Rupert Degas

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Rupert Degas
Born Rupert Joel Degas
(1970-08-17) 17 August 1970 (age 44)
London, England
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1985–present

Rupert Joel Degas (born 17 August 1970 in London) is an English actor[1] and voice actor.[2] He now resides in Sydney, Australia.

Filmography[edit]

Film and television[edit]

He also impersonates many celebrities in the BAFTA Award winning CBBC children's satirical show, Hedz.

Stage[edit]

  • Tom Jones – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • Newsrevue – Canal Café Theatre (London) and in Edinburgh Fringe
  • Restless Farewell – Battersea Arts Centre (London)
  • The Boys Next Door – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • The International Cafe – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • Are We There Yet? – Latchmere Theatre (London)
  • Becket – Southwark Playhouse (London)
  • Stones in His Pockets – Duke of York's (London) / New Ambassador's (London) / Grand Opera House (Belfast) / Gaiety Theatre (Dublin)
  • The 39 Steps – Tricycle Theatre (London) / Criterion Theatre (London)[3] for which he and his fellow cast members won the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy.
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Royal Festival Hall (London)

Animation[edit]

Video games[edit]

  • Simon the Sorcerer II
  • Three Skulls of the Toltecs
  • The Feeble Files
  • Martian Gothic: Unification
  • Hostile Waters
  • Headhunter
  • Headhunter: Redemption
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Genji
  • Spartan: Total Warrior
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Rogue Trooper
  • Heavenly Sword
  • Haze
  • So Blonde
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Venetica
  • Dragon Age
  • Singstar
  • So Blonde 2
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • James Bond 007: Bloodstone
  • Goldeneye
  • Anno 2070
  • Michael Phelps Push the Limit
  • Deponia
  • Risen 2: Dark Waters
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  • Deponia 2
  • Risen 3
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! – Gladstone, Harry, Myron, E-GUN, Nel, Oscar, Peepot, Dahl Waystation Scav, Harry, Tobias Teitelbaum, Cosmo, DJ Boom & DJ Rong, Tim/Tam/Tum Pat, Popcorn Guy, Binary/Chef/Gardener/Shrink AI Cores[4]

Other voiceover work[edit]

He has recorded over fifty radio productions for the BBC including The Gemini Apes, The Glittering Prizes, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, The Brightonomicon, Dirk Gently and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Degas is also a prolific audiobook narrator, with well over 150 titles to his name, having recorded the likes of Philip Pullman, Peter Carey, Haruki Murakami, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, HP Lovecraft, Rose Tremain, Darren Shan, Mervyn Peake, Bram Stoker, Cormac McCarthy, Malla Nunn, Sven Hassel, Michael Pryor, Chris Wooding and Anthony Horowitz. He has received particular critical acclaim for his performances of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss and for Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy.

Over the years he has become one of the most sought after voices in the UK and Australia, working on thousands of campaigns with the world's top advertising agencies as well as voicing over 5000 TV and radio promos. He also performs characters such as Father Cormac O'Leary, Dempster Trickett and Jacques Le Coq on Mansize Radio.

Production[edit]

In 1995, he produced the short film, Police Procedure, which was followed by co-producing French short film Tattoo in 1998. In 2000, Rupert produced two more short films – Just the Ticket and Last Orders. In 2001, he produced and starred as King Henry II in Becket at The Southwark Playhouse.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cavendish, Dominic (23 July 2003). "Cash Cow With a Rare Kick". London: telegraph.co.uk The Telegraph July 2003. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Bremner, Charles; Robertson, David. "The Essential Kipling". London: entertainment.timesonline.co.uk. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Matt Wolf (26 September 2006). "Hitchcock's '39 Steps' Gets Mirthful London Staging: Matt Wolf". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 26 December 2007. 
  4. ^ 2K Australia, Gearbox Software. "Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!". 2K Games. Scene: Closing credits, 4:55 in. 

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