Rupert Friend

Actor
Armed with an ability to play both the refined gentlemen and the uncultured street thug with equal believability, British actor Rupert Friend quickly built up an impressive rsum within a few short years. Following his ... Read more »
Born: 09/30/1981 in Oxfordshire, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (19)

Homeland 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Renee 2015 (Movie)

David McKenna (Actor)

Day One 2014 (Movie)

David McKenna (Actor)

Meet Me in Montenegro 2013 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Starred Up 2012 (Movie)

Oliver Baumer (Actor)

5 Days of War 2011 (Movie)

Thomas Anders (Actor)

Jolene 2010 (Movie)

Coco Leger (Actor)

Lullaby for Pi 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Kid 2010 (Movie)

Kevin Lewis (Actor)

Chéri 2009 (Movie)

Chéri (Actor)

The Young Victoria 2009 (Movie)

Prince Albert (Actor)

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 2008 (Movie)

Lieutenant Kotler (Actor)

Outlaw 2007 (Movie)

Sandy Mardell (Actor)

The Last Legion 2007 (Movie)

Demetrius (Actor)

The Moon and the Stars 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Virgin Territory 2006 (Movie)

Alessandro (Actor)

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 2005 (Movie)

Ludovic Meyer/ The Writer (Actor)

Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

Mr Wickham (Actor)

The Libertine 2005 (Movie)

Downs (Actor)
Music (2)

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 2005 (Movie)

("For All We Know") (Song Performer)

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 2005 (Movie)

("The 'Mrs P' Rap") (Song)
Writer (1)

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(Steve) (Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(Steve) (Producer)
Director (1)

Stars In Shorts 2012 (Movie)

(Steve) (Director)

Biography

Armed with an ability to play both the refined gentlemen and the uncultured street thug with equal believability, British actor Rupert Friend quickly built up an impressive résumé within a few short years. Following his small, but memorable feature film debut opposite a debauched Johnny Depp in the historical drama "The Libertine" (2004), the actor attracted more attention with a supporting turn in a well-received adaptation of "Pride & Prejudice" (2005). The dashing young performer also caught the eye of the film's leading lady, Keira Knightley, who Friend would date for the next five years. As an actor, he took risks with often unconventional roles in such projects as the heartbreaking Holocaust drama "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" (2008) and the sexually-charged, tragic love story "Cheri" (2009), opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. A starring turn as a man who overcomes childhood horrors and a life of crime to become a successful author in the British biopic "The Kid" (2010) preceded his breakout role on American television as CIA analyst Peter Quinn on the acclaimed action-drama "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011- ), alongside series star Claire Danes. From the beginning of his diverse career, Friend consistently demonstrated a willingness to take on challenging roles - a work ethic that soon delivered critical and popular success for the promising young actor.

Relationships

Keira Knightley Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) Began dating December 2005 Split in December 2010

EDUCATION

Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

The Marlborough School

Oxfordshire

Milestones

2009

Played the young lover of Michelle Pfeiffer in Stephen Frears' "Cheri"

2009

Played a young Prince Albert, opposite Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria, in "The Young Victoria"

2008

Portrayed a Nazi solider in "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas"

2007

Appeared in the crime-drama "Outlaw"

2005

Co-starred with Keira Knightley in the critically acclaimed "Pride and Prejudice"

2004

Made film debut in "The Libertine," as a young friend of Johnny Depp's John Wilmot (released in the US in 2005)

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