Rupert Friend Biography

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Released: August 27, 2014
Director: David Mackenzie
Producer: Gillian Berrie, Brian Coffey
Studio: Tribeca Film
Cast: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell, Anthony Welsh, David Ajala, Peter Ferdinando, Raphael Sowole, Gilly Gilchrist
Genre: Drama
Length: 106 minutes
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Rupert Friend Biography


Date of Birth: October 1, 1981

Born in Oxfordshire, England, Rupert Friend trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He was named "outstanding new talent" at the 2005 Satellite Awards.

His most notable role to date is arguably as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice opposite Keira Knightley. He also appeared with Johnny Depp in The Libertine, as Billy Downs. Other film credits include Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont opposite Dame Joan Plowright and the title role in Cheri (2009) co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer.

More recently, Rupert played Vasily in the dark comedy The Death of Stalin (2018), alongside Steve Buscemi, and appeared in the thriller A Simple Favor(2018) with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.

On May 1, 2016, Rupert married actress Aimee Mullins.


A Simple Favor(2018)
The Death of Stalin (2018)
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Starred Up (2014)
5 Days of War (2011)
Jolene (2011)
Lullaby for Pi (2011)
Buddha's Little Finger (2009)
Lullaby for Pi (2009)
The Kid (2009)
Cheri (2009)
The Young Victoria (2009)
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Jolene (2008)
Virgin Territory (2007)
The Last Legion (2007)
Outlaw (2007)
The Moon and the Stars (2007)
Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont (2005)
The Libertine (2004)


Actor Infinite (2020)
Actor A Simple Favor (2018)
Actor Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Actor Starred Up (2014)
Actor 5 Days of War (2011)
Actor Jolene (2011)
Actor Lullaby for Pi (2011)
Actor The Last Legion (2007)