Rufus Sewell

Film + Television + Theatre Actor
Born Oct 29, 1967

Rufus Frederik Sewell is an English actor. In film, he has appeared in The Woodlanders, Dangerous Beauty, Dark City, A Knight's Tale, The Illusionist, Tristan and Isolde, and Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence. On television, he starred in the BBC's television series Zen (2011) and the mini-series The Pillars of the Earth (2010). Earlier he played the hero, Will Ladislaw, in the BBC adaptation of George Eliot's Middlemarch.… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on October 29, 1967.


1984 16 Years Old Sewell was educated at Orleans Park School, a state comprehensive school in Twickenham, which he left in 1984, followed by West Thames College, where a drama teacher sent him to audition for drama school. … Read More


1993 25 Years Old After graduating, Sewell was set up with an agent by Judi Dench who had directed him in a play while at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His breakthrough year was in 1993, in which he starred in the BBC serial of George Eliot's Middlemarch and on stage in Tom Stoppard's play Arcadia at The Royal National Theatre (Lyttelton).
1995 27 Years Old 1 More Event
His film work includes 1995's Cold Comfort Farm, directed by John Schlesinger, the lead role of John Murdoch in the science fiction film Dark City in 1998, Amazing Grace, The Illusionist and Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy The Holiday. … Read More


1999 31 Years Old Sewell has been married twice. His first wife was Australian fashion journalist Yasmin Abdallah; they married in 1999 and divorced a few months later.
2004 36 Years Old He and second wife, scriptwriter and producer Amy Gardner, whom he married in 2004, have a son, William Douglas Sewell (born 2002). They separated in 2006 and have since divorced. … Read More
2006 38 Years Old He appeared in the premiere and first run of Tom Stoppard's latest play Rock 'n' Roll at the Royal Court Theatre from June to July 2006 and at the Duke of York's Theatre from July until November 2006. … Read More


2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
He co-starred in the controversial film Downloading Nancy, which hit screens on 5 June 2009.
2010 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2010, he played the Italian detective Aurelio Zen, based on the best-selling novels by Michael Dibdin for the BBC One drama series Zen. … Read More
2011 43 Years Old In April 2011, it was announced that he would play the lead vampire, Adam, in the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which was filmed in New Orleans and released in June 2012.
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