|Rupert Everett Quick Info
|6 ft 4 in
|Date of Birth
|May 29, 1959
Rupert Everett is an English actor who has been cast in several high profile American and English films. One of his most memorable roles was the character of George Downes in My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997).
Rupert James Hector Everett
Burnham Deepdale village, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
- Belgravia, Central London, England, United Kingdom
- He also resides in his mother’s home in the countryside of rural Wiltshire, a county in South West England.
- Has formerly lived in Paris and Miami and frequently travels to New York City and São Paulo, Brazil
Rupert studied in Farleigh School Catholic Preparatory School in Andover, Hampshire and Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, England.
At the age of 16, he decided to quit school and joined the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama which became a constituent of the University of London in 2005. Rupert was dismissed in the middle of his training due to insubordination.
After that, he became an apprentice at Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre in Scotland, performing in such productions as Don Juan and Heartbreak House.
Former Model, Actor, Writer, Singer
- Father – Anthony Michael Everett (Former Major in the British Army, Former Senior Partner in Laurie Millbank, Racehorse Owner) (Expired 2009)
- Mother – Sarah Everett née Maclean
- Siblings – Simon Anthony Cunningham Everett (Older Brother) (Settled in Nairobi, Owner/CEO of a helicopter company called Everett Aviation)
- Others – Cyril Frederick Cunningham Everett (Paternal Grandfather), Marcella Everett née Lawless (Paternal Grandmother), Vice Admiral Sir Hector Charles Donald MacLean (Maternal Grandfather) (Recipient of the Victoria Cross), Opre Vyvyan (Maternal Grandmother) (Descendant of the prestigious Cornish Vyvyan family)
Rupert is represented by –
- Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
- Duncan Heath and Paul Lyon Maris, Independent Talent Group Ltd, London, United Kingdom
- Paul Nelson, Mosaic Media Group, Los Angles, California, United States
- Storm Model Management, London, United Kingdom
Vocals, Piano, Violin
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Girlfriend / Spouse
Rupert has dated –
- Paula Elizabeth Yates – Rupert claimed in his memoir that he had a 6-year relationship with English TV presenter and actress, Paula who died of an accidental heroin overdose in 2000.
- Tyra Banks – Rumor
- Ian McKellen
- Henrique – The actor started living with his long term boyfriend Henrique in 2006 at his London home. When Rupert moved to live with his mother in Wiltshire, his boyfriend would often pay them a visit. His partner is 2 decades younger than him, has Brazilian ethnicity, and works as an accountant. The two men met each other at the gym.
Race / Ethnicity
He has English, Irish, Scottish, and distant German and Dutch ancestry.
Salt and Pepper
- Towering Height
- Deep, smooth voice
- He was cast as a model for Yves St. Laurent‘s Opium Pour Homme cologne in the past.
- He has been featured in a TV commercial for Marks & Spencer in 2004.
- Rupert was the face of the Kenco Millicano instant coffee brand from 2013 to 2014.
- He also gave voice to the character of Malcolm the Cat in the TV Commercial that celebrated 30 years of Young’s Chip Shop brand in 2015.
Rupert Everett Facts
- The actor is one of the descendants of Charles II Stuart, King of England and Scotland in the 17th century. Through the same ancestry, he is a distant relative of fellow actress Rachael Stirling.
- In his late teens and early 20s, Rupert was hooked on to heroin, cigarettes, and casual s*x with several men. When his career started soaring after 1981, the actor’s personal state of mind was in a panic because a lot of his close friends including an ex-boyfriend were dying horrifying deaths of AIDS. HIV testing was finally introduced in 1985 when the actor found out he had narrowly escaped catching the virus.
- Everett stated that had he not come out gay early in his career, he would have landed acting jobs similar to the resumes of Colin Firth and Hugh Grant.
- He got his career-defining break in 1981 with the Greenwich Theatre and West End Stage Production of Another Country.
- He was cast in the lead role in the James Scott-directed short film called A Shocking Accident (1982) that won the Academy award in 1983.
- The actor speaks fluent French and Italian.
- He released a pop album in 1987 which was called Generation of Loneliness. Rupert also provided back-up vocals for Madonna on her cover of American Pie (2000) and for Robin Williams in the song They Can’t Take That Away From Me (2001).
- Rupert is godfather to Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s adopted son, David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie.
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