Rupert Wainwright

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Rupert Wainwright (born 30 November 1961) is an English film and television director, writer, and actor.

Wainwright was born in the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, and started his film career in the 1980s as an actor. While in his twenties, he gained some notoriety for a short film called Open Window.

Feature films[edit]

Wainwright has directed several feature films, including: Stigmata, Blank Check, The Sadness of Sex and The Fog. Stigmata was rated No. 1 at the box office, while The Fog was rated as one of the worst movies of the 2000s by Rotten Tomatoes.[1]

In October 2010, Wainwright was developing Waco, a film based on the Waco siege in 1993. It was to star Giovanni Ribisi as David Koresh and was to include Adrien Brody and Kurt Russell in the cast as well.[2]


Wainwright has directed two TV pilots for CBS and FOX networks, a TV movie for ABC and Warner Bros, and a pilot for History.

He was featured in Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker in February 2010.

Music videos[edit]

Wainwright directed/produced several music videos for M.C. Hammer which contributed to him becoming a worldwide phenomenon. He has also worked with artists such as N.W.A and Michael Jackson, winning five MTV Video Music Awards, a Grammy Award (including being nominated for two) and several others.[3][4][5]

Wainwright also directed Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em: The Movie, along with John Oetjen (video producer). The film won Hammer, Wainwright and Oetjen a Grammy for Best Music Video, Long Form at the 33rd Grammy Awards.[6]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2010-02-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Rupert Wainwright". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Rupert Wainwright". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Rupert Wainwright". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Rupert Wainwright - Director". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em: The Movie". Retrieved 30 October 2017 – via

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