Rupert William Anthony Friend (born 9 October 1981) is a British actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his role as CIA operative Peter Quinn in the Showtime political thriller series Homeland, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He went on to collaborate with Armando Iannucci in the film The Death of Stalin, portraying Vasily Stalin, son of Joseph Stalin. In Julian Schnabel's film, At Eternity's Gate, Friend played Theo Van Gogh, Vincent Van Gogh's brother. His previous roles include Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Prince Albert in The Young Victoria, Oliver in the film Starred Up, and Agent 47 in the film Hitman: Agent 47. He will appear in the Wes Anderson film, The French Dispatch, as well as Last Looks in 2020.
From 2005 to 2010, Friend dated English actress Keira Knightley, whom he met when filming Pride & Prejudice. He met American athlete and actress Aimee Mullins in 2013, and they became engaged in December 2014. Friend and Mullins were married on 1 May 2016.
Friend was born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He grew up in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire and attended The Marlborough School in Woodstock. Friend received his professional acting training at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.Originally, Friend wanted to be an archaeologist and travel around the world after seeing Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989, but scrapped the idea after realizing that the occupation was perhaps not as exciting as Indiana Jones's adventures had led him to believe. Instead, he turned to acting, in which he was inspired by Marlon Brando who played Vito Corleone, and Daniel Day-Lewis, whom he described as his childhood hero.
Movies & TV shows
The story begins 10 years after the events of 'Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith' where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat: the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Darth Vader.
A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon a centuries-old secret society of similar individuals and dares to join their ranks.
A young girl finds solace in her father and mother.
The French Dispatch
An artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef are three of the best stories from the last decade.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
At Eternity's Gate
In his final years in France,Vincent van Gogh paints masterpieces of the natural world that surrounds him.
A Simple Favor
Emily's son attends the same school as the son of a popular mother. When Emily asks her to pick up Nicky from school, she will be the focus of an investigation that will dive into her past.
The story of the mysterious and brilliant Jack Parsons in 1940s Los Angeles is that he helps birth the discipline of American rocketry and is also a performer of sex magick rituals at night.
To Write Love on Her Arms
Renee is a 19-year-old who loves fairy tales and the idea of a princess, a hero and a happily ever after. Renee is a young woman battling addiction, depression and self-injury. In a creative blend of ...
Hitman: Agent 47
A woman and an assassin are looking for a father.
Strkya is an awesome reptile woman from another planet who does heists and odd jobs with her (literal) partner in crime, Callen. But she has a secret -she's been stealing with somebody else.
Meet Me in Montenegro
A failed American writer has an affair after meeting a European dancer.
The Zero Theorem
A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence is constantly interrupted by the Management, this time they send a teenager and a lusty love interest to distract him.
The father and son were sent to prison. Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist, who runs an anger management group for prisoners, as his temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison auth...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Even though she is prone to bouts of manic depression, CIA officer Carrie Mathison is top in her field. Carrie risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, thanks to the help o...
5 Days of War
An American journalist and his cameraman were in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. In exchange for serving as their interpreter, the two reporters agreed to help the...
Based on the real life story of Kevin Lewis, the film follows his childhood of abuse, his descent into a life of crime and the way he put his life together again afterwards.
A young couple is visited by Steve on a daily basis. Steve wants to have tea, but what is on his mind?
Lullaby for Pi
An artist befriends a musician.
During the late 19th Century France, there was a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes, which ended as the First World War erupted.
The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers
The lives of two brothers are depicted in a fairytale.
The Young Victoria
As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother wants her to sign a order so that she can marr...
A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to correct what they see as the wrongs of society.
The Moon and the Stars
Rome is on the verge of World War II. Davide Rieta is making a major film in the midst of political and social tension. The two lead actors, the German woman Kristina Baumgarten and the English man Ja...
The Last Legion
As the Roman empire crumbled, young Romulus Augustus fled the city and embarked on a perilous journey to Britain to find his supporters.
Mrs Palfrey at The Claremont
All but abandoned by her family in a London retirement hotel, an elderly woman strikes up a curious friendship with a young writer.
Pride & Prejudice
The English had a story about love and life. The man is named Mr. If Bennet dies his house will be passed on to his distant cousin, who they have never met, so the family's future happiness and securi...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Cus D'Amato was a legendary boxing trainer who worked with the likes of Mike Tyson.
After the end of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Darth Vader.
A disgraced ex-cop seeks solace by moving to the woods, but his quiet life comes to an end when a private eye recruits him to investigate the murder of an eccentric TV star's wife.
This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Rupert_Friend", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.