Rupert Friend is an English actor from Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, who gained immense fame for his portrayals of Mr. Wickham in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice and Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. He played Peter Quinn on the Showtime series Homeland from 2012 to 2017, for which he earned an Emmy nomination in 2013. Her other acting credits include The Young Victoria as Prince Albert, Hitman: Agent 47 as Agent 47, and The Death of Stalin as Vasily Stalin.
Rupert William Anthony Friend
Birthday / Date of Birth
Rupert Friend was born on October 1, 1981 in Oxfordshire, England, UK.
He is currently 37 years old.
New York City, New York, United States
His ancestry is English and Scottish.
Rupert Friend attended The Marlborough School in Woodstock, England and went on to study at the Cherwell School and d’Overbroeck’s College in Oxford.
He then studied acting acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
- Father – David Oxton Friend (Cultural Historian)
- Mother – Caroline Friend (Solicitor)
- Siblings – Kate Friend (Sister)
Rupert Friend is married to American athlete and actress Aimee Mullins since 1 May 2016. They both began dating in 2013 and got engaged in December 2014.
He dated fellow English actress Keira Knightley from 2008 to 2010.
- In feet – 6 feet 1 inch
- In centimeters – 185 cm
- In meters – 1.85 m
- In Kilograms – 82 kg
- In Pounds – 181 lbs
His body stats aren’t available at this time.
Rupert Friend made his screen debut as Billy Downs in the 2004 film “The Libertine”, for which he won the Ischia Film Festival Award for Best International Newcomer. He also won the 2005 Satellite Award for Outstanding New Talent.
Some of his notable film credits include “Pride & Prejudice”, “Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont”, “Outlaw”, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”, “The Young Victoria”, “Starred Up”, “Hitman: Agent 47” and “The Death of Stalin”.
Rupert won his first acting job as Peter Quinn on the Showtime series “Homeland”, a role that earned him an Emmy nomination in 2013, among other nominations.
In 2010, Friend made his stage debut as Mitchell in the UK premiere of The Little Dog Laughed.
Rupert has done TV commercials for Jaguar USA, William Vintage, Kentshire, among others.
Rupert Friend Net Worth
Rupert Friend has a net worth of $45 million dollars, which he accumulated over the years from his successful acting career.
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Rupert Friend Facts
As a teen, he wanted to be an archaeologist like Indiana Jones, inspired from his film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, but he dropped it, realizing that it was not as remunerative as he thought.
He briefly served as a member of the band Marrakech.
In 2005, he won the ‘Outstanding New Talent’ Golden Satellite at the International Press Academy Awards for his role in the movie Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont.
Friend was originally considered for the role of James Bond but he turned it down, according to James Bond casting director Debbie McWilliams.