Rupert Friend

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  • Name: Rupert Friend ( Rupert William Anthony Friend )
  • Date of birth: 1 October 1981
  • Age: 35 years
  • Place of birth: Oxfordshire
  • Height: 185
  • Activities: actor, screenwriter, Director,producer
  • Marital status: Married

    Rupert Friend biography

    Rupert William Anthony Friend was born 1 October 1981 in the village of Stonesfield in Britain. His family was wealthy and respected mother Caroline Friend was a lawyer who leads the preparation of court materials in «Turpin and Millar Solicitors,» and father Nicholas Frend worked as an historian-critic. Life in a small town was not very exciting, and, like all boys his age, Rupert was often involved in fights and almost all free time spent on the street.

    The family Friend was not a VCR, they went to movies and for a long time the boy didn’t even know about the existence of cinema. The first movie, Rupert was the picture of an American archaeologist Indiana Jones, he looked in the movie with his uncle. A young Friend came up with the dream to travel the world and repeat the exploits of his idol, becoming an archaeologist. But soon the guy found out that not all archaeologists are an interesting way of life, as his character’s favorite movie. Then, the future artist drew their attention to the performer of the role of Indiana Jones Harrison Ford and ignited a new dream of becoming an actor.

    Rupert attended secondary school «Marlborough», which was located at one of the churches in Woodstock. The boy went to school Servel and colleges «d overbroeck’s in Oxford.

    After school, Rupert secretly submitted documents to the Academy of dramatic art Webber Douglas in London and enrolled. Parents were not enthusiastic about the choice of profession of the son, because he believed acting quite a risky business and would like to Rupert became a lawyer. By his own admission, Friend, it’s pretty late start acting.

    In 2010, the actor first debuted on the stage of the London theatre in a production of Douglas Carter Bean «The Little Dog laughed rated».


    In 2003, the young actor Rupert Friend, who at that time was still student of the Academy, was invited to the shooting of a British-Australian project «the Libertine», where the main role is played by a popular American actor johnny Depp. The picture became a debut not only for the Friend but for the film directed by Laurence Dunmore. The film was shown in cinemas in November 2004. In its secondary role, Rupert was awarded the nomination «best newcomer» awards and «Satellite» as «Outstanding new talent». The picture was a phenomenal success, which has also affected the popularity of the young talented actor.

    Rupert has actively called for auditions for films and was selected for the role of Mr. George Wickham in the historical drama «Pride and prejudice» based on the novel by Jane Austen. Again, the young actor was in a full-length picture, where was involved the stars of world and British cinema: actress keira Knightley and actor Matthew Machfeld. The film was released in 2005 and was nominated for numerous awards, including the American award «Oscar».

    In 2005, screens out the American film Mrs Palfrey in Claremont,» where the actor got the lead role paired with British actress Joan Plowright.

    Two years later, Rupert took part in filming feature films «the Last Legion», which tells the story of the fall of Rome. In the film, the actor got a secondary role of Demetrius, but the picture is a great success not used. But still brought success to the actor — Freund increasingly began to invite American-British projects.

    In 2008, Friend made his debut as a writer: together with his friend of the actor’s environment Tom Meason, he wrote his first script for the short film «a Long and sad Saga of the brothers-suicide». The main role in the film also played Rupert and Tom.

    In 2009, the British actor has appeared in two films in the image of the main characters. In the British Comedy «Cheri» directed by Stephen Frears, Rupert played a major role — a spoiled guy Sheri, whose life is closely connected with the character of the legendary American actress Michelle Pfeiffer. The film was warmly received by critics and won three awards for best music and costume design. The second picture 2009 «the Young Victoria» tells about the life of the young Queen Victoria and her marriage with Prince albert, who is brilliantly played Friend.

    In 2012, Rupert made his debut as actor of the American television series «Stranger among us». The project was a huge success with the audience, and in the third season minor character Friend became one of the main characters in the movie. At the moment the series consists of five seasons and the management of the channel «Showtime» has no plans to close profitable project.

    In 2014, it became known that Rupert Friend was invited for the role of Agent 47 in «Hitman: Agent 47». The actor has replaced on the set of the tragically deceased Paul Walker, who was originally selected for this role. The shooting started in March 2014 and took place in Berlin. The film is an adaptation of the popular video game series about the adventures of an assassin known as «Agent 47». For an actor this will be the first large-scale and big-budget American film, which may make him a Hollywood star. The Premier is scheduled for August 21, 2015.

    Personal life

    During the filming of the film adaptation of the novel «Pride and prejudice» Rupert Friend met British star keira Knightley. Their romance developed rapidly and swiftly, and instantly became public knowledge thanks to journalists. Kiera told the press that the dream of marriage and family, however, Rupert was in no hurry to marry the star of British and American cinema. Soon the actress is resigned to this state of Affairs and engaged in his rapidly evolving career.

    The relations of the actors seemed so perfect and devoid of anything scandalous that the statement about the end of romance between keira and Rupert at the end of 2010 was a shock to the public. The initiator of the break was Knightley, which is simply not enough time for a relationship. Also a considerable reason for this decision was the popularity of the actress and the excessive publicity, the actress and her lover, which was very annoying Friend.

    In 2013, at a charity evening in London, Rupert met with the Paralympic champion and model Aimee Mullins. The actor does not bother handicap Aimee (below the knee of the girl are dentures), and soon between them spun a novel. In December 2014 it became known that the couple got married, the wedding took place in may 2016.


    • Libertine
    • Pride and prejudice
    • Mrs. Palfrey in Claremont
    • The last Legion
    • The territory virgins
    • The boy in the striped pajamas
    • Sheri
    • The Young Victoria
    • A long and sad Saga of the brothers-suicide
    • 5 days of August
    • A stranger among his own
    • Meet me in Montenegro
    • Hitman: Agent 47


    Rupert Friend and keira Knightley

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