Joanna Lumley
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David Hyde Pierce
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Vanessa Redgrave
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James Earl Jones
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Tom Hanks
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Matthew Warchus

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Mark Rylance

Knowledge Identifier: +Mark_Rylance


Mark Rylance

English actor, theatre director and playwright add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1960.

Countries: United Kingdom (51%), United States (33%), (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Joanna Lumley, David Hyde Pierce, Vanessa Redgrave

Linked to: Brunel University, Royal Shakespeare Company, University School of Milwaukee, Equity




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Mark Rylance was born in 1960 add something


In 1962, when he was two, his parents moved to Connecticut in the United States and in 1969, to Wisconsin, where his father taught English at a prestigious preparatory school, the University School of Milwaukee add something


His first notable role was "Hamlet" in a 1976 production , and the next year he played Romeo in the school's production of Romeo and Juliet add something


In 1980 he got his first professional work at the Glasgow Citizens' Theatre add something


In 1982 and 1983, Rylance performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company both in Stratford-upon-Avon and London add something


John Caird (director) - The production ran for three consecutive seasons at the Barbican Theatre from 1982-1984 with Miles Anderson, Mark Rylance and John McAndrew all playing Peter


In 1988, Rylance played Hamlet with the RSC in Ron Daniels' acclaimed production that toured Ireland and England for a year add something


In 1990, Rylance and Claire van Kampen founded "Phoebus' Cart", their own theatre company add something


Also in 1991, Rylance played the lead in Gillies Mackinnon's film "The Grass Arena ", and won the BBC Radio Times award for Best Newcomer add something


In 1992 he married Claire van Kampen whom he met while working at the National Theatre add something


In 1993, he starred in Matthew Warchus' production of "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Queen's Theatre, produced by Thelma Holt add something


He was the first Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe in London, from 1995 to 2005 add something


In 1995, Rylance became the first Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, a post he filled until 2005 add something


Patsy Kensit - In 1995, Kensit starred in "Angels & Insects", with Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Rylance, which was nominated for an Academy *award for Costume Design and directed by Philip Haas


Jack Shepherd (actor) - As a theatre director he has staged several productions at the Shakespeare's Globe, including his lively 'Prologue Production' of The Two Gentlemen of Verona starring Mark Rylance as Proteus, which opened the Globe to the theatregoing public in August 1996, a year before the formal opening Gala


Janet Arnold - She was presented the inaugural Sam Wanamaker Award in July 1998 with Mark Rylance


Under his directorate, new plays were performed at the Globe, the first being "Augustine's Oak" by Peter Oswald, the writer-in-residence, which was performed in 1999 add something


Other historical first nights were organised by Rylance while director of the Globe including "Twelfth Night" performed in 2002 at Middle Temple, to commemorate its first performance there exactly 400 years before, and "Much Ado about Nothing" at Hampton Court in summer 2004 add something


In 2005, he took the leading role as British weapons expert David Kelly in Peter Kosminsky's "The Government Inspector", an award-winning Channel 4 production for which he himself won the British Academy Television award for Best Actor in 2005 add something


Dominic Dromgoole - In 2005, he took over from Mark Rylance as artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe


In 2007, Rylance performed in "Boeing Boeing" in London add something


Derek Jacobi - In 2007, Jacobi and fellow Shakespearean actor and director Mark Rylance initiated a "Declaration of Reasonable Doubt" on the authorship of Shakespeare's work, to encourage new research into the question


Amy Nuttall - In January 2007, Nuttall performed on BBC Radio 2's "Friday Night is Music Night" with an 80-piece live Orchestra and in May 2007, she joined the cast of the stage revival of "Boeing-Boeing" at the Comedy Theatre opposite Patricia Hodge, Mark Rylance and Roger Allam


In 2008, he reprised the role on Broadway and subsequently won Drama Desk and Tony awards for his performance add something


In 2009, Rylance won the Critics' Circle Theatre award Best Actor, 2009 for his role of Johnny Byron in "Jerusalem" written by Jez Butterworth at the Royal Court Theatre in London add something


Lucy Montgomery (actor) - She has starred in many stage productions, including leads in record breaking and critically acclaimed "Jerusalem" with Mark Rylance at the Royal Court in 2009, the 2011-12 revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at the Sheffield Crucible and "Canvas" at the Chichester Festival in 2012


Also in 2010, Rylance won another Olivier award for best actor in the role of Johnny Byron in "Jerusalem" at the Apollo Theatre, London add something


In 2010 he starred in a revival of David Hirson's verse play "La BĂȘte", with David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley add something


He is the creator and director of "We Are One, a celebration of tribal peoples", a fundraising to take place at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on Sunday 18 April 2010 add something


The play ran first at London's Comedy Theatre before transferring to the Music Box Theatre theatre on Broadway, on 23 September 2010 add something


Joanna Lumley - She starred in David Hirson's "La BĂȘte" - Comedy Theatre, London, 26 June - 28 August 2010 with David Hyde Pierce and Mark Rylance, directed by Matthew Warchus


Jez Butterworth - In May 2011, "Jerusalem" was nominated for a Tony *award and Mark Rylance, in the role of Johnny 'Rooster' Byron, won the Tony *award of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play


His younger stepdaughter, filmmaker Nataasha Van Kampen, died in July 2012 at the age of twenty-eight, as a result of which Rylance withdrew from his planned participation in the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony add something


Samuel Barnett (actor) - Starting in July 2012, he appears in an all-male-cast as Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare's Richard III at the Globe Theatre in London alongside Mark Rylance in the title role


Eventually, he is patron of LIFT since 2013 add something


James Earl Jones - In 2013 Jones starred opposite Vanessa Redgrave in a production or "Much Ado About Nothing" directed by Mark Rylance at The Old Vic, London


Vanessa Redgrave - In September 2013 Redgrave once again starred opposite James Earl Jones in a production of "Much Ado About Nothing" at The Old Vic, London, directed by Mark Rylance


It was announced in October 2014 that Rylance will star in the title role of The BFG; director Stephen Spielberg's film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl add something


Bridge of Spies (film) - In May 2014, it was announced that Tom Hanks would star as James Donovan, and Mark Rylance is to co-star with Hanks


Sam Wanamaker - Also in tribute to Wanamaker's contribution, when multi-Tony *award-winning British actor Mark Rylance accepted his third Tony on stage in New York City during the televised ceremonies on June 8, 2014, he did so with a substantial note of thanks to this American savior of the Globe


The film is set to begin filming in 2015 with a release scheduled for 2016 add something


Rylance featured as the castaway on the long-running BBC radio program Desert Island Discs on 15 February 2015 add something


Rylance co-starred in the biographical drama "Bridge of Spies", released in October 2015, directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Tom Hanks, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda add something


In January 2016, Rylance received his first Academy award nomination for his performance add something


Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor - As of the 2016 ceremony, Mark Rylance is the most recent winner in this category for his role as Rudolf Abel in "Bridge of Spies"


Kate Burton (actress) - As of January 2016, she is one of only five actors, including Amanda Plummer, Dana Ivey, Jan Maxwell and Mark Rylance, to be nominated for Tony *awards in two different categories in the same year


World War II - He will appear in Christopher Nolan's "Dunkirk" based on the British evacuation in World War II, and as James Halliday in Spielberg's 2018 film adaptation of "Ready Player One" add something


He will next film "Waiting for Barbarians", alongside Johnny Depp and Robert Pattinson, in late October 2018 add something