Rufus Sewell

Rufus Sewell


10/29/1967, Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK

Birth Name

Rufus Frederick Sewell


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Sporting the kind of darkly mischievous good looks that often get him cast as randy, ne'er-do-well paramours, Rufus Sewell began his film career in the early '90s and soon emerged as one of England's most promising young actors. The son of an Australian animator who died when he…more


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    • (on the character of Mark Gertler, whom he played in "Carrington".)
      Rufus: I didn't get the character from reading books but more from what he did in his life; things he said, letters he wrote, the paintings he worked on. It's not a deliberate self-conscious thing, but you're just trying to get a sense of the person. I've never played anything like him before but it really appealed to me because he was so unusual and beautifully written and I could really understand him.

    • (On the set of "A Knight's Tale")
      Rufus: It's the kind of wine that steps up behind you, taps you on the
      shoulder and says, "I knew your grandfather".

    • Rufus: It's important to me to be in a relationship when I'm in one, but I'm not someone who needs to be in a relationship. I don't actively look for it, I've never been like that. I've gone through long periods without being with someone and got a bit lonely, but not for a while.

    • Rufus: My career has suddenly started to be the one that I'd always wanted, not in terms of level of success, but in terms of - and this is what I've been banging on about - playing different parts in different media. I was very frustrated, in a physical sense, by people seeing me in a way that I wasn't. And I was beginning to find myself boxed into a corner. Hopefully things have loosed up a bit, and I've gotten better and become more relaxed as an actor.

    • Rufus: First I was seen as a brooding bloke on a horse, and then a baddie, and then a king.

    • Rufus: I think the only thing I've got going for me as an actor specifically is the fact that I can change.