Rufus Sewell - Details


Sewell first gained attention with his television debut in 1994 as Wills Ladislaw in the BBC adaptation of Middlemarch. He gained further acclaim in Christopher Hampton’s feature film Carrington, opposite Emma Thompson and Jonathan Pryce, as well as John Schlesinger’s Cold Comfort Farm.

On stage, Sewell made his West End theatrical debut in 1993 as Thomas Kratsky,
the Czechoslovakian hustler, in Making It Better, which won him the London Critics Circles’ Best Newcomer Award. Other notable roles include Septimus Hodge in the original production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia at the National Theatre, Darcy in Pride and Prejudice at the Royal Exchange in Manchester, as well as As You Like It, The Seagull, and The Government Inspector, all at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Sewell made his Broadway debut in 1995, opening to rave reviews in the revival of Brian Friel’s Translations, opposite Brian Dennehy and Dana Delany. Other theatre credits include Rat in the Skull, a Royal Court Production at the Duke of York Theatre. Recently, Sewell starred in the title role of Macbeth on London’s West End.

Sewell studied at London’s Central School of Drama before making his film debut in Don Boyd’s Twenty One.


  • 29th October 1967 - Birth