Rupert Everett may have grown up in privileged circumstances, but he was to prove to be a rebel with very much a mind of his own. He attended the exclusive Ampleforth College, where he trained classically at the piano (which he enjoyed), but decided he'd had enough of school by the age of 15.
He went on to successfully audition for the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, but was then expelled for insubordination. He decided to take this opportunity to apprentice himself at the avant-garde Glasgow Citizen's Theatre in Scotland, where he appeared in several plays, including Don Juan and Heartbreak House.
He came to moviegoers attention reprising his stage role on the screen in 'Another Country' as "Guy Bennett" (which also starred Colin Firth), winning instant fame and high praise. Unfortunately, however, his rebellious tendancies seemed to be inflamed by being so fully in the public eye, and he had infamous clashes with the press, and in some cases, his own fans.
His career hovered between modelling and acting for a while - he was a very successful model in Milan for a time - then moved back into film with the celebrated role of Julia Robert's best friend in 'My Best Friend's Wedding'.
A highly successful film career has followed with roles in 'Shakespeare In Love' (again with Colin Firth), 'An Ideal Husband' (with Minnie Driver and Cate Blanchett), 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Inspector Gadget', 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (again with Colin Firth) and 'To Kill A King'.
Also an author, he wrote the novel "Hello Darling, Are You Working?" published in 1992, and "The Hairdressers of St. Tropez". He returned to modelling, becoming the face for Yves St. Laurent's Opium Pour Homme cologne. He also brought music back into his repertoire, singing backup on Madonna's "American Pie" and he also sang "They Can't Take That Away From Me" with Robbie Williams for Robbie's 'Swing When You're Winning' album in 2001.
Rupert speaks English, French & Italian and lives in London, New York, Paris & Miami (presumably not all at the same time).
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