Rupert Graves

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Rupert Graves
Rupert Graves 2010 cropped.jpg
Graves at the Made in Dagenham film premiere in September 2010
Born (1963-06-30) 30 June 1963 (age 51)
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England, UK
Occupation Actor
Years active 1978-present
Spouse(s) Susie Lewis (2001–present)
Children 5
Website
www.rupert-graves.com

Rupert Graves (born 30 June 1963) is an English film, television and theatre actor. He is known for his early roles in A Room with a View and Maurice as well as for his more recent role as DI Lestrade in the television series Sherlock.

Early life

Graves was born in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England,[1] to Mary Lousilla (née Roberts) Graves, a travel coordinator, and Richard Harding Graves, a music teacher and musician.[2]

Education

Graves was educated at Wyvern Community School,[3] a state comprehensive school in his home town of Weston-super-Mare, which he left at the age of fifteen. The school has since closed and re-opened as the Hans Price Academy.

Career

Graves's first job after leaving school was as a circus clown. He has appeared in over twenty-five films and over thirty-five television productions; he has also appeared on stage. During his career, he has starred alongside actress Helena Bonham Carter four times: in A Room with a View, Maurice, Where Angels Fear to Tread and The Revengers' Comedies.

Graves first came to prominence in costume-drama adaptations of E. M. Forster's novels A Room with a View (1985) and Maurice (1987), before going on to appear in films including A Handful of Dust (1988), Different for Girls (1996) and Intimate Relations (1996).

Graves's role in Intimate Relations won him the Best Actor award at the 1996 Montreal World Film Festival.[4] He was also acclaimed for his portrayal of Young Jolyon Forsyte in the television miniseries The Forsyte Saga (2002).[5]

Personal life

In 1987 in his hometown of Weston-super-Mare, Graves met Yvonne, a stained glass artist (later a trained gardener), in a cafe. They lived together in Stoke Newington, and he helped her raise her two daughters, who were 10 and 14 years old when the relationship began. Graves and Yvonne were together for 13 years.[6]

In September 2000, shortly after Graves's relationship with Yvonne ended, he met Australian-born production coordinator Suzanne Lewis at the opening-night party for The Caretaker, a play he was appearing in at the time with Michael Gambon. They married, and have five children together: Joseph, Ella, Noah, Isaac, and Zoe.[7]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Return of the Saint Prefect Episode: "Yesterday's Hero"
1979 The Famous Five Yan 2 episodes
1981 Vice Versa Tipping 6 episodes
1982 All for Love Episode: "Mona"
1983 St. Ursula's in Danger Teddy
1983 Good and Bad at Games Guthrie
1984 Puccini Tonio
1985 A Room with a View Freddie Honeychurch
1987 Maurice Alec Scudder
1987 Fortunes of War Simon Boulderstone 3 episodes
1988 A Handful of Dust John Beaver
1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler Axel von dem Busche
1990 The Children Gerald Ormerod
1991 A Private Affair Milton
1991 Where Angels Fear to Tread Philip Herriton
1992 The Sheltering Desert Hermann Korn
1992 Inspector Morse Billy Episode: "Happy Families"
1992 Damage Martyn Fleming
1993 Screen One Neil Episode: "Royal Celebration"
1994 Doomsday Gun Jones
1994 Open Fire David Martin
1994 The Madness of King George Greville
1995 Harry Dominic Collier Series 2, Episode 6
1996 1914-1918 3 episodes
1996 The Innocent Sleep Alan Terry
1996 Intimate Relations Harold Guppy Montreal World Film Festival - Best Actor
1996 Different for Girls Paul Prentice
1996 The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Arthur Huntingdon 3 episodes
1997 Bent Officer on train
1997 Mrs Dalloway Septimus Warren Smith
1998 The Soldier's Leap Christian Short film
1998 The Revengers' Comedies Oliver Knightly
1999 The Blonde Bombshell Dennis Hamilton
1999 Cleopatra Octavian
1999 Vsichni moji blízcí Nicholas Winton
1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees Joseph Lees
2000 Room to Rent Mark
2000 Take a Girl Like You Patrick Standish TV movie
2002 The Forsyte Saga Young Jolyon Forsyte
2002 Extreme Ops Jeffrey
2003 The Forsyte Saga: To Let Young Jolyon Forsyte 4 episodes
2003 Charles II: The Power & the Passion George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham 4 episodes
2004 Pride Linus Voice only
2005 Rag Tale Eddy Taylor
2005 Spooks William Sampson Series 4, Episode 2
2005 A Waste of Shame William Shakespeare
2006 Son of the Dragon The Lord of the North
2006 V for Vendetta Dominic
2007 To Be First Dr. Christiaan Barnard
2007 Death at a Funeral Robert
2007 Clapham Junction Robin Cape
2007 Intervention Mark
2007 The Waiting Room George
2007 The Dinner Party Roger
2008 Ashes to Ashes Danny Moore Series 1, Episode 2
2008 Waking the Dead Colonel John Garrett 2 episodes
2008 Midnight Man Daniel Cosgrave 3 episodes
2008 God on Trial Mordechai
2008 Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye Lance Fortescue
2009 The Good Times Are Killing Me Lexy
2009–2011 Garrow's Law Sir Arthur Hill 12 episodes
2010 Wallander Alfred Harderberg Episode: "The Man Who Smiled"
2010 Lewis Alec Pickman Episode: "Falling Darkness"
2010 Made in Dagenham Peter Hopkins
2010 Law & Order: UK John Smith Episode: "Defence"
2010 Single Father Stuart 3 episodes
2010 New Tricks Adrian Levene Episode: "Fashion Victim"
2010–present Sherlock D.I. Lestrade 8 episodes
2011 Case Sensitive Mark Bretherick 2 episodes
2011 Scott & Bailey Nick Savage 5 episodes
2011 Death in Paradise[8] James Lavender Series 1 episode 1
2012 Putin, Russia & The West Narrator 4 episodes
2012 Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia Narrator
2012 The Hunt for bin Laden Narrator
2012 Fast Girls David Temple
2012 Doctor Who[9] Riddell Series 7, Episode 2: "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"[10]
2012 Secret State Felix Durrell 4 Episodes
2013 The White Queen Lord Stanley 6 episodes
2014 Turks & Caicos Stirling Rogers
2014 Salting the Battlefield Stirling Rogers

Theatre work

In addition to his screen work, Graves has also won acclaim for his stage acting, including roles on the American stage in Broadway-theatre productions in New York City, New York, of the plays Closer (2000) and The Elephant Man (2002).

Graves also appeared as Presley Stray in the play The Pitchfork Disney (1991) at the Bush Theatre in London, England and also "A Madhouse in Goa" opposite Vanessa Redgrave.

References

  1. ^ "Biography". Rupert Graves Online. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Rupert Graves". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 27 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Brockes, Emma (2002-04-22). "Rupert bared". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rupert Graves". United Agents. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Rupert Graves". Gaydar Nation. 2002-04-22. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Billen, Andrew (27 March 2002). "The secret life of Rupert Graves". The London Evening Standard. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Hardy, Rebecca (11 November 2011). "Why I said no to fame: After starring in A Room With A View Rupert Graves was tipped for Hollywood greatness – but he was having none of it". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b016mw99
  9. ^ http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2012/02/dwn210212160008-series-7-first.html
  10. ^ http://io9.com/5926180/doctor-who-shows-us-something-weve-never-seen-before

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