Thursday, April 06, 2006

Rupert Graves

Rupert Graves is a British actor... I think he's highly underrated on this side of the Pond... He can act and he's pretty... I really like him... The most recent thing he's been in is V for Vendetta as "Dominic"... whoever that is. Wasn't planning to, but I think I really *do* have to see that movie now. He's mostly been in British stuff that we've never seen in the States. However, he's been in a lot of historical-type films and a lot of films based on books, including three by E.M. Forester (A Room with a View, Maurice and Where Angels Fear to Tread)... As it says on his profile, "His decisions to select classy, obscure arthouse films as opposed to box-office mainstream may have put a dimmer on his star, but earned him a distinct reputation as a daring, controversial artist in the same vein as Johnny Depp." ::nods:: He's that kind of actor...

Stuff he's been in that I've seen:
Bent (1997) .... Officer on Train (a minor role)
Different for Girls (1996) .... Paul Prentice (where he breaks a number of taboos... I think pretty much everyone would agree, it's a rather odd film...)
The Madness of King George (1994) .... Greville (starring too many wonderful people to say)
Maurice (1987) .... Alec Scudder (co-starring James Wilby and also Hugh Grant)
A Room with a View (1985) .... Freddy Honeychurch (starring Helena Bonham Carter)

Looks like I need to see:
A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005) (TV) .... William Shakespeare
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1996) (TV) .... Arthur Huntingdon
Where Angels Fear to Tread (1991) .... Philip Herriton (also starring Helen Mirren and Helena Bonham Carter)

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