Knowledge Identifier: +Geoffrey_Rush
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1951.
Countries: Australia (30%), United Kingdom (24%), United States (17%)
Linked to: University of Queensland, Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Everton Park State High School, Australian Film Institute Awards
In 1975, Rush went to Paris for two years and studied mime, movement and theatre at the L'École Internationale de Theâtre Jacques Lecoq, before returning to resume his stage career with QTC. In 1979, he shared an apartment with actor Mel Gibson for four months while they co-starred in a stage production of Waiting for Godot.
Rush's acting credits include Shakespeare's plays, The Winter's Tale (with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in 1987 at The Playhouse in Adelaide), and $Troilus_and_Cressida.
Since 1988, Rush has been married to actress Jane Menelaus, with whom he has a daughter, Angelica, and a son, James.
In 1998, he appeared in three major films: Les Miserables, Elizabeth, and Shakespeare in Love.
Elizabeth (film) - "'Elizabeth"' is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England, alongside Geoffrey Rush, Christopher_Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, Sir John Gielgud, Fanny Ardant and Richard Attenborough
Bille Brown - He had huge success with his role as Count Almaviva in Beaumarchais' "The Marriage of Figaro", with Geoffrey Rush, which opened the new Optus Playhouse in Brisbane in September 1998
Doug Wright - In 2000, Wright wrote the screenplay for the film version of "Quills" which starred Geoffrey Rush
Leon Trotsky - In the 2002 film "Frida", Trotsky was portrayed by Geoffrey Rush
Ernie Dingo - In 2010 he returned to the silver screen with a role in the Aboriginal musical "Bran Nue Dae" along with Jessica Mauboy and Geoffrey Rush
In 2011, Rush made a cameo in a commercial, The Potato Peeler, for the Melbourne International Film Festival, playing a Polish peasant.
Green Lantern (film) - In March 2011 it was reported that Geoffrey Rush had joined the cast as the voice of the CGI-created character, Tomar-Re
In 2013 Geoffrey Rush is starring alongside Jim Sturgess in "The Best Offer"
He resigned from the post in December 2017 after Sydney Theatre Company announced they had received an accusation of inappropriate behaviour against him