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Rupert Friend

Rupert Friend trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He was named Outstanding New Talent at the 2005 Satellite Awards™ and was also nominated Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards.


Rupert Friend first came to the public's attention as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE opposite Keira Knightley and directed by Joe Wright. He also appeared with Johnny Depp in THE LIBERTINE. Other film credits include OUTLAW directed by Nick Love; THE MOON AND THE STARS with Jonathan Pryce and Alfred Molina, directed by John Irvin; THE LAST LEGION with Ben Kingsley and Colin Firth, directed by Doug Lefler; MRS. PALFREY AT THE CLAREMONT opposite Joan Plowright and David Leland's VIRGIN TERRITORY.


In 2008, Rupert appeared in Dan Ireland's JOLENE and Mark Herman's THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS. In 2009, he starred opposite Emily Blunt in THE YOUNG VICTORIA directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, and later that year opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in Stephen Frears' CHÉRI. His other credits include LULLABY WITH PI with Clémence Poésy, directed by Benoît Philippon and produced by Christine Vachon of Killer Films; THE KID starring Natascha McElhone, Ioan Gruffudd and directed by Nick Moran; and 5 DAYS OF WAR directed by Renny Harlin. He will soon be seen in STARRED UP, directed by David Mackenzie.

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