Rupert Penry-Jones
British actor
Rupert Penry-Jones
Rupert William Penry-Jones is an English actor, best known for his role as Adam Carter in the British television series Spooks, also broadcast under the title MI-5 and various other notable roles in the British television industry.
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Battersea power station penthouses generate £30m price tag
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Costs cast doubt on Boris Johnson's vow development would be marketed to Londoners first rather than super-rich foreign buyers Penthouse apartments in the redevelopment of Battersea power station are to go on the market at £30m each, compounding warnings that the booming London property market is becoming the preserve of a monied elite. The announcement by the project's Malaysian backers undermined a pledge by Boris Johnson to advertise all new homes to Londoners first. The London mayor announced the policy in an attempt to address concerns over foreign buyers dominating the capital's housing market. But Johnson's proposal to make sure "all new homes are marketed to Londoners first" was immediately thrown into question by one property expert, who said the Battersea apartments, an £8bn development, were likely to attract non-UK buyers only. "It's unlikely there will be homegrown British buyers queuing up to buy £30m penthouses in a converted power station," said Henry Pryor, a prop ...
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What To Watch On Netflix, Part 3: Overlooked Gems
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Now that I've got the Classics and the Pretty Good Bets lists out of the way, welcome to my list of Netflix's Overlooked Gems. This was the Netflix recommendation roster I had the most fun compiling (it's not every day that having watched so much cult TV comes in handy). Adding to the fun: This list comes with a cherry on top, in the form of some exciting news. HuffPost TV can exclusively reveal that all five seasons of the much-loved NBC spy drama "Chuck" will be available in the U.S. for streaming on Netflix on Nov. 1. "Chuck" is a good poster child for this list, which is all about shows with fervent but smallish fan bases -- these are all shows that, for one reason or another, deserve wider attention but in many cases weren't big hits when they first aired. It truly brings me joy to recommend these kinds of shows to people who may be unfamiliar with them; if there's one thing I've become convinced of in my time as a TV critic, it's that there is a great deal of enjoyment to be ...
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Help to Buy sparks surge of interest from would-be buyers, say estate agents
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Rush of calls reported since David Cameron announced £12bn scheme, originally scheduled for January, to begin next week Estate agents are reporting a surge of inquiries from would-be home buyers before next week's launch of the second phase of the government's Help to Buy scheme – which will offer taxpayer-backed loan guarantees but has sparked fears of a new housing bubble. One in five young adults aged 18-39 say they are more likely to buy a home as a result of the new mortgage guarantee scheme, according to an online survey, while 65% hope to use the scheme to buy their first home or move house within the expected three-year life of the £12bn programme. Agents said on Friday they had witnessed a rush of calls since the prime minister announced last weekend that the scheme, originally scheduled for a January start, was being brought forward. David Cameron is pressing ahead with the plan despite warnings from economists, the Treasury select committee, the International Monetary Fu ...
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Church of England holds stake in Wonga financial backer
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Embarrassment for archbishop of Canterbury, who had promised to compete payday lender 'out of existence' The archbishop of Canterbury was forced to admit on Thursday that the Church of England holds a more than £1m investment in one of the main financial backers of Wonga, the payday lender the Most Rev Justin Welby had promised to compete "out of existence". A spokesman for Lambeth Palace conceded that the Church of England's £5bn pension fund, which has a policy that explicitly bans it from investing in payday lenders, holds an investment in Accel Partners, a US venture capital firm that is one of Wonga's biggest investors. Lambeth Palace said it had been "unaware" of the investment which is a "serious inconsistency" with its ethical investment policy, and comes after Welby's personal attack on the immorality of Wonga's business model. Accel, which has also invested in Facebook and Spotify, was one of three funds that pumped $22m (£14m) into Wonga in 2009. On Thursday, a spokesm ...
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Help to Buy mortgage guarantee unveiled by George Osborne
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Borrowers will be subject to income checks and 'stress testing' and credit history will bar many from £12bn scheme George Osborne has launched the second phase of the Help to Buy scheme in a meeting with mortgage lenders and housebuilders that laid out the terms of a programme that will underwrite home purchases worth up to £600,000. The Homeowners Alliance, a campaign group for aspiring property buyers, warned that if the scheme is allowed to drive up house prices it could "cause a bubble and encourage people to take on huge mortgages." However, Osborne is hoping that the terms of the scheme will prevent a bubble, including strict income checks and a prohibition on using the loan guarantee to acquire second homes. Many people with blemishes on their credit files will be barred from the £12bn government scheme to boost lending to homebuyers with small deposits. Those keen to benefit from the second part of the scheme, due to come into effect in January 2014, will also be subject ...
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Barclays to sell customer data
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Bank tells 13 million customers it is to start selling information on their spending habits to other companies Barclays is to start selling information about 13 million customers' spending habits to other companies, and has admitted it could share the data with government departments and MPs. In letters being sent to customers, it is also outlining what details about them it holds and uses which, it said, "may include images of you or recordings of your voice", as well as comments made in interactions with the bank on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Barclays said it may collect "location data derived from any mobile device details you have given us" - suggesting it will be able to pinpoint where in the world a customer is at a particular moment in time. However, the bank assured customers that any data it passed on to third-party companies would be aggregated to show trends, and that individuals would not be identifiable from it. A spokeswoman said there was "nothi ...
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Author Hanif Kureishi loses life savings to suspected fraud
Guardian (UK) - almost 4 years
Buddha of Suburbia writer convinced to invest in 'property scheme' by accountant who has now been arrested The bestselling author Hanif Kureishi has lost his life savings of £120,000 after becoming the latest high-profile personality to fall foul of suspected fraud. The London-based writer, best known for writing My Beautiful Laundrette and The Buddha of Suburbia, said he had lost his money after being persuaded to invest in a property deal. The man who proposed the investment, Kureishi's then accountant, is thought to have raised similar large sums from several other "clients and friends". The writer, who confesses to knowing little about complex financial affairs, said he thought he had been following the advice of a north London firm of chartered accountants, Fisher Phillips, to which he had been introduced by his agent in 2011. Kureishi said the money lost in the investment had been intended to cover "the ups and downs of being a writer". Fisher Phillips, which is thought to ...
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Alan Dee’s guide to the pick of the week’s TV
Biggleswade Today - over 4 years
SATURDAY Jools Holland: London Calling (BBC Two, 9pm) Some cities are inextricably linked with one particular type of music – think Chicago and blues, or Memphis and soul for example. But what exactly is the sound of London? Chas ‘n’ Dave? The EastEnders theme tune? Or an eclectic mix that takes in from music hall to grime? With the Olympic spotlight about to fall on the capital, Jools Holland goes on his own personal journey through the city, finding it out how it has inspired generations of musicians. Ray Davies, Damon Albarn, Suggs and Roy Hudd are among those who help him on his way Sunday Louis Theroux: Twilight of the Porn Stars (BBC Two, 10pm) Louis Theroux returns to California’s adult film industryto see what happened to some of the folks he met in 1997. Catching up with the stars, he finds one has fled, one was sent to prison and another has killed himself. Louis also meets some of the new performers, asking how they cope in a business that offers less money, more ...
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Queen's Speech: Politics live blog
Guardian (UK) - almost 5 years
• Summary of the bills in the Queen's Speech • Lunchtime summary • Afternoon summary 4.30pm: Here's an afternoon summary. • David Cameron has said that Lords reform will only happen if all the main parties work together and take a reponsible attitude towards the issue. Given that Labour is refusing to back reform unless there is a referendum and insisting that the Lords should be 100% elected (whereas Nick Clegg thinks it has to be 80% to have the best chance of getting through parliament), his words will reinforce suspicions that reform will never happen. This is what Cameron said in the debate on the Queen's Speech. At the last election, all political parties put forward in their manifestos proposals for a partly or mainly elected House of Lords. But let me say this: this is only going to proceed if the political parties will agree to work together and take a responsible attitude towards this reform. I think it is possible, it would be a good reform if we can achieve it, it wou ...
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Rupert Penry-Jones on his playboy past (including a fling with Kylie Minogue!)
Daily Mail (UK) - about 5 years
The self-styled ‘Soho House Boy’ – after the London private members’ club where he was a mainstay until 2am every night – was thrown out of drama school, worked as a model in Milan and dated Kylie Minogue for nine months.
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BBC Announces Shortlist for BBC Audio Drama Awards
News On News - about 5 years
The shortlist for the first ever BBC Audio Drama Awards has been announced. The awards aim to celebrate and recognise the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online, and to give recognition to the actors, writers, producers, sound designers, and others who work in the genre. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on Sunday 29th January 2012 in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in central London and presented by actor David Tennant. In conjunction with the Society of Authors and The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, The Imison and Tinniswood Awards will also be announced and presented by playwright and Guild President, David Edgar. The BBC Audio Drama Awards shortlist for each category is: Best Audio Drama: (Judges: Lord Hall, Razia Iqbal, Sarah Sands) • A Shoebox Of Snow by Julie Mayhew Producer: Justine Potter, Red Production Company for Radio 4 • Lost Property – The Year My Mother Went Missing by Katie Hims Producer: Jessi ...
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Casanova, Saturday, September 3 - Sydney Morning Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Tennant is a treat as his initially inept Casanova gets the hang of seduction. The excellent supporting cast includes Matt Lucas (Little Britain), Rupert Penry-Jones (Spooks) and Peter O'Toole as the older, memoir-penning Casanova
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Chandler tutkii Lontoon murhia - Savon Sanomat
Google News - over 5 years
Komisario Chandlerin (Rupert Penry-Jones) tiimi tutkii Lontoon alamaailmassa tapahtuvia rikoksia. Thamesista nostetaan raa'asti murhatun iäkkään miehen ruumis. 1960-luvulla vainaalla yli yhteyksiä pahamaineisiin Grayn gangsterikaksosiin
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Spooks set to finish after almost 10 years on the BBC - iSubscribe
Google News - over 5 years
The series has had several “faces” over its 9 year run, including Matthew MacFadyen as Tom Quinn (2002-2004), Rupert Penry-Jones as Adam Carter (2004-2008) and Richard Armitage as Lucas North (2007-2010). But it's not just eye candy for women;
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The best network you're not watching - New York Post
Google News - over 5 years
Rupert Penry-Jones stars as an OCD-afflicted detective inspector put in charge of the Whitechapel detectives division on the same night that a Jack the Ripper copycat's first victim lands in a neighborhhood alleyway. Chandler has six episodes to stop
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Spooks : Le MI : 5 ferme ses portes après 10 saisons - Series Addict
Google News - over 5 years
Apres avoir suivi Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), Adam (Rupert Penry-Jones), Ros (Hermione Norris) et Lucas (Richard Armitage), sans parler des nombreux autres personnages qui sont passés par la Section D, la dernière saison se concentrera sur Harry (Peter
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rupert Penry-Jones
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 39
    He was scheduled to appear alongside other celebrities in Soccer Aid 2010, but broke a bone in his knee during training, putting him in a plaster cast and ruling him out of the final match on 6 June 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Penry-Jones was also cast opposite Maxine Peake in a legal drama Silk created by Peter Moffat. The show revolves around two barristers, played by Penry-Jones and Peake who are competing to become QCs. Series 2 aired in 2012 and Series 3 premiered on 24 February 2014. He also joined the cast of the film A Little Chaos with Kate Winslet as Antoine. The film was directed by Alan Rickman. Penry-Jones is known to be very critical of the British television and film industry. He stated that Doctor Who is a "very good children's show... but has low production values and is a pantomime". He also said the Harry Potter films are "shit". He admitted walking out of the first three films.
  • 2009
    Age 38
    In February 2009, he took the lead in an ITV drama, Whitechapel, a three-part thriller based on the copycat killings of Jack the Ripper.
    More Details Hide Details Whitechapel was the highest-performing new drama in 2009. A second series of the show based around the Kray twins was broadcast in autumn 2010; the third series began in January 2012. The fourth and last series aired in September 2013, and no further series were commissioned due to poor ratings.
    In 2009, he was cast as the lead in the unaired ABC pilot The Forgotten but was unceremoniously replaced when the pilot was picked up and replaced by Christian Slater.
    More Details Hide Details Penry-Jones was apparently devastated and proceeded to give a number of interviews in the UK in which he attacked the US television industry. He has since described American television as a "factory" and the producers as "disgusting".
  • 2008
    Age 37
    He played Richard Hannay in the BBC adaptation of The 39 Steps which was screened at Christmas 2008.
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    In 2008, he starred with Bradley Whitford and Neve Campbell in Burn Up playing an oil executive who becomes embroiled in the politics surrounding global warming and oil stocks.
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    He won ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards for his role in Spooks in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He also went on to play the role of Captain Wentworth in ITV's adaptation of Persuasion.
    He played the lead role of section leader Adam Carter for four series before leaving the show in 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 36
    Penry-Jones married actress Dervla Kirwan in August 2007, following a three-year engagement.
    More Details Hide Details They met in a theatre production, Dangerous Corner, in 2001. They have two children, Peter and Florence. On BBC 1's Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast in August 2010, it was revealed that Penry-Jones's maternal grandfather, William, had served with the Indian Army Medical Corps at the Battle of Monte Cassino and that his earlier ancestors had a long-standing connection with the Indian Army. Penry-Jones also discovered that he had Anglo-Indian ancestry from the early 19th century.
  • 2004
    Age 33
    In 2004, he joined the cast in series 3 of the BBC's BAFTA-winning series Spooks.
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  • 2003
    Age 32
    From July to October 2003 at the National's Cottesloe Theatre he played the leading role of Louis XIV in Nick Dear's historical drama Power.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to the theatre at the end of 2009 playing the role of Carl in Michael Wynne's new play The Priory at the Royal Court Theatre, London, from 19 November 2009 to 16 January 2010. On television, he has played barrister Alex Hay in C4's ten-part serial North Square in 2000; Donald McLean in the BBC's four-part production of Cambridge Spies in 2003; and Grimani in Russell T. Davies' production of Casanova in 2005.
  • 2001
    Age 30
    At the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, in 2001 he was cast as Robert Caplan in J.B. Priestley's thriller "time-play" Dangerous Corner opposite Dervla Kirwan, who played Olwen Peel.
    More Details Hide Details The production then transferred for a four-month run at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2000
    Age 29
    Both productions transferred to the Barbican Centre in London in 2000, where his performance as Don Carlos won the Ian Charleson Award.
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  • 1999
    Age 28
    In 1999, he joined the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon, playing the title role in Don Carlos at The Other Place theatre and Alcibiades in Timon of Athens at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
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  • 1998
    Age 27
    In 1998, he created the role of the Boy in Edward Albee's The Play About the Baby at the Almeida Theatre.
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  • 1996
    Age 25
    He was cast as Richard in the premiere staging of Stephen Poliakoff's Sweet Panic at Hampstead Theatre in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he appeared in both The Paper Husband at Hampstead Theatre and as the upper-class Pip Thompson in a revival of Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything on the Lyttelton stage at the Royal National Theatre.
  • 1995
    Age 24
    He made his London stage debut at the Hackney Empire theatre in 1995 playing Fortinbras to Ralph Fiennes's Hamlet in an Almeida production of Hamlet.
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    In 1995 he appeared with his mother on television in Cold Comfort Farm.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on September 22, 1970.
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