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.

  • Talented actor and fresh face for TV.

    He is capable of playing every role. From a villain to a scientist, a hero.

    I first him in the Knights Tale, he has played a villain so good that I hate him. And a hero in Eleventh hour and now I love him. He fits the role of Hood very good. His mimics, his looks, his sense of humor. Also I love his voice. Actually it is the reason why I first start watching Eleventh Hour.

    I believe that he will improve the Hood character in the next season by the help of writers and hopefully we can see more feelings for Rachel.moreless
  • Rufus Sewell is a fresh faced with more to come, and i can't wait. he fits his character well, he is handsome and i have no complaints what so ever!

    i love it, his character of what he is really capable of,is still hidden, however, other than knowing that he is really intelligent, when pushed more of him is revealed. his emotions towards rachel is showing more. i like how he is sincere with each case and he as that silent humor. this is on my top shows not to miss. i know this is the first season, and it was good,and look forward to better in next season and i can't wait. Rufus Sewell got my attention from the beginning and his character fits with rachels. Rufus Sewell is a new face to me, and i love it, his eyes are different, his character is good. glad to see a new face that quickly got my attention. i was captured by him, the first time i watched.moreless