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Rufus Sewell Trivia: 19 Facts About Dark City's Rufus Sewell

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Trivia for British actor Rufus Sewell whose movies include Dark City, Dangerous Beauty, The Holiday & Dangerous Beauty.

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1. Rufus Sewell was born in 1967; in Twickenham, England.

2. His full name is Rufus Frederick Sewell.

3. His father was Australian. He died in 1977.

4. He stands at 6' (1.83 m).

5. He has been married 2 times. He is now separated from his second wife.

6. Rufus Sewell has a son named Douglas from his second wife Amy Gardner. Douglas was born in 2002.

7. He often appears in ensemble cast movies such as Paris, je’ taime, Tristan+ Isolde, Hamlet.

8. He co-starred with Kate Winslet twice: in the romantic comedy The Holiday and Hamlet. In both movies, Rufus had supporting roles.

9. He co-starred with fellow Brit Paul Bettany twice: In A Knight’s Tale & The Tourist.

10. Rufus Sewell also co-starred with Paul Bettany’s real life wife Jennifer Connelly in Dark City.

11. He is both a supporting and leading actor.

12. He appears in period movies a lot. His period movies include In a Savage Land, Helen of Troy, A Knight’s Tale, Dangerous Beauty, Amazing Grace, Hamlet, The Illusionist, Tristan& Isolde and Cold Comfort Farm.

13. He plays both good guys and villains.

14. He has a small but very entertaining part in The Tourist.

15. Has worked with directors Kenneth Branagh, Michael Apted (Blink), Alex Proyas (The Crow, Knowing) & Nancy Meyers (What Women Want, It’s Complicated). Michael Apted directed him in Amazing Grace, Alex Proyas in Dark City, Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet and Nancy Meyers in The Holiday.

16. He has played both leading and supporting parts on TV series.

17. He also performs on stage.

18. His movie genres include romance, drama, period films, action/adventure, thriller/horror, comedy, romantic comedy and sci-fi (Dark City).

19. His impressive list of co-stars includes Catherine McCormack, Jacqueline Bisset, Naomi Watts, Oliver Platt (Dangerous Beauty), Kim Basinger (Bless the Child), James Franco, Sophia Myles, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong (Tristan+Isolde), Joseph Fiennes, Tom Hollander, Monica Potter, Ray Winstone (Martha- Meet Frank, Daniel & Laurence), Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black, Jude Law, Edward Burns (The Holiday), Minnie Driver (At Sachem Farm), Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Paul Bettany (A Knight’s Tale), Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt (Dark City), Kenneth Branagh, Julie Christie, Billy Crystal, Judi Dench, Gérard Depardieu, Kate Winslet, Robin Williams (Hamlet), Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti (The Illusionist), Kate Beckinsale (Cold Comfort Farm),Mario Bello, Jason Patrick (Downloading Nancy), Ioan Gruffudd, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Romola Garai (Amazing Grace), Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Raoul Bova (The Tourist), Juliette Binoche, Steve Buscemi, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Elijah Wood, Emily Mortimer, Natalie Portman, Gena Rowlands (Paris, je t’aime).

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