British film and theater actor Rupert Graves was born on June 30, 1963, in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England. He made his acting debut in the play The Killing of Mr. Toad and then starred in the Torch Song Trilogy. His stage success led to film roles in the 1980s. Graves has also continued his work on stage in productions such as 1998’s The Iceman Cometh and 1999’s acclaimed Broadway hit Closer.
Actor Rupert Graves was born on June 30, 1963, in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England. A rebel since childhood, Graves left the seaside resort town where he grew up to join the circus at age 15. Five years later, he made his professional acting debut in The Killing of Mr. Toad and then co-starred with Harvey Fierstein in London?s Torch Song Trilogy. His success on stage soon gave way to film roles, and Graves established himself as a period actor throughout the 1980s in such films as A Room with a View and Maurice.
Throughout his career, Graves has leaned toward obscure, art-house films, consciously steering clear of the mainstream blockbuster. This trajectory is evidenced in his on-screen persona: the lover of a male transsexual in Different for Girls, an aimless border in Intimate Relations and an ill-fated son in Damage. Graves has continued his work on stage in such productions as 1998?s The Iceman Cometh and 1999?s acclaimed Broadway hit Closer.
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