Rufus Sewell has been standing in front of the big screen since 1991. Since then he has refined his craft and has become one of Hollywood’s most popular and celebrated opponents. Sewell appeared in many antagonistic roles in films such as The Legend of Zorro, A Knight’s Tale, and Helen of Troy.
Rufus also played various television roles in series such as The Pillars of the Earth, Zem, The Man in the High Castle, and The Eleventh Hour. Sewell’s stage appearances include the role of Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard’s Acardia and the role of Jan in Rock ‘n’ Roll. He was nominated for a Tony Award and received an Olivier Award for his work on the latter.
Who is Rufus Sewell?
The English actor was born into a family that held the arts in high esteem. He was born on 29 October 1967 as Rufus Frederik Sewell in Twickenham, London. His mother Jo was a waitress and artist from Wales, while his father came from Australia and worked as an animator with some famous names like the Beatles.
However, the bond in the family was broken when his parents ended their marriage and his father William died five years later when Rufus was about 10 years old. Due to his formal and acting education, he attended Orleans Park School, West Thames College, and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
After he had appeared in a few stage productions, Sewell’s career finally got the much-needed boost in 1993. He was involved in the film Dirty Weekend and 7 episodes of the BBC television series Middlemarch. In the same year, he worked on the stage production Rock ‘n’ Roll, which eventually earned him his first acting awards. These included an Olivier Award, an Evening Standard Award in the Best Actor category, and a Critics’ Circle Award.
In the remaining ’90s, Rufus appeared in films such as Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Dark City (1998) and Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence (1998). Perhaps one of his most significant projects was the role of Thomas Clarkson, William Wilberforce’s fighter in the film Amazing Grace in 2006, which was a narrative of William Wilberforce’s struggle in the halls of politics for the abolition of slavery in Britain. His role in the film was in stark contrast to his established perception of being a villain. A theme that the actor has revealed does not suit him very well.
Since the 2000s, Rufus has made over 40 film and television series appearances. These include Bless the Child (2000); ShakespeaRE-Told (2005); The Illusionist (2006); Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012); Hercules (2014); Killing Jesus (2015); and Gods of Egypt (2016).
In 2015 the actor sang for the character of Sir Claude in the animated adventure comedy Blinky Bill the Movie. As part of his work as narrator, he has also narrated eleven novels from the James Bond series on CDs for the Harper Collins publication.
Wife, Son, Daughter, Girlfriend
Rufus, like his father, knows what the end of a marriage feels like. He’s gotten around the marriage block twice in his life. His first marriage was to Yasmin Abdallah, who worked as a fashion journalist. The marriage was contracted in 1999. The union did not last long, however, as they put the relationship on ice the following year.
In 2004, the Briton married a woman who was closer to his industry. His second wife, Amy Gardner, is a screenwriter and producer. Garder has produced a wealth of films as an executive. Some of them are Dirty Money (2013), Identicals (2015), and The Time of Their Lives (2017).
The couple’s marriage lasted two years and ended in 2006. Before their marriage, they had a son together, two of whom were already married. William Douglas Sewell was born in 2002. Rufus Sewell also has a daughter.
Over time, the actor is said to have had relationships with several professional actors. Some of the names have been dropped, including Kate Winslet (1995-1996), Helena Bonham Carter (1999), Donna Air (2000), and Alice Eve (2006-2008).
Rufus Sewell’s Body Measurements – Height
The Englishman’s role as Lord Melbourne in the television series Victoria in 2016 has contributed very well to the fact that the villain, who is often seen on screen, is really so dashing. But his beauty is not only due to his looks. The Amazing Grace actor stands at a respectable height of 1.83 meters, which is just six feet. There is no other reliable or verifiable information about his weight and body measurements.