The British actor is a 53 years old British stage and film actor, born on 29th October 1967, in Twickenham, England. Rufus’s mother, Jo Sewell, a trained pianist, a waitress, a Welsh artist, and father William Sewell, was an Anglo-Australian animator. He has an elder sibling named Casper. In this blog, you will be able to know more about Rufus Sewell life, like Rufus Sewell Wife, career, and more.
Rufus Sewell has appeared in numerous films as including Carrington (1995), Hamlet (1996), Dangerous Beauty (1998), Dark City (1998), A Knight’s Tale (2001), The Legend of Zorro (2005), The Holiday (2006), The Illusionist (2006), Amazing Grace (2006), Paris, “Je t’aime” (2006), Judy (2019) and The Father (2020).
Sewell has a net worth of 6 million dollars.
Rufus Sewell Early Life
His parents were divorced when he was five, and later his father died when he was ten years old. Jo, as a single parent, had to sell vegetables and work in a pub. Sewell went to Trafalgar Junior School, a state junior school in Twickenham, and left in 1978. At Trafalgar Junior School, He was a part of the drama club. There, he played the lead role in Rumpelstiltskin, and this role required him to act on his knees during the whole performance. Afterward, Sewell went to Orleans Park School in Twickenham. And later, when he went to West Thames College, a drama teacher sent him to audition for the drama school. He attended London’s Central School of speech and drama, completing three years of training.
Rufus Sewell Professional Life
When Rufus was studying at drama school, one of his plays was under the direction of Judi Dench, who got impressed by Sewell and set him up with an agent. He has been awarded the “Best Newcomer Award” for the debut role in “Making It Better ” for the London stage. He has been bestowed the “Broadway Theater World Award” for his debut role in “Translations” on the Broadway Stage.
When it comes to television, he has starred in diverse roles which involve Middlemarch (1994), Charles II: The Power and the Passion in 2003, The Pillars of the Earth in 2010, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel in 2019. In 2020, he also had a starring performance in the Agatha Christie TV adaptation “The Pale Horse.” His on-screen work has been versatile and renowned from the Junkie in Twenty One (1991), The sweet bus driver in A Man of No Importance in 1994, The protagonist hounded Dostoevsky-like in Dark city(1998).
In 2008, Sewell performed in the HBO miniseries. He won crucial recognition for his depiction of Charles II in the BBC’s Charles II: The Power and The Passion. The series’ actors included Ian McDiarmid, Helen McCrory, Rupert Graves, and Shirley Henderson and traversed the life of the king, from his end days as a refugee to his death. He has appeared in some of the most notable theater, film, and television productions.
The role of Jan in Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll, was a reason he got an Olivier Award win and a Tony Award nomination which was originated by him.
He arrived in the premiere and the first run of Tom Stoppard’s freshest play Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Royal Court Theatre from June to July of 2006. And later at the Duke of York’s Theatre from July till November of 2006. The play was a significant and profitable success, performing to full houses and collecting numerous awards and nominations. In 2006 and 2007, He was awarded the “Evening Standard Theatre Award” and “Laurence Olivier Award”, respectively for the category “The Best Actor in a Play”. He Has also been nominated for his roles in Arcadis, The very thought of you, Shakespeare Told: The Taming of the Shrew, The man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
The fun fact is that he was nominated for Rock ‘n’ Roll five times, twice in 2006 and 2008 and once in 2007.
Rufus Sewell Wife
Rufus Sewell has two ex-wives and is currently in a relationship with a Japanese girlfriend. He was married to fashion journalist Yasmin Abdallah in 1999, but they afterward got divorced in 2000. Later in 2004, Sewell again got married to his second wife, Amy Gardner, a producer, and scriptwriter. The pair had a son named William. He was born on 18th March 2002, and later, they parted ways in 2006. According to rumors, the actor now lives in the United States with his long-time Japanese American girlfriend, Ami Komai. He also has a daughter with Ami Komai, Lola born in 2003 According to the stories, they met on the set of the TV series The Eleventh Hour.