Sewell is long time friends with Craig Ferguson.
Sewell was married to Yasmin Abdallah for one year, from March 1999 to March 2000.
Sewell's nickname is "Roof".
Sewell has green/hazel eyes.
Sewell is represented by Belfrage Associates.
Sewell was involved in the 1998 film project Johnny Hit and Run Pauline, with Kate Winslet among others. The film was later canceled due to financial troubles.
Rufus is 6' (1.83m) tall.
Sewell is sometimes mistaken for Joaquin Phoenix; fans think Sewell was in Gladiator.
His father was an animator who worked on the 1968 animated film, Yellow Submarine, which starred the Beatles as the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
When Rufus was a chubby 14 year old, he dyed his hair blond and orange. His brother called him the "Fat White Duke" because Rufus loved David Bowie.
Award: Sewell won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor for the Broadway play Rock 'n' Roll.
Award: Sewell received a 2008 Tony nomination for Best Actor for the Broadway play Rock 'n' Roll.
His theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice, The Lost Domain, Royal Hunt Of The Sun, The Government Inspector, The Seagull, As You Like It, Peter and the Captain, and Comedians.
Award: Sewell received a 2006 BAFTA Best Actor nomination for his role in Shakespeare ReTold: The Taming of the Shrew.
Rufus' son, William Douglas Sewell, was on born 18 March 2002 to Amy Gardner.
Award: He was awarded the 1992 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Most Promising Newcomer.
(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.