Rupert Penry Jones

Born into a family in which both parents had substantial film and television careers, British actor Rupert Penry-Jones attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on his way to becoming a steady theatrical presence in ... Read more »
Born: 09/22/1970 in London, UK

Filmography

Actor (31)

Crown for Christmas 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

A Little Chaos 2015 (Movie)

Antoine Lauzuntoine (Actor)

Black Sails 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Strain 2015 (Tv Show)

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Whitechapel 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Campbell (Actor)

Silk 2012 (TV Show)

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Treasure Island 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The 39 Steps 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Burn Up 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

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Persuasion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Joe's Palace 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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MI-5 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Casanova 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Match Point 2005 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Sad Cypress 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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The Four Feathers 2002 (Movie)

Willoughby (Actor)

Charlotte Gray 2001 (Movie)

Peter Gregory (Actor)

The Prince of Hearts 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Virtual Sexuality 1999 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Hilary and Jackie 1998 (Movie)

Piers Du Pre (Actor)

Still Crazy 1998 (Movie)

Young Ray (Actor)

Bent 1997 (Movie)

Guard on Road (Actor)

Danielle Steel's 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Food of Love 1997 (Movie)

Head Office (Actor)

The Tribe 1997 (Movie)

Dietrich (Actor)

Cold Comfort Farm 1996 (Movie)

Dick Hawk-Monitor (Actor)

Cambridge Spies (TV Show)

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Fatherland (TV Show)

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Life In Squares (Tv Show)

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Biography

Born into a family in which both parents had substantial film and television careers, British actor Rupert Penry-Jones attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School on his way to becoming a steady theatrical presence in London as well as in towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon, where he performed Shakespeare. He made his way onto the screen in 1994, appearing in bit parts in film and on television until 1998, when he landed a more significant role as Piers Du Pré, a brother of the title characters in the critically-acclaimed music biopic "Hilary and Jackie." In 2000, Penry-Jones began a string of recurring television roles, starting with the drama "North Square" and culminating in 2004 with a central part on the popular BBC intelligence thriller, "MI-5" (aka "Spooks"), Britain's equivalent of the C.I.A. Over the course of his four-year run on the show, he also appeared in Woody Allen's crime-romance "Match Point" and starred as Captain Wentworth in the TV production of Jane Austen's "Persuasion," opposite Sally Hawkins. Also during that time, he married and had two children with Irish-born actress Derlva Kirwan, whom he had performed with in a play in 2001. The tall, sandy-blond-haired Penry-Jones rounded out the 2000s with lead TV roles on crime thrillers, first as Richard Hannay in "The 39 Steps" in 2008, and then as Detective Inspector Joseph Chandler in the Jack-the-Ripper-like mystery, "Whitechapel."

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