Rufus Sewell


  1. Tom Cruise, Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, 1994.
  2. Billy Zane, Titanic, 1996.
  3. Linus Roache, The Wings of the Dove,1997.      Before reaching 30, he’d been TV’s Middlemarch and Cold Comfort Farm,  and on stage in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. Full blown stardom was obvious and yet… “People talk about opportunity knocking,” commented Sewell, “but the gate was always swinging in the breeze before I got to the door.” Such as being due to woo Uma Thurman in the Henry James adaptation “until that got cancelled.”
  4. Joseph Fiennes, Shakespeare In Love,  1998.      Next, he was set for young Will in love with Julia Roberts, “until that fell apart.” “I’ve been close lots of times,” laughed Sewell, “it’s been the making of me as an actor. Yes, years of compromise and disappointment have added depth to my acting – well, I have to think something, don’t I?”
  5. Leo Bill, Two Men Went To War, 2002.        Once attached as Corporal Cuthbertson in a comedy based on the true 1942 story of two British Army dentists going AWOL to invade occupied France to seek some action – blowing up German battleships with handguns and grenades. Sewell’s career was rescued after playing the BBC’s Italian detective, Zen, 2011. So good, Aunty killed it. Fast.Daily Telegraph TV critic Benji Wilson called Zen  “a man who oozes so much charm he could have been a slug in past life.” 






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