dunston Checks In 1996 (Movie)

Rutledge (Actor)

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

Jack Lowenthal--Simone's Son & Business Manager (Actor)

Remembrance of Things Fast 1994 (Movie)


The Madness of King George 1994 (Movie)

The Prince of Wales (Actor)

Inside Monkey Zetterland 1993 (Movie)

Sasha (Actor)

The Comfort of Strangers 1991 (Movie)

Colin (Actor)

Hearts of Fire 1990 (Movie)

James Colt (Actor)

Tolerance 1989 (Movie)

Assuerus--the Hermit (Actor)

Chronicle of a Death Foretold 1988 (Movie)

Bayardo San Roman (Actor)

The Gold Rimmed Glasses 1987 (Movie)

David Lattes (Actor)

The Right Hand Man 1987 (Movie)

Harry Ironminster (Actor)

Duet For One 1986 (Movie)

Constantine Kassanis (Actor)

Dance With a Stranger 1985 (Movie)

David Blakeley (Actor)

Another Country 1984 (Movie)

Guy Bennett (Actor)

Real Life 1982 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Arthur the King (TV Show)


Princess Daisy (TV Show)


The Far Pavilions (TV Show)

Producer (3)

St. Trinian's 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Different Loyalty 2004 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Music (1)

The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 (Movie)

("Lady, Come Down") (Song Performer)
Writer (1)

The Happy Prince 2014 (Movie)

Director (1)

The Happy Prince 2014 (Movie)



A tall, slender British actor with dark matinee idol looks, Rupert Everett was one of the few movie stars in Hollywood to maintain a long and successful mainstream acting career while being openly gay. A former model for Yves St. Laurent, Everett first made his mark on stage in 1982 by playing a character loosely based on the notorious spy, Guy Burgess, in Julian Mitchell's play, "Another Country." Though well received, Everett's performance failed unfortunately to translate into the overnight celebrity he had hoped for. The actor would finally get his belated due, however, thanks to his scene-stealing supporting turn as Julia Robert's charming gay pal in "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997). In addition to effectively serving as an introduction to mainstream audiences, the role also established Everett as an adept comic presence to be reckoned with. In subsequent years, Everett would play both gay and straight roles with equally convincing aplomb. In 2004, Everett scored big once again as the honeyed voice of Prince Charming in the CGI-animated hit comedy "Shrek 2" and its sequel "Shrek the Third" (2007).


Béatrice Dalle Actor

Dated c. 1985 Everett wrote about affair in his 2007 memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins

Anthony Everett

Former British army officer

Sara Everett


Simon Everett

Born 1956

Ian McKellen Actor

Everett claimed he slept with McKellen in his 2007 memoir Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins


Ampleforth College

North Yorkshire
Boarding school run by Benedictine monks; dropped out at age 15 in 1974

Farleigh School

Attended the English boarding school from age seven

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England 1974 - 1976
Expelled for insubordination in his second year of attendance



Played supporting role opposite Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in the period comedy "Hysteria"


Made Broadway debut in the revival of Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit"


Reprised voice role of Prince Charming in "Shrek the Third"


Cast opposite Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson in Julian Fellowes' directorial debut "Separate Lies"


Voiced the Fox in the adaptation of C.S. Lewis' fantasy classic "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"


Cast as King Charles II in Richard Eyre's adaptation of Jeffrey Hatcher's play "Stage Beauty"


Lent his voice to Prince Charming in the animated feature "Shrek 2"


Re-teamed with director Oliver Parker for the remake of "The Importance of Being Earnest"


Cast as the lover of a murdered pop star in P. J. Hogan's "Who Shot Victor Fox?"


Cast as Madonna's gay best friend in "The Next Best Thing"; also sang backup on her cover of "American Pie," which appears on the film's soundtrack


Played Lord Goring in the Oliver Parker-directed film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband"


Played the villainous Dr. Claw in the live-action film "Inspector Gadget" opposite Matthew Broderick in the title role


Portrayed Oberon, the king of the fairies in Michael Hoffman's adapation of "William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream"


Made cameo appearance as playwright Christopher Marlowe in the Oscar-winning "Shakespeare in Love"


Won critical praise for his turn as Julia Roberts' gay editor in "My Best Friend's Wedding"


Appeared in print advertisements for Opium for Men cologne


Acted in a Paris production of "The Importance of Being Earnest"


Played the female lead (in drag) in Tennessee Williams' stage play "The Milk Train Doesn'r Stop Here Anymore"


Reignited film career with comic turns in Robert Altman's "Ready-to-Wear (Pret-a-Porter)" and Nicholas Hytner's "The Madness of King George"


Filmed the leading role in Michele Soavi's "Cemetery Man"


Made American stage acting debut in a Los Angeles production of Noel Coward's "The Vortex"


Published first novel Hello Darling, Are You Working?


With Natasha Richardson, played a British couple who fall in with an expatriate pair in Venice in "The Comfort of Strangers"


Starred in film adaptation of "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"


Cast as singer James Colt in "Hearts of Fire"; sang several songs on the film's soundtrack


Cast by Orson Welles to portray Welles as a young man in a film about the staging of "The Cradle Will Rock"; project abandoned when Welles died in 1986


Worked with his idol Julie Andrews in "Duet for One"


Played romantic role of Miranda Richardson's lover in "Dance With a Stranger"


Appeared as Lancelot in the CBS movie "Arthur the King" (filmed in 1982)


Reprised stage role in the film version of "Another Country"


Major TV debut, "Princess Daisy" (NBC)


Feature acting debut, played the lead in "Real Life"


Made film debut in the short "A Shocking Accident"


Breakthrough stage role, playing the lead as Guy Bennett in "Another Country"


Made stage debut at Glasgow's Citizens Theatre with a walk-on role in "Don Juan"


Asked to leave Central School of Speech and Drama in his second year due to insubordination

Attended boarding schools; dropped out at age 15 to pursue theater studies

Moved to Milan and briefly worked as a model

While a struggling actor in the early 1980s, worked as a male prostitute

Raised in England

Bonus Trivia


Edward Margulies: "In that novel Hello Darling, Are You Working?, you seem to be saying there's no difference at all between actors and prostitutes."Rupert Everett: "You raise statues to one and put the other in prison, but what's the difference? The hustler is selling his body, the actor is selling his emotional memory. Neither job is ideal. The only bigger hustlers than actors are journalists, now they're whores! Of course, nothing wrong with that; I'm a journalist myself." – from Movieline, January/February 1996


In an interview with Us magazine in 1997, Everett admitted to working as a male prostitute, or "rent boy," for drugs and money.


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